Cortland County is One of the Most Da...
Ezra

Weedsport, NY

#21 Oct 14, 2007
I'm from Cortland, but the post site keeps saying I'm from Sterns KY, I'm not.
jim

United States

#22 Oct 19, 2007
jed wrote:
I've lived in Cortland for a few years and I think its a nice place. If everyone would stop being so negative maybe things would improve. Maybe you just don't have anything better to do.
Jed,stop staring at the sun..it will ruin your eyes.Cortland has a reputation for being a slum..Its true..low life people , drugs, and lots of "under the table" goings on..we are not picking on Cortland..it needs to be cleaned up.
jimmy jammer

Earlville, NY

#23 Oct 20, 2007
So wait, there are gay people in Cortland? That's weird.
Justin

Syracuse, NY

#24 Oct 28, 2007
In supposedly progressive NYC, at Columbia University no less, apparent racists left a noose hanging around a professor's door. The same happened to a principal at a school.

As for Cortland having drugs, and low life people, they exist in every city and in every county.

I've seen hard core inner city poverty in neighborhoods like Bedford Stuyvesant, Corona, South Bronx, Jamaica, Harlem (All NYC), and South Central, Bell Gardens and Skid Row (all Los Angeles). Nothing in Cortland compares.

And as for supposedly tolerant cities like NYC being nicer for gays, my rent there in Bed-Stuy was $1000 a month for a neighborhood in which I had to move my bed from being near the window because we had frequent gun shots. Oh, and there were squirrel sized rats in my apartment. That was an one bedroom apartment. To move to a nicer one in that same crappy area would have cost me $1,700 a month. To move to Manhattan would cost me about $1000 for a room, at least $2000 for a studio, and probably $3000 for an one bedroom.

Why the hell would I pay all that money to live in a closet space, not to be able to have a car (many buildings in the city don't have parking), and why pay all that money for all those years and never get any ownership?

As for the condo coop scam in NYC, don't get me started, because after you buy a condo or a coop, you still have to pay building maintance, which is still basically rent.
Cortland Worker

King Of Prussia, PA

#25 Nov 16, 2007
I think anyone who can over generalize a county to be horrible has some real issues. First of all, I work in cortland as a service provider for youth, and I know from doing research what this county offers. The U.S Census Bureau will tell you that on average we are lower then the state average in crime, and teenage pregnancies. It seems like the lady who started this has been screwed over pretty bad by a few people and thus blames the whole damn city for it. Get real!
King of Cortland

Baldwinsville, NY

#26 Dec 8, 2007
Cortland is a great place to live compared to a lot of towns, even if your mother can also be your sister
heather

Endicott, NY

#27 Mar 14, 2008
escape from the planet of the apes (aka Cortland, NY) Too many pigs, too many pregnant white trash mothers, more toes than teeth, and a political cesspool to boot! Lets BURN that F**Ker down!

Three words for new Cortland law:

LICSENCE TO BREED!
Bob

Rome, NY

#28 Aug 3, 2008
I've lived in Cortland my whole life, with the exception of moving around in my younger years, and it's not the worst but not the best I'm sure. What we need is a local and state gov. that stops screwing the hard working people with taxes and no jobs,bad roads and neighborhoods. and give all of us some incentive to stay and raise our families. Instead typical n.y. gives more incentives to be on welfare and create crime with little recourse. I really would like to stay but sometimes I say why, but I'm still here for now.
Cortland Resident

Rome, NY

#29 Aug 12, 2008
anonymous wrote:
Cortland sucks. Its one county where a cop can get away with murder. He can serve just 6 months in jail for it and then be home with his family in time for Christmas
Is driving drunk and text messaging while turning a corner and running down a few little ol' ladies considered murder? I think so...
Jacy

