Remote Work, Rochester, and You

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Remote Work, Rochester, and You by Brandon Vulaj Make sure you shower and get dressed in the morning! Have a set schedule! It takes a certain type of person! It’s just like you’re always working! It’s great! It’s terrible! You’ll love it! You’ll hate it! Chances are, these are some of the things you’ve heard […]

What Harts Closing Means for Downtown

Each week through March 29th 540Blog will feature guest blog’s from city residents themed around gentrification. Today’s blog comes courtesy of Calvin Eaton. Check out Calvin’s blog below and be sure to register to attend 540WMain’s ‘Spring 19 Gentrification Conference // Development Without Displacement Saturday March 30th // 10am-4pm MCC Downtown Campus What Harts Closing […]

Citygate and A Call for Community in Development

Gentrification and urban development continue to be major topics for discussion in Rochester and here on 540Blog. Today’s guest blog comes courtesy of Calvin Eaton. A Call for Community in Development | Guest Blog by Calvin Eaton Before his death in 2016 Anthony Costello, Monroe County, and the City of Rochester touted the multi-million dollar Citygate […]

A Wakandan Vision for Rochester

Check out a very special guest blog written by Marlana Zink and be sure to register to attend today’s conference ‘Fall 2018 Gentrification Conference // Who Are the Gentrified? Saturday October 20th // 10am-4pm Thomas P. Ryan Community Center A Wakandan Vision for Rochester by Marlana Zink At the risk of being corny, many of […]

Addressing Fears of Displacement in the Rust Belt

Each week on Tuesday and Thursday through October 20th 540Blog will feature guest blog’s from city residents themed around gentrification. Today’s blog comes courtesy of David Riley. Check out David’s blog below and be sure to register to attend 540WMain’s ‘Fall 2018 Gentrification Conference // Who Are the Gentrified? Saturday October 20th // 10am-4pm Thomas […]

Gentrification and The Policing of Black Bodies

‘Fall 2018 Gentrification Conference // Who Are the Gentrified? Saturday October 20th // 10am-4pm Thomas P. Ryan Community Center Gentrification and The Policing of Black Bodies by Calvin Eaton D’Arreion Toles, of St.Louis just wanted to enter into his luxury apartment for the night. Hilary Brooke Mueller (a white woman) didn’t feel he belonged there […]

What is Your Role in Gentrification

Each week on Tuesday and Thursday through October 20th 540Blog will feature guest blog’s from city residents themed around gentrification. Today’s blog comes courtesy of our Class Coordinator Ray Ray Mitrano. Check out Ray Ray’s blog below and be sure to register to attend 540WMain’s ‘Fall 2018 Gentrification Conference // Who Are the Gentrified? Saturday […]

The Affordable Housing Crisis – What We Can Do

Each week on Tuesday and Thursday through October 20th 540Blog will feature guest blog’s from city residents themed around gentrification. Today’s blog comes courtesy of Mary Lupien. Check out Mary’s blog below and be sure to register to attend 540WMain’s ‘Fall 2018 Gentrification Conference // Who Are the Gentrified? Saturday October 20th // 10am-4pm Thomas […]

“We Are All Gentrifiers”

Each week on Tuesday and Thursday through October 20th 540Blog will feature guest blog’s from city residents themed around gentrification. Today’s blog comes courtesy of our Founder Calvin Eaton (aka theglutenfreechef). Check out Calvin’s blog below and be sure to register to attend 540WMain’s ‘Fall 2018 Gentrification Conference // Who Are the Gentrified? Saturday October […]

Space, Place & Why Murphy’s Law Dress Code Matters

Each week on Tuesday and Thursday through October 20th 540Blog will feature guest blog’s from city residents themed around gentrification. Today’s blog comes courtesy of our Founder Calvin Eaton (aka theglutenfreechef). Check out Calvin’s blog below and be sure to register to attend 540WMain’s ‘Fall 2018 Gentrification Conference // Who Are the Gentrified? Saturday October […]

Who Are My Neighorbors Living Downtown?

Each week on Tuesday and Thursday through October 20th 540Blog will feature guest blog’s from city residents themed around gentrification. Today’s blog comes courtesy of Michael Corey; a downtown resident. Check out Michael’s blog below and be sure to register to attend 540WMain’s  ‘Fall 2018 Gentrification Conference // Who Are the Gentrified? Saturday October 20th […]

Our Homeless Crisis: A Community Epidemic | What to Expect

Dear Community, We hope that you will attend 540WMain Learning Academy’s May Conversation In a Community Room: Our Homeless Crisis: Our Community Epidemic. Please confirm your attendance and contribution to the conversation. If you are attending please register here Details Date: Tuesday May 8 // 7-9 PM Location: 540WMain Community Learning Academy Cost: Free // […]

Gardens Can Help Rebuild Stolen Community

Rochester is one of those American cities that’s small and hip, and, at the same time, too big for many to understand, with a history as troublesome as any other. I say this because Rochester can be cast in different lights. It can be an up-and-coming technological business center and cultural oasis, or it can […]