Newsletter - Lincoln Hill Neighborhood

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The Lincoln Hill Neighborhood Association
Neighborhood Newsletter
August 2009
YOU ARE INVITED to the LHNA Hot Dog Social,
Wednesday, August 19th, 6:00 p.m., at Lincoln Park Round Top
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IF IT'S AUGUST,
IT'S TIME FOR HOT DOGS!
“WATCH-NET”
Those, who have attended previous
Socials, know that it is just good fun –
meet, talk, and hang out with your
neighbors, your local police and firemen,
and have a hot dog – all on a summer's
evening with a vista of downtown (by the
way, the overgrowth has been cleared,
and we can now actually see downtown!).
Watch-Net is our new name for the
gathering of all Neighborhood Watch
block groups. The Watch-Net meetings
supplement the individual block
meetings. At the last meeting on July 8th,
Officer Diffin reviewed recent
neighborhood events around Herbst,
Pattison and in Lincoln Park.
Big Truck
Shhh! Don't tell your
kids, but the there's going to be a real, big
truck – a fire truck! They will be able to
talk to the firemen, and the firemen will
give them a guided tour of the truck.
Awards There will be awards: the
Inspiration Awards for most beautiful
yards and gardens of the neighborhood,
and for organizations and individuals that
are helping and supporting our
neighborhood.
NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY MEETINGS
DIRECTIONS:
For those who don’t know where Lincoln Park
“Round Top” is, take Robinson Street to the
Lincoln Park entrance, and follow the purple
and gold balloon trail to the Round Top.
INSPIRATION AWARDS
Nominations are still open until August 5TH .
Email us at the website or drop a line to our mail
box.
HOUSES FOR SALE !!!!
50/50 Raffle There will be a 50/50
raffle to benefit the LNHA programs.
Bring a Dish and a Chair LHNA
will provide the grills, hot dogs, plates
and plastic ware, and beverages. If you
can, bring a salad, a hot dish, muchies
and drip, or whatever – that will be
greatly appreciated. You may also want
to bring your lawn chairs for your
comfort.
Heaven forbid ... rain
So far,
we haven't been rained out, but if the
Round Top is too wet, we will be down
under the Gazebo next to the pool house.
SEE
YOU
THERE!
Ben Gembler will be leaving August
20th as the Net facilitator, so we are
looking for a new facilitator to coordinate
between the Net and the Police
Department. Thanks Ben and NEDHA
for all your help.
Email us with the subject line “WatchNet” to get on the email notification list.
The seed sown by the Syracuse
Neighborhood Initiative is continuing to
grow. Here’s a list of the new
investments that have been made.
The First, Second and Third new
houses are on Shuart Avenue.
The Fourth new house is on Pattison,
and recently sold.
The Fifth New House in Lincoln Hill
Joining the three new houses on Shuart and
the new house on Pattison, is our 5th newest
house of 127 Shuart Avenue. The listed price
is $135,000. Home Headquarters is putting
the finishing touches on it. On the first floor,
you can use the rear room as either a bedroom
or and office. This house has a front yard
view of the Shuart Green Space. Contact
Daniel Stazzone at 315-474-1939 x 243 for
more information.
The Sixth new house was built last
year by NEHDA at Sedgewick and
Robinson, and has a new owner
occupant family.
The Seventh proposed new house is
on the corner of Dorothy and Vine.
LHNA approved the sale of the lot to
NEHDA. Because of the sloped site, a
new design will be required for this site.
The Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and
Eleventh new house are in the
planning stages for Robinson and
Winton. A private builder has applied
to re-subdivide the lots, and the designs
have been submitted for building
permits.
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Lincoln Hill Neighborhood Association
10142 Carousel Center
Syracuse, NY 13290
IMPORTANT
NUMBERS:
Emergency – 911
Violence, fire, health
Codes – 448-8695
Thank You
National Grid!
Lincoln Park Gets a Big Helping Hand
Vacant houses, dead cars,
overgrown lots, junk & trash
NONPROFIT ORG.
U.S. POSTAGE
PAID
SYRACUSE, NY
PERMIT NO. 1285
Another goal of restoring a 360-degree view from the
round top was begun. The volunteers began clearing
brush from the other sides of the round top.
New flower beds were created and planted adjacent to
the proposed site of the new Scenic Outlook Platform.
Day Lilies and other flowering plants will flank the
platform entrance.
NEXT CLEAN SWEEP
Domestic Violence -442-5332
Drug Tip Line -487-8477
Saturday, August 22nd at 9 a.m is the next Sweep.
We'll meet at Lincoln Park gazebo for some fortifying
coffee and donuts before starting.
Dogs – 473-6608
EFS DAY OF SERVICE
Need Lincoln Hill Volunteers
Henniger students
435-4343 David Cecile
Junk Vehicles –
448-8650
Lincoln students –
435-6204 Dean
DeSantus
Neighborhood AntiCrime Unit – 4425207
Neighborhood
Watch
442-5456 “Watch Link”
448-8762 Jim Crosby
448-8650 Sgt.Rusty
Jones
Special Investigation
Division – 425-1034
drugs, gangs, etc.
TOPS unit – 4721034, cell: 263-6133
day time neighborhood
patrols.
March 11, 2009 - Over 100 volunteer employees took
part in NG's Earth Day Clean Up Effort in Lincoln
Park. To rejuvenate its natural beauty, they cleared
over grown brush, removed debris along the trails and
lawns, removed invasive non-native plant species,
and created new planting beds.
Greeting their arrival were State Senator John
DeFranciso, City Director of Opertions Tim Carol,
Parks Commissioner Pat Driscoll, and LHNA
members.
The scenic vista from the Round Top of downtown
Syracuse is open again. For many decades,
overgrown trees have blocked this view. It is now
have the best unobstructed view of the business
district, as can be seen from any city park. LHNA
thanks NG for realizing the portion of the park master
plan. We hope this will attract more residents to enjoy
the park.
Saturday, August 29th at noon: again this year,
Lincoln Park will be recipient of the EFS Freshman
Class’s efforts. About 45 students will spend 2 to 3
hours working in the park. We need LH volunteers to
supervise and direct about 4 groups. Contact Jamie at
472-0018 for more information.
LINCOLN PARK GROUP
New LHNA Group Forming
This new group is focused only on Lincoln Park
activities, issues, and improvements. We hope this
may grow into a Friends of Lincoln Park association.
For more information, email LHNA with the subject
line “Park Group.”
‘ROUND TOP’ GATE MOVED
July 20th – Parks Department is installing new gates at
the round top. The new location will permit police cars
to patrol the Round Top and discourage after-hours
activities. It will also prove easier access to the
proposed Overlook for those with walking difficulties.
For more information, visit us at: www.LincolnHillSyr.org
Email subject lines: “WatchNet” for neighborhood watches, “ParkGroup” for Lincoln Park supporters,
“Complaints” for code issues