A Utica man is taking on an epic trip from Utica to Brooklyn to Montreal...via canoe. Marco Martoccia left Utica on July 14th, putting his canoe in the Erie Canal near Aqua Vino. Since then, he's paddled 100's of miles, down the Erie Canal, ultimately reaching the Hudson River and Brooklyn.
Unshackle Upstate asked an interesting question on Facebook recently, The Rio Grande River is to Texas as ________________ is to New York? So which New York river do you think is the state's most iconic?
US Senator Chuck Schumer and city planners in downstate Peekskill are working on a plan to redevelop land on the banks of the Hudson River to create a park district that access downtown shopping and residential districts. Could this model work for Utica?