Is Utica really that bad ?
Truth

Utica, NY

#43 Jul 25, 2013
A few posts ago I mentioned a story regarding a refurbished McDonalds being on the front page of the OD some months ago. It a strange coincidence I just saw this on the WKTV site.
http://www.wktv.com/news/local/East-Utica-McD...

Big news and another positive I guess. Go Utica!

Seriously, is this news anywhere else in America with the exception of East Podunk, Iowa?
Sam

Greig, NY

#44 Jul 25, 2013
proctor blvd wrote:
I don't think it's that bad !
http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx...
Mee

Tempe, AZ

#45 Jul 25, 2013
It depends on your definition of "bad". If you don't consider Detroit a bad place, then Utica probably looks just fine. Same DNA.
proctor blvd wrote:
I don't think it's that bad !
King U

United States

#46 Jul 25, 2013
Free brewery tours

Lots of parks and open space for recreation

Great pizza

Spaghetti Joe's

Florentine cookies

40 mins from Wegman's
Patrick

Durhamville, NY

#47 Jul 25, 2013
King U wrote:
Free brewery tours
Lots of parks and open space for recreation
Great pizza
Spaghetti Joe's
Florentine cookies
40 mins from Wegman's
ok, so the wonderful things you say about Utica are really unremarkable. They are ordinary. Find them anywhere, anytime. Florentine has wonderful cookies, but you can find wonderful bakeries all over the country. This is an example of a good thing, but nonetheless and ordinary and unremarkable thing. How about a list of fifty of the most extraordinary things about Utica? I don't think anyone could even come up with a single one. As for being 40 minutes from Wegmans, that is a negative. We don't have a Wegmans in Utica! I have to drive 40 miles to DeWitt or Cicero to get to Wegmans. How is that a good thing? We don't evan have a Whole Foods. It only shows how bad Utica is. We don't have a great (insert whatever it is here) in Utica, but I can drive for hours to Syracuse or Albany to get it. How wonderful is that?
King U

United States

#49 Jul 26, 2013
Patrick: you need to move away. Such a negative attitude can't be good to have. Except for a couple off the biggest cities in the US, what other city is extraordinary. Whole Foods sucks dude ! You sound like a spoiled brat fruit cake from downstate that went to school around here and can't find a job back home. Leave, move . Go away. We don't want you.
Truth

Utica, NY

#50 Jul 26, 2013
King U wrote:
Free brewery tours
Lots of parks and open space for recreation
Great pizza
Spaghetti Joe's
Florentine cookies
40 mins from Wegman's
Been a long time since brewery tours were free. Current price is $5.
prvert

New York, NY

#51 Jul 26, 2013
Roscoe-Conkling Park
Eric

Durhamville, NY

#52 Jul 26, 2013
King U wrote:
Patrick: you need to move away. Such a negative attitude can't be good to have. Except for a couple off the biggest cities in the US, what other city is extraordinary. Whole Foods sucks dude ! You sound like a spoiled brat fruit cake from downstate that went to school around here and can't find a job back home. Leave, move . Go away. We don't want you.
Yes, a typical Utica response. Send away all the upper class people with the money to spend and invest. Utica doesn't need them. Make new residents feel unwelcome. Its the Utica way. Utica does not need people with high incomes that can afford to buy stuff. Utica needs more welfare recipients to fill all the Section 8 housing projects. Keep thinking like that, and Utica will soon be the Renaissance City!
spitz

New York, NY

#53 Jul 26, 2013
All the city public pools
Dean

Syracuse, NY

#54 Jul 26, 2013
Utica is getting so bad, they had to erect a gigantic "Utica Warning Sign" so people coming down the Thruway won't make the mistake of getting off at the Utica exit. The Utica Warning Sign sits atop what appears to be a surplus antenna tower and glows bright red. Utica, the only city in NY with a warning sign!
Psych

Culpeper, VA

#55 Jul 27, 2013
Good = Florentines bakery, and Vossí.

Bad = Violence, and the potholes that send my vehicles home with mysterious squeaks after a visit.
actually

New York, NY

#56 Jul 27, 2013
Dean wrote:
Utica is getting so bad, they had to erect a gigantic "Utica Warning Sign" so people coming down the Thruway won't make the mistake of getting off at the Utica exit. The Utica Warning Sign sits atop what appears to be a surplus antenna tower and glows bright red. Utica, the only city in NY with a warning sign!
Love how the sign annoys you people. That is priceless!
Cretin Alert

Gouverneur, NY

#57 Jul 27, 2013
actually wrote:
<quoted text> Love how the sign annoys you people. That is priceless!
Warning: The self proclaimed moron, Cretin, is posting above.
nobreathingallow ed

Utica, NY

#58 Jul 27, 2013
I love Utica!!! We have the best people on earth here!!!
OMG

New York, NY

#59 Jul 27, 2013
nobreathingallowed wrote:
I love Utica!!! We have the best people on earth here!!!
If Utica has the best people on earth then the world is doomed....
warning utica

United States

#60 Jul 27, 2013
Dean wrote:
Utica is getting so bad, they had to erect a gigantic "Utica Warning Sign" so people coming down the Thruway won't make the mistake of getting off at the Utica exit. The Utica Warning Sign sits atop what appears to be a surplus antenna tower and glows bright red. Utica, the only city in NY with a warning sign!
You should see it from the air that's exactly how it looks that was too funny! Seriously guys it doesn't look that bad and it's a tech gift to utica. It could be worse new hartford has the nastiest looking cell towers like huge nasty steel christmas trees you can see from every point.
King U

United States

#61 Jul 27, 2013
its sat night and the LL's are jumping. Yippie I ayyy. Yippie I ohhh. To the haters of utica I wish you slow and painful death.
Joe

New Hartford, NY

#62 Jul 27, 2013
Not like new hartford, whitesboro, Rome, or sauquoit are any better
knockoff greek

Mount Vernon, NY

#63 Jul 27, 2013
proctor blvd wrote:
I don't think it's that bad !
it's worse. most depressed city i have ever visited. very sad.

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