"There ARE rainbows in Elmira"
There are no rainbows OR puppies in Elmira!
There comes that rich girl, Elmira..
It is not a bad town, some say it is. Elmira College located in downtown Elmira was the first women's college in the Country. It does contain bad (ghetto) parts such as the Elmira Southside, and the rich parts such as West Elmira. Other than that its a pretty clean town.
Elmira was not that bad in the day, it mainly is dirty now due to NYS Welfare Program. Currently the town is trying to ger cleaned up and will raise taxes making it harder for others to live there.
Elmira has been mentioned in TV shows such as Law & Order: SVU talking about The Elmira Correctional Facility.