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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stay Classy, Corning!

Stay Classy, Corning!

I come from a family of educators, and believe strongly in lifelong learning.  Our community has its fair share of traditional schools where one can earn various diplomas and certificates… and when one thinks “education,” it’s easy to focus on those more career-oriented programs and institutions.  But there’s nothing wrong with learning just for fun, and we’ve […]

Exploring the Academy Place Clock Tower

Exploring the Academy Place Clock Tower

  Our last Hidden Corning feature took you to a long-forgotten second story on Market Street.  This time we’re going higher. As you’re all probably well aware by this time, the former Corning Free Academy building has been transformed from a middle school into an apartment complex.  In the process, the developer preserved many of the historic […]

Hidden Corning

Hidden Corning

  We’re debuting a series of posts that will take a look above, below, around, and behind the things you see in Corning everyday.  Hidden Corning will reveal details and stories about interesting features of the City and its environs that are not exactly in plain sight. Today we take a look at the Athens Hotel. […]