Harts Grocers is localiscious!

The day I discovered the existence of Harts Local Grocers was when a co-worker came back from lunch all excited as he told me all about it. According to him it was the coolest store ever, with a funky look and awesomely cool employees that help you find any of the groceries they sell from Read More …

Rochester Art Supply/FineArtStore.com is incredible!

I remember that whenever I went to the art studios artists would always ask me what I had in the black laptop shoulder bag. The fun thing about this was that nobody had a clue as to what was actually in the bag because I was always brief when I explained it to them, until Read More …

Sibley Square Courtyard makeover

When I was a little boy around five years old I use to beg my mother to bring me downtown. It use to be tons of fun and there was so much to do even though we never had much money to spend. She would bring me to all the stores such as Sibley’s, B. Read More …

Public transportation problems in Rochester, NY

Before I get into telling you what’s wrong with the public transportation in Rochester, Ny let me first give the city of Rochester and the Regional Transit Center credit for that they got right so far. The new Transit Center in downtown Rochester, NY is much better than the public bus system that they had Read More …

The way Christmas use to be

Growing up as a kid I remember how beautiful downtown Rochester was around Christmas time. There use to be tons of lights and decorations on every single tree and pole all along Main Street. You could go window shopping because all the stores would compete to see who could create the very best display possible. Read More …

Model of the Old Genesee Hospital

Here’s a great model of the old Genesee Hospital that use to be on Alexander Street. Every time I step into this building I feel an instant connection seeing that this was the hospital that I was born in. It’s changed a lot since I was born there with new buildings developed and most of Read More …

Huge Steel art piece in front of Hungerford Building

It’s been a long time since I’ve done any real art work of my own at the Hungerford Building on Main Street and Goodman. The atmosphere has always been real pleasant whenever I went to an open art session to draw a model. Whenever I went to a studio I was always excited to see Read More …

Vintage photograph of Rochester, NY

Albert R Stone was a photographer for the local newspaper between 1904 -1936. I think his photos were amazing and really captured the spirit of everyday life. The photos being in black and white also adds to the overall effect of what life was like back then. I could truly stare at this photograph for Read More …