Syracuse Fun Facts
The western portion of the valley about Syracuse was originally timbered with hemlock, birch and soft maple; the eastern portion with cedar and pine.
The village of Syracuse was laid out into streets and lots in 1819, but the first election of village officers did not occur until 1825.
The syracuse is nationally recognized for its college basketball, college football, and college lacrosse teams.
They played seventeen seasons in Syracuse and won the NBA championship in 1955.
Syracuse is served by the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority, or CNYRTA.
Syracuse was home to the 79-member Syracuse Symphony Orchestra (SSO), founded in 1961.
The syracuse was also the first Jesuit college to be founded as coeducational.
The first street railway was built in Salina Street in 1859 and Syracuse was soon known "far and wide" as the city where the trains passed through the middle of downtown.
After the War of 1812, it became difficult to obtain salt from abroad and commercial salt production became an important Syracuse industry.
Sample list of tourist attractions in Syracuse:
- Everson Museum of Art
- Erie Canal Museum
- Onondaga Lake Park
- Rosamond Gifford Zoo
- Burnet Park
- Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology
- Clinton Square
- Landmark Theatre
- Destiny USA
Sample list of people who were the mayor of Syracuse:
- Stephanie Miner ( Current Mayor, from 01 Jan 2010 )
Because of similarities such as a salt industry and a neighboring village named Salina, the name Syracuse was chosen by village planner, John Wilkinson, after Syracuse, Sicily.
There were 59,568 households in Syracuse in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The unemployment rate of Syracuse was 6.62% in the year 2008.
During the 1930s, the city's fourth rail station was constructed along Erie Boulevard East when the line through Syracuse was elevated: trains ran through the center of downtown, along Washington Street.
In February 1958, Syracuse shivered under a white blanket that averaged 4 ft (1.2 m) on February 19.
List of airports near Syracuse:
- Syracuse Hancock International Airport
- Syracuse Suburban Airport
Syracuse is located in Onondaga County, New York, United States of America.
Sample list of newspapers published in Syracuse:
- Eagle Newspapers
- The Post-Standard
- The Daily Orange
- Syracuse Herald-Journal
- Syracuse New Times
Population of Syracuse was 145,151 in the year 2011.
There were about 10,006 mortgages in Syracuse in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The city of Syracuse is protected by the 357 professional, career firefighters of the city of Syracuse Fire Department (SFD) - ISO Class 1, founded in 1877.
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Syracuse is about 66.30 square kilometers with a population of 145,151 in the year 2011.
In 1825, the village of Syracuse was officially incorporated.
The densest tree cover in Syracuse is in the two Valley neighborhoods, with 46.6 percent of their land covered by trees.
Syracuse is in the Eastern Time Zone.
Syracuse's geo-coordinates are 43.0469° N, 76.1444° W.
There were 65,217 addresses in Syracuse in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The syracuse was founded in 2002 and is best known for its annual free Shakespeare-In-The-Park program every August at the Thornden Park Amphitheatre that has attracted more than 25,000 people since its inception.
The legislative branch of Syracuse is the Syracuse Common Council.
The Syracuse Blazers began play in the Eastern Hockey league in 1973.
Syracuse is located at 43°2′49″N 76°8′40″W / 43.04694°N 76.14444°W / 43.04694; -76.14444 (43.046899, −76.144423).
Syracuse's official website is http://www.syracuse.ny.us/
List of sports teams from Syracuse:
- Syracuse Eagles ( Ice Hockey )
- Syracuse Stars
- Syracuse Crunch ( Ice Hockey )
- Syracuse Orange men's basketball ( Basketball )
There were about 435 foreclosures in Syracuse in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Syracuse's main water source is Skaneateles Lake, one of the country's cleanest lakes[citation needed ], located 15 miles (24 km) southwest of the city.
Sample list of famous people who were born in Syracuse:
- Mitchell Lewis ( Actor )
- Anthony Starke ( Actor and Writer )
- Mary Mara ( Actor )
- Frank Whaley ( Actor, Film Director, Screenwriter and Performer )
- Matthew Driscoll ( Politician )
- Jeff Altman ( Comedian, Actor and Magician )
- Siobhan Fallon Hogan ( Actor )
- William R. Craft, Jr. ( Writer, Poet and Author )
- Michael Cole ( Journalist, Announcer, Commentator, Presenter, Actor and Wrestler )
- Zane Lamprey ( Writer, Actor and Comedian )
- James T. Walsh ( Politician )
- Johnny Messner ( Actor )
- Dylan Baker ( Actor )
- Tom Cruise ( Actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter and Television Director )
- Rod Serling ( Television producer, Actor, Screenwriter and Playwright )
- Steven Swanson ( Engineer, Astronaut and Flight engineer )
- Pamela Stein ( Nude Glamour Model and Actor )
- Bobcat Goldthwait ( Film Director, Actor, Screenwriter, Comedian, Television Director, Film Producer and Voice Actor )
- Lawrence J. DeLucas ( Biochemist )
- Robert De Niro, Sr. ( Painter, Sculptor and Artist )
- Derek Popovich
- Ray Seals ( American football player )
- Tom Rafferty ( American football player )
- Will Allen ( American football player )
- Lee Brown Coye ( Artist )
- Ron George
- Muhammad Hassan ( Wrestler )
- Robert F. Engle ( Economist and Professor )
- George Augustus La Dow
- Tim Ransom
- Eric Lichtblau ( Journalist and Author )
- Andray Blatche ( Basketball player )
- Rick Brunson ( Basketball player )
- Thérèse Bonney ( Journalist and Author )
- William Stirrat ( Electrical engineer )
- Thom Filicia ( Designer and Presenter )
- Mike Hart ( American football player and Coach )
- Theodore Hesburgh ( Priest )
- DayShawn Wright
- Jimmy Collins ( Basketball player and Coach )
- Louis J. Salmon ( American football player )
- Harriet May Mills
- James Addison Halsted ( Physician )
- Nicholas Paldino ( Software Architect, Programmer and Software Engineer )
- Edward E. Gyatt
- Mike Paulus
- Frank J. O'Neill ( Lawyer )
- Martin Sexton ( Singer-songwriter, Songwriter and Record producer )
- Robert H. McCard
- James Nachtwey ( Photographer, Journalist, Sailor and Photojournalist )
Sample list of famous events happened in Syracuse:
- NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
- B-Movie Film Festival
The syracuse was founded in 1963 as the Opera Chorus of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and became independent in 1973.
The syracuse was named "Syracuse" in 1820 after an area thought to be similarly appearing in Syracuse, Sicily.