Syracuse

Population

2010: 145,170, #167 in U.S., #5 in New York

1950: 220,583, #47 in U.S.

2010 Metropolitan area: 662,577, #80 in U.S.

1950 Metropolitan Area: 341,719, #54 in U.S.

Setting

Syracuse was first settled in 1784. The Erie Canal, which ran through Syracuse, was completed in 1830. Syracuse University is just east of downtown.

Buildings

Tallest building: State Tower Building, 313 feet (1928)

List of tallest buildings

Armory Square is an area of historic buildings with shops and entertainment, located on the west side of downtown.

Stores

Syracuse has no downtown department stores.

Trains

Amtrak's Empire Service goes west from Syracuse to Buffalo, and east to Albany and New York City. The Lake Shore Limited goes west to Cleveland and Chicago, and east to Boston. The Maple Leaf goes west to Toronto. Amtrak uses the Walsh Regional Transportation Center (1999), located on the north side of the city.

From 1994 to 2007, Syracuse had a regional rail service called OnTrack. It served Syracuse University, Armory Square, and the Carousel shopping center.

Museums

The Everson Museum of Art, the Erie Canal Museum, and the Museum of Science and Technology are located in downtown Syracuse.

Downtown Syracuse

Theaters

Syracuse has no downtown movie theaters. The Landmark Theatre (formerly Loew’s State, 1928) is a restored movie palace that has a variety of concerts and special events.

The Mulroy Civic Center Theater (1992) at the Oncenter hosts the Syracuse Opera and touring Broadway shows. The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra declared bankruptcy in May 2011. Syracuse Stage is just east of downtown.

Sports

The Syracuse Chiefs, Triple-A International League affiliate of the Washington Nationals, play at Alliance Bank Stadium (1997), north of downtown. The Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League play at the War Memorial Arena (1951) at Oncenter.

Map of Downtown Syracuse

DowntownSyracuse.com

ClintonSquare.com

Convention and Visitors Bureau