Market Street One-Way Win-Win

Market Street One-Way Win-Win

Posted on May 5, 2015 in Food & Drink, Misc, Top Posts, Uncategorized

Spring is finally here, and all of us who have suffered through another long winter long for al fresco everything.  Well, maybe not everything (NSFW). Just the other night I was in Ithaca and stopped to eat at Viva Taqueria.  When I saw how busy & crowded the place was, my first thought was to yell “cucaracha!’ in an […]

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 […]

Last Minute Guide to New Year’s Eve

Last Minute Guide to New Year’s Eve

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 in Area Fun!, Food & Drink, Misc, Uncategorized

If you don’t already have plans for New Year’s Eve, and are wondering what your options are, Urban Corning is here to help.  We’ve rounded up your various early, late, and next-day options for ringing in 2015 Cystal City-style. First things first… if you don’t want to drive, or do drive but don’t want to […]

Volo Adds to Market Street Mix(ology)

Volo Adds to Market Street Mix(ology)

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 in Area Fun!, Food & Drink, Misc

When the sign first went up for the new place at 74 E. Market Street, we speculated on the meaning of the name Volo.  Anyone who attended the grand opening last Friday would have a hard time arguing against the Urban Dictionary’s top definition: “a hot spot.” I’m well into my second decade living in […]

Get One of These.  Now.

Get One of These. Now.

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Area Fun!, Best of Corning, Misc, Uncategorized

I know what you’re thinking (because I kinda was), “In the information age, when just about every bit of world knowledge is only fingertips away on my (insert device of choice here)… what could I possibly need anymore at a public library?”  Before the other day, I was more apt to visit this Library. In […]

A World Traveler in Corning

A World Traveler in Corning

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Local Trips, Misc, Uncategorized

Polish people have a lot of weird traditions. I’m very proud of my heritage, but it doesn’t come without a few head-scratchers. Each year on the day after Easter, known as “Smingus Dyngus” or simply “Dyngus Day,” it’s common to pour water on your friends and family. The Polish-American version of this holiday includes pussy […]

Corning’s Backside Facelift

Corning’s Backside Facelift

Alleys are pretty utilitarian places.  Take your typical Market Street block.  If the Market Street side is the pretty face, then the alley is the… well, let’s leave it at this: the best you might be able to say about a typical alley is that it provides a place to keep the dumpsters and delivery traffic. […]

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again…

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again…

  Point: Hey, remember the last episode of HBO’s The Sopranos? Counter-Point: Yeah, the one everyone hated? P: No, the one that ended in the middle of that Journey song. C-P: That’s the one. P: I always loved the end of that show C-P: You know, most people hated it.  Especially those who didn’t watch […]