Brooks Landing Diner
People’s Choice Kitchen
The 19th Ward Neighborhood’s motto - “Urban by Choice” - says it all.
Residents here pride themselves on the rich diversity of their neighborhood and are passionate about their community. As one of the city’s largest, the 19th Ward’s geographical boundaries reach north to Chili Avenue, east to the Genesee River, west to Interstate 390 and south to Scottsville Road. Its natural assets include the Frederick Law Olmsted designed Genesee Valley Park, the Genesee River and historic Erie Canal.
The social activism of its residents is legendary. The 19th Ward Community Association is one of the oldest in the country. Each year the WCA holds a home tour to show off its housing options ranging from one-story cottages to large mansions. An annual CROPWALK raises money to fight hunger locally. In June, the Aberdeen Square Fair offers a cultural day of arts and crafts. Later in the year, the neighborhood holds a Candlelight Dinner and a Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration.
Along with community building, the area is the scene of a major redevelopment project known as the Brooks Landing Project, which is located on the west bank of the Genesee River. A pedestrian bridge connects Brooks Landing to Rochester’s leading economic engine, the University of Rochester River Campus and Medical Center, which includes Strong Memorial Hospital.