New York

May 29, 2012 - 9:34pm
In relation to the total population of the four largest cities in the state of New York, Syracuse has the largest percentage of people who use bicycles to move around the city.

Disconnected bike paths, lack of signals and street construction are common for Syracuse, but this doesn’t discourage its dwellers from using their bikes to move around the city.

Syracuse narrowly beat Rochester, N.Y., in 2010 for having the highest percentage of commuters that use bikes in the state, according to the data compiled by the League of American Bicyclists.

August 9, 2011 - 3:01pm
Citizens and local police advocating for education on driving distractions are endorsing New York's new ban.

The day Jacy Good graduated from Muhlenberg College should have been filled with excitement.  Instead, it was a day marked by tragedy.

As Jacy and her parents, Jay and Jean Good, both 58, drove home to Lititz, Pa. after the commencement ceremony, their station wagon was struck by a swerving tractor-trailer. Jacy survived the crash, but was placed in the hospital with a shattered pelvis, collapsed lungs, a lacerated liver, and severe traumatic brain injury. Her parents died on impact. 

February 1, 2011 - 4:39pm

OK, so Oswego, NY is even colder, windier, and snowier than Syracuse in the wintertime -- but it’s still worth a trip to experience what Oswego has to offer. It’s a small college town nestled next to Lake Ontario with a hopping maritime district of bars and restaurants. Sip tea with some SUNY-Oswego students, conquer downtown of this notorious party school, or visit the waterfront to view some awesome WWII tugboats and learn some history.

Distance: 33 miles

Driving: 53 minute trip northwest

Population: 18,000

February 1, 2011 - 2:56pm
Looking for an escape from 'Cuse for the day? Cortland, Oswego, and Skaneateles are only 30 miles away and filled with exciting things to do and explore.