West Dominick St problems

West Dominick St problems

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New York, NY

#1 Oct 5, 2008
Who thinks what Ms. Giannico is doing, calling a public meeting with the mayor and others to address her 'neighbor' problem is going to get anything done? Isn't this something that her local ward rep ought to be dealing with? What the heck can people do anyway to 'take back their neighborhood' from the likes of folks who live different lifestyles than they do? If there is actual crime, then the city needs to respond, but if it's only a disagreement, how should she respond? How should any of us respond in our own neighborhoods?

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#2 Oct 5, 2008
I don't believe selling drugs, committing assaults, muggings, robberies and other crimes falls under the umbrella of simply living different lifestyles. People who won't play by the rules have to live by the rules as established by the criminal justice system.
Frustrated Parent

Oneida, NY

#3 Oct 6, 2008
From what I understood in the paper, is Ms. Giannico's neighborhood is the 'dividing' line between wards. One side of the street is in one ward & the other side is in another ward, so I can imagine how fustrating it would be to get her representitives involved.
I think what she is doing is great! I admire her for putting her name/face out there in hopes to clean up her neighborhood. I hope it all works out & she doesn't become the target of these people. Hopefully some of her 'good' neighbors will follow her lead & they can form and participate in a neighborhood watch.
I lived in that neighborhood, many years ago, & used to walk to stores/laundry matt/etc. at all hours of the day/nite. I don't know if I'd walk out on my old porch now.
jeanb

Utica, NY

#4 Oct 6, 2008
I give her a lot of credit, at least she is brave enough to try and make a difference in her neighborhood. Although I don't know how much will be accomplished with this meeting with the Mayor. It seems like our city officials are so hell-bent on getting more people to come to Rome, that a lot of the problems and issues we have here are just swept under the rug so this illusion of the 'perfect place to live' can be portrayed to any potential new resident.
Over the last couple of years, we are seeing more and more of this combative and "I'll do what I want to" type of personalities here in Rome. These 'neighbors' apparently have very little respect for themselves, the laws in Rome or Rome's police dept. or they would not be in this situation.
SteveB

East Syracuse, NY

#5 Oct 6, 2008
I really hope dominic street cleans up. But the Mayor should address this issue. It should be in the next issue of the Rome Daily Sentinel. But do you think he will address the paper? NO, I don't think so. People with no power are trying to do what he should be doing, why did he run for mayor if he didn't want help the people of rome, NY. Great Job IDA Genico for at least trying, lets hope the MAYor knows the power ROME gave him and uses it.
Beenthere

East Syracuse, NY

#6 Oct 6, 2008
Its too bad that the day has to come that a young
businesswoman has to be the first to step forward
and draw attention to what has been obvious to so
many for so long.These degusting people use police
protection on their side when they are the ones causing the problems then they dont want to press
charges.how long do the taxpayers of rome have to
be responsible for this. what about the dirtbad
landlords who dont care who they rent to. watch
out, they are coming to your neighborhood next.
Neighborhood Watch

Hartford, CT

#7 Oct 7, 2008
I think that what she is doing is admirable. Maybe the constant pressure of the police driving around the neighborhood will help. It is a hard nut to crack. I'm sure that the police know what is going on however without the co-operation of the dirtbags that are being assualted it is very hard to accomplish a permanant solution. Good Luck Mrs. Giannico.
Hope For Rome

Syracuse, NY

#8 Oct 7, 2008
I was on youtube today, and someone posted Rome New york Sucks video from ABC goodmorning america. When will rome clean up, the internet seems to the only place for people to voice yet mrs. ginnico, is trying something we havn't done, being pro active. Great job stay safe.
Scary Truth

Hartford, CT

#9 Oct 7, 2008
It is going to take a lot of hard work to get Rome to be some place where people will wnat to come and visit. I was recently out to dinner and there were some people visiting from Boston it was there first time to the area and they were completely dumb founded. They were stumped on where to go for enjoyment around here. WHere do you tell them? It was raining and miserable out so sightseeing was out.... with out telling thema bout places to go in Syracuse and Utica I would have been at a loss.. Think about that where and what is there to do in Rome?

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#10 Oct 7, 2008
For a rainy day, you can suggest they visit the Rome Historical Society and the Willett Visitor's Center if they have even a slight interest in history.
Hope For Rome

Syracuse, NY

#11 Oct 7, 2008
There really isn't much information on Rome new york for tourism, no web sites compiled. Rome really does have a lot to offer from FT stanwix, harness racing up the road, State land to visit, Delta lake damn. So much, but if the town is getting run down, it has improved but as in the case of West Dominic Street it was improving and now unwanted crime and trash am taking over this once beautiful st. All of rome has been cleaning up, but some section should not be left out. Like Dominc St. The Rome paper published a great article and should be commended.
Mic

Utica, NY

#12 Oct 7, 2008
frankcor wrote:
For a rainy day, you can suggest they visit the Rome Historical Society and the Willett Visitor's Center if they have even a slight interest in history.
Yawnnnnn.... that might sound exciting to an 80 year old that doesn't get out much. Hay, let's go look at some old pictures and pick up some pamphlets!! Wow, good times!! Rome needs to get up with the times. The Racino and Turning Stone ARE NOT in Rome and other than eating in a couple of good restaurants or going to the movies, there is NOTHING to do in Rome for a visitor. Oh, wait, there ARE alot of bars. Maybe we should call them tourist attractions since they probably draw more visitors to Rome than the Historical Society or the Willett Visitor's Center put together.
Leaving Rome

Syracuse, NY

#13 Oct 7, 2008
http://www.youtube.com/user/OneidaCountyNy
As Reported by ABC news Rome is Going downhill. and Quick? WHY?

