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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Twenty Dollars and Two Hours

Twenty Dollars and Two Hours

Parking in Corning has its limitations and frustrations, but one thing is for sure: when you’re parked on Market Street, you get two hours before needing to move to the next zone. I’ve always wondered what a visitor or tourist is able to accomplish in that amount of time, so I found a test subject […]

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 […]