I'll make this short. For years now, the City and Paetec, a major corporation here, have been wrangling with each other. Paetec has wanted to build a new headquarters, and the City has wanted to woo Paetec downtown, to the site of a former enclosed, and failed, mall called Midtown Plaza (worth much further discussion, but I am … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
We've just returned from our neighborhood's 91st Christmas celebration. Singing, the warmth of neighbors, Santa, and gifts for the children. Which, of course, got me to wondering about Christmas here a century ago. As I stood in the cold winter's evening, I thought I could almost imagine what it must have been like. And when … Continue reading Christmas in the City
Front Street Market, Rochester, New York, 1916. If we live in cities, we are usually not farmers. But if we live in cities we do have to eat. I often find myself thinking about food and the next city, and food and the last city. Maybe I should stop writing at dinner time. Anyway, let's explore … Continue reading Winter, and What to Eat in the City?