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Old 12-31-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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That's great that many top destinations are water oriented but due to Rochester's location on Lake Ontario, it would not do much to help. The area by Charlotte is hurt by having little space for development so not much on a large scale could be built. Way too many residential units packed close to the lake. Places like Baltimore had much much more space to work with.
I have no idea where the finger lakes rank on the list of tourist attractions, but according to articles, its a multi billion dollar industry which is pretty impressive.

Multi million dollar is impressive? I know individuals who are multi million dollar enterprises. I guess when people think small nothing happens. Its the norm in Monroe county for folks to think of all the reasons they CANT do something than to go out and make things happen, hence the mediocre status of the area. No vision, resistant to positive change, and few people willing to not be followers.
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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re-read what I wrote, I said multi-BILLION.
And it is not the norm in Monroe County to think of reasons not to do something. You are making assumptions and generalizations . There have been attempts in the past such as the ferry and high falls.
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:02 PM
 
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Finger Lakes tourism is what it is. Considering the industrial economy of Western NY is in the crapper, not seeking to expand on other assets is foolish.
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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But they are seeking to expand on other assets such as higher education and the finger lakes. These industries have been growing in recent years.
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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Conrad...atleast we agree on Pontillos. Pizza Stop for me. Little feelings hurt??? please.

Many people happen to like this area (despite the many faults that are discussed endlessly- we know the taxes are high, the weather is not San Diego, and we don't have Trini restaurants- it is a small city). The part some fail to understand is that most people don't actually want Rochester/Finger Lakes to be in the top 50 tourist attractions or a city with 3 Million people. Been there...done that. If you want those type of things then go move to such a place. People are already aware of the shortcomings of Rochester (dont need your help/reminders)- but it is many of these shortcomings (except taxes) that actually lead many people liking the area. (no traffic, open spaces, affordable housing, many exceptional schools, great weather for those that like being active outdoors, etc). Comparing the amenities of Rochester to cities 5 times the size is irrelevant. But comparing the ease of life in Rochester to these larger cities is as well.

Happy New Year.
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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Conrad...atleast we agree on Pontillos. Pizza Stop for me. Little feelings hurt??? please.

Many people happen to like this area (despite the many faults that are discussed endlessly- we know the taxes are high, the weather is not San Diego, and we don't have Trini restaurants- it is a small city). The part some fail to understand is that most people don't actually want Rochester/Finger Lakes to be in the top 50 tourist attractions or a city with 3 Million people. Been there...done that. If you want those type of things then go move to such a place. People are already aware of the shortcomings of Rochester (dont need your help/reminders)- but it is many of these shortcomings (except taxes) that actually lead many people liking the area. (no traffic, open spaces, affordable housing, many exceptional schools, great weather for those that like being active outdoors, etc). Comparing the amenities of Rochester to cities 5 times the size is irrelevant. But comparing the ease of life in Rochester to these larger cities is as well.

Happy New Year.


Happy New Years to you too.

There are many that havent found that ease of life you speak of in western NY.

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Old 12-31-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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Conrad...atleast we agree on Pontillos. Pizza Stop for me. Little feelings hurt??? please.

Many people happen to like this area (despite the many faults that are discussed endlessly- we know the taxes are high, the weather is not San Diego, and we don't have Trini restaurants- it is a small city). The part some fail to understand is that most people don't actually want Rochester/Finger Lakes to be in the top 50 tourist attractions or a city with 3 Million people. Been there...done that. If you want those type of things then go move to such a place. People are already aware of the shortcomings of Rochester (dont need your help/reminders)- but it is many of these shortcomings (except taxes) that actually lead many people liking the area. (no traffic, open spaces, affordable housing, many exceptional schools, great weather for those that like being active outdoors, etc). Comparing the amenities of Rochester to cities 5 times the size is irrelevant. But comparing the ease of life in Rochester to these larger cities is as well.

Happy New Year.
I agree While Rochester isn't the best place in the country it is by far not the worst.
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