BrandYourself: An Interview with CEO Patrick Ambron by Joe Cunningham
One of the 35 Under 35 Coolest Entrepreneurs
While we tally the results of Best of Syracuse 2014, you can vote on the best Selfie! We’ve collected all the selfies that were tagged with #BestOfSyr or #BestOfSyracuse and picked the Top 5. The winner will receive a Week Out On the Town, and be treated like a selfie celebrity! ($200 Value includes tickets […]
Beauchamp Branch Smart Cookies are kids who use the library! They check out books, get homework help from tutors in the library, and they talk to librarians about books they like to read. On December holiday break, smart cookies will get to attend a special Cooking Up Literacy where they will make….cookies! Beginning on September […]
Be a rebel and celebrate Banned Books week! Check out our displays and sign up to make a video and take part in the Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out!
Monday-Thursday Free study session designed to help those who are interested in obtaining their GED. Must sign-up . Contact Pat Booker 315-435-6000 ext 5574

Stranger Love

Syracuse Filmmakers to screen their documentary, “American Bear,” this week

Four years ago, Syracuse residents Sarah Sellman and Greg Grano embarked on 60-day road trip across the U.S. to film their documentary, American Bear: An Adventure in the Kindness of Strangers. This week, they are returning to the Salt city for a weeklong series of events, which will include screenings and discussions. Syracuse is one of the couple's longest stops as part of a six-month national tour.

A Mansion of Possibility

The Barnes-Hiscock Mansion was built in 1853

For those who read my posts, there is a strong affinity for preservation in regard to the environment and history. In Europe, buildings are preserved as is and the innards of the buildings are utilized as is. Where there are ruins found in Italy, the ruins are accommodated and construction is worked around the sites. Although our country's history isn't as long as Europe's countries, we still have many enriching aspects.

BrandYourself: An Interview with CEO Patrick Ambron

One of the 35 Under 35 Coolest Entrepreneurs

This year, Inc. Magazine named him one of the “35 Under 35 Coolest Entrepreneurs.” At age 26, he runs his own $4 million dollar company that protects people’s identities online. The Syracuse New Times caught up with Patrick Ambron last week for this exclusive interview.

Red Band Society is shallow, but has potential

(Television) Plus Fall 2014 Premiers!

The best family TV has something for everybody: slapstick for the kids, a cute teenage boy for the aloof older sister, a tragic love story for Mom, and some funny grown up jokes at which Dad can chuckle knowingly.

You Might See Your Family in the Altmans

This Is Where I Leave You puts the best and worst together in one week of reflection

Oh, that Judd Altman is a nice guy. Look at him handing out coffee to appreciative co-workers on the way to his desk. See the way he smiles as his boss manipulates his radio talk show on the air, pitching fits and raising the volume, the way good talk show hosts do while producers like Judd watch through the window and then stay the extra few hours to worry about the demographics and strategies and other important stuff while the talent lets him know he's too busy to discuss that right now and rushes off to ...

Top 5 Stories of the Week

September 15 – 21

Each week, we tally the numbers to bring you the Top 5 Most Read Stories of the Week on

2000 UFO – The Adirondack Formation of Lights

It was a clear night sky at an Adirondacks camp at Long Lake

In the sparsely populated Adirondack north country of New York State, various campers and residents were treated to The Adirondack Formation of Lights.

Even from the cutting room floor, Galaxy fans want to know you

Blue-faced woman gets posted by James Gunn

Here's another benchmark to measure the popularity of a really popular film.

Tech Roundup

A few things going on in tech

Brazzlebox Launches Thursday Sept. 18! The new local social media site is set to launch Thursday, September 18. Find out more about the unique network by reading the New Times exclusive interview and visiting

The Espresso Shot (#020)


Sometimes you have to sit or stand in quiet. Sometimes if you focus on something long enough, an answer or an idea or something will come to you. It's a trance-like state, and people will get over your looking like a wide-eyed weirdo. And looking upon that wide-eyed weirdo - that is you - it's to realize you are ... as we (all) are ... our own worst enemies.

Fashion Week Hits the Pavement

Syracuse Style is a big outdoor street party

Syracuse Fashion Week, the fall and spring showcase of the latest trends and new designer collections, went live Tuesday with window displays in the Landmark Theatre designed by local businesses and featuring live models.

The Apartment We Wanted in NYC and Couldn’t Afford

(Living Space) A four-story former warehouse transformed by the Near Westside Initiative

He read an advertisement on Craigslist for a live/work space near Armory Square, in the former Lincoln Supply warehouse, 109 Otisco St.

The Tenderloins Start Their Wild Tour in Syracuse

The group’s members still make each other laugh.

Brian “Q” Quinn, Sal Vulcano, James “Murr” Murray and Joe Gatto have been best friends since high school. But unlike most high school chums, this group hasn’t split up nor changed since graduating together on Staten Island 25 years ago. Instead they formed a comedy troupe to keep the good times going.

Jackie Greene: An Old Soul with New Tricks

Greene taking the stage at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20.

At 33 years old, Jackie Greene has already accomplished the kind of things that most musicians only fantasize about. He’s toured with the Black Crowes and Phil Lesh, played with Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and the late Levon Helm, and has emerged as one of the premier singer, songwriter and guitarists of the past decade.

Chick Magnets

The Legends of Jazz music series is now in its sixth season

Music writer Jessica Novak profiles Onondaga Community College’s Legends of Jazz series, which starts Friday with Chick Corea and the Vigil

Laughing with Letter Carriers

(Review) The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The core of the drama is built into The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Many will compete, but only one will win. Yet the show avoids the brute, soul-draining competition of Jeffrey Blitz’s 2002 movie documentary Spellbound. Instead, its beguiling sweet pathos originates in Rachel Sheinkin’s one-act comedy, which lyricist William Finn expanded into this award-winning musical, which opens the Redhouse Arts Center season.

