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Scranton 101 2012

  1. 1. SCRANTON 101 An Overview of “The Electric City” Presented  by  Julie  Schumacher  CohenDirector  of  the  Of9ice  of  Community  Relations
  2. 2. Scranton Overview ❖ Rich and Proud History ❖ Development & Renaissance ❖ Neighborhood & Community ❖ Bright Future
  3. 3. $ Mulberry Place 100 $ $ 200 $ $ $ 200$ $ $ $ 300 317 Linden 300 317 Linden NE Theatre Walk $ NE Theatre Downtown 400 $ $ Police Station Connell $ Building $ 400 $ $ Connell $ $ Renaissance Building $ At 500 $ $ $ The Commonwealth $ $ Medical College Hilton $ The LEGEND Commonwealth Places of Medical 800 Eat Interest College Office of Admissions To Visitor Center The Estate Hilton $ Shop Parking & PNC Field N.Y. Scran ton To Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton International Airport Play Hospital
  4. 4. Scranton Key in Industrial Revolution❖ From sleepy “Slocum Hollow” to the Silicon Valley of the 19th Century❖ Scranton incorporated in 1866, named after its entrepreneurial founding family, the Scrantons❖ Iron, steel, coal and railroads ignite the Industrial Revolution in the United States with all roads leading to Scranton...
  5. 5. Coal Mining History❖ Coal was King❖ Drove rapid development❖ Anthracite Capital of the World: 80% of the world’s anthracite coal❖ 220,000 miners in Lackawanna Valley at high point
  6. 6. Steamtown
  7. 7. The Electric City❖ First Electric Streetcars❖ Scranton Electric Building ❖ Restored Historic sign
  8. 8. Diverse, Thriving City Population in 1886:❖ In 1900, 38th largest city in 35,000 the U.S. Population in 1900: 102,000❖ America’s immigrant destination Ancestry of population: Irish 30.3%❖ City’s wealth drove stately Italian 19.4% architecture, elegant houses, German 15.7% beautiful commercial and Polish 14.8% religious buildings Welsh 6.9% English 5.8%
  9. 9. DowntownArchitecture
  10. 10. University & Scranton History❖ Wyoming Avenue is the original downtown home of the University of Scranton❖ Scranton Family Estate in the Hill Section given to the University
  11. 11. Experience Scranton History❖ Steamtown National Historic Site❖ Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour❖ Anthracite Museum❖ Trolley Museum❖ Lackawanna Historical Society
  12. 12. “From coal to cool” Philadelphia Inquirer October 2007❖ Dramatic Revival in Recent Years❖ Downtown investment❖ Park System❖ Business developmentRanked #1 of “10 Best Places to Start Over” MSN Real Estate June 2011
  13. 13. Downtown Development ❖ The Colonnade at Jefferson and Mulberry ❖ Dilapidated mansion becomes central special events location ❖ University Mulberry St. Improvement Project
  14. 14. Downtown Development 500 Block of Lackawanna‣ Restoration of an entire block‣ Residential and ground- floor retails‣ Pedestrian streetscape
  15. 15. Downtown Living Boom❖ Long-awaited restoration of Connell Building is complete❖ Mixed use with art gallery/ supermarket to come on ground floor❖ Apartments are full❖ 426 Mulberry Apartments transforming old Chamber of Commerce Building are coming in November...
  16. 16. Downtown Development❖ The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) ‣ Located in downtown ‣ First in 50 years in PA ‣ First class graduates in 2013
  17. 17. Downtown Development❖ New Shops and Restaurants ❖ Carl Von Luger Steak & Seafood ❖ POSH @ the Scranton Club
  18. 18. NewDowntown Parking
  19. 19. Our Neighbors on the Hill ❖ Take any street ❖ Revival of off Mulberry traditional and head up hill neighborhood ❖ Third Fridays ❖ Front porches, and block Sidewalks, parties Alleys
  20. 20. Hill SectionArchitecture
  21. 21. Nearby Places of Worship❖ Madonna della Strada Campus Chapel❖ Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant Parishes❖ Jewish Services❖ Campus Mosque
  22. 22. Nature @ Nay Aug❖ Registered scenic landmark❖ Roaring Brook feeds the Lackawanna, which feeds the Susquehanna, which feeds the Chesapeake Bay❖ Historic Davis Trail System restored in park❖ Includes new bridge across gorge with three overlooks
  23. 23. Mayor David Wenzel Accessible Treehouse❖ Local, Vermont and National Award winner❖ View out over the Nay Aug Gorge 150’ below❖ Supported by four live trees and eight steel trees
  24. 24. Community @ Nay Aug❖ Christmas Light Show each December with Hundreds of Light displays and 200,000 visitors❖ Two Olympic Pools & Waterslide❖ Concerts and Cultural Festival in Summer
