The Flower Lady and Her American Bouquet

The Flower Lady and Her American Bouquet

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 in Best of Corning, Interviews, People of Corning

Her name is Christina, but you probably know her as “The Flower Lady.” Every Thursday, The Flower Lady pulls her little brown truck into Riverfront Park and sets up her tent and sells bucket upon bucket of her famous seasonal bouquets during the Gaffer District’s Summer Farmers Market. Christina is more than just a beloved […]

Why Everyone in Corning Should Care About Academy Place

Why Everyone in Corning Should Care About Academy Place

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 in Best of Corning, Local News, Misc, Top Posts, Uncategorized

Corning has many things in great abundance, but undeveloped land is not one of them.  With a mere 3.1 square miles of land to work with, how we use and re-use our existing assets becomes very important.  How do we go about continually attracting new residents to our City – and enjoying the benefits those new residents can bring (from cultural […]

Corning Museum of Glass Expands in a Big Way

Corning Museum of Glass Expands in a Big Way

The Contemporary Art + Design Wing at the Corning Museum of Glass is turning heads all throughout the art world. The architecture and design, naturally-lit artwork, and sheer magnitude of the project has caught the attention of art critics and glass enthusiasts everywhere. It’s hard to find the right perspective to describe this world-class institution […]

Random Acts of Kindness Bring Warmth to Corning

Random Acts of Kindness Bring Warmth to Corning

Last month on the Urban Corning Facebook page, we posted a few pictures of hats and scarves that had been left around town. They each had a note that read, “I am not lost! If you need me, take me. God Bless.” The post went viral, amassing more than 35,000 views and hundreds of likes and […]

Hand + Foot is a reminder that everything is okay

Hand + Foot is a reminder that everything is okay

It was a few years ago on a Friday evening when I learned a valuable lesson about trust. I was driving to New York City to see Harper Blynn and traffic started piling up outside the Lincoln Tunnel. Conceding that my pre-show plans were ruined, I decided to let the night re-plan itself; it was clear that […]

Your Ticket to Holiday Cheer

Your Ticket to Holiday Cheer

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 in Best of Corning, Community Voices, Uncategorized

Last week two Corning men proved anyone has the power to make someone’s day, building community in the process. Since it’s averaged over 1000 views per day (after debuting on December 4th), chances are you’ve already seen this video… but if not, take a look and come back (we’ll wait). We sat down with the creators to […]

Sparkle: Worth Risking Frostbite for 40 Years

Sparkle: Worth Risking Frostbite for 40 Years

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in Area Fun!, Best of Corning

I grew up in Buffalo. [You have to know that right away for 2 reasons: the first is that I’m about to share some thoughts on an outdoor event in Winter and my perspective (of snowfall, cold temperatures, etc.) may be different from yours; the second is that I’m weirdly proud of that crazy city so I’ll take […]