Syracuse Canal Street Walk

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After dropping off the car at the mechanic, I knocked around Canal, Water, and Erie on a walk from Beech Street back over and then up the hill to the University. As the street names suggest, the Erie Canal used to roll through here on its way through Syracuse before it got filled in by the roadwork. I want to say that there’s a broken dignity to the place. People used to work here.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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One Response to Syracuse Canal Street Walk

  1. dmf says:

    yep, if and when SU goes under there won’t be much left to the place and only those who can’t get out will be left, Detroit gets most of the coverage but Buffalo, Rochester and all are as tragic on their own ways/scales. Some interesting refugee communities in places like Utica a kind of upstate version of a failing Soviet satellite city-state.

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