January Meeting

The Pocket Neighbors will be meeting at the Humboldt Rec Center on Monday, January 8, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.


Flower City Habitat for Humanity is in the Neighborhood!

Flower City Habitat For Humanity helps put people in affordable housing.  Qualified Habitat families go through rigorous orientations and provide sweat equity by helping to build or working in other capacities for Habitat.  Habitat has been helping to build and renovate affordable housing in Rochester since 1984.  Click the link below to learn more about Flower City Habitat.



Pot Luck!

Join the Pocket Neighbors at the Humboldt Recreation Center on Monday, November 13th for a Sweet and Savory potluck dinner between 6:30 and 8:30.

Bring a canned good or new winter clothing donation as the price of admission.  Bring a dish to pass or a batch of cookies.

Save the Date: November 13th.

Cobbs Hill Park – Expand Housing?

In June 2017 we received a note from the Upper Monroe Neighborhood association and ABC Streets Association on behalf of the Coalition to Save Cobb’s Hill Park.  They were asking our support in opposing the Rochester Management Inc. proposal to build new apartments at Cobbs Hill Park, near Lake Riley.   Their position statement is below.

Coalition for Cobb’s Hill Position Statement 6-2017

The original proposal was opposed by the community and the mayor asked RMI to revise the proposal.

Mayor’s reply

The revised proposal was submitted in the spring of 2017.

WHEC, April 4, 2017

The proposal is being reviewed by City Hall and must ultimately be approved by City Council.  There have been several media reports and postings on this, but nothing since June 2017.

D&C June 6, 2016   UMNA, June 2016   reddit comments    City Newspaper, June 29, 2016

Plans are posted on the city web site’s projects page.

A recent D&C article asked city council candidates where they stood on the Cobb’s Hill Village project.  See their answers here.

So what do you think?  Should the Pocket support building residential housing in Cobb’s Hill park, or should we join the Upper Monroe Neighbors in opposing this proposal?



September Meeting

Come and join us for the Pocket Neighborhood meeting on Monday September 11, 7:00 PM at the Humboldt Recreation Center on Atlantic Avenue.  We’ll be talking about year-end garden activities and hear from our police officers.  Hope we see you there!

August Meeting in the Pocket

Come and join us for the Pocket Neighborhood meeting on Monday August 14th, 7:00 PM at the Humboldt Recreation Center on Atlantic Avenue.  We’ll be talking about wrapping up the summer and hear from our police officers.  There may be cookies, hope to see you there!

Night Out tomorrow!

It’s time for the most popular Pocket event of the year.  Tuesday August 1st at 6:00 PM in the Emmighausen Garden on Heinrich Street.  No reason to be a wall flower now, the works already been done!  Hots and Burgers provided, bring a side dish (or don’t), come and visit with your neighbors and see the flowers (thank you Bob and Linda) and share the food.  See the Night Out web page  for details.