"Rochester, NY... Used to be....." Top 5 Page for this destination Rochester by davecallahan

Rochester Travel Guide: 256 reviews and 464 photos

Rochester is sadly now a city of used-to-be.
It used to be a safe place to shop at Midtown Mall.
(downtown is no longer very safe after dark for many areas)
(Midtown Mall is only a ghost of what it once was).
It used to be a happening to shop at Sibleys.
(the store closed and the company moved).
It used to be the home of great companies like Kodak.
(the company is still here but no longer great).
It used to be a place where the rich built fine homes.
(the rich have moved to the suburbs).
It used to be a fine urban community. But now the downtown area
is a littered street with panhandlers and closed shops where you
put two hands on your wallet or purse.
Rochester used to be a place I was proud to call hometown.

Rochester has these ZIPCODES to itself:
14602 through 14609, 14611, 14613, 14614, 14619, 14620, 14623, 14627, 14638, 14639, 14642 through 14647, 14649 through 14653, 14664, 14673, 14683, 14692, 14694

Rochester shares these ZIPCODES:
14610 with Brighton; 14612, 14615, 14616, 14626 with Greece; 14617, 14621, 14622 with Irondequoit; 14618 with Loehmanns; 14623 with Henrietta; 14624 with Chili, West Gate and Gates (which VT does not have); 14625 with Panorama; 14626 with Ridgemont

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Rochester is in Monroe County
043-09-20N 077-37-00W
43.155, -77.620
Area Code is 585

Town Hall is 041-48-50N 074-16-50W
City Hall is 043-10-07N 077-36-56W

the original name for the city is Rochesterville (named after Nathaniel Rochester, the founder of the original village on the Genesee River)

  • Last visit to Rochester: Nov 2007
  • Intro Updated Apr 20, 2009
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  • Michael_D's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    I could agree more about the "used to be" thing. I visited for the 1st time in 32yrs and was shocked at what I saw...Mike

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 7:34 AM

    My cousin is now in section 7 and he loves the convenience of having everything in walking distance.

  • Aug 25, 2008 at 7:54 PM

    Rochester Sector section was useful information

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