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ANNUAL MANUAL 2015 

CITY's guide to visiting, living, working and playing in Rochester, NY

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Learning Roc

You can live in a city your entire life and still learn new things about it every day. Maybe it's because you don't get across town very often. Or maybe you drive the same route to work every day, but just never noticed that small kosher meat market.

Then again, in a city like Rochester — a place filled with makers — new things pop up every day.

We wanted to take a simpler approach with this year's Annual Manual. It's difficult to boil down everything a city has to offer into one 64-page publication — there's so much to cover that we could put one out monthly — so we focused our mission instead.

What would go into a publication that could put a Rochester newbie in the know, but could still tell a native something brand new about a city they thought they knew intimately?

We still had enough ideas to fill Annual Manuals for the next 10 years.

We have our continuing series spotlighting Rochester neighborhoods and suburbs. We took a look at what the city offers young professionals. And did you know that RIT houses a large collection of works by famed designer Massimo Vignelli in a large design center?

You may learn something new about St. Paul Street, or discover where to get those hard-to-find ingredients for your Asian dish. And for those looking for a good read, we talked with five authors who drew inspiration from the area.

There's always something new to explore in Rochester. It just takes a close look out and an adventurous mind.

- Jake Clapp

In This Guide...

  • Know your neighborhoods

    Swillburg, Park Avenue, Thurston Village, Village of Pittsford, Village of Webster, Town of Rush
    Swillburg The word in Swillburg is that when you go out of town, you have 20 sets of eyes watching your home.

  • Rochester clicks for young professionals

    The Rochester region is home to about 20 colleges, universities, and technical schools, which is impressive for a mid-size metro. But despite those offerings, the area's loss of young professionals continues to concern many business and community leaders in Upstate New York.

  • Design matters: Vignelli Center for Design Studies

    RIT's Vignelli Center is a teaching archive and museum of modernist marvels
    Even if you're unfamiliar with the name "Vignelli," you've certainly encountered multiple things designed by Massimo and Lella Vignelli. The New York-based, Italian power couple had their stylish fingers in every piece of the design pie for six decades, creating everything from brand identity, books, maps, tableware, clothing, furniture, to architectural design for companies as diverse as American Airlines, Ford Motor Company, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York City, and Xerox Corporation.

  • Down the road

    We take a trip down St. Paul Street
    As city residents, we tend to constantly be on the hunt for the hot new shops, restaurants, and entertainment. It's great to be on the cutting edge when it comes to what's new and hip in Rochester, but in our pursuit of the next new thing, we sometimes overlook what's right under our noses.

  • Studio fit

    Several Rochester-area classes offer movement-based alternatives to hitting the gym
    Did you take ballet lessons as a child? Maybe some contemporary or jazz classes during your teenage years or early 20's?

  • Drinking off the radar

    City checks out four bars that you may have never noticed
    We all have our favorite watering hole, our version of Cheers, where everyone knows our name and that we like our martinis with vodka, very cold, and very dirty. We are creatures of habit, but sometimes we crave someplace new, a place where we can see how the other half lives, but still feel welcome.

  • Get to know the Rochester skyline

    Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Bridge Construction completed: 2007

  • Shop with your hart

    A visual presentation of a day in the life of Hart's Local Grocers
    Hart's Local Grocers, a full-service grocery with a focus on locally-sourced products, opened in the East End in August 2014. The market has become a bustling place, so we wondered what a day in the life of Hart's was like.

  • The world on a shelf

    Rich cultures come alive through the area's diverse grocery stores
    The process of exploring some of Rochester's ethnically diverse grocery stores and speaking with their respective owners reinforced the notion that we are still a community of immigrants. It's perhaps not as distinct as it once was in the past, but among the aspects of any culture that pass on through generations, food is probably the one that endures the strongest as it tightly bonds people to their lineage.

  • Writing in ROC

    Five local authors Rochesterians should have on a bookshelf
    Rochester's rich culture has provided inspiration for many literary works over the years. Local authors take our area's distinct elements — heritage, geography, tones — and use them to tell stories, create imagery, and ultimately touch others.

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