Jonathan Gates 
Member since Aug 31, 2012

Recent Comments

Re: “Theater math

Against it. Feels like money down a rat hole. Upgrade the Auditorium Theatre. It needs it.

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Posted by Jonathan Gates on 07/27/2015 at 2:19 PM

Re: “What can we do about our high poverty rate?

Bring back the WPA

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Posted by Jonathan Gates on 05/13/2015 at 11:16 PM

Re: “Are problems with Wegmans' East Avenue lot intractable?

I think of it as a designer lot...not a grid

Posted by Jonathan Gates on 04/27/2015 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Good souls: Cemetery care often falls to volunteers

I am a trustee of a very rural cemetery at the south end of Livingston Cty. Although we hire out the mowing, the heavy maintenance is up to us.

Posted by Jonathan Gates on 11/07/2014 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Expanded services possible downtown

i hope it works of course. obviously exclusive but who cares if it plants a seed. who will shop? where will they park? what will they sell? clean, well lit, safe, all essential ingredients. i thought most of the money was in the eastern burbs? what about eastview mall? a competitor?

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Posted by Jonathan Gates on 04/15/2014 at 12:13 PM

Re: “A 21st century downtown

In 1999, after a 20 yr absence, I drove into downtown Rochester one afternoon and thought I dropped into the Twilight Zone. I was stunned at what a ghost town it was.
I had been in Pittsburgh all that time and am back there now. Empty store fronts, a mere shadow of its former self when I first arvd in 1968.
Pittsburgh is developing downtown residences. I am not a student of any of this. I like Rochester. It has an extraordinary cultural life, more than most places I have visited.
I hope the city fathers can pull it back from the brink.
Jonathan Gates

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Posted by Jonathan Gates on 04/10/2014 at 7:31 PM

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