The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that the City of Ithaca has been designated a Clean Energy Community, recognizing its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy in its communities. This announcement complements Southern Tier Soaring, the regional economic blueprint aimed at attracting a talented workforce, growing business and driving innovation.
TRAVEL + LEISURE
On a drizzly spring afternoon, a group of tourists eagerly waited for their chance to catch a glimpse of the newly restored Darwin Martin House, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most celebrated commissions. The building was the most extravagant private residence the architect ever designed. It was also his favorite.
The dominating structure that takes up nearly half a city block has become one of Buffalo, New York’s most visited attractions, having recently completed a twenty-plus year, $50-million renovation.
If Ed Riley had not stepped up to the plate, Hotel Syracuse, one of the city’s most revered landmark buildings, would probably be staring at a wrecking ball today. In 2014, some 90 years after the hotel’s gala opening, Riley acquired the beleaguered structure and announced a $70-million+ restoration project aimed at returning the expansive historic spaces to their former grandeur.