Sad to say, but many people in this area hesitate to come to downtown Binghamton. For many years, buildings sat vacant for years. This is changing. New businesses open almost month by month. Binghamton has a ways to go before it can return to when its downtown was vibrant, but the journey has begun.
|The Brunner Building, downtown Binghamton|
So, why come? If you are interested in architecture, downtown Binghamton will satisfy your needs.
(If the author of the article I'm linking to knew how to spell "Binghamton", it might have been better. No, we aren't on Long Island. No, we aren't a Hampton.)
This is only one of many treasures awaiting the visitor, although enough buildings still need renovation.
The building in the upper right hand corner with the two top stories a different color than the lower stories, is another historic building, owned by a life insurance company.
Elsewhere, art booths were set up on one street. Along Court Street, crafts and food vendors were selling their merchandise. It's nice to have a street fair downtown.
The Friday farmer's market was selling lettuce, swiss chard, squash, herbs. I had an interesting talk with one of the vendors, which I will hopefully blog about more later this month.
|Lilies, downtown Binghamton|
|Trumpet Vine, downtown Binghamton|
July Fest continues tomorrow and Sunday. If you live anywhere near Binghamton, please come out. Architecture? flowers? food? jazz? crafts? Lovely art? You'll find it all.
Do you have local festivals where you live?