Top 5 Stories of the Week
by Ty Marshal - Sunday, August 24th, 2014

August 18 – 24

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 an historic building, UFO’s or The Best of Syracuse – Syracuse New Times readers click on the stories that are meaningful to you.


You can find a fresh Syracuse New Times every Wednesday on stands throughout CNY, and fresh content (almost) daily online!

#5) 15 August 2014 UFO – The Long Island Orbs
New York SkiesCheryl Costa brings you the latest New York sightings and stories in New York Skies – every Friday!









#4) New Uses Begin for Historic Former Restaurant
living space1The Courier Building was erected in 1844, one of five buildings or blocks of buildings still standing in Syracuse that were built before the Civil War.




#3) Top Running and Biking Spots in CNY
HEATMAPUsing Strava’s heatmap, top running and biking spots in Syracuse and Central New York appear to be located at Green Lakes State Park, the Syracuse University areas and the areas in and around the Inner Harbor (as well as Onondaga Lake Park), but we’ll let you judge for yourself.





#2) Are Our Teachers Safe?
Are Our Teachers Safe?Teachers and parents have been talking with writer Ed Griffin-Nolan about the state of Syracuse’s schools. One question: Even if the number of violent incidents is stable, are they getting worse?




#1) We Want You to Vote for Best of Syracuse
Uncle Sam Wants YouCast a ballot for the annual Best of Syracuse® awards. Nominate your favorites through August 27, then vote on the Top Five  Sept 3 – 10.