The GlassBarge is Launched!

The GlassBarge is Launched!

Posted on May 17, 2018 in Area Fun!, Corning Museum of Glass, Local News, Top Posts

The Corning Museum of Glass launched GlassBarge today in Brooklyn! It’s the start of a four-month tour as the barge will be traveling north on the Hudson River and westward along the Erie Canal, stopping in several Upstate New York cities on its way to Corning, NY. If you’re not familiar with this project, it’s a unique celebration […]

Ye Olde Northside Hidden Gem

Ye Olde Northside Hidden Gem

Posted on Apr 6, 2018 in Area Fun!, Local Trips, Townie Turned Tourist

If you’re looking for a place to hang out on Friday night, it’s not likely that your friends will suggest the Painted Post Tavern. That’s because the Tavern, now known as the Benjamin Patterson Inn, is a historic structure built in 1796 and hasn’t been an operational “tap room” in nearly a century. However, there’s been […]

Why Springtime in Corning is Especially Exciting

Why Springtime in Corning is Especially Exciting

Ok, people, tell Netflix you’re NOT going to watch another episode. Get off that therapist couch, throw your phone away (after reading this and posting it to Facebook), and run outside – it’s SPRING! I don’t care if you still need a winter jacket and three scarves, the calendar hits April on Sunday and there’s […]

Coming Home for Bare Bones Café

Coming Home for Bare Bones Café

The following is a guest post from a dear friend and Urban Corning contributor, Amelia Harnas. We miss her when she’s not in Corning and we’re glad to know it’s feeling more like home every day! For the past two weeks, I’ve been living in Brooklyn. I’ve been taking care of an apartment and a […]

9 Gifts You Can ONLY Buy in Corning

9 Gifts You Can ONLY Buy in Corning

The holiday shopping season is upon us and businesses in Corning’s Gaffer District are prepared for the post-Thanksgiving rush. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Museum Store Sunday (new), and Cyber Monday come in quick succession. While you’re considering where you’ll go for gifts this year, the following is a short list of things that are […]

Meet Corning’s Mayor-Elect: Bill Boland

Meet Corning’s Mayor-Elect: Bill Boland

Bill Boland is a space exploration enthusiast and Corning’s next mayor. He believes that Corning, like Saturn’s moon Enceladus, has all the right resources in place to make amazing things happen. In 2005, NASA discovered geysers erupting from the surface of Enceladus. It’s thought that tidal pressure causes water underneath the moon’s icy surface to […]

5 Things to Know about Runners in Corning

5 Things to Know about Runners in Corning

The Wineglass Marathon is quickly becoming one of the most popular small races in the world, as evidenced by its coverage in Runner’s World Magazine and its waitlist of nearly 1,000 people. It was ranked as the overall 10th Best Marathon in the World by The Active Times in 2014. So it’s no surprise to see […]

Businesses to Benefit from the Po-Go Jump

Businesses to Benefit from the Po-Go Jump

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in Area Fun!, Local News

Last week, I was walking through Centerway Square checking email on my phone when a stranger asked if I’ve found anything interesting. That question was so broad, I thought I was in one of those movies where the protagonist unsuspectingly swaps briefcases in the middle of a money drop. I stopped and sort of scanned […]