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Marshall Street Projected to Finish Construction by October 2014
Following a water main break at clothing retailer J. Michael’s at the beginning of the semester, Syracuse University’s famed street for shopping and dining has been under construction for over a month now, with street closings, blockades and repairs in place every hour of every day.
Unfortunately, the recent efforts have still shown zero signs of progress, with giant masses of perfectly safe-looking sidewalk inexplicably fenced off, forcing walkers to flood into the street. “At our current rate of repair, we estimate that Marshall Street should finish the job by fall 2014 at the latest,” explained head construction manager Bob Blabla. “Just in time for the current freshmen class to be entering their senior year.”
The construction makes it difficult for pedestrians to walk down the street, and even more difficult for drivers to find anywhere to park. But that’s fine, because parking in the city of Syracuse is always easy, convenient, and cheap. Drivers are still able to park in the tiny lot opposite Varsity Pizza and the insanely expensive garage next to it.
Additionally, the recently closed down Jreck Subs is expected to turn into a parking lot sometime in the near future. Unless someone else wants to try putting another sandwich shop right between Jimmy John’s and Subway.
So Pottermore is officially open to the public. As a huge Harry Potter fan (I like/know more about Harry Potter than you do), I had to join the site! It’s an interactive look inside (Queen) J.K. Rowling’s mind when she was writing the Harry Potter Series. You find out how she developed names, spells, and... MORE »
I’d like to state that I am not an alcoholic. But I do like a good drink. What I don’t like is going down to DJs/Chucks/Lucys/Flip Night and waiting for seemingly decades to get to the bar only to find out their drink selection is based on lackluster liquor and even shittier beer. Why bother?... MORE »
By John Friedman, Manager, Chipotle Mexican Grill It’s been a full week since I opened Chipotle on Syracuse University’s Marshall Street, and all I can think to myself is how freaking easy it is to take money from you people. I mean, damn, I’ve got hundreds of students lining up outside my restaurant literally... MORE »
Famed Chipotle Mexican Grill, founded in Denver in 1993, has swept its commercialized Mexican food across the nation. The fast-casual restaurant recently opened a franchise near campus in Dewitt and is slated to open another on Marshall St in April, in the place of King David’s. Because apparently, Marshall St needs more commercialized chain restaurants.... MORE »
Last Thursday, a brand new bar had its grand opening on Marshall Street. DJ’s recently joined Chuck’s, Faegan’s, Lucy’s, and Harry’s to become the latest installment in Syracuse University campus bars, which evidently are all required by law to have an apostrophe and an “s” at the end of the name. When Maggie’s was... MORE »
A Syracuse University student with a keen eye for the obvious has boldly predicted that every store on Marshall Street will be a “sandwich shoppe” by year’s end. Ronald Carlson noticed that there was a new Jrecks Subs on the popular shopping avenue, replacing “whatever the hell used to be there.” Jrecks now joins Subway,... MORE »
The day started like any other for SU economics junior Sara Wyann, when after exiting from her 8am class in Huntington Hall, stopped in the Marshall St Starbucks for a grande gingerbread latte. As Wyann went to pick up the holiday cup latte, she faced the barista responsible for making it and made her nearly... MORE »
Marshall St. forced to close off road, turn pedestrians away as class skipping students flocked to the famed block. As more and more students ignored their class schedules in lieu of pizza, bubble tea, and Slider’s Belgian fries, Marshall Street swarmed with said slackers. The popular eateries and cafes could not contain the masses of... MORE »
The men’s bathroom mirror in Shaw Hall has apparently lost all reflectivity. Rest assured, FixIt is on it and DPS already has a suspect list of who may have committed the heinous crime. MORE »
For our EEE 382 class, we were asked to develop a marketing plan for the entrepreneurial support site Kiva.org. Our objective was to either create an event to raise money for the site, or to create and execute a marketing campaign that will raise awareness and garner some sort of publicity for Kiva. We opted... MORE »
In an effort to ensure that this year’s shopper-on-shopper violence occurs in a more organized and entertaining fashion, Walmart has instituted new Hunger Games-style death matches for its customers on Black Friday 2012. Based on the popular dystopian novels in which a tyrannical government forces children to fight to the death in special televised events,... MORE »
Election Day: Local dimwit John Thurpwood was guilt-tripped by his Facebook friends into visiting his designated polling place and voting in the US presidential election today, despite not knowing anything about the candidates or their positions on various political issues. “I wasn’t really going to vote since I’m not into politics and I didn’t watch... MORE »
