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LivableCNY is One Year Old

LivableCNY is One Year Old

“The people, places and ideas that make CNY a great place to live”

When we started this site that was the big scary idea; we would tell the world that Central New York was a great place–to work, study, play, eat, laugh, dance. And to raise a family. And meet great people.

That’s what LivableCNY all about. The region has experienced economic decline for decades, but the people here are still working hard to make the region flourish. During this first year, we met many of them, and their stories have inspired us. From Doug Nicolaisen’s quest to serve the best coffee you’ve ever tasted, to Frederick Werner’s quest to advance the practice of orthopedic medicine, to Nina Davuluri’s warm feelings for the region, we’ve been amazed by the people who live in a small corner of New York but still manage to make the world a better place.

From left: Nina Davuluri, former Miss America and CNY resident; Doug Nicolaisen of Kind Coffe Co.; Frederick "Bud" Werner with a prototype new bone treatment.

From left: Nina Davuluri, former Miss America and CNY resident; Doug Nicolaisen of Kind Coffe Co.; Frederick “Bud” Werner with a prototype new bone treatment.

We learned about the hard work people like Tom Rubada do to keep the city open through some of the heaviest snowfalls in the country, or the way Mary Alice Smothers works to create a safe and strict place for Westside children. And we learned something new about the less known work celebrities like Jim Boeheim do, like investing in small businesses that build our community.

From Left: Tom Rubada of the Syracuse DPW; Mary Alice Smothers, Director of the Near West Side Community Center; Jim and Juli Boeheim.

From Left: Tom Rubada of the Syracuse DPW; Mary Alice Smothers, Director of the Near West Side Community Center; Jim and Juli Boeheim.

 

We’ve worked on this site for one year, and like the people we cover we’ll continue to work hard. Coming soon we’ll have stories about great CNY businesses like Terakeet and SideArm Sports.

LivableCNY wants to be your go-to website to learn about the great place you, and we, call home. If there are stories you’d like us to explore let us know by e-mailing us.

 

One more thing. To celebrate our birthday we printed up a bunch of cool t-shirts with our logo. And we built an online store to sell them. Please check it out.

About The Author

Yiran Gong

M.S. Candidate of New Media Management, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

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This site celebrates the people places, and culture that make Central New York one of the most vibrant and livable regions in the country. From Auburn to Utica, from Syracuse, to Ithaca, this is LivableCNY.

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