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The Moog Foundation is in Trumansburg.

Barbara Need
Etna, NY

On 20 Jan 2012, at 11:44 AM, Steven Smolian wrote:

> Isn't there a Moog Museum in Trumansville, near Ithica?
>
> Steve Smolian
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Farrington, Jim
> Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 11:11 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Travel plans for Rochester
>
> I am, perhaps, somewhat partisan, but I don't find Rochester (my  
> home since
> 1998, and with family here a place that I have been coming to my  
> whole life)
> "mean" nor "ragged" (whatever that might mean). In many recent U.S.- 
> rankings
> (Forbes, Money, ABC, etc.), Rochester has been rated in the top 5  
> places to
> raise a family or simply to live. Like any metropolitan area, there  
> are
> pockets of crime, but they are very localized today.
>
> The question of whether to land in NY and drive or to continue  
> flying to ROC
> all depends on what kinds of things you might want to see along the  
> way. As
> noted, close to Rochester, through the Finger Lakes region, we have  
> dozens
> of wineries, and often quaint villages nearby, but that's really a  
> daytrip
> (or 2 or 3) from Rochester itself. Similarly, Niagara Falls is but a  
> daytrip
> away (a little more than an hour). We are currently exploring the
> possibility of offering a Niagara Falls tour excursion as a post- 
> conference
> option, if there will be enough interest.
>
>
> Farther away from Rochester, if antiquing is your idea of fun, the  
> NY Rte.
> 5/20 corridor parallels the NYS Thruway and extends from the Albany  
> area
> west (see http://www.routes5and20.com/thingstodo.cfm?cat=antiques).
> If traveling through the Albany area, you might find of interest the  
> Nipper
> still visible from the top of the old RTA building
> (http://www.squidoo.com/nipper). I'm sure someone on this list can say
> whether or not it's the largest extant Nipper or not. On your way  
> west from
> Albany you can make a sidetrip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in  
> Cooperstown
> (another lovely town in its own right with plenty of good eats).
>
> If taking the southern route through Binghamton, and across I-86,  
> there is
> interest to be found in Watkins Glen (especially if you are into  
> either
> waterfalls or auto racing) and Corning, home to the Corning Museum  
> of Glass
> (http://cmog.org), the Rockwell Museum of Western Art
> (http://www.rockwellmuseum.org/), and several nice restaurants--I  
> seem to
> keep coming back to that.
>
> Here in Rochester, if you enjoy flowers and parks we will be in the  
> heart of
> the Lilac Festival (http://www.lilacfestival.com/) at the historic  
> Highland
> Park. As mentioned, we are home to a AAA baseball team, the Red Wings
> (http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t534, affiliate of the Minnesota  
> Twins),
> and they will be hosting the Louisville Bats the week of the  
> conference.
> Tickets are cheap ($12 is the most expensive seat in the stadium,  
> and it's a
> very nice stadium). We also have an excellent soccer team, the Rhinos
> (http://www.rhinossoccer.com/), who will be playing the Dayton Dutch  
> Lions
> that Friday. Among other area attractions are the Strong Museum of  
> Play/Toy
> Hall of Fame/Butterfly Garden (http://www.museumofplay.org/, ask  
> Steve Ramm
> how much he enjoyed it--they have an Edison doll on display), the  
> George
> Eastman House (http://geh.org), the Genesee Village and Country Museum
> (http://www.gcv.org/, numerous restored 19th century buildings,  
> including
> now a brewhouse, plus gardens, etc.), the Susan B. Anthony home
> (http://susanbanthonyhouse.org/index.php), and lots of other things  
> that I
> will eventually write up and put on the local arrangements website  
> (in the
> meantime, refer to http://www.visitrochester.com).
>
> There are two particularly good used record shops in town, the Bop  
> Shop
> that's been mentioned several times on this list, and Record Archive
> (http://www.recordarchive.com/).
>
> If you fly into NY you can usually get cheap flights from JFK to ROC  
> via
> JetBlue. It's also worth noting here that the Radisson Hotel provides
> complementary transportation to/from both the airport and train  
> station.
>
> More details to follow as they become available.
>
> Jim Farrington
> Local Arrangements Chair
> ARSC 2012
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Carl Pultz
> Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 8:57 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Travel plans for Rochester
>
> "...it's got personality (a somewhat mean and ragged personality, but
> personality none the less)."
>
> Yes! Couldn't have said it better myself.
>
> BTW, the Bop Shop has moved and is open now at it's new storefront.
> Still settling, but it's much more pleasant than the old place.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
> Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 8:06 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Travel plans for Rochester
>
> Hi Rainer:
>
> New York state is large in size, dense with people and full of various
> oddities and "attractions,"
> so it depends on your tastes. It's about 5.5 hours drive from one of  
> the NYC
> airports to Rochester.
> The Finger Lakes region south of Rochester contains most of NY's  
> wineries
> and there is a "wine trail" route that passes right by most of them.  
> You can
> do this on your way if you take Route 17 along the "southern tier"  
> of the
> state and turn north below the Finger Lakes (consult maps for your  
> preferred
> route).
>
> The typical way is the monotonous but pretty well-maintained NY State
> Thruway (it's nothing like an Autoban, but it's in very good shape  
> for a US
> interstate highway, due to toll-funded maintenace).
> Make sure you have $$$ for the hefty tolls. If you've driven in  
> Italy and
> stopped at those "Toto-moto" rest stops, avoid what you find on the  
> Thruway
> because you will be sorely disappointed.
> On your way up the NY State Thruway, you pass by the Catskills  
> region, and
> it may be worth getting off at Exit 28 and driving over to Woodstock  
> to
> check out the aged-hippy artsy scene. Having lived for a time in  
> Syracuse,
> Watertown, Cortland and the area between Syracuse and Utica, I can't  
> say
> there is much to see except the odd "museum" here and there, a few
> interesting restored buildings and theaters and other curiosities.
> The Syracuse area seems to be a mecca of consumerism these days, more
> strip-malls, indoor malls and shopping centers than you would think  
> the
> whole population of upstate NY could support. Rochester itself is an
> interesting place, in my opinion. It's definitely got an air of  
> decline, but
> it's got personality (a somewhat mean and ragged personality, but
> personality none the less). There are good record stores, a guy who  
> restores
> and sells Edison and Victrola machines lives within driving distance,
> there's the Eastman House museum and the Eastman school of music,  
> and other
> various things to see and do. I've never had any trouble finding a  
> good meal
> in Rochester, unlike many other places in upstate NY. I highly  
> recommend
> both the Dinosaur and Sticky Lips BBQ places and, if you don't mind  
> slumming
> it (literally), Nick Tahos' (sp?) is a must-see. There is also a  
> Triple A
> minor league baseball team in Rochester, also teams in Buffalo and  
> Syracuse.
> Keep in mind that, statistically, all of NY State's smaller cities  
> are more
> crime-infested than NYC nowadays. Usually, the violent crime takes  
> place
> between rival drug-related gangs in the bad neighborhoods, but there  
> are
> occasional crimes done in other areas. It's not like Times Square in  
> the
> 80's, but keep an eye open and keep your wallet in your front pocket.
>
> Another option is to take Amtrak train from NYC (Penn Station, I  
> think).
> You'd need to get
> transportation from the airport into Manhattan. The train goes north  
> to
> Albany right along the shore of the Hudson River, it's very pretty. At
> Albany, it kind of follows the NY State barge canal and the old Erie  
> canal,
> and it's interesting because it goes through a lot of industrial- 
> ruin stuff
> in the various small cities. I haven't ridden Amtrak trains in  
> years, but
> published reports say they are cleaner these days and the food is  
> better
> than it used to be.
>
> If it were me travelling from Europe, if I could get a decent price on
> airfare from the NYC airport to Rochester, I would take it. Rent a  
> car in
> Rochester if you plan to do activities beyond the Conference,  
> especially
> outside of the main city area. If you are there for a couple of  
> extra days,
> you can do a long driving day of heading over to Niagara Falls early,
> getting done there by lunchtime and then circling down to the bottom  
> of the
> wine trail and hitting a few wineries in the afternoon, even eating  
> dinner
> down there if you like.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Birgit Lotz Verlag" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 6:58 AM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Travel plans for Rochester
>
>
>> Would it make sense to travel by road from New York? Are there any
> places
> of tourist interest en
>> route? Or should I fly straight from Germany, changing planes in New
> York?
> And should I spend an
>> extra couple, three days before and after the conference? Any
> suggestions?
>> I need to book air transport fairly soon to get fair rates..
>> Thanks
>> Rainer
>>
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>> 53177 Bonn (Germany)
>>
>> Tel: 0049-228-352808
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>> Web: www.lotz-verlag.de
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