Late Summer Gardens (Syracuse)

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On a walk through some late summer sidewalk gardens in the Westcott neighborhood of Syracuse.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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5 Responses to Late Summer Gardens (Syracuse)

  1. dmf says:

    really is a bit of a rain forest which almost makes up for the lack of sunshine, always like how shaggy it is there, sadly those neighborhoods around the U are increasingly turning from student/faculty ghetto to actual ghetto, seems the only way that integration comes to our cities these days is either by gentrification or decay…

    • zjb says:

      oh, i don’t know. i think Westcott is holding its own. The housing stock and layout is too old and small to gentrify, but too precious, architecturally, not to preserve.

      • dmf says:

        nice idea(l)s but i know too many of the homeowners over there (and by my parents’ neighborhood on and around circle rd) and the trend isn’t towards gentrification but section 8 housing, students run the places into the ground and than they are left for the left-behind, not serving anyone well (except maybe the undergrads) on the residential side and even many of the largely absentee slumlords are bailing out, lots of consolidation in the works (note how many of the for rent signs are from one or 2 companies) ah well so it goes in the rust-belt, the companies fled the unions and taxes for more southern climes and more primitive politicians…

      • zjb says:

        it also depends which part of the neighborhood. North of Euclid and west of Westcott, it’s all overrun by students. East of Westcott it’s professors, grad students and “locals,” mostly middle middle class.

  2. dmf says:

    ah not so much and increasingly less so, take a closer look at the numbers of rentals, the university a while back tried to help some with financing for local ownership and all but the wider trends are more of an undertow and as SU and SUNY ESF continue to downsize (high-paid staff not classroom size)…

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