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Utica is a disgrace

Utica, NY

#1 Jun 18, 2012
What a sewer this city had turned into, no jobs, inceased crime. Expanding ghetto areas. Crooked politicians. The working class only have Saranac Thursday and an occasional concert on Wednesday's at the brewery. But this is an area for a sting operation, inside the venue, the parking lot and all up and down Varick Street. This city is very unfriendly.
Its bad for business

Cortland, NY

#2 Jun 18, 2012
Oh let me tell you just how bad it is when utica becomes something like from "The Office". The rep is so bad here that my office HATES coming to the area, they actually offered me (their words) "utica pay" and an additional expense line for handling the locals and the crap you have to buy-do to butter them up with just to get them to do the right thing for the 6 months or so I'm stuck here. What more can you possibly say when companies have to keep up to date on how bad it is and what it's worth to avoid it altogether? Even my mom warned me about the place. It's not unfriendly the people are simply below par and defensive about it.
Utica is a disgrace

Utica, NY

#3 Jun 18, 2012
Yes it is very discouraging, it is not even friendly to it's working class. Can you imagine it in another 10 years?
embarresment

Galeton, PA

#4 Jun 18, 2012
I do alot of traveling in the summer and every where I go and mention I'm from Utica I get, how can you live there, I would never go to Utica or I lived there before and I'll never go back if you paid me, or what a dump Utica is. The list go on and on about what a dump Utica is and the crime and dirt. I'm try no to mention where I'm from.
Utica is a disgrace

Utica, NY

#5 Jun 18, 2012
embarresment wrote:
I do alot of traveling in the summer and every where I go and mention I'm from Utica I get, how can you live there, I would never go to Utica or I lived there before and I'll never go back if you paid me, or what a dump Utica is. The list go on and on about what a dump Utica is and the crime and dirt. I'm try no to mention where I'm from.
I don't blame you for not saying where you are from. I will do the same from now on because Utica is a well known joke.
Suggestion

Utica, NY

#6 Jun 18, 2012
Change will only happen if the residents of Utica are willing to get off their lazy asses and make the city better. Isn't that how America was settled and founded? By people motivated to live in a better place? I don't know why people come on here and waste energy commenting ONLINE about how bad Utica is but do nothing constructive to improve it. If you want to run for city government, please sign yourself up. You would probably get elected since Uticans are sick to death of the same Italians in government time and again. Use your ideas for good, instead of fostering negativity.
Utica is a disgrace

Utica, NY

#7 Jun 18, 2012
Well said, but it's fate is sealed and it will not change for the better.
Suggestion wrote:
Change will only happen if the residents of Utica are willing to get off their lazy asses and make the city better. Isn't that how America was settled and founded? By people motivated to live in a better place? I don't know why people come on here and waste energy commenting ONLINE about how bad Utica is but do nothing constructive to improve it. If you want to run for city government, please sign yourself up. You would probably get elected since Uticans are sick to death of the same Italians in government time and again. Use your ideas for good, instead of fostering negativity.
jake

Utica, NY

#8 Jun 18, 2012
The Utica Shale could really improve life here. If those f-ing hippies would shut their ignorant traps.
tom

United States

#9 Jun 18, 2012
Utica isnt the only crapper in the country. There are hundreds of cities just like utica and even worst.they do a better job of hiding their dirty laundry.capitalism and politics are dirty by nature and most people who run for polits are just lazy and dirty double talking capitalist who didnt make it in the private world or did make it and wanted to get into politics to grap more money and power like romney for a good example.
XYZ

New Hartford, NY

#10 Jun 18, 2012
Just bad attitudes all around. That's all you find on topics especially the posters who criticize their city, or maybe not even there city because they live elsewhere. Things are nothing like they used to be I will agree with that. However, it is not the Italian politicians to blame for it. Utica has had many other politicians who are not Italian and nothing seems to have changed. It's worth the effort and time of some people who really care to make changes instead of running away and making a joke of it. No city is perfect to say the least and if you don't like living here as I've said many times on this forum then get out because your negativity is not going to help make things the way they used to be in this city. There are alot of good people who live here and care. Get off your ass and do something if you have so much to say. What losers for real.
City

Utica, NY

#11 Jun 18, 2012
tom wrote:
Utica isnt the only crapper in the country. There are hundreds of cities just like utica and even worst.they do a better job of hiding their dirty laundry.capitalism and politics are dirty by nature and most people who run for polits are just lazy and dirty double talking capitalist who didnt make it in the private world or did make it and wanted to get into politics to grap more money and power like romney for a good example.
Yeah, Detroit is just a larger Utica.
Getouttahere

Utica, NY

#12 Jun 18, 2012
This city blows....theres nothing more to say....i've tried to make so called "changes" for years now....and everyone is so stereotypical, that its impossible to do.