Whitesboro, NY

#30 Aug 15, 2009
Cortland is similar and different from many small cities where the elite or upper middle class don't accept others who aren't as fortunate. It's a real good ol' boy, corrupt bureaucratic bs, kind of town. However, it's not as crime ridden as other cities, but it's just as dangerous, b/c the issues here are just as serious, and there are no answers in sight. Especially in the breakdown of such issues as: welfare system, poverty, drugs/alcohol, and abuse or the breakdown of the family. The idea is to blame these unfortunate circumstances on the individuals;instead of looking at the bigger picture. The punishment for one group of "lower Class" is harsh and irrepreable and for the "higher class" mid-class is nada!
kandy

Oriskany Falls, NY

#31 Sep 4, 2009
cortland is nothing but bars and restraunts forin people moveing here takeing our jobs never any good placeses to shop because thay build new bildings and thair empty the following year thay should wape cortland off the map make it farm land prouble get more busniess that way comeing to cortland.or any thing realy but cortland ant got shit
Stu Cozza

Copenhagen, NY

#32 Oct 12, 2009
anonymous wrote:
Cortland sucks. Its one county where a cop can get away with murder. He can serve just 6 months in jail for it and then be home with his family in time for Christmas
Who is/was this cop you refer to and who did he/she murder?

Details, prease?
Cortland Professional

United States

#33 Oct 16, 2009
heather wrote:
escape from the planet of the apes (aka Cortland, NY) Too many pigs, too many pregnant white trash mothers, more toes than teeth, and a political cesspool to boot! Lets BURN that F**Ker down!
Three words for new Cortland law:
LICSENCE TO BREED!
All this trash talk coming from someone unable to spelll "license" ~ scary!
used to work at boces

North Bay, NY

#34 Dec 13, 2009
The REAL problem is the DA he just charged a mr brill for beating up the man robbing him and did not charge the criminal we are voteing him out next term you wait and see
Lived in Cortland 30yrs

Rome, NY

#35 Dec 18, 2009
Jacob Nicholetti wrote:
<quoted text>//To say that there is corruption in politic in Cortland County in an understatement. I have lived in this area for 12 years now and have seen, first hand, corruption accross the board from law enforcement to the manipulation of federal regulations for personal benefit. Why bother with TV when there is enough drama and scandal here to keep us all entertained? It's too bad the right people don't seem to be watching. Hmm, well maybe they are.
How can you sit back and say that, are you on drugs? try living in the Bronx or in L.A. or in one of the other major cities. I will agree that there are areas that could use attention, also you say there is enough drama and scandal, but it also says you dont even live in cortland. This whole post is a joke, and people really need to get off their couch and get out in the real world.
tom

Long Eddy, NY

#36 Feb 3, 2010
just came back from LA, and i am happy to be home! too many close calls, too many pistol toting idiots running around.
tom

Long Eddy, NY

#37 Feb 3, 2010
why does it say Canastota, NY, when i live in cortland ny?
amber

Syracuse, NY

#38 Apr 3, 2010
Ariella wrote:
This city is def. a horrible place to live. Everyone is pregnant and doing drugs..and the incest is disgusting...
Wow, nicely exaggerated. There are a whold bunch of well educated and not pregnant people here who have never done drugs nor done their kids or siblings. Perhaps you should choose your friends more carefully.
Losers are everywhere as are genuinely good people. I concsider myself the latter and I live in Cortland.
Avanger

Englishtown, NJ

#39 Apr 24, 2010
SUNY students be alert.....The Townie Cousin Fookers are on the prowl.

Beware of the Townie Three....One fat skank with face penis...I mean piercings. She's got "softball player" potential (wink-wink). The two other hags are just her belly warmers. They beat a man at the OWEGO Laundry the other day over NOTHING.
CPD better put down the Tim Horton donuts and get crackin"
Avenger

Englishtown, NJ

#40 Apr 25, 2010
King of Cortland wrote:
Cortland is a great place to live compared to a lot of towns, even if your mother can also be your sister
I lived in Cortland for "ten years" one semester...take ride down South or Schammel Sts...says it all!

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