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Postcards of Rochester

As a postcard collector with over 30,000 postcards in my collection (a couple hundred of which are of Rochester), I’ve always been fascinated by these snapshots in time that so succinctly catalog our cities through the years. Just look at the postca...

Hey Rochester, Help Us Install a Yarn Display at Schiller Park this Sunday

How many yards of yarn does it take to decorate Rochester’s Schiller Park? Come find out, and help us unveil a community-wide yarn installation at Schiller Park (350 Andrews Street downtown) on Sunday, June 24, starting at 9 a.m. and lasting until e...

The Alliance Building is Reborn as 'The Linc'

The Lincoln Alliance Bank building dramatically altered the Rochester skyline when it was completed in 1926. Capped by a beautiful coned spire, The 15-story corporate showcase towered 175 feet over Main Street. Almost 100 years later, the Alliance Bui...

A Call for Handicraft Volunteers to Give Schiller Park a Colorful Makeover

We all yearn for summer in the city. The greenery. The heat. The flowers. The long days. ...And the yarn. That's right. Lots and lots of vibrant yarn. In a park. While summer may be pretty, a certain historic park in the heart of downtown Rochester c...

Bringing Schiller Park Back to Life

Hidden away in the northeast corner of downtown Rochester, kitty-corner from the Harro East Athletic Club, is a nondescript little plot of land officially designated as "Schiller Park". Here’s a look at Schiller Park looking north from Andrews Street....

Changing My Mind On Parcel 5

As published in CITY Newspaper I walk by Parcel 5 every day, and after over a year of imagining the possibilities, my thinking on the best use of this space has changed significantly. I believe strongly that a city prospers from its core outward. As su...

Our Favorite Rochester Blogs

While we'd like to think that DowntownROCs.com is the best Rochester blog, we can’t honestly make that claim… yet. That’s because there are several outstanding Rochester blogs that cover the Flower City even better than we do. So here is a list of… O...

Rochester... The Greatest City You've NEVER Seen

As so eloquently stated on the RochesterLoveNotes.com blog, "Rochester is a girl who doesn’t know she’s hot." Perhaps this is because of our lack of identity on the national stage—after all, we’re the largest U.S. Metro area without either a major leag...