Thank god i'm leaving this hole.....theres nothing here for me....unless I like the outdoors, lakes, and fatty italian food.
harsh reality

Waterville, NY

#13 Jun 18, 2012
Any minute now Genesis members, the cheerleaders for Edge will be arriving to tell us what a great place our area is. The same Edge that hordes money...your tax dollars....Edge is nothing more than a glorified war chest to get scum bag politicians elected and turn our area into a welfare and immigration capital. I don't blame immigrants personally, it's just America is no longer a manufacturing leader and we can no longer keep affording to take everyone unless the goal is to become a socialist country. Cities like Utica were hard hit. We relied on Griffis for many years while private industry has long since gone.
props

Utica, NY

#14 Jun 18, 2012
Getouttahere wrote:
This city blows....theres nothing more to say....i've tried to make so called "changes" for years now....and everyone is so stereotypical, that its impossible to do.
Thank god i'm leaving this hole.....theres nothing here for me....unless I like the outdoors, lakes, and fatty italian food.
You don't like the outdoors or lakes? Wow, you must be a real hoot to hang out with!
NObama

Utica, NY

#15 Jun 18, 2012
The problems start at the top of the food chain and by that I mean the federal government. America is quickly becoming anti-business as more and more companies are crumbling under the Chinese manufacturing boom. The only way to solve this is to put an embargo on foreign-made products forcing US residents to buy American. New York State is an anti-business environment. They have taxed businesses so heavily that no one in their right mind would ever operate in this state. Start voting for people who want to promote business in this country. Gotta look out for #1.
lots of happy uticans

Galeton, PA

#16 Jun 18, 2012
There are thousands of happy uticas all around the country, the one's who have left years ago, all those who recently left and all those who are planning to leave Utica. The reason why people all over the country hate us is that the happy Uticans are telling the truth and horror stories about our hopeless, dirty filthy, fallen down, crumbling, crime ridden, and politically corrupt dumpy pit they use to live in. Utica's fate has been signed sealed and delivered around the country and the Roefaro and rubber stamp administration will be the last to be remembered for there burial service which rendered Utica deceased, buried, and forgotten.
Community Disorganizer

Trumbull, CT

#17 Jun 18, 2012
The hookers in Utica are friendly, fat and ugly, but very friendly.
CORNELL MAYE

Durham, NC

#18 Jun 18, 2012
lots of happy uticans wrote:
There are thousands of happy uticas all around the country, the one's who have left years ago, all those who recently left and all those who are planning to leave Utica. The reason why people all over the country hate us is that the happy Uticans are telling the truth and horror stories about our hopeless, dirty filthy, fallen down, crumbling, crime ridden, and politically corrupt dumpy pit they use to live in. Utica's fate has been signed sealed and delivered around the country and the Roefaro and rubber stamp administration will be the last to be remembered for there burial service which rendered Utica deceased, buried, and forgotten.
Interesting comments posted, very sad but true!
Bart

Long Eddy, NY

#19 Jun 18, 2012
My friend who lives in Atlanta, GA came up to visit not long ago. He told me that everyone in Utica has what he called "Utica face". Everyone here to him seemed to have an unfriendly look that scared him. He told me that most everyone that he talked to did not seem friendly, and most really didn't care to talk to him. I would agree. Utica has such a terrible reputation that I no longer tell people that I am from Utica. My answer is that I am from "near Syracuse". At least most people have heard of Syracuse and don't have a bad opinion of it. When people hear that someone is from Utica, they instanly think that person is some sort of unsophisticated, uneducated, ill-mannered hillbilly that lives in or near a mobile home park. It is not a good image. I hope to someday be one of those happy Uticans who have moved away from here and be one of those warning others about this terrible place.
dont let the door hit you

Utica, NY

#20 Jun 18, 2012
To the people that keep saying "I'm leaving!": just get the hell out. you don't need to announce it to the rest of us because we don't give a crap if you're leaving. The quicker you leave, the better. Hopefully the entire population of Utica leaves and then the ambitious people can rebuild. Buh-bye!

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