RocLinks 7/2/16

This article was scraped from Rochester Subway. This is a blog about Rochester history and urbanism has not been published since 2017. The current owners are now publishing link spam which made me want to preserve this history.. The original article was published July 02, 2016 and can be found here.

MLK Park nee Manhattan Square Park Playground in 1983 [PHOTO: City Hall Photo Lab contemporary collection]

     By       Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week...

The Big Finale

So Charlotte, huh? The marina's open, but after 4 years the city has     dumped Edgewater

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for well, nothing right now. A new RFP I suppose. Good luck to Charlotte getting the project they've always wanted (whatever that is). Maybe they could respond to the RFP when it comes out?

The Wettest Halprin

Great news mid-century, brutalist, landscape architecture buffs! The city is     turning the water back on

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at MLK Park. I hope it's still on next time I'm in town so I can see it.

Teeth Cleaning

The Eastman Dental Dispensary has been     undergoing renovations

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for the past year or so. Some back of the envelope calculations from the article suggest that Home Leasing spent about $500psf on the apartments, making them easily twice as expensive as anything else in the city. They're also renting them out at $1.25psf, or a quarter of the expected amount. Sounds like the deal of the century to me, so go seniors!

Onward Mexico

The manager of one of my favorite bars in Rochester, The Revelry, is     opening his own bar

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in NOTA. It will be dedicated to the Mexican Spirit Mezcal. Sounds like another delicious opening to me, and since it's right in the city, you can easily stumble home from it.

Can I Be Electric too?

And finally, Troy Rank, founder of the Rochester based electric bike company Maxwell Motorbikes, has a     thorough interview

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over at the Post. Full disclaimer, I'm married to a cousin of Mr. Rank's, but came to this link completely on my own. Small world. That said, e-bikes are awesome (another disclaimer - I own one, although not one of Troy's - sorry if he's reading this), and I highly recommend them, especially with the parking crunch at the beach.    * * *

Have a great holiday weekend (Happy Birthday America), and as always, use the comments below as open discussion for anything in these links - or let us know if there's a topic you'd like to see us hit more aggressively in future RocLinks. Have a great weekend!

Chris Gemignani

Chris Gemignani

Rochester, NY, USA