Extended Version: Born in Canada, But Game of Lacrosse Raised in CNY
Lacrosse has been called America’s fastest growing spot, and the seeds were first sown near Syracuse. As part of the Explore New York series, Time Warner Cable News’ Mark Larson has the story of how the creator’s game has found fertile soil in Central New York.Friday, April 24, 2015 at 09:02 PM EDT
Without Rome, Would the U.S. Exist?
New Yorkers have played a crucial role in national defense throughout the nation's history. But, perhaps no community has served as long as Rome, New York. As Explore New York continues, Bill Carey explores a place that was defending the United States before there was a United States.Friday, May 1, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Tomato Pie: 'It's a Utica Thing'
The pizza-like specialty is a staple of bakeries and Italian-American eateries in the Mohawk Valley. Our Brad Vivacqua explores the history behind it, and tells us how it's still popular today. Monday, May 4, 2015 at 08:00 PM EDT
Summer Must-Have: A Hofmann's Hot Dog at Heid's
It survived a dog fight in the 1990s to continue a decades-long dominance in Syracuse-area hot dog sales. As we continue to Explore New York, Bill Carey takes us to Heid's Hot Dogs in Liverpool. Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 08:00 PM EDT
The Early Days of the 1000 Islands
Way up north, the 1000 Islands is home to some of the most beautiful views in all of New York. Our Brian Dwyer brings us to a place that long ago could only be enjoyed by the very rich. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Lewis County is Home to Only USBC Bowling Pin Plant in US
In bowling, you may not think much about the pins, but as we continue to explore New York, our Brian Dwyer found out there's only one place in the whole country USBC-approved bowling pins are made and it's in Lewis County.Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown
It's motto is "Preserving History, Honoring Excellence, and Connecting Generations." As we continue to Explore New York, Videographer Tom Walters takes us to Cooperstown for an inside look at the Baseball Hall of Fame.Friday, May 22, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Lake Placid in the Summertime
While the village in the Adirondacks will always be known for that winter Olympic legacy, it's quite the place in warmer times, as well. Our Brian Dwyer brings us to Lake Placid and didn't have to wear a winter jacket and gloves to love every minute of it.Monday, May 25, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Sterling Renaissance Festival - A Step Back in Time
It's been a tourist destination in Central New York for almost 40 years. Our Alexa Green take us to Sterling, Cayuga County, where thousands of spectators have been entertained each year at the Renaissance Festival. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
A Former CNY Treasure Turning Tide to Become Destination Once Again
It's long been considered one of the most polluted lakes in the country, but after years of pollution and toxic waste, a recent report says Onondaga Lake could be safe again to swim in. In this edition of Explore New York, reporter Alexa Green takes a look at how polluted the lake used to be and walks us through its current road to recovery.Friday, April 24, 2015 at 08:34 PM EDT
Historian: William Henry Seward Risked Federal Arrest to Aid Underground Railroad in CNY
Many people and places in Central New York played an important role in the abolitionist movement. The Underground Railroad made a number of stops in the region. In this Explore New York segment, Iris St. Meran explains more about the rich history and some of the historical landmarks that still exist today.Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 04:00 AM CDT
Corning's Rebirth After the Flood of 1972
It was a natural disaster turned into a man-made renaissance. The flood of 1972 caused destruction across the cities and towns of the Twin Tiers. As we continue to Explore New York, reporter Matt Jarchow takes a look at the impacts of the flood and how one city bounced back. Monday, April 27, 2015 at 06:52 PM EDT
Utica Curling Club an Upstate Destination for the Sport
Utica is a melting pot of all different nationalities and cultures, and as immigrants moved to upstate New York they bring many traditions along with them. Back in the 1800s, the Scottish introduced the Mohawk Valley to a unique winter sport using granite stones and brooms. As Explore New York continues, Cara Thomas reports on the history of curling in Utica. Friday, May 1, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
With Free Beer, Boilermaker 15K a Must-Run for Many Across New York
It's by far Utica's biggest event. Held the second sunday of July, the Boilermaker 15K Road Race draws thousands of runners from all over the world. From Olympians to the girl next door, anyone is welcome to participate. As Explore New York continues, Alana LaFlore shows how the Boilermaker 15K Road Race became what it is today.Friday, May 1, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
The Forgotten, Crucial Battle in the War of 1812: Sackets Harbor
Historians say one of the forgotten battles of the War of 1812 may have been one of the most important. Our Brian Dwyer bring us to the grounds where two battles took place - the second of which is known as the Battle of Sackets Harbor.Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Beauty and Business in the North Country Along the St. Lawrence Seaway
The seaway was opened in 1959. Our Brian Dwyer will take us there and bring us back to a time two countries were figuring out just how important that waterway could be.Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Utica's F.X. Matt Brewery Continues to Reinvent Itself
At 127 years old, the F.X. Matt Brewery is the second oldest in the country, with brews are known around the world. Our Alana LaFlore gives us a look inside the brewery in Utica, its history and its popular beers.Monday, May 4, 2015 at 08:00 PM EDT
Half Moon Cookies Make Their Mark in Utica
New York City's black and white cookie has a cousin that's a Mohawk Valley favorite - the softer, fluffier, half moon cookie. Our Alana LaFlore shows us how the treat found fame in the Utica area. Monday, May 4, 2015 at 08:00 PM EDT
Chicken Riggies: Utica Chef's Creation Now Staple
Cooking at Home heads to the Chesterfield Restaurant in Utica to find out the back story of regionally famous Chicken Riggies.Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Marathon's History Steeped in Maple Syrup
The home of the state's longest running Maple Festival has the industry deep in its roots, reports our Mike Toper.Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 08:00 PM EDT
Binghamton's City Chicken: An Ironic Favorite
Does it taste just like chicken? For most, the answer is no - they say it's much better. Our Emily Lorsch tells us about a popular food in the Greater Binghamton Area - juicy, tasty, crunchy City Chicken.Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 08:00 PM EDT
The Spiedie: A True Binghamton Sandwich