  25. 25. Everhart Museum❖ Located in Nay Aug Park❖ Houses natural history collection; Fine Art❖ Founded by a noted local leader and naturalist Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart
  26. 26. Downtown Riverwalk❖ Rails to trails❖ Connects to 40-mile Lackawanna River Heritage Trail❖ Lots to do! ❖ RiverFest ❖ Heritage Explorer Bike Tour & Festival ❖ Steamtown Marathon
  27. 27. Hill Hospitals❖ The City’s three hospitals are all located in the neighborhood ❖ Regional Hospital of Scranton ❖ Moses Taylor ❖ Geisinger- Community Medical Center
  28. 28. Scranton Safety❖ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area has one of the lowest violent-crime rates in the United States - The Brookings Institution ❖ Ranked 95th among the nation’s 100 largest metro areas ❖ Scranton is part of national trend that shows metropolitan areas are becoming safer❖ Good partnership between City of Scranton Police, region’s largest police force, and University Police
  29. 29. City, County, Federal Government & National Politics in Scranton ❖ Strong Mayor form with Five-member City Council ❖ County Commissioner System with “Courthouse Square” downtown County seat ❖ William J. Nealon Federal Courthouse ❖ Scranton: a Political City
  30. 30. The Office... “The campus is breathtaking...I would come here to go to school if I had to do it all again.” - Craig Robinson“The nicest people on earthare in Scranton. Thank you,Scranton for an experiencewe will take with us for therest of our lives." - KateFlannery
  31. 31. First Friday S 01. AFA Gallery 514 Lackawanna Ave. More than 40 works in variou s media. 02. ArtWorks Galle S ry & Studio 503 Lackawanna Ave. “Five from the American [tÑÑç U|Üà{wtç Watercolor Society” and from Keystone Iron Works “Iron Sculptures”: + /Arts Engage!/Arts on 21 03. The Bog 341 Adams Ave. Fire Festival. S USA Photography by Samu el Stahller. 04. Camerawork Galle ry 515 Center St. “Leaving My Found Eden” : by Ronald Zheng. 05. Cangiano’s, Choc olate Creations, Nimble Scranton “Artwork by Artistic Tiger” Hill Winery 400 Spruce : hand painted stemware by Bill St. by Christopher the Magic Slater; magic + ian; music by Bill Wolfe 21 06. Carmen’s Wine Bar 700 Lackawanna Ave. . “Collection of Silk Scree ENJOY FINE ART, FINE FOOD & GREAT Mark Ciocca. n & Relief Prints and Pen & Ink Illustrations”: by 07. Casey Laundry SHOPPING IN DOWNTOWN SCRANTON. Building Enamel fused to coppe 515 Center St. r by Jenn Bell; music by DJ by Conor McGuigan. Mike Quinn and band; 08. Courthouse Squa 27 11 21 re Between Adams, Washi “MMFM700” ngton, Linden, and Spruc e 09. Connell Building S 26 129 N. Washington Ave. Works by students from 28 18 10. The Crazy Pinea more than eight region al schools.❖ Every First Friday of the S T pple “Window Glass and Photo 317 Linden St. graphy”: painted glass photography by Barba by John Nelson; ra Nelson. 11. Duffy Accessori T 10 “Laurie’s Community es 218 Linden St. Garden Art & Edibles”: year except January 12. Electric City Tatto various urban gardeners. S o Gallery 620 Spruce “Watercolor”: by Jenife St. r Trotier. 13. Essence of Parad ise 311 Adams Ave. 14 5 29 25 “Artists of Unity”: hip-ho p, rhythm & reggae. 14. Exhale Hookah S Lounge & Kabob Grill 22 “Guitar Legends”: paintin gs by Sam Barrese; Lotus 136 Wyoming Ave. 15. The Fanciful Fox Fire belly dancers. 342 Adams Ave. 30 “Dangles and Doodles”: jewelry and acrylic painti Cummings; acrylic painti ngs by Maura 9 16. Fidelity Bank 338 ngs by Trinity Pelosi; music by Paul Martin.❖ 6-9pm 1 2 7 16 24 + Music for Models 17. GreenBeing 334 “52 Rings - 52 Weeks”: 21 18. The Keys 244 Penn Ave. N. Washington Ave. Adams Ave. sterling silver and precio us stones by Reagan Hayhu rst. 4 20 8 “Cheaper Than Therapy”: paint with some mixed music by Kevin Campion. media by Ian “Zero” Shield + 19. Kilda s; 21 re’s Scranton 119 Jeffer 13 3 “The Talented Trio : Sheer son Ave. in, Muellier, Levine”: photo T Sheerin; paintings by Marisa Levine; oil painti graphy by Danielle ngs by Kendra Mueller;❖ FREE music by DJ Hersh. T 17 15 S 20. Marquis Art and Frame 515 Center St. 12 “Sunlight and Shadow”: acrylic paintings by Nina built clay by Frank Maria Davidowitz; hand no. 23 S 21. New Visions Stud io & Gallery 201 Vine St. “Rust and Patina”: metal assemblage sculpture 6 19 22. Pierre’s Fine Cloth ing and Accessories by Eli Marsh. “Candid Moments”: by 406 Spruce St. Sarah Edwards. 23. Rudis Cuts Barb er Salon 626 Spruce St. “Pictures from Around Art Exhibits the World”: photograph❖ Jeanine Peske Mayer. 