yourUPstate Vol. 4

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Welcome to Your Urban Upstate 4.24.2017

From Binghamton to Buffalo, from Utica to Troy and everything in between, the photographers below are excited to share their city.  Every Monday, The Urban Phoenix will share images from talented “correspondent photographers” across our great state.  These are photogs that not only love their craft, they have a passion for visually representing the beautiful things in our Upstate urban centers.

Soon, this weekly piece will include photos and editorials from members as the Urban Phoenix takes the next steps to help make loving your city a part of every day life.

Think New York City is the only urban paradise in in our state?  Not anymore.  Each week, the photographers below will take you on a tour of our thriving upstate cities, showing you all that is happening in places you might not expect.  Scroll through, enjoy and connect with these talented masters of imagery as they share their urban centers with you.

Utica, Ken Smith

Twitter:  @Tolerated13, @SMITHImagery315
Instagram:  Tolerated13, smithimagery

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A look at Liberty Bell Park home to the Utica Sunburst mural, taken April 12th, sadly a small portion of this wall collapsed a few days later, thankfully structural repairs are currently underway

Rochester, Arian Horbovetz

Twitter: @a_d_photo

Instagram:  ariandavidphoto


First Federal Plaza, which formally featured a rotating restaurant on the top floor.  The building is now home to offices and is one of Rochester’s most distinguishable skyline features


The Andrews Street Bridge dances across the Genesee River.  In the background is an area that’s quietly being developed into apartments, offices and light retail in the spirit of the New Urbanistic “live/work/play” model

Buffalo, Michael Shriver


Instagram:  buffalophotoblog



The Genesee Gateway is a historic row of properties made up of several separate buildings, with the earliest completed 1845 and the most recent built in 2009. Genesee Street is one of the oldest and original main streets entering Buffalo through it’s east side

Troy, Eddie Quinn

Instagram:  enjoytroyny

image1Albany skyline from Prospect Park

Troy, Maria Piscitella

Website (Tumblr):
Instagram:  troynewyork_

Troy/Albany, Sean Russell

Instagram:  seanrussellphoto


Binghamton, Patti Schwartz

Website:  Facebook:


Schenectady, Mary Zawacki


Instagram:  zajaczka / schenectadyhistorical


Syracuse, George Patterson

Instagram – georgejpatt
Twitter – @georgejpatt

Facebook – geo.j.patterson

IMG_0791Syracuse from an office under construction downtown

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