Since the spiedie came to Broome County many years ago, it has become a traditional meal for families throughout the Southern Tier. As we continue to explore New York, Reporter Emily Lorsch tells us more about the spiedie and why it is so popular.Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 08:00 PM EDT
Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards - No Plans to Slow Down
When you think of apples in Central New York, Beak and Skiff in Lafayette is bound to come to mind. Our Alexa Green takes a look at how one of New York's largest apple orchards got it's start, and then expanded into other areas of the industry. Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 08:00 PM EDT
No Central NY Cookout Is Complete Without Salt Potatoes
Iris St. Meran takes us to Hinerwadel's, the family who helped to make the mini potatoes a summertime staple in the Syracuse area for about 100 years now.Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 08:00 PM EDT
Time and Preparation Key Ingredients to Big Flavor at Dinosaur BBQ
The food at Dinosaur is certainly tasty, so it may not surprise you that it takes several hours to prepare and cook the meats served there. Brad Vivacqua spoke with Dinosaur’s kitchen director to find out what it takes to make the food so good.Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
The Shot Clock: A Game Changer Born in CNY
Believe it or not, basketball was once considered a dull sport. But that all changed in 1954, when the owner of an Upstate New York NBA team first introduced the shot clock. As we continue to Explore New York, Elizabeth Jeneault shares how the history of that game changing move has been kept alive by the city he called home.Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Stickley Audi & Co: 'We Continue to Employ People'
It's a story that begins with three Flemish words "Als Ik Kan," which when translated means "to the the best of my ability." A phase Stickey Audi & Co still applies today. As we continue to Explore New York, Alexa Green shares how a small furniture company founded by brothers in Fayetteville, New York became an international brand. Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
The Story of Thousand Islands Salad Dressing
With a name like 1000 Islands Dressing, many believe it was created there, but people disagree on where and by whom specifically. Our Brian Dwyer brings us to Clayton where the owners of a local hotel say the original recipe was found. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
More Than 100 Years of Adirondack Chair Comfort
Is there anything more symbolic of summertime in the North Country than Adirondack chairs? Our Brian Dwyer takes us up north and has more on why the chairs are so popular, and how it's giving students a chance to learn the special skill of making them. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Corning Glass: A Tradition of Innovation
For more than a century, Corning Glass has made it's home in the Crystal City. As we continue to Explore New York, our Matt Jarchow gives us a look at two company products, one you've probably never seen and another you probably have at home. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Elmira, the Fire Equipment Capital of the World
First responders around the country have relied on Elmira for more than a century. As we continue to Explore New York, Matt Jarchow gives us a look at Elmira's past and present production of fire trucks and hydrants. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Raymond Corporation in Chenango County Helps Industry Move
Your shirt, your shoes, your food - just about everything you purchase at some point, had to move from one place to another, and a Southern Tier company was probably behind that. Emily Lorsch has more inside the Raymond Corporation in Greene. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
The Southern Tier: 'Cradle of Aviation'
Since the days of the earliest flights, aviation has been deeply rooted in New York's Southern Tier. Our Matt Jarchow takes us along the Southern Tier's Aviation Trail.Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Unique Museums Make Corning a Must-Stop
Two museums drive visitors to Corning, including one of New York state's most popular tourist destinations. Matt Jarchow gives you a look inside the Corning Museum of Glass and Rockwell Museum.Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Destiny USA in Syracuse is a Destination for Tourists
One stop shopping has taken on a new meaning in Syracuse. Destiny USA offers a wide variety of food, shopping and entertainment. Our Iris St. Meran tells us how Destiny is now, for many near and far, a destination.Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Oswego's Harborfest - A Summertime Tradition
It's become a yearly tradition in Oswego, best known for it's music, entertainment and world-famous fireworks. As we continue to Explore New York, our Alexa Green tells us how Oswego's Harborfest has drawn large crowds for nearly three decades. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
All Aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad
In the early 1990s, the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society launched what's now known as the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Our Alana LaFlore shows us why it's become a popular attraction for people of all ages. Friday, May 22, 2015 at 04:00 AM CDT
Inside Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen is known around the world for auto racing, but it's known for the cliffs and waterfalls of its state park, with the entrance to the park right in the village.Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
The Best Boat Ride in the US: The 1000 Islands
The summer in the 1000 Islands can be one of the most best trips or vacations you can take. Our Brian Dwyer brings us up north and gives us a look at what a national newspaper called the best boat ride in the whole country.Monday, May 25, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Fishing on the Salmon River
Covering 17 miles from Atlmar to Lake Ontario, the Salmon River in Oswego County is considered one of the best sportfishing rivers in the country. Our Brian Dwyer takes us there and has more on what makes this river on of the state's best.Monday, May 25, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Whitewater Rafting on the Black River
There's only a few spots in all of New York State that can get the adrenaline flowing out on the water. Our Brian Dwyer takes out on the Black River, one of the state's most popular spots for whitewater rafting. Monday, May 25, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
Explore NY Roadshow: Central New York Brings Historic Food and Drink to NYS
In this Explore NY Roadshow webisode, JoDee Kenney sits down with the managing partner at Dinorsaur BBQ in Syracuse, N.Y. to talks about the history of the great food that the restaurant brings to Central New York. Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:30 AM EDT
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