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‘Utica Struggles’ – A Fresh Look [PHOTOS]

Recently a Getty Images photographer based in New York City visited Utica to do a photo essay on struggling Rust Belt cities.  Utica was used as an example of a struggling urban area.

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Utica Old Main
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A Fresh Look at ‘Utica Struggles’ – Old Main

Old Main at Court and Whitesboro Street in Utica is a venerable building that once housed the Utica State Hospital, a pioneering mental health facility during the late 1800s.

The Getty photo focuses on the chain-linked facade rather t

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A Fresh Look at ‘Utica Struggles’ – Utica Clock

The 'Utica' clock is a downtown landmark found at the corner of Genesee and Washington Streets.  The Getty photo shows the landmark at night rather than the nice landscaping surrounding it.

This central part of downtown is anchored by the Bank of Utica and the region's tallest building, the New York State Office Building

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A Fresh Look at ‘Utica Struggles’ – Franklin Square

The Utica:  A Renaissance City logo greets travelers entering downtown on Genesee Street south of Oriskany Boulevard.  The original photo shows just the 'Renaissance' sign that had been vandalized with a Subway sandwich shop sticker

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A Fresh Look at ‘Utica Struggles’ – Boilermaker Finish Line

The original photo shows a couple standing in the parking lot at the Shoppes at the Finish Line on Court Street in Utica.  The photo focuses on the couple and the for-sale sign on the building behind them

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‘Utica Struggles’ Photo Essay Hits Newspapers Nationwide [PHOTOS + POLL]

A photo essay entitled 'Utica Struggles' was released yesterday by Getty Images, the international media's clearinghouse of images.  The photos were picked up by many news outlets including the Albany Times-Union and USA Today.  The Downtown Utica Development Authority and Mayor Rob Palmeri have stated on Facebook that the photos are one-sided and don't show the bright side of our community.  Take a look and judge for yourself.

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City of Utica Unveils New Logo

Utica was christened the Renisance City within the last few years, now Mayor Rob Palmeri has unviled a new logo and slogan for Utica.

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Celebrating Utica’s Arterial Today 5-8-12

Here's a holiday that comes around only once in a century, the chance to celebrate the Arterial Highway through Utica.  The roadway, known colloquially as The Arterial, is actually a multiplex of New York State Touring Routes 5, 8 and 12.  Being that today is May 8, 2012, we can name today Utica Arterial Day and celebrate 5-8-12.

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5 Utica Jobs That No Longer Exist

Utica has been a bustling hub of commerce for over 150 years. We've seen businesses come and go over the years. The area has remade itself first as a halfway stop on the Erie Canal then textile and manufacturing

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Remember When: The Olympic Torch Passes Through Utica [PHOTOS]

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are a few months away in London, and that means that an Olympic torch is progressing somewhere through the British Empire.  It was 11 years ago that the Olympic spirit was felt in Utica as the torch passed through before the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.

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Utica City Hall
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Select a New Slogan for Utica

Utica during its history has been known as the Handshake City and is presently billed as the Renaissance City.  We want to know what you would you call Utica if you could pick a new slogan.  We have a few suggestions, some serious some silly, for you below.

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When Is the Memorial Day Parade in Utica?

 

Utica and surrounding communities will celebrating Memorial Day on Monday May 28.  Here are when the parades are planned around town.

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