1. A surreal industrial graveyard populated by pensioners, criminals, corrupt police, out-of-touch governmental officials, slum-lords, and drug-addled eccentrics. Popular pass-times include recreational drug use, doing nothing to improve the culture of the city while simultaneously complaining about how there's no culture, and going to the hospital for tetanus shots.
2. What would manifest if Salvador Dali free-based a highly concentrated crystalline mixture of Bukowski and William S. Buroughs out of the soft spot in a new-born's skull.
3. What the rest of America will look like in another 50 years.
Perma-Drunk Non-descript Long Island Bro #1: "Bro, Binghamton is totally balls."
Perma-drunk Non-descript Long Island Bro #2: "Totally dawg, I don't understand why things never improve when we just piss all over the entire city."
Crotchety Pensioner: "You young hooligans leave my ailing, decrepit wasteland alone! I won't stand to have you bringing revenue into the city!"
Perma-Drunk Non-descript Long Island Bro #2: "Fuck you old man!"
Crotchety Pensioner: "I may be old but I could still lick ya!"
Perma-Drunk Non-descript Long Island Bro #2: "Ah you couldn't lick a plastic spoon. Hey bro, check this out dawg!" *vomits on a passing homeless man who gives no sign that he's aware of the presence of anyone else*
Drug-Addled Homeless Eccentric: "Garbled kangaroo steals rainbows from children Binghamton have a dollar OH NO why am I dancing and singing again?"
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.