Perhaps I am the first Long Islander to say good things about Binghamton and the University. In fact, I turned down an offer from Cornell to come here because it doesn't really matter where you go to undergrad once you are considering colleges on the level of Binghamton and up. The school pours a bunch of money into my Bioengineering department and almost all my teachers have degrees from MIT and Harvard (and Tokyo Uni) so why should I pay another 30 grand a year. I'll save the money for grad school when it really matters. Oh yeah, then there is also the fact that 80% of CEOs today went to public school (like the guy who currently runs Disney). University is just a tool and a background. It doesn't make you successful, it just gives you a few opportunities to have you help yourself.
Yes the weather sucks in the winter, but it is beautiful in the summer time. You can't see mountains like this on Long Island. Additionally there are a number of cultural events that go on in Bing all the time. Lucia Di Lammermoor, came here to do Opera and there is the Speedie Fest and such in August I think. There is one vintage thrift shop downtown that designers from Manhattan come to to steal ideas and resell for 10x the price.
So while Bing is no Manhattan, its no bumblefuck either. Additionally, Cornell should be nicer if you are going to pay thirty thousand extra dollars a year. For that amount of money, they should powder your balls (like the gentleman below indicated of Long Islanders).
I had a friend who went to University of Hawaii at Manoa which is much lower ranking than Binghamton (but hey its Hawaii) and he went to Yale for physics for grad school, so who the fuck cares where he went for undergrad.
Stop bitching and take control of your life. Then get shitfaced
Rod Serling lived in Binghamton 'till 18.
Imagine Hell, then make it cold
1) The place that will make you glad to be anywhere but there for the rest of your natural life.
2) A city in Upstate New York whose only reason for existence is the State University situated there. This sad fact is not widely recognized by residents and causes a great deal of animosity toward the students whose money keeps the shit-hole from becoming a ghost town.
3) The Forsaken Lands.
I may have a debilitating brain disease, but at least I don't live in Binghamton.
An industrial wasteland where parents send their spolied Long Island Kids to get a NYU comparable education, but the kids are too fucking bratty to accept anything other than going to Boston University and having their balls powdered while their new BMW's get a new pair of rims. Oh, and the cloudy weather makes everyone insane. Smoke weed everyday.
Which way to Pepe's nigga?
Imagine Hell, in December... then make it -4 degrees on one day and 3 days later make it 55 degrees... that's Bighamton for you... all the time.
Damn it's warm in in Binghamton for December...
An overpopulated truck stop.
I go to Binghamton University.
A small city in upstate New York located near the New York - Pennsylvania border, approximately 60 miles south of Syracuse. Binghamton is situated in a bowl shaped valley at the confluence of the Chenango and Susquehanna Rivers and is home to Binghamton University of the State University of New York system.
After a mild turn-of-the-century presence as a manufacturing center of shoes and cigar materials, Binghamton suffered a precipitous decline in fortunes beginning with the loss of its core manufacturing base in the years following the war and consummating in the closing of its high-tech industries in the late 1980's and early 1990's. From a post-war population high of about 80,000, Binghamton has now shed nearly half of its population.
Binghamton was the home of Rod Serling, host of the 1960's now cult-status television series "The Twilight Zone". The city and region suffered a devastating flood in the summer of 2006.
After years of misfortune, mismanagement and neglect, Binghamton has apparently instituted an audacious program modeling such cities as Camden NJ, Youngstown OH and Gary IN as examples of what it strives to become. This policy is achieving its goals with great success.
The very second I graduate from high school I will be moving away from Binghamton.
A bleak, bleak place. And i'm not a SUNY BInghamton student. I grew up right outside of Binghamton, and I must say that all the people who complain about the weather (and the lack of culture, and the declining economy and general feeling of soul-crushing despair) are quite right. This place is worse than Utica, man. Driving around and looking at people I see walking death. People walking their dogs look as if they're only moving as a result of being pulled by the animals-they don't seem to have the will to do anything. So they drink, and rot.
Like much of upstate new york, the city of Binghamton has been in a steady state of decline for the better part of three decades. But it was never all that great to begin with.
I think the city of Binghamton should adopt "Binghamton-because living isn't everything" as a catchphrase on whatever half-assed advertisments for the area they manufacture.