Author Archives: Ashley Kang

TNT Approves Special Projects

Two proposals receive funding to enhance South Side By Ashley Reeves At Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today monthly meeting held Monday evening, members of the South Side community gathered virtually to hear proposals for the sector’s Special Project funding. Each sector has $5,000 to use towards community development. Residents submit and vote on proposed ideas that will best serve the community. Two ... Read More »

Next Generation Neighborhood Network Provides Re-entry Services for Youths

By Sarah Dolgin When re-entering the community after incarceration, people need resources and support to get back on their feet. For the adult population in this position there are organizations that provide such opportunities — but for youth, there is a lack of specialized programming to help when they are set to return home. Center for Community Alternatives (CCA), an ... Read More »

McCarthy Manor Tenants, STOP! Condemn ‘Unacceptable’ Conditions

Tenants describe bug infestations, lack of proper heating and faulty utilities By Eddie Velazquez McCarthy Manor tenants and fair housing advocates gathered early Wednesday for a press event, levying damning accusations against the building’s management related to the apartments’ state of disrepair and threats of retaliatory measures against tenants who sought help from city officials. The “unacceptable” living conditions found ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Lamont Mitchell

Nominated by David L. Chaplin By Eddie Velazquez Q: What did it feel like when you first became a father?A: It felt like a huge responsibility but obviously a great deal of happiness and honor at the same time. It was a time when I really wanted to take account, stay focused and be the best father I could be ... Read More »

Housing Trifecta

Freedom Commons offers affordable, supportive and emergency options for the formerly incarcerated Read More »

Seeking Feedback

Staff pledges to dive into the past to tell the full story behind how the Erie Canal was built Contributed By Renée Barry  Transportation has evolved throughout time. The Erie Canal, a human-built waterway, was the United State’s first big infrastructure project.  You can imagine it as a highway for boats.  Since its opening in 1825, the Erie Canal rapidly ... Read More »

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Meet the Syracuse native with a vision for a new community space By Toluwanimi Fajolu Victoria Coit launched a plan for a development on South Salina Street through her company 7Even Streams last summer alongside David and Simone Hills. The site will serve as a community space that a select group of entrepreneurs will be able to rent. The vision ... Read More »

New York’s Expiring Eviction Moratorium Leaves Many Uncertain

By Eddie Velazquez Elected leaders and eviction defense advocates are calling for stronger tenant protections and access to affordable and safe housing, as New York’s pause on evictions due to the pandemic is set to expire Jan. 15. The halt on evictions due to COVID-related economic hardships has been in place at both the state and federal levels since the ... Read More »

Reconnecting to the Land

Contributed by the Syracuse Urban Food Forest Project West Side resident Antonisha Owens is proud to say she is a farmer. She is also a licensed cosmetologist, beauty product artisan and self-proclaimed forager. If her name rings a bell, it may be on account of her previous Stand article detailing the many connections between urban foraging and entrepreneurship. Jointly written ... Read More »