when you live there, you criticize it
when you leave, you defend it
rochester - in other words, home.
by screamoxfxck January 24, 2007
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The city with the highest rate of gonorrhea in the United States. Wonderful.
Things to pack when going on a trip to Rochester: a snow shovel and anti-STD spray.
by Pittsford Mendon June 26, 2006
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For all you people who rated it good, you must be from Pittsford or the East End. 80% of the city is ruled by guns, gangs, and drugs. The only place in the city where there is money is in east end. People will walk infront of cars even if you beep at them. There are lots of abandoned houses.

There is a nice public market and lots of golf courses. The suburbs are nice, especially Pittsford. The economy is screwed, my family used to make 100k but now settles for 50k as dupont laid off most of its workforce. Kodak is going downhill. The saving point is RIT and U or R.
I went to rochester to buy a gun.
by Snakes on Plane September 10, 2006
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A city that deserves a better reputaion that it has with some people. America's first boomtown. For whatever reason, people like to hate on Rochester. Yes, they get a lot of snow durring winter. But the summers, falls, and late springs are beautiful. Has some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Lot's of history in the older nieghborhoods, Corn Hill being the most famous, with the Corn Hill arts festival. It ended today, after bringing almost 300,000 people from around the world. The Genesee river is very dirty. Overall a good place to live, rated among the top ten most liveavle areas of the united states, Greater Rochester has one of the LOWEST crimerates in the nation, it is only certain parts of the inner city, like ANY city, that there is a lot of crime. As someone else said, Greece is one of the top five safest places in the US. Why do so many people dislike Rochester? It really is a nice place if you'd just give it a chance.
I live just outside the Rochester city limits, in Greece, New York... The historic maplewood neighborhood in the City of Rochester is very nice and it is right by my house.
by Paulj July 12, 2005
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a great city in western ny that has the 2nd best economy in ny state only behind NYC. its the 3rd largest city in NY with a population of 1.1 million. rochester has somehow defeated all other struggling cities in upstate ny by not losing a significant amount of its population over the past 10 years. home of the best food and culture in the USA. known for having winning minor league teams (that actually win it all!) and outstanding pride.
the roc aka rochester is the best in upstate ny baby! buffalo and syracuse SUCK!
by ryun12345 September 4, 2008
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A city in Upstate NY with a population of 220,000 Metro pop. 1.1 million. Has really bad winters, but perfect summers and falls. The downtown area is improving itself in great strides, and the suburban areas have been ranked some of the best areas to live for years. (Greece is 5th safest city in America, Brighton has one of the best school districts, Rochester region the most educated medium sized city in America) So suck it. All of the people on here who are bashing Rochester need to get a life. They are most likely from Buffalo, which is jealous of Rochester because the Buffalo area is losing population, and the Rochester area is gaining population. Rochester has Kodak, Xerox, Baush&Lomb, Wegmans, Chase-Pitkin, all headquartered here, and the University of Rochester is a leader in the fields of engineering, medicine, and dentistry. Buffalo HAD the steel industry and Buffalo Wings, and that is it. They need to stop bashing Rochester and focus on improving their area.
Rochester is better than Buffalo, get over it.
by Rochesterian June 24, 2005
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a city in new york whose economy is pretty much screwed, and where nobody actually wants to go, due to its high crime rate. there is, however, a sort of charming quality about it which persuades people to stay. in the suburbs, of course, so you don't get shot.
dude#1: oh, yeah, so i've decided to leave rochester...i mean, i have to carry a gun with me everywhere i go!!!
dude#2: but...it's nice here...i don't know why...maybe it's something in the air...
dude#1:yeahhh...um, i'm still going to leave...i've been in 6 knife fights....today....
by unvrseemecrying August 26, 2006
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