SALT District

A Youth Leadership Team Kicks Off!
Celebrating Neighbors in the NWS
Presenting The Berg @ Skiddy Park
Nature Matching System Mural
Near Westside Game Night
A Youth Leadership Team Kicks Off!
A Youth Leadership Team Kicks Off!

In January of 2014 something the Near Westside Initiative Board and Staff had talked about for a while came to life – a neighborhood Youth Leadership Group. In the fall of 2013, NWSI staff brainstormed what the structure of such a group would be like. It couldn’t be too rigid nor too loose, it had […]

Celebrating Neighbors in the NWS
Celebrating Neighbors in the NWS

The NWSI was recently inspired by the website GOOD.is to celebrate Neighbor Day. Basically this means taking the time, a few hours, a day or a weekend, to really focus on interacting with our neighbors. We often don’t take the time to get to know who lives next door to us, for a myriad of […]

Presenting The Berg @ Skiddy Park
Presenting The Berg @ Skiddy Park

Throughout the 2014 Spring Semester, SU architecture and engineering students worked to re-imagine the underutilized Field House at Skiddy Park located in the heart of our neighborhood. The 16-week course started it out with a series of meetings with community stakeholders, including the Parks and Recreation department – the official client of the project;  the […]

Nature Matching System Mural
Nature Matching System Mural

On March 20th a Nature Matching System Mural was unveiled in the cafeteria of Seymour Dual Language Academy by the school’s entire Third Grade class. The Nature Matching System is an artwork created by New York City based artist, Tattfoo Tan. This colorful grid aims to remind people “To take their Daily Dose of Color”, […]

Near Westside Game Night
Near Westside Game Night

The Near Westside Initiative was proud to host the first Game Night in the Near Westside community this February, which consisted of the start to an exciting Spades tournament.  We were thrilled to have six teams begin the competition and are looking forward to having them back again to continue the game, along with any […]

SALTQuarters looking for Regional Artist
SALTQuarters looking for Regional Artist

The Near West Side Initiative (NSWI) is seeking applications from regional artists for the SALTQuarters Artist-in-Residence program. SALTQuarters was established in 2013 by the NWSI through funding from ArtPlace, a national foundation focused on creative placemaking. SALTQuarters is meant to generate a creative hub for artistic endeavors that engage with the Near Westside community. The […]

Re-envisioning Skiddy’s Field House
Re-envisioning Skiddy's Field House

By Meredith Newman Managing Editor of The Daily Orange The first phase of the Skiddy Park Project is currently underway as Syracuse University students work with local residents to redesign the Near Westside Park’s aging field house. The goal of the ParkStudio project — a collaboration among SU students, Near Westside residents and city officials […]

Fowler Art Students display @ SATLQuarters
Fowler Art Students display @ SATLQuarters

Tuesday, February 11, 2014   By Kelly Homan Rodoski SALTQuarters to Feature Exhibition by Fowler High School Students An exhibition of artwork by students from Fowler High School will open at SALTQuarters, 115 Otisco St., on Thursday, Feb. 13. The public is invited to an opening event from 4-6 p.m.               […]

Teacher Appreciation Night
Teacher Appreciation Night

Co-hosted by 601 Tully, the Near West Side Teacher Appreciation Night was derived from the collaboration between the Near West Side Initiative and Say Yes to Education’s aim to create a “Say Yes Neighborhood” on Syracuse’s Near West Side by capitalizing on the Near West Side Initiative’s community revitalization efforts. By stressing the importance of […]