By Lory Martinez
This past Sunday (Feb. 8), Binghamton University hosted the official U.S. premiere of The Rewrite, a film written and directed by BU graduate Marc Lawrence. The lighthearted romantic comedy, starring Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei, is set in Binghamton, not the ever-popular New York City, thus putting our college town on the map for movie goers. Location filming occurred in 2013 in Broome County.
In the days leading up to the Anderson Center screening, there was what can only be called a lot of hullabaloo on campus. Bearcat Pride was everywhere....
“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...