Rochester: the Basics “The Flour City”, “The Flower City”, “The World’s Image Center” County: Monroe Border Lake Ontario Genesee River Eastern Time Zone Population: City – 210,532 Metro – 1,082,284 Third most populous city after NYC & Buffalo Mayor: Thomas Richards
Famous Rochesterians George Eastman – founder of Eastman Kodak Visit his house! Frederick Douglass Susan B. Anthony Mt. Hope Cemetery Frank Gannet – largest newspaper chain in U.S.
Neighborhoods Henrietta Center City “Neighborhood of the Arts”: East End/Park Ave/Corn Hill, South Wedge Urban communities: High Falls/19 th Ward
Universities Rochester Institute of Technology University of Rochester Eastman School of Music Strong Hospital Monroe Community College Nazareth College, St. Johns Fisher, Roberts Wesleyan, Bryant & Stratton
RIT: Major Events Brick City Homecoming Horton Speaker Hockey Games FreezeFest Unification Imagine RIT
Rochester Festivals International Jazz Festival Lilac Festival Park Ave Fest Cornhill Arts Festival Clothesline Festival
Parks Genessee Valley Park Highland Park Cobbs Hill Park Ellison Park Greece Canal Park Manhattan Square Park & Ice Rink Letchworth State Park Watkins Glen State Park