Another look at Front Street

Look. Front Street interior, 1956, photo by Kenneth Josephson. Hall Brothers Lunch, Main and Front, RPL. Front and Central, now the Inner Loop, RPL. Market Cottage, a hotel/boarding house, RPL. Front Street denizens, 1960s, W.C. Roemer Collection. Otmen's (or Ottman's) for jazz, down on the right at 45 Front (a former meat market), W. C. … Continue reading Another look at Front Street

Front Street – before and after

With as little commentary as possible, here are two views of our city. First, a view from the 1950s or 1960s. Downtown Rochester. Main Street at the bottom of the image, the Genesee River, and Front and Water Streets on either side of the waterfront, running north and south. And the same view in 2016. … Continue reading Front Street – before and after

Winter, and What to Eat in the City?

Front Street Market, Rochester, New York, 1916. If we live in cities, we are usually┬ánot 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?