Hate and Homophobia in a Chilling True Story

(Review) The Laramie Project

Moisés Kaufman’s The Laramie Project is a folk epic, running three hours (with two intermissions), with 25 performers in about 65 speaking roles. After the widely publicized October 1998 murder of gay student Mathew Shepard, 5-foot-2 and barely 100 pounds, Kaufman went to interview about 200 people in the Cortland-sized college town in southeastern Wyoming. He trimmed the testimony down to what we hear, allowing contrasting views to be addressed.

Keeping Perspective and Overreactions

(Sanity Fair) Did you watch the Foley beheading video?

I did not view the nudie pics of Jennifer Lawrence online. I claim no moral superiority in relation to my digital abstinence. It was a busy week. It also helps when browsing the Web to have a general disdain for celebrity news — and a daughter in her early 20s.

High on Kramer

Part II

Today, in Part II of my series on using legal recreational marijuana in my home state of Washington, I’ll begin by correcting a minor oversight.

Group Recommends Re-Routing Interstate 81

They rejected a plan for a tunnel going through any part of the city

The Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse (ACTS) has decided to urge the state Department of Transportation to tear down the Interstate 81 viaduct south of Interstate 690 and instead select what the group brands a “street-level alternative” to the aging highway.

Interview: Tom Buckel and Deborah O’Shea

(Campbell Conversations) Poverty in the Syracuse region

This interview continues the Campbell Conversations' autumn theme of poverty in the Syracuse region. The focus here is on access to civil legal representation. Tom Buckel is the regional managing attorney in the Utica office of the Legal Services Central New York. Deborah O’Shea is the pro-bono coordinator of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County.

Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology 09/17 – 09/23

ARIES (March 21-April 19) These horoscopes I write for you aren't primarily meant to predict the future. They are more about uncovering hidden potentials and desirable possibilities that are stirring below the surface right now. When I'm doing my job well, I help you identify those seeds so you can cultivate them proactively. Bearing that in mind, I'll pose three pertinent questions. 1. What experiments might stir up more intimacy in the relationships you want to deepen? 2. What could you change about yourself to attract more of the love and care you want? 3. Is there anything you can do to diminish the sting of bad memories about past romantic encounters, thereby freeing you to love with more abandon?

News and Blues

(News and Blues) Your weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.

Curses, Foiled Again Before three men who broke into a lingerie store in Houston, Texas, could steal anything, one with a revolver backed into another holding a rifle. Surveillance video showed the jolt caused the rifle to fire, “which then spooked the suspects,” police Officer Jeff Brieden said. Believing they were being fired upon, both armed men opened fire, discharging nearly a dozen rounds, one of which went through a mannequin, before all three fled. (Houston’s KHOU-TV)

New Times is Online Too

A weekly note from Larry Dietrich, our Editor in Chief

I like what’s in the New Times every week. I like it a lot.

The New York State of Fracking

Where we stand

The independent investigative journalism organization ProPublica took a look at where the drilling technique hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, stands in New York. This report was written by reporter Naveena Sadasivam.

Scare-A-Con Snapshots

Photos by Michael Davis

Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis pointed his camera lens at the sci-fi/horror crowd at Scare-A-Con, which took place Sept 12 - 14 at Turning Stone Resort and Casino.

Bite into Apple Season in CNY

Farmshed CNY U-Pick Organic Apple Party

They said it couldn't be done. So in 2008, Bill Adams planted two and a half acres of organic apples on his hilltop property overlooking Jamesville Reservoir.

Making Magic

What if you could create your own dream job? Chedy Hampson did.

Chedy Hampson has always been a huge fan of card games, his favorite being Magic: The Gathering. In the Magic gaming world, it’s all about finding, trading and buying the right cards. Websites like eBay and Amazon helped gamers sell to other gamers, but the shopping experience was lacking: quality guarantees, fast delivery, easy shopping comparisons and buying assorted volumes was not on level. Hampson knew it could be; and niche gamer sites lacked the inventory.

Three Minutes of Your Time

Romantic love is an obsession.

Love, as we all know it - let's be honest for a quick second, and let's acknowledge that we'll never fully understand the concept - is a wonderful thing. We've read about Romeo falling for Juliet, Florentino and Fermina (Love in the Time of Cholera) acknowledge this at a young age and Anderson told us the tragic tale of a mermaid falling in love with a human - a tale that was tweaked to please all of us Disney adorers out there. In films: Lloyd Dobler taught us the importance of being true to and to even laugh at yourself, The Notebook showed us love can last beyond death and (500) Days of Summer reminded us that we can fall in and lose love a few times over ... because we're human.

Best of Syracuse #Selfie Contest!

by Staff

Vote for your favorite Selfie!

While we tally the results of Best of Syracuse 2014 (officially announced in the Oct. 1 print edition of the Syracuse New Times), you can vote on the best Selfie!


This isn’t Utopia. This is Armory Square on a Saturday night.

The 2014-2015 season begins on Sept. 20

(REVIEW) The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Review

(REVIEW) Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash at CRT

(REVIEW) Appleseed Productions’ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


(Cover Story) Ebola is just Round 1


Photos by Michael Davis

(Video) What is City Market?

Syracuse Arts Learning & Technology

This is one of those moments

Join us for dinner at Monirae’s

News & Opinion

They rejected a plan for a tunnel going through any part of the city

Top 5 Most-Read Articles of the Week (Sept 9 – 14)

The unveiling of Apple’s latest and perhaps greatest mobile devices

This is the first in a series on poverty in the Syracuse area.