“Opportunity waits behind the door numbered 213 on Binghamton’s State Street.” -- Sharon Eurich, staff writer, Press & SunBulletin (Neighbors column: Jan. 1, 2000) Ten years ago there was no monthly First Friday to perk up the life of downtown Binghamton. Gorgeous Washington Street was more of an idea than a reality, a street on which stood the city’s lone art gallery. State Street, between Lewis and Henry, was a forbidding block of empty warehouses and derelict buildings, not the area it is today with new...
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