Here’s What Central New York Really Needs
There are a lot of advantages in Central New York in general and in the Mohawk Valley region specifically--great food, the Adirondacks, iconic waterways, festivals, fantastic people. But, here's a big question: What are we missing? What are some features, attractions, businesses, or activities we could use in our area?
We put it on Facebook: What do we need in Central New York that we don't have? Folks provided a blizzard of varied responses.
Ronnie Greher: "A practical and usable public transit system. It’s taxpayer funded, yet woefully inadequate for those who need it or choose to use it."
Shannon Nulty: "Nordstrom."
Dan Lansing: "Joe's Crab Shack and IKEA."
Joe Trisolino: "A bejeweled, golden statue of Genesee Joe?" Glad you made that a question mark, Joe.
Andrew Doc Berry: "Chromosomes."
Randy Beach: "Some sort of pro team." How about the Comets and Crunch? And the Orange hoops team plays like pros sometimes.
Colleen Cullen Richardson: "High speed train to NYC."
Jim Jerome: "Lower taxes and more cops."
Carolyn Maroney: "A beach." What's wrong with Sylvan Beach and the state parks at Green Lakes and Delta Lake?
Kathy Rowe: "A giant indoor water park."
Tim Julian: "Leadership." The former Utica mayor was strong in that department.
Kate Avissato: "Folks who don't run red lights."
John Brown: "Community involvement."
Brian Shoen: "Jobs."
Lesley Roberts: "Wine in grocery stores."
Thanks for all the responses, which are still piling up like the inches in a big winter storm. Feel free to add on.