A new Smugtown

Frank De Blase had a dream about a Rochester future with no guns, free parking, free health care, free pot, a new train, and cherry pie. It was raining hammers and nails when I stepped off the East Avenue EL Train — locals call it the "Slaughter Express" — and into the neon-dusted area called New Smugtown, just outside the high rises of center city.

Rochester: Connecting the dots

Think you're seeing the same faces again and again in city and county government? You are. Take a peek behind the curtain.

Bold predictions

Rochesterians fire up their crystal balls, and in some cases, their imaginations, to share what they think the world, and Rochester, will be like in 2050.

A world of culture

Rochester performance groups carry traditional art forms into the future The rich cultural diversity of Rochester's arts community shows in its various festivals and performance groups.

The future is now

CITY Newspaper put together a Rochester themed time capsule to be opened in the year 2050.

Annual Manual 2016: Welcome to the Rochester of Tomorrow

How do you describe an ever-changing, breathing region in an annual guide like this one? One way is to describe things as they are, introducing recent transplants to their new home and reminding long-time residents that there is still a lot to uncover in our part of Western New York.

Five reasons to check out the 19th Ward

The historic neighborhood boasts plenty in the way of parks and community events Nestled alongside the Genesee River and I-390 in the city's southwestern sector is the 19th Ward, a largely residential neighborhood that's been home to Rochesterians since the late 1800's.

Local spirit

The last five years has seen a growth in local distilling, so City wanted to learn more about three growing companies

Down the road

We take a trip on South Clinton Avenue


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  • Native American Winter Games & Sports @ Seneca Art & Culture Center

    • Sat., Feb. 25 Suggested donation $10 per family
  • Rice & Beans Gala Dinner & White Dove Awards @ Gates Presbyterian Church

    • Fri., March 10, 5:15 p.m. $15-$100
  • The Lance Hoffman Orchestra Variety Show @ Riviera Theater

    • Sat., Feb. 25, 7-10 p.m.
  • Benefit Gala for Geneva Music Festival @ Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

    • Sat., March 11, 6 p.m. $50
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    • Thu., March 2, 7-10 p.m.

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