The Espresso Shot (#012)

Architecture is captivating.

There is uncertainty with the sudden infatuation with The Hotel Syracuse. There is no personal attachment to it, but the familiarity that seems to be lingering in the background begs to differ. There is a history behind those walls. There is an elegance that no one will be able to understand.

A Wedding

In fact, this post is not about a wedding.

Sometimes running away from your issues is possible, but they say that it's not good for you. Sometimes listening to music is the route that one can take, but it can be combined with the former. And so it was done, running away (or trying to) from issues for the sake of music. We can be moved by such simple things. It's time to drive. It's time to throw on some music and sing and dance and shout and scream and laugh and cry ... and to all add up to something that has been said before, a thing that had inspired the has-yet-to-be-finished novel.

All-Star Sumo (Photos)

Athleticism on display

A sumo seven league of nations descended on Turning Stone Resort and Casino for a round-robin All-Star sumo wrestling event on Saturday, July 19. Contestants from Japan, Mongolia, Russia, Poland, New Zealand, Egypt and the U.S. competed to win an All-Star title. Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis captured the action.

The 2014 Syracuse Nationals (Photos)

See photos from the 2014 Syracuse Nationals

Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis was at the 2014 Syracuse Nationals with his camera in hand. See his photos below.

Open Farm Day offers first-rate farming experience

The seventh annual Open Farm Day, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (July 26).

Jean Armour Polly visited 13 farms in Madison County one Saturday last summer -- and put more than 110 miles on her car.

Top 5 Stories of the Week

July 14 – 20

Each week, we tally the numbers to bring you the Top 5 Most Read Stories of the Week on As tastes and interests change, so do the Top 5. Whether it’s a story about a local restaurant, a theatre review or a blog about UFO’s, Syracuse New Times readers click and read the stories that are meaningful to them.

#takeatour inside the Syracuse Nationals


Join Michael John Heagerty from NOexcuses Tours as he visits the Syracuse Nationals.

Projecting, Part Two: Human Versus Companion

That connection, gazes meeting, is a breath of fresh air.

(For Projecting, Part One: Click Here)

A Bit of History on James Street

(LIVING SPACE) Gloria Wright takes un into The Leavenworth Apartments on James St.

A 5-year-old F. Scott Fitzgerald might have scuffed his shoes on the hallway of the Kasson Apartments at 615 James St., but the building across the street at 622 James is no slouch in the history department.

Gem Diner

(Local Flavor) The Gem offers a true diner menu and experience.

Proprietor Doug Lalone took over this Syracuse landmark three years ago and toughed out the city to keep the original aluminum trolley car looking just as a diner should. On Friday, July 18th he will debut his fourth dining room- the patio. This enclosed space will bring his seating capacity to 170 and is available for parties and other catered events. The celebration of the new space will coincide with their Nationals Party, sponsored by Budweiser. Doug expects a huge crowd for the event- fans of the cars and of his restaurant.