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Casey Landerkin
I am of Irish descent, so I love the Tipp Hill area. I love the Stone Throwers and Coleman’s and the history behind the area. It’s one of my favorite parts of Syracuse.

I also love the story behind the light. The story goes that when the Irish immigrants moved to the area they disliked the fact that the green was on the bottom. They threw stones at the red light until it broke. Every time the light was replaced, it would end up broken again. Finally the light was permanently flipped so that the green is on top. It’s the only upside down street light in the country. Éirinn go brách.

Stone throwers were right—
What would Tipp Hill be without
that green—on—top light?

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