Armory Square

September 15, 2017 - 3:10pm
Thursday's fashion show in Downtown Syracuse showcased styles from local boutiques, accessory and clothing stores

Syracuse Style brought local retailers and fashion lovers together to showcase the hottest trends this season on Thursday night.

The Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc and Syracuse Fashion Week co-produced the seventh semi-annual fashion show despite the last minute change of venues from Armory Square’s Walton Street to the historic Landmark Theatre.

April 27, 2017 - 8:54pm
Now that Hungry Chuck's closed and Orange Crate Brewing Co. is moving, students and the greater community are feeling the effects of the Marshall Street area's changing nightlife scene.

Three male students strolled slowly down the Syracuse University promenade, backpacks on as they headed home from campus after a long Tuesday of classes. An orange April sunset cast a long shadow ahead of them as they talked, laughed and discussed their plans for the evening.

“You going out tonight, bro?” one student asked another.

“I definitely want to. I mean, how many nights do we have left?” the second responded.

“I mean, but where are we going to go?”

September 2, 2016 - 6:46pm
Two strangers became business partners when they launched Vintage Love in downtown Syracuse this summer.

From pop-up shops in flea markets to a trendy storefront, Vintage Love is the newest vintage retailer in Downtown Syracuse.

Vintage Love co-owner, Shauna Diliberto, created and ran Maeflowers Vintage, a pop-up shop of curated clothing, for 18 months. She said she was nervous to set foot into the business world so she gave the idea a trial run.

October 12, 2015 - 3:28pm
Syracuse-based artist Reina Apraez hosted her solo gallery reception “Romance; Borrowed Verses; Fantastic Death," commenting on how she finds death quirky.

Local artist Reina Apraez, 27, debuted her gallery show “Romance; Borrowed Verses; Fantastic Death” at Pastabilities on Sunday, October 11.  The restaurant, located at 311 S. Franklin St., has been a fixture for downtown Syracuse-based artists and foodies alike.  Now, Apraez can add her name to the extensive list of artists that have graced the popular establishment’s brick walls.

September 21, 2015 - 3:18pm
Syracuse native Jarred Vryhof fills the need for healthy, cruelty-free food options, one block of cheese at a time.

Standing at nearly six feet tall with a brawny build and tattoos covering his biceps, Jarred Vryhof says people are always surprised to learn he is an animal-loving, plant-eating vegan. Driven by his experimental appetite, Vryhof started making non-dairy cheese last year when he and two friends were planning to open a vegan restaurant. Although Vryhof’s business partners eventually backed out, he followed his passion for cooking and improving the plant-based food options in Syracuse.

September 13, 2015 - 10:59pm
Businesses from all over Syracuse styled and decorated windows at the iconic Landmark Theatre, creating stylish fantasies featuring live models.

The windows lining the corner of Clinton and Jefferson Streets have been transformed from vacant spaces into interactive showcases with live models and decorations, ranging from finger-condoms to cotton-ball clouds, as part of the Third Annual Landmark Theatre Window Project. The event, held Thursday, Sept.

October 26, 2014 - 9:35pm
After creating a successful tech startup in Syracuse, Andrew Farah aims to bring his company’s innovative technology to businesses in San Francisco.

Andrew Farah, a Syracuse University alumnus, rose to fame when he and his colleagues at Rounded Development created Density, a product that helps customers and small business vendors measure traffic at their shops.

“We used a simple wireless router to count every time any customer enters or leaves the shop premise,” Farah said.

September 27, 2014 - 12:42pm
Community organization Believe In Syracuse aims to raise morale and awareness of the neighborhoods in Syracuse.

When John DeSantis graduated from Syracuse University in 2008, he noticed a trend that alarmed him.

“I loved my time here and so I decided to stay in Syracuse,” DeSantis said. “But I saw all of my friends move away. No one wanted to stay and I thought, ‘Man, there must really be a lack of enthusiasm about living in Syracuse if everyone is moving away after they graduate.’”

April 12, 2014 - 10:48am
New downtown location looks to book bigger bands and add alcohol to the menu alongside famous waffles.

The popular Marshall Street diner, Funk N’ Waffles, is opening up a new location downtown in Armory Square. The new venue plans to serve alcohol and bring more live music into town, but will try to stay family-oriented.

There is also no exact date for the opening yet, owner Adam Gold says.

“I have never done anything like that before, I am unsure about the date,” he said.

September 21, 2013 - 7:36pm
Everything from flash mobs to spoken word poetry were featured in a two-day arts festival that took place at Syracuse University, along the Connective Corridor and in downtown Syracuse.

Those with a craving for the arts got a particularly sweet treat last weekend when the CRAVE arts immersion festival overtook Syracuse.

Among the events were Math in Motion at the MOST, Symphoria Inside Out, a zombie makeup workshop at the Red House and a "Thriller" flash mob in City Hall.