Corning, You’ve Got Some Clark Griswold in You

Corning, You’ve Got Some Clark Griswold in You

Corning’s Gaffer District, the City, and numerous businesses & organizations do a great job of decorating our community throughout the holiday season… but there’s plenty to see in our residential neighborhoods too.  Since we’re all pretty busy this time of year, we decided to check out a few pockets of homes in the City and […]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pumpkin Spice

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pumpkin Spice

The arrival of pumpkin-flavored everything seems to have replaced cooler weather as the key harbinger of Autumn… since we’ve been knee-deep in pumpkin spice since somewhere around back-to-school week. Whether you’re an avowed aficionado, hopelessly indifferent (that’s me), or somewhere in between – we’ve got four homegrown pumpkin treats that rise above the rest of […]

Train Service Announced from Corning to New York City!

Train Service Announced from Corning to New York City!

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 in Best of Corning, Local Trips, Misc, Uncategorized

  (While this was originally posted as an April Fool’s Day story, we are actively working with members of the community – including our local representative of the Empire State Passenger Association – to explore the possibility of restoring passenger rail service to the Southern Tier) Corning-ites rejoice.  An endless bounty of all things Gotham is […]

This is No Ordinary Basement Kegger

This is No Ordinary Basement Kegger

It’s a good time to be a beer drinker in Corning.  While the sheer volume of watering holes may have been greater during the factory heydays, there have arguably never been more quality selections available on tap locally.  Just this week The Cellar joined The Gaffer, Hand+Foot, The Site, and others featuring tasty varietals and esoteric […]

Ten Things from Corning You Didn’t Know You Need in Your Life, But Totally Do

Ten Things from Corning You Didn’t Know You Need in Your Life, But Totally Do

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 in Misc, Shopping, Uncategorized, Unique Area Businesses

Sure, we’re not as trendy as Brooklyn’s Fulton Street, and you won’t find the same cosmopolitan flare of Paris’ Champs-Élysées, but Downtown Corning has a uniqueness of its own that deserves to be celebrated. And its definitely got a leg up on Ithaca, but that’s another story… The businesses in Corning are significantly more interesting than […]

This Art Idea is a Fine One

This Art Idea is a Fine One

Owning original works of fine art is out of reach for many.   As someone whose disposable income always seems to be trailing a step behind the prices of my favorite artists’ works (I’m looking at you, Martin Poole), I’m fortunate to be related to one of them (thanks to years of birthday & Christmas presents, I’ve amassed a nice collection […]

Last Minute Guide to New Year’s Eve

Last Minute Guide to New Year’s Eve

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 in Area Fun!, Food & Drink, Misc

  Perhaps you’re planning a quiet night at home.  Or maybe you’ve got a kickin’ party to attend (our invitation must’ve gotten lost in the mail…).  But if you don’t already have plans for New Year’s Eve, here’s our annual round-up of options for ringing in 2016 Cystal City-style:   Volo: will have you “dancing into […]

Parade of Lights!

Parade of Lights!

Highlights from Corning’s Gaffer District’s 21st Annual Parade of Lights… enjoy!