yourUPstate Vol. 5

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Welcome to Your Urban Upstate 5.1.2017

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
Utica’s iconic clock greets you as you enter Downtown
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Spring is blooming in Downtown Utica

Rochester, Arian Horbovetz

Twitter: @a_d_photo

Instagram:  ariandavidphoto

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Radio Social, Rochester’s innovative blend of bowling, entertainment and high-end food and beverage officially opens to the public soon!

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Buffalo, Michael Shriver


Instagram:  buffalophotoblog




 Rome, Mike Colangelo Sr.


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Rome’s historic Capitol Theater is home to movies and shows, and holds a central spot in the city’s arts district.

Troy, Maria Piscitella

Website (Tumblr):
Instagram:  troynewyork_
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Troy Riverfront Park

Geneva, Alex Long

Instagram:  brilliantvisual


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One of the many wonderful eateries in Geneva, The Beef & Brew is an American-British establishment, forged out of a rustic brick building. It was ounce a former tavern and is now a rustic restaurant with a wood fireplace great food, beer, and a cozy atmosphere. It follows a common theme of the Gevenan downtown renaissance, the repurpose of old and disheveled building to bring a trendy and quality business to the area, as this is immediately evident just at a glance at the location

Binghamton, Patti Schwartz

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Binghamtonians were out enjoying the spring weather this week

Troy/Albany, Sean Russell

Instagram:  seanrussellphoto


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Albany from across the river at the Hudson Riverfront Park in Rensselaer


Schenectady, Mary Zawacki


Instagram:  zajaczka / schenectadyhistoricalup

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