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Books on James

On a busy stretch of James Street in Syracuse’s Eastwood neighborhood sit two independent bookstores—Books and Melodies and Books End. Their owners, Jon Goode and Jim Roberts, discuss the joys of satisfying the curiosities of their customers and the challenges of running their businesses in the age of Amazon.

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Winter Is Coming

In Washington DC, an inch of snow shuts down the city. Syracuse gets a hundred times that and never misses a beat. LivableCNY celebrates the people who keep our cities and towns open for business no matter what the weather.

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CNY’s Best Companies: Terakeet

You would expect to find a national leader in digital branding and marketing in Silicon Valley or near Madison Avenue, but co-founders Maclaren Cummings and Patrick Danial have made Terakeet one of CNY’s best companies to work for.

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The Repair Café Comes to CNY

Before you throw out that old lamp or jacket, consider giving it a second chance. While you’re at it, make connections and learn new skills. At the Syracuse Repair Café, you can learn to fix any kind of item, or have someone fix it for free.

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