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Rochester Fireworks Policies

The Rochester Police Department is aware of the use of fireworks throughout our City. The two linked documents help explain what fireworks are legal and which are illegal. Information is also provided on how to report the use of illegal fireworks as to help identify where this is occurring so we are better able to […]

June CHNA General Meeting

Save the Date! CHNA General Meeting via Zoom Monday, June 22, 2020; 7:00 pm Agenda: Rochester Housing Authority proposed redevelopment of 216-220 Edinburgh Street City of Rochester – West River Wall update Neighborhood update on Festival Finances To attend the General Meeting, make sure the Zoom App is loaded to your device. You MUST register […]

Corn Hill Gazette | May 2020

The May 2020 Corn Hill Gazette is now available for Download.

Annerose’s Symphony

In 1966, a pair of newlyweds, Annerose and Tim Sullivan, moved to Rochester when he accepted a position at Nazareth College to teach music history. During their first year, they lived in the Bay Street area but spent a lot of time exploring other neighborhoods. They were quite taken with the Third Ward (the Corn […]

Charles Mulford Robinson, part 3

In 1896, Charles Mulford Robinson married Eliza Ten Eyck Pruyn of Albany, New York. Her pedigree was just as illustrious as her husband’s. She was one of five children born to Augustus Pruyn and Catalina Ten Eyck, only three of whom survived infancy. Eliza came from a prestigious Dutch family. Her father fought in the […]

Corn Hill Connections Committee Covid 19 Support

The Corn Hill Connections Committee was established several years ago to offer help if any of our Corn Hill neighbors found themselves in need.  The committee met recently (via Zoom) to talk about the unprecedented times that we all are experiencing.  There is no doubt that our mission is more important than ever. If you […]

52nd Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival is Canceled Due to COVID-19

The Corn Hill Neighbors Association Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Corn Hill Arts Festival due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. We would like to thank ESL Federal Credit Union, the more than 200 volunteers, our event sponsors and vendors and of course the 300-plus artists that work year-round […]

UR Handmade Surgical Mask Donations

Thank you for generously offering to sew handmade surgical masks to support UR Medicine as we work to meet the unprecedented challenges COVID-19 presents to our community and health care system. Before You Start Please go to for instructions on how to make masks. Please Note: When making these types of masks, it is […]

Remembering Robert “Bob” Trout

Back in 1970, an absentee landlord owned two properties on Atkinson Street: the Greek Revival house at #53 and a two-story frame cottage behind it at #51 (now 32 Eagle Street). Both houses had been chopped up in to tiny apartments, violating city codes. The landlord realized bringing each one up to code would greatly […]

The Chemist in the Basement

On August 27, 1960 the Democrat and Chronicle reported “Twelve American Negroes, including one from Rochester, have been ordained Catholic priests this year, bringing the number of Negro priests in this country to 106.” Sixty years later, it’s a bit startling to see African-Americans referred to in such manner, but it was the term of […]