Tom Janowski 
Member since Aug 30, 2012

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Re: “Perspectives: James Norman

For ever project in the city or county, whether it is Parcel 5 performing arts center, development along the former Inner Loop or expansion at the zoo, if someone isn't asking how these projects might help address poverty, then poverty isn't being addressed at all.

Every project is an opportunity and it can be an opportunity to address poverty...if someone lets it.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 04/22/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “How the city made its Parcel 5 choice

Progress ensures neglect.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 04/18/2017 at 7:34 AM

Re: “With mixed emotions, Bill Edwards closes Lumiere

I was a museum registrar years ago and purchased supplies from Light Impressions. As a photographer I continued to purchase from Lumiere. The general public may have no idea this gem of a company has been in our midst.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 04/13/2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “For Parcel 5: a theater topped by apartments

Elmira, NY should be studied to learn what not to do. Mark Twain: The Musical 1987-1995 failed with tons of debt. The National War Plane Museum was a fiasco from start to finish. The hockey arena is just the latest in a long line of poor decisions that just keep happening.

Posted by Tom Janowski on 04/11/2017 at 8:13 AM

Re: “For Parcel 5: a theater topped by apartments

Jerry Nelson...many of us know things that our leaders fail to comprehend or more likely, simply ignore. Big projects don't guarantee big successes or big returns on investment or job creation. Big projects guarantee only one thing: big expense initially and maybe continual expense. Worst case scenario with big projects is big failures.

The fast ferry sank like the Titanic. High Falls died a slow death. In my hometown of Elmira, NY, the downtown savior was a hockey arena and hockey team. The arena has struggled to survive since its inception, changed ownership a few times and was just recently saved again just in time for the news that the hockey team has folded. Does anyone learn from history?

Where are the organically grown, slow and steady, ground swells of small developments that have a chance to change while the develop? Visionary Square seemed like a better than usual idea along those lines.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 04/08/2017 at 9:52 PM

Re: “For Parcel 5: a theater topped by apartments

Build it and they will come. If they don't come, taxpayers will be forced to subsidize it. It's all good.

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 04/08/2017 at 6:57 AM

Re: “For Parcel 5: a theater topped by apartments

Someone's sleeping on the sidewalk
As the winter sun goes down
Someone's drinking cold champagne
In another part of town

And the only thing he thinks about
As he sips his glass of wine
It sure feels good sitting here tonight
Now that I've got mine

I've got mine, I've got mine
This isn't such a bitter world
'Cause I've got mine
Someone's wandering the streets tonight

No way to warm his hands
Someone's turning up their fireplace
Making travel plans
His mind is on some sandy beach

Where the sun is gonna shine
He thinks "I don't have to hang around
Now that I've got mine"
You see them in their limousines

You see the way they stare
They don't see us looking back
Because they don't really care (they say)
I've got mine, I've got mine

The world is as it's meant to be
'Cause I've got mine
So I make a small donation
What more can I do

You know I didn't make this world
I'm in it just like you
I've worked all my life on this house of cards
To keep it all in line

I can't take care of everyone
Now that I've got mine
There's another kind of poverty
That only rich men know

A moral malnutrition
That starves their very souls
And they can't be saved with money
They're all running out of time

And all the while they're thinking
"It's ok 'Cause I've got mine"
I've got mine, I've got mine
I don't want a thing to change
'Cause I've got mine, I've got mine

Songwriters: FREY, GLENN LEWIS / TEMPCHIN, JACK
I've Got Mine lyrics Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Red Cloud Music

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 04/07/2017 at 8:40 PM

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