Syracuse, as the snowiest metropolitan area in the continental United States, is hard on its roads. But that is no excuse for the decrepit condition of its streets and sidewalks. Around much of the city, sidewalks are a mixture of broken concrete, gravel, asphalt and dirt. That's assuming the sidewalks exist. On some roads, especially those linking Syracuse with suburbs such as Fayetteville or Liverpool, walking is apparently discouraged by the absence of pedestrian paths. However, it is telling that in downtown, what was once Syracuse's central business district, decrepit sidewalks and streets are a common sight.
As the Landmark Theatre has its forgotten and forlorn "Syracuse Walk of Fame," we present the disgraceful Syracuse Walk of Shame, a gallery of street defects downtown. Public exposure may be the only way to get these sidewalks repaired in a timely fashion.