Congratulations to St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center on the grand opening of their new CoGen Power Plant and for receiving the LEED Gold Award from the United States Green Building Council!
More information can be found at www.powerbycogen.com/st-josephs-hospital.
The Land Bank is seeking proposals for two properties on North Salina Street: 435 North Salina, former home of La Cuisine, and the building directly next door, 437 North Salina. This section of the business corridor is home to Adagio Salon, Asti’s Cafe, and Rocky’s News, creating great potential for property developers and business owners. All proposals must be submitted to the Land Bank by January 6, 2015.
International Arts & Puppet Fest...
518 Prospect Avenue
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The event is tomorrow! Join in the festivities and read up on the schedule and details on Syracuse.com.
The groundbreaking took place nearly two and a half years ago and this week St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center celebrated the opening of the Christina M. Nappi Surgical Tower. Inside are 110 private rooms, a brand new intensive care unit, a 4,000 sq. ft. surgical waiting room, a “Main Street” Corridor featuring a large-scale mural by Michael Barletta and benches and tables by Salt Works!
Monday Mile Recap
Written by admin • August 5, 2014
Yesterday, we took part in Healthy Monday Syracuse by walking the Monday Mile around St. Joseph’s Hospital. Over 40 people joined the walk, including business owners, employees of St. Joe’s and residents of the neighborhood. Many thanks to all who participated. We’re looking forward to walking again next Monday!
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When we first heard that St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center was looking to add a mural to one of their long hallways at the new Patient Tower, we immediately thought of Michael Barletta. Michael is an artist, photographer, and designer who specializes in a number of different mediums, including vinyl installation and large-scale paintings. His piece, which was successfully installed last month, features a series of prominent buildings along North Salina Street, including the castle owned by Open Hand Theater and the Flat Iron Building.
The mural takes up an entire wall just past the Tower’s main entrance. Syracuse Signage Systems printed and installed Michael’s work in a series of 20 panels, all 48 inches wide that would adhere to the walls and endure frequent cleaning. “Getting to this final version was a creative process,” Michael explains. The wall itself was not accessible until a week before the installation and he’s grateful Hayner Hoyt, who was working on the building, was responsive to all of his questions during that time. “Every change required about 3 hours of waiting for the computer to re-save the file in Photoshop.”
The end result, however, leaves a big impact and gives visitors and employees of the Hospital a feel for the neighborhood around them. “This project felt closer to a painting than it did to photography,” Michael explains. “Each building was toned, traced and extracted by hand and then resized to fit into the composition. Friends and family (and beloved pets) were added into some windows for fun and to add liveliness to the buildings.”
There was a group of players who helped make Michael’s large-scale art possible. Aside from Hayner Hoyt and Syracuse Signage Systems, family and friends lent him their powerful computers and, of course, the team at St. Joe’s lent their support. “As a hospital where someone’s life matters more than anything else,” Michael shares, “I am just grateful I was able to get this done and not be in the way!”
The Patient Tower is part of St. Joe’s two-year expansion project. A Grand Opening celebration for the Tower is expected in early September of this year.
Since last fall, we’ve been watching “the skinny building” (539 N. Salina Street) get renovated with the help of the NY Main Street program. New windows, refurbished balcony doors, renovated storefront and apartment, new HVAC, fresh facade and the very-soon-to-be repaired and re-installed clock have restored the building to its former glory. And the space is ready for tenants!
The upstairs apartment includes two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and central air conditioning. We love the beautiful hardwood floors, large windows, and the skylight above the shower. The retail space on the first floor is also available for rent. Perspective tenants are asked to call 315-430-6128 for more information.
This weekend, we coordinated a large-scale spring cleaning of North Salina Street in participation with the Syracuse’s Clean Up ‘Cuse! Over 100 volunteers showed up to pick up litter, weed, and remove brush. Thanks to all the organizations, volunteers, property and business owners that made this event possible!
More photos from the day can be found on our Facebook page.