24. Scranton Cultural Cent “Arts Alive Exhibition y by Michael Orrick and er 420 North Washingto & Exhibit”: musical theatr illustration, mixed media n Ave. e, photography, paintin and writing from 100 local g, 25. St. Luke’s Episc students. Live music “A Salute opal Church 232 Wyom ing Ave. FRIDAY, to ALL Veterans”: pencil Keystone Community Resou art by Zyga Phillips; paper rces; Friends of the Forgo mache by J U LY Thunder PA Chapter 3; tten NE Wing & Rolling + 21 and over horse drawn carriage rides by Brookv 21 26. STAR Gallery at the S alley Farm. 1 Steamtown Mall 2nd permitted “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes”: artists Fl Atrium❖ Live Music ST S Event continues Saturday S 27. Vintage Theater “Masquerade”: masks of The Gods and Astori 28. Well-Heeled 140 from the Women’s Resou 119 Penn Ave. by John Bromberg and an Stigmata; dance by rce Center. Cara Seuthers; music by Ellen Doyle Dance Experi Grip ence. Penn Ave. 6PM-9PM Visit www.firstfridayscranton.com “The Art of Marley’s Missio 29. Wendell & Com n”: mixed media by Casey Heyen; various artists. for more info about events. pany Interior Design “At the Ritz”: jewelry 214 Wyoming Ave. by Abigail Babkowski; Dunnit; pen and ink by book signing by Cleo S Jeremy Melody; music 30. Windsor Studios by Division Street Reviva l. 408 Spruce St.❖ Community atmosphere www.firstfridayscranton.com Eclectic mic of works T by gallery artists. Ride the free trolley betwe from 6:30 PM & 8:30 PM. en venues Interested in showing your work or being a First Friday? Submit your venue at an upcoming contact information at www.firstfridayscranton.c om.❖ Student Participation
  32. 32. Festivals CelebrateHeritage & Culture ❖ La Festa Italiana ❖ Pages & Places Book Festival ❖ Saint Patrick’s Day Parade ❖ Arts on Fire Festival ❖ Greek Food Festival ❖ Jazz Festival
  33. 33. Something to Do all Year Round...❖ Scranton Cultural Center ❖ Broadway Theatre League ❖ NEPA Philharmonic❖ Downtown Movie Theatre❖ County Concerts❖ Library Speakers Series
  34. 34. All you can Eat… all within walking distance Thai Rack Thai Farley’s Sal’s PizzaAbe’s Kosher Deli Coney Island Hot Dogs Downtown Deli Osaka Japanese Pizza by Pappas City Cafe P.J. Scanlan’s Northern Light Coffee e Bella Faccia’s Carl von Luger Fig Sambuca Grille Thai Thai Kildare’s Jersey Subs Cangiano’s Carmen’s Trax at the Radisson The Banshee Cafe Classico La Trattoria Panda Chinese Cooper’s Seafood POSH/Scranton ClubEden Vegan Cafe Granteed’s Pizza City Cafe … and the Foodcourt at The Steamtown Mall
  35. 35. Great shopping opportunities nearby❖ Mall at Steamtown❖ Downtown Scranton’s boutique shopping❖ Shoppes @ Montage Mountain❖ Viewmont Mall, Target, Walmart in Dickson City❖ Rite Aid downtown; area supermarkets
  36. 36. Yankee Fans…❖ Scranton is home to the Yankees’ AAA farm club❖ PNC stadium in Moosic currently under exciting new renovations❖ 2013 season to be held in new stadium
  37. 37. Skiing fans…❖ Sno Mountain Ski Resort ❖ Five Minutes from Downtown ❖ Trails for All Abilities ❖ Snow Tubing
  38. 38. How do I get around?❖ New Free bus service with COLTS County transportation system❖ Regular buses to NYC, Philadelphia with Martz❖ Scranton/Wilkes Barre Int’l Airport❖ Train to NYC/ Hoboken?
  39. 39. …so how do I keep up with all this?❖ Electric City weekly❖ The570.com website❖ Scranton Times/Tribune in print or online❖ Community Relations Event Listings in Royal News, on Facebook, with Posters around Campus
  40. 40. University-Downtown Engagement❖ Downtown Tours for Resident Assistants and Student Groups❖ Downtown Scavenger Hunt during Fall Welcome Week❖ Downtown Dining Program for Parents During Family Weekend❖ Dinner & Movie Nite Highlighting First Friday❖ Shop Scranton, Shop Local❖ Downtown Planter Service Project
  41. 41. University-Downtown EngagementFun events...deeper meaning.❖ The initiative has stressed St. Ignatius’ love of cities and the unique connection of Jesuit Universities and their host city.❖ The health and vitality of the University and the City are intertwined “Jesuit Universities are located where the action is...connect to downtown Scranton!”
  42. 42. Community Perceptions of the University❖ Positive Views - 82%❖ An Asset to the Region - 88% ❖ Spur Jobs and Economy, Provide Educational Resource, Increase Quality of Life❖ Students Make a Positive Impact in Community - 82%
  43. 43. Questions??? Contact Community Relations atcommunity@scranton.edu and 570-941-4419 Contact Parent Relations at parents@scranton.edu and 570-941-4222

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