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#14 Oct 10, 2008
Mic, I never suggested that the locations I mentioned would be attractive to everyone. Just like not everyone likes to sit in a bar and poison their brains.

Attitudes like yours are part of the problem and not the solution.
Steve TanXXX

Westernville, NY

#15 Oct 13, 2008
Why are drugs in Rome, Fix it.. protect us.. The video on youtube just showing how rome is not the plae to live. We all need to fix the area. I want to live here who else does?
MR OPINION

Liverpool, NY

#16 Oct 14, 2008
I drive through Rome after growing up there and think its terrible. My father ran a business in Rome for 30yrs. He Sold out and I'm glad he did. Since the area has gone to hell. Just drive through other area's then say James St. and look and the cancer moving through Rome. I love seeing 3yr old kids running down the street in nothing but diapers and no parents in sight!! The unemployed moving their couches out from the living room to the front porch with a radio and a beer,LOL. Ohh Well I really don't see in ever getting better, There is no money/jobs/or class left in Rome. Love to see it come back though, until then I am OUT!

Since: Mar 08

New York, NY

#17 Oct 14, 2008
I am a TRUE Roman and have lived here my whole life. Unfortanatly I have to agree with Mr. Opinion on some aspects. You all too often see while driving YOURSELF to work, unemployed/welfare people sitting on their couches, with the beer in their hand and then there is their children running down the street with no shoes and diapers on. This is so true. I guess one of my main concerns is Mayor Brown has put all the focus on North James Street area (how ironic it is near City Hall/Police Department) and bring strip walls in that cannot compete and end up leaving the area within 3 years most of the time. So what do we do? What do we need? I can tellyou for sure what we do NOT need... We DO NOT need anymore drugstores, we do NOT need anymore fast food restaurants as we are trying to beat obesity, not help it, we do NOT need any more bars, we do NOT need anymore car dealerships because the ones we already have are having tough times selling cars and I hate to say this but we do NOT need anymore churches as it seems the church congregations are also having a tough time maintainiing their own numbers and eventually consolidate. So... what does that leave us with? How about a few places that would bring in jobs, that would keep the kids out of trouble. We don't need the YMCA or Weed in Seed for this. Something like or similar to Chuck E Cheese. This is an excellent opportunity for children to socialize, have fun and get a good meal (they also have a salad bar). If the city were to have something similar to this this would bring in the younger children that always seem to be the ones that are left behind. So.. we are finally getting our "state of the art" Ice Rink. While this is good, why not open t up to the public for a cheaper price, as most of the families that would like to send their children or bring their children there cannot aford to bring all of them at the same time. What about in inside miniature golf course? You could have the baseball hitting practice still. What about things like this. These would create some jobs, while allowing the families to do something as well. We all love our parade during the summer and we love the fireworks. So get the community more involved rather than bringing places in that will not be usefull!!
Mic

Utica, NY

#18 Oct 16, 2008
frankcor, thank you for referring to me as being "part of the problem". Our free world was founded by people who were considered to be "part of the problem" because they did not follow the flock, had their own beliefs and wanted change. Quite frankly, I am really surprised at how prejudice you are. You consider someone a "problem" if they don't agree with you on YOUR views? Shame on you, that is not a good philosophy to live by.

Oh, by the way lmao that one of your three-digit IQ followers 'outed' you on the 'trailer park' forum!

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#19 Oct 16, 2008
Mic, perhaps I wasn't clear if you took my words to mean you are part of the problem because you disagree with me. Actually, there is no disagreement between us. It's more a difference in perception. I see the glass half-full, you see it as half-empty.

Let's say, for example, that two visitors come to town looking for local attractions. One visitor approaches me while the other approached you and they each ask "are there any places of interest to see while we are in Rome?

My response would be: "If you're interested in history, there is the Willett Center and the Rome Historical Society. Both of them have outstanding exhibits and plenty of documents and artifacts foryou to see."

Meanwhile, you would say: "There is NOTHING to do in Rome for a visitor." (quoted from above)

Which of those responses is most likely to be perceived as part of the problem as to why we don't have more tourism and visitors here?

Personally, I find no shame in promoting positives about the city in which I live. You are the one who exhibits shame.
Mic

Utica, NY

#20 Oct 16, 2008
Good backpedal and spin. You're a pro.

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