Better get your green suit back from the cleaner’s. Don’t you have one? St. Patrick’s Day is less than two weeks away.
Parade plans are being made, and this year the organizers can call it the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The date of the holiday and the march down Syracuse’s Salina Street are one and the same.
From down the Thruway today, Rochester’s perspective on Syracuse’s Irish heritage:
Settled by Irish immigrants who worked on the Erie Canal and in Syracuse’s salt springs, the westside neighborhood takes its name from County Tipperary, Ireland. Although much of the city’s Irish population has moved to the suburbs, there are still pubs, Irish import shops and a few famous monuments dotting the hilltop burg.
Expect a few visitors from Rochester to take up the invitation, and seek out Tipperary Hill’s green-over-red traffic light, among other things, as the holiday nears.