Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Binghamton New York #BloggingfromAtoZ #Blogboost

I have worked in Binghamton, New York, about an hour north of Scranton, Pennsylvania and an hour south of Syracuse, New York, for over 20 years now.

Binghamton is a small city of about 47,000 people.  At one time, its population was over 80,000 but times have changed, like they have for so many small cities in upstate New York. IBM started here, in a way (The Bundy Time Recorder Company) and we used to be known as The Parlor City.  Those times are over.

Now, some know us as the boyhood home of the late, great Rod Serling of Twilight Zone fame.   If you remember The Twilight Zone TV show, you've visited Binghamton in spirit already.

Today, I'd like to take you on a quick trip to Binghamton through photos. These photos were taken mostly in downtown Binghamton.

Does anyone remember the old TV show The Twilight Zone? Rod Serling grew up in Binghamton and frequented this park on the West Side called Rec Park - the carousel there was the inspiration for at least one episode.  There is a bandshell there where Serling carved his initials as a boy.

Binghamton, New York along flood wall in downtown Binghamton.

At the height of fall foliage.

Winter, near sunrise.

Spring dogwoods.

Be inspired.

By this mosaic.

A Grancy Greybeard tree in bloom near the Broome County Courthouse.

Old buildings.

Several other posts I have written on Binghamton:
The Shoulders of the Past
Caroling at the historic Security Mutual building
One building at a time
Hanukkah House

Tomorrow, I will blog about a 10th anniversary Binghamton wishes it could forget.

Day two of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost and the #bloggingfromAtoZ challenge.


  1. Thanks for the vicarious visit. :)
    Bighamton looks delightful and - calm. I've only visited NYC and was completely overwhelmed by the constant noise and bustle.

    Warm regards
    Sent to you by A-Z

  2. This is so fun, getting a virtual tour of places I won't likely visit, and seeing everything from your perspective. I think I'd be visiting the same places...we are tuned in to each others 'Twilight Zone'. So, yes, I remember Rod Sterling and his TV show...neat that his hometown was a setting for some of the shows.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  3. Great pictures. I've never heard of Bingham (I'm from the UK) but it looks like a great place - I love the look of the old buildings

  4. Very nice pictures! I do like small towns like this. The closest I have probably come to Binghamton is Schenectady, NY.

    Happy Tuesday!


  5. Thanks for the tour, Alana. I remembered Twilight Zone and Rod Serling. Kind of dates me, doesn't it? I like small cities over large ones. Binghamton looks pretty thru the seasons.

  6. I visited the town once- because my brother graduated from SUNY- Binghamton.....
    It was enough :-)

  7. Hi! Really nice post about Binghamton. I was looking at the first photo and was almost wondering where I had seen it before. Although I have not watched the TV show somehow the fist photo seemed very familiar.
    All the other photos also give nice trip of the part. I enjoyed your post very much.
    - Jui Binghamton

  8. I love old buildings. I am working in a different city today and I've walked around and taken pictures of the old buildings and signs around here.

  9. There's a minor-league baseball team in Binghamton, isn't there? I know there's one in Syracuse.... Seems Binghamton was in the NY-Penn League, which is probably gone now...

  10. Just hopping over from the A-Z master list. Trying to read some of the bloggers who are in the journal and musings category. Thanks for the photo tour of Binghamton. I've never been to upstate NY (but I've been to Scranton PA) but pics always look lovely in the fall moreso than winter : ) Good luck with the challenge!

  11. I LOVE Twilight Zone, and Rod Serling. No one had a voice like his. I never knew he was from Binghampton, so thank you for teaching me something today! You've piqued my curiosity now about the 10th anniversary... clever!

  12. I loved the Twilight Zone. Glad to have visited Binghamton virtually.

  13. Those are lovely photos, thanks for sharing them.
    I´m looking forward to see what happend there 10 years ago.
    see you tomorrow.

  14. Looks like a nice place to live.

  15. I hear there doing anther making of Twilight Zone and wonder what social issue they are going to take on.
    Coffee is on

  16. I grew up on the Twilight Zone. Thank you for the tour of Binghamton. Clear the Clutter to Avoid Burnout


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