Last week I visited Syracuse and ate lunch in Hanover Square. This was the first time I explored downtown Syracuse on foot.
Hanover Square is a triangular pedestrian plaza lined by historic buildings to the south, Water street to the north and Warren street to the east. The plaza is slightly sunken below street level and mostly concrete.
I found Hanover Square an engaging and humane. It was a delightful spot to observe the city and eat a burrito from Otro Cinco. (If it weren’t for the Covid-19 pandemic, I would have eaten in the restaurant and never found this place.)
At the time of my visit there were no cars parked in the square, and it did not appear as though vehicular traffic was permitted. However Google Street View reveals that parking is apparently allowed along the south edge.Continue reading