HEY….A SHOUT OUT FROM A FORMER BINHAMTONIAN!!!!
When Billy Joel sang those words, I am well aware that he was referring to New York City, the concrete jungle of the United States. For me and my family; however, a New York State of Mind applies to Western New York, where the land flows with farms and fields, liberalism isn’t quite as strong, and being referred to as Southern Canadian comes with the territory (well, maybe I’m the only one who uses that reference, and more specifically to annoy my husband).
As many of you are aware, my husband is from western New York, specifically from the village of Fairport within the confines of Rochester. It’s located along the Erie Canal and boasts the status of Top 100 Best Places to live in America. There are row houses, old Victorians, and those that give you the feel of New England, although my husband doesn’t like being referred to…
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