10/29/12, 2:47pm – Brooklyn resident Gordon Dumpkin finished a family size carton of Utz Party Mix, half a box of White Cheddar Cheez-Its, a 6-pack of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, 2 fun-size cans of Sour Cream ‘n Onion Pringles, a pepperoni pizza Hot Pocket, some Skittles, and a banana. MORE »
US presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have mutually decided to cancel the final televised debate tonight, citing the fact that no matter how much they argue back and forth, there’s really nothing they can say at this point that will change each other’s or viewers’ minds and they should probably just go ahead... MORE »
Quinnterviews is a new segment from mtvU covering all of your favorite college-related topics, from finding a roommate to finding true love (preferably not both at once). Sit back and enjoy as Emerson senior Quinn Marcus asks unsuspecting strangers some hilarious and occasionally uncomfortable questions about what to look for in a roommate. Get More:... MORE »
Local homeless man Garvis Cocktooth recently became something of a media sensation after being crowned by news outlets as “the first person in line for the iPhone 5.” Cocktooth, who has been living on a pile of unfolded Domino’s Pizza boxes outside the Apple Store for the past three years, is completely dumbfounded by his... MORE »
Following a flurry of angry calls and emails from parents of Olympic athletes, the International Olympic Committee has discontinued the 118-year tradition of only awarding the top three competitors of each event with gold, silver, and bronze medals. As of Friday, all London 2012 Olympians will automatically be given a gold medal just for participating... MORE »
BREAKING: A song centralized around partying, drinking alcoholic beverages, and generally having a good time has proven to be a massive chart-topping pop hit this week. The catchy tune was written and sung by a popular artist who has already had at least one or two Top 40 hits covering similar subject matter. The new... MORE »
At a press conference last Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed what could be a game-changing new product in the TV marketplace. You’ve seen touchscreen phones and tablets, but Apple is looking to be the first consumer electronics company to release a touchscreen television set. “If there’s one thing we’ve learned from iPods, iPhones, and... MORE »
Well, friends, it’s been a hell of a journey. But the world’s number 1 comedy source for the past six months or so has officially run dry. Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has “suspended” his campaign, forcing political satirists to stay at work past 5pm for the first time since he announced his candidacy.... MORE »
Dear readers, It’s been well over two years since Campus Basement was founded at Syracuse University as the go-to source for college news and entertainment. Since then, we’ve expanded to over 10 new schools and built a writing staff that spans coast-to-cast, from USC to Mizzou to Columbia University. We’re proud of what the Basement... MORE »
Jason Russell, the face and voice behind the massively viral Kony 2012 video, was arrested in San Diego Friday afternoon after allegedly masturbating in public and vandalizing cars, presumably in a state of intoxication. The Kony video was released through the civil rights organization Invisible Children, a group dedicated to exposing Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony and bringing him... MORE »
Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj got into a heated Twitter fight with Syracuse University students yesterday after a student tweeted her asking if she would be performing at Block Party, a yearly concert event that takes place in the university’s Carrier Dome and holds upwards of 50,000 people. Block Party has previously hosted such big name acts... MORE »
If you’ve been following your college’s “Memes” page on Facebook, you’re probably familiar with UNH student Griffin Kiritsy, whose fresh-faced, pathetically earnest smile is the butt of the popular College Freshman meme joke. To put it into non-internet nerd language: college students use his photo as a template to share brief, humorous anecdotes about things... MORE »
Now that Syracuse University’s IFC spring rush period has finally come to an end, aspiring Greeks around campus have officially made the coveted transition from GDIs to worthless maggot pledges, prepared for the toughest physical and mental challenge of their college careers. Delta Theta pledge Marc Nason, however, was caught off guard to learn that... MORE »
Happy Valentine’s Day! For all you boyfriends and girlfriends out there, love is in the air. For the rest of us, at least there’s Xbox 360, OkCupid, and old Dashboard Confessional albums still lingering on our iPods from 10th grade. Actor Mel Gibson, on the other hand, had quite a productive day. I heard he... MORE »