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Urban Study: A Fresh Look at the Times Square Building

I had always enjoyed seeing the Times Square Building on my infrequent trips from suburbia into the city. But it was not until I moved downtown to a … [Read More...]


Best Things to Do

Our city is full of life, art, and culture... get out and enjoy it. Here’s a list of things to do this month in the CITY, it will continue to grow so … [Read More...]

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Bikes Beer & Buildings is Back!

Bikes Beer & Buildings is back for year 2 and this year we are proud to be a sponsor! Here's to hoping for another beautiful summer … [Read More...]


Working for Rochester @ Chase Tower

Quite a few months back, we were invited to take a sneak peek at a production in the works by some of our most creative friends at the Rochester Young … [Read More...]


There is a trolley running downtown – we tried it for a different reason!

Fresh off of ROC Transit Day, an initiative by a local grassroots team of passionate urbanites called Reconnect Rochester, we have been inspired to look at our city's transportation offerings a little more closely. We think the RTS bus system is absolutely necessary here in Rochester at this moment in time, but admittedly, taking public transportation can be a time-consuming and frustrating experience - especially if you'd only like to go from … [Read More...]

RDDC Survey

Your Opinion is Needed – Take Survey NOW!

If you are a downtown stakeholder, someone who'd consider moving downtown, or even someone who visits downtown frequently... why not share your opinion on what you'd like to see here? Help shape the future of our city's core. For the first time in more than 50 years, Downtown Rochester is growing quickly. According to RDDC, "Many decisions will be made about new residential designs and pricing, and about what kind of retail mix is best for our … [Read More...]

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This is what Jazz in an Urban Oasis looks like

Under a 3-layer canopy that includes city skyscrapers, bright-green beautiful trees, and actually a real wooden canopy - Danny Ziemann and band played a real treat for a packed crowd on Tuesday at the Central Library's Reading Garden. This is a … [Read More...]


#4 – On a ’57 Bus

For those new to this monthly installment, Conversation with A Stranger  is a new series from local photographer Stephen S. Reardon. This quick post captures a local stranger and only gives a tiny bit of background – but not much else. We’ll let the … [Read More...]

Jazz Fest

Saturday: FREE is the Best at the Jazz Fest

For the Jazz Fest, you'll want to check out: the official website for The 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival; jazz enthusiast Gregory V. Bell's site JazzRochester.com; the FREE XRIJF app on your mobile phone; and don't forget … [Read More...]

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10 Things To Do Around The Jazz Fest

This is downtown. It's in a transition...Welcome. It's where we live, where we do business, and where we spend a good deal of our time. Naturally, we … [Read More...]


5 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss Movies With a Downtown View

In just over one month our 2nd annual Movies with a Downtown View will be taking over the park formerly known as Manhattan Square Park (MLK Jr. … [Read More...]


Dear Food Truck Entrepreneur…

This city has become something of a foodie mecca in recent times...we have everything from ramen burgers, delectable meatballs, and even freshly cut … [Read More...]

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Time to Shop at the Markets

Whether you realize it or not, in this city you are never too far from a LOCAL farmers market. Fresh produce, flowers and other goods are always close … [Read More...]