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


Art at the Zoo @ Seneca Park Zoo

Art at the Zoo @ Seneca Park Zoo

Spend time with local artists learning how to capture the beauty of...
Sunday Artists and Makers Expo @ Rochester Makerspace

Sunday Artists and Makers Expo @ Rochester Makerspace

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  • Art at the Zoo @ Seneca Park Zoo

    • Sun., Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with Zoo admission
  • Sunday Artists and Makers Expo @ Rochester Makerspace

    • Sun., Sept. 25, 2-5 p.m.
  • Kids & Trucks @ Frontier Field

    • Through Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 - $20
  • Historical Urban Art Community Walking Tour @ 540WMain

    • Sun., Sept. 25, 3-4 p.m.
  • Zombie Ball Masquerade @ Main Street Armory

    • Fri., Sept. 30, 7 p.m. $15

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