Top 14 Blogs of 2014 on

The Most Read Blog Posts from 2014 on

The Syracuse New Times gives voice to members of the greater community in our Blog section. Available only on, our bloggers come from various backgrounds and interests to share their stories of life and learning in Central New York.

We invite you to take a look at the top 14 blog posts of 2014 on

These are the top 14 blog posts that caught your attention and garnered the highest results in our digital analytics.

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1. We are HAPPY (Syracuse)

NOexcuses and Syracuse New Times kicked off #takeatour, our weekly video blog series, with a Syracuse version of Pharrell’s ‘Happy.’

(#takeatour) NOexcuses Video Blog. February 26th, 2014


2. 13 Curves (an interpretation)

An interpretation of the urban legend.

(#takeatour) NOexcuses Video Blog. October 3rd, 2014
13 Curves

3. Top 5 Finds at the Buy Local Bash

TheSocietyGurl (Jamie Ann Owens) visited the 5th Annual Buy Local Bash at the Landmark Theatre and rated her top 5 picks!

SocietyGurl Video Blog. November 25th, 2014
Top 5 Finds at the Buy Local Bash

4. A Taste of NOLA in CNY

TheSocietyGurl (Jamie Ann Owens) gets a taste of New Orleans at Muddy Waters Kitchen + Bar.

SocietyGurl Video Blog. December 9th, 2014
A Taste of NOLA in CNY

5. A Mansion of Possibility

Christopher Malone explores the Barnes-Hiscock Mansion.

The Inevitable Coffee Ring. September 23rd, 2014
Barnes Hiscock Mansion

6. #takeatour of the McGinn-Arnold Haunted House

Michael John Heagerty tours the McGinn-Arnold Haunted House.

NOexcuses Video Blog. October 17th, 2014
#takeatour of the McGinn-Arnold Haunted House

7. TheSocietyGurl: Local Love at The Salt Market

Jamie Ann Owens explores the SALT Market

SocietyGurl Video Blog. October 21st, 2014

8. The Trip that Almost Wasn’t

A trip to Ireland that almost wasn’t.

Travel Blog. July 30th, 2014
The Trip that Almost Wasn't

9. Three Lists of 15 for the 3-1-5

A few things to do while milling about Central New York during this holiday season.

The Inevitable Coffee Ring. November 25th, 2014
Three Lists of 15 for Your 315 Holiday

10. #takeatour of SALT Makerspace

Christi Smith and Michael John Heagerty #takeatour of SALT Makerspace.

NOexcuses Video Blog. September 12th, 2014
SALT Makerspace

11. Table Hopping

Chris Malone tries “Speed Dating.”

The Inevitable Coffee Ring. April 22nd, 2014
Table Hopping

12. Beef With Cheddar Makes It Better at Clark’s Ale House 

Chris Malone visits Clark’s Ale House.

The Inevitable Coffee Ring, Espresso Shot #29. November 20th, 2014

13. We’re in Gemini Territory Now (Roseanne)

Never want to be what you are not.

Roseanne Olszewski, Woman Times. May 29th, 2014


Gemini Territory

14. #takeatour (1st edition)

#takeatour is cool facts and tidbits about Syracuse, NY with hosts Michael John Heagerty and Christi Smith.

NOexcuses Video Blog. March 28th, 2014
NO Excuses Syracuse

(Compiled by Ty Marshal. Manager of Digital Media)

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