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Syracuse

City in New York State

Introduction

History

  • πŸ“œ Early Settlement: French missionaries arrived in the mid-17th century to work with Native Americans.
  • πŸ§‚ Salt Industry: Known as 'The Salt City' due to its historical salt production from brine springs.
  • 🏭 Industrial Growth: Post-Civil War manufacturing boom, including the Franklin Automobile Company and Smith Corona.
  • πŸŽ“ Syracuse University: Founded in 1870, it was one of the first coeducational universities.
  • 🎑 New York State Fair: Held annually in Syracuse since 1841, except during WWII and the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • βš–οΈ Racial Incidents: Site of the 1919 Red Summer riot between white and black workers.
  • πŸ› οΈ WWII Impact: Significant industrial expansion, including specialty steel and custom machining.

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Geography

  • πŸ“ Coordinates: Located at 43Β°2β€²49β€³N 76Β°8β€²40β€³W.
  • 🌳 Tree Coverage: 27% of the city's land area is covered by trees, with sugar maple being the most common.
  • πŸ’§ Water Sources: Main water source is Skaneateles Lake, one of the country's cleanest lakes.
  • 🏞️ Onondaga Lake: Historically polluted but undergoing cleanup efforts.
  • 🌲 Valley Neighborhoods: Highest tree cover percentage at 46.6%.

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Neighborhoods

  • 🏘️ 26 Neighborhoods: Officially recognizes 26 neighborhoods within its boundaries.
  • 🌍 Multicultural: Historically ethnic and multicultural population with distinct areas for Irish, Polish, Ukrainian, Jewish, German, Italian, and African-American communities.
  • ✈️ Airport: Syracuse Hancock International Airport is operated by the city but located in four towns north of the city.

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Climate

  • ❄️ Snowfall: Known for high snowfall, averaging 115.6 inches annually.
  • 🌑️ Temperature: Record high of 102Β°F and record low of -26Β°F.
  • 🌧️ Precipitation: Annual precipitation of 38.47 inches, with July through September being the wettest months.
  • 🌬️ Notable Storms: Blizzard of 1993 and Blizzard of 1966 were significant weather events.

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Transportation

  • πŸ›€οΈ Major Highways: Intersections of Interstates 81 and 90.
  • ✈️ Airport: Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the largest in Central New York.
  • 🚍 Public Transit: Centro provides bus services throughout the city.
  • 🚲 Bike and Scooter: Veo Bikes and E-Scooters are available for rent.

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Education

  • 🏫 Syracuse University: Founded in 1870, known for its diverse programs and coeducational policy.
  • πŸ₯ SUNY Upstate Medical University: A major medical education and research institution.
  • 🌳 SUNY ESF: Focuses on environmental science and forestry.
  • πŸ“š Le Moyne College: A private Jesuit college offering a range of undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Attractions

  • 🏟️ JMA Wireless Dome: A major sports and events venue.
  • 🏞️ Green Lakes State Park: Known for its beautiful lakes and outdoor activities.
  • ⛸️ Clinton Square: Features an ice rink in winter and various events throughout the year.
  • πŸ›οΈ Columbus Circle Historic District: A historic area with significant architecture.
  • πŸ™οΈ Downtown Syracuse: Offers a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options.

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