Ten square miles surrounded by reality


Star Rating 3/24/2006
Travel back in time to a simpler time, way back. There is definitely no reality here! Do you love being around people who do nothing but sit around acting intellectual, theorizing on everything from existentialism to why the sky is blue? This is definitely your kinda place. This town takes political correctness to the absolute extreme, leaving no room for free thinking, which is kind of ironic.

Here are some things you should know...

If you're looking for a place where there is absolutely NOTHING to do (especially after 4:30 pm), then this is the place for you! It's a couch potato's dream come true! I used to get out and do stuff before I moved here. Now I'm hooked on TV because there is absolutely NO night life, and for that matter, no afternoon life, because everything closes at 4:30 or 5pm.

Love it when you can't find what you need in the store? We got that. Move here, and you will never again have to worry about being able to find those nice things you were used to buying, like clothes, shoes, coats, etc., 'cause we don't have them. No sirree. Do you hate having to make choices of what brand of an item to buy in a grocery store or drug store? No problem! We give you two choices, the most expensive brand, and the store brand! Easy, right?

Oh, yeah, and we get the least amount of sun in the world it seems. We have more rain and clouds than you have ever seen in your life. The public library spent thousands on a solar panel system to reduce it's electrical expense...a move that put them in the hole so far that they had to reduce the number of hours a day the place is open. Kinda defeats the purpose of being a public resource. :->

Does any of this make sense? No? Well, that's because it's Ithaca, where reality dare not enter and common sense is unheard-of.
 

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Linda L.

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That's really bad. Sounds like you better move to Newport News Virginia where the real action takes place! But watch out for dangerous intersections and plenty of crazy drug addicts
 

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Martha G.

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You are absolutely right, on all counts! Can't wait to leave!
 

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UPDATE! No change, it's still horrible and it's still full of idiots who think living in poverty with no job options is a good thing...good for the SOUL!! Yeah, whatever. That's true if you don't mind living on next to nothing with no contact with the outside world.
 

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UPDATE! It's STILL THE SAME! Crime is horrible here, too, so don't be fooled by the "quiet life" you hear about from these people claiming it's so peaceful. Please! Going downtown is dangerous at certain times of the day, and God help you live downtown in "the flats." If you live down there, all I can say is, don't buy anything expensive and expect to keep it for long. It's nothing but projects now. And, to beat it all, the city elected a 20-something year old as it's mayor!! But, they did it for a good reason! He's black and a Cornell graduate. Of course, this makes all the sense in the world. The first thing the little brat said was that he wanted to spiff up the city's website. HA! Brilliant! Meanwhile, the city is going down the tubes, people are losing their jobs, businesses are closing, but he wants to spend 200k+ on a new website. This is the EPITOME of the ignorant behavior of the radical socialists in this town.
 

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