RocLinks 8/6/16

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 August 06, 2016 and can be found here.

Broad Street Bridge under (re)construction [PHOTO: Rochester Public Library, Division of Local History

     By       Matthew Denker

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


Look out below! A piece of the Broad Street Bridge     self-demolished

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right into the Genesee. Apparently it was due to be actively demolished soon anyway, so hopefully this saves a few bucks for the city.


This coming Wednesday at 7pm come to the Landmark Society for     an open meeting

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of the Young Urban Preservationists. Not only should it be a roaring good time, I have it on good authority that you will be able to throw rotten fruit directly at me.


Apparently Rochesterians     owe far less

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on mortgages than the rest of the state and the country in general. That can't be all bad.

It's cramped in here

Rochester Guy implores you to     get out of the car.

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If only Rochester had but one car. That said, he makes some excellent points. Walk some. It's good for you, and maybe you'll catch some Pokemon while you're at it.

Complicated Environmentalism

And finally, remember when the Great Lakes and surrounding rivers kept catching fire due to pollution a while back? Well apparently the problem now is that the Great Lakes     are full

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of flame retardants. What a strange twist.    * * *

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