‘Around Binghamton’ is a new book to be released on Monday, February 13. Jim Maggiore has grouped his own photographs with photographs of historical interest.
“The Greater Binghamton area’s undulating history mirrors that of its terrain. The area has evolved from a transportation center to a hub of manufacturing and technology and, with the expansion of Binghamton University and SUNY Broome Community College, a growing center of erudition. First, canal boats and trains dominated the landscape, then, cigars were produced in abundance, followed by shoes, simulators, and computers. Now, with Binghamton University expanding into downtown, student housing, breweries, and eateries fill Binghamton’s streets. The area has earned the monikers “Parlor City,” “Carousel Capital of the World,” “Sports Mecca,” and the “City of Festivals.” Binghamton’s cultural legacy is rich; besides being the home of professional baseball, bicycling, golf, hockey, running, and tennis, Binghamton’s annual celebrations have included Mural Fest, July Fest, Spiedie Fest, and Luma Fest.”
Photo credit: Endicott Visitor Center via Arcadia Publishing