Corning at 29: Coming to Terms with Actually Liking Your Hometown

Corning at 29: Coming to Terms with Actually Liking Your Hometown

It was really a weird thing when friends, visiting from their ‘semi-glamorous-big-city-traveler-book-publisher-professional-photographer-literal-rocket-scientist-subway lives’ would come to see us in little Corning and say, “What’s the deal? Corning’s like… fun, now.” And it was even weirder when I, living my ‘half-finished-farmhouse-two-cats-one-dog-one-husband-failing-to-garden-working-at-a-museum life’ replied with, “I know, right?” Here’s a quick breakdown: I grew up in South […]

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 […]

From A Tiny House to The Big Screen: Corning’s Oscar Watch

From A Tiny House to The Big Screen: Corning’s Oscar Watch

Posted on Jan 16, 2016 in Community Voices, Interviews, People of Corning

When Corning builds their version of the “Welcome to Elmira” sign, featuring all the stars who live here, Dan Driscoll is going to be front and center. You probably already recognize him from an episode of HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters,” when Dan and his family moved back to Corning from their 2,500 sq. ft. home in […]

Urban Corning’s Top 10 Posts of 2015

Urban Corning’s Top 10 Posts of 2015

We’d like to start this post by saying, thank you. Thank you to all of our readers. Because of you, 2015 was one of Urban Corning’s best years to date. In just 365 days we got to learn more about some of the really amazing people that call Corning home, helped usher in incredible new businesses, […]

Parade of Lights!

Parade of Lights!

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

Halloween on Market Street: The Best of the Best

Halloween on Market Street: The Best of the Best

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 in Area Fun!, People of Corning

If there are two things we love here at Urban Corning, it’s our downtown and anytime the community comes together to celebrate something. And, it’s even better when the two coincide. The same was true this Saturday, when hundreds of families made their way down Market Street, decked in their finest Halloween garb. We were lucky […]

Is Market Street Living for You?

Is Market Street Living for You?

I’ve lived on Market Street for more than 15 years, so I’m a go-to guy when people want to know, “what’s it like?”  It’s not perfect, but for me there’s nowhere else in town that really comes close.  When I moved here in 1997 there were roughly a dozen low to mid-end options.  Today Market Street boasts […]

The Kitten That Brought Market Street to Its Knees

The Kitten That Brought Market Street to Its Knees

  A stray kitten spent a weekend car hopping throughout Corning.  “Lily” has since found her forever home (presumably being kept as an indoor cat).  We were on the scene two Sundays ago when Lily was extracted from her last automotive shelter – as were quite a few other members of the Corning community.  Each of them now has a […]