Imagining Rochester in 2034 and beyond

For the last decade, the Rochester Speculative Literature Association has nurtured visions of the city’s future. Its members—whose works span fantasy, science fiction and horror fiction—write stories about Rochester that ask “what if?”

Connecting through art

The visual art community in Rochester is launching Current Seen, a small-and-midsize venue biennial designed as a contiguous string of exhibitions, pop-ups, and public art along East Avenue and Main Street downtown. The program’s theme: our current moment/our changing city.

Finger Lakes fusion

A weekly pop-up menu at Noble Shepherd Craft Brewery in Bristol featuring Pad Thai Catering’s traditional Thai-Lao dishes has roots in a serendipitous crossing of paths three years ago.

The Grandma Group

An infant, faith-based organization in the city hopes to become a sustainable lifeline for grandmothers who are now or have been primary caregivers for their own grandchildren.

A serious flaw in Rochester 2034

One goal of the new draft comprehensive plan is to make neighborhoods more vibrant by increased residential density. But unless parking requirements are maintained, this would drive out higher-income residents who can afford the oversize 19th century homes that lend character to center city.