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Does this belong?[edit]

Does this belong in the article according to our policies? -- Ilkirk 17:18, 29 Nov 2005 (EST)

  • Stop by Park Ave Travel at 25 Buckingham Street in the historic preservation district of Park Ave. They offer friendly service and a wealth of information on local attractions and events. [1]

Drivers' City[edit]

It seems, that RTS provides a pretty good bus system, at least to get around down-town. There are special fares for students, and all day passes for $3. I don't think that it is virtually impossible to see this city only with public transport / foot.


I have added a downtown map. Let me know if you think it's useful or if you have suggestions for improvements. I intend to make a region map at some point as well. LtPowers 22:20, 20 June 2008 (EDT)

Okay, I've got two versions of the downtown map: which one is more useful? LtPowers 12:16, 16 July 2008 (EDT)
Make that three, now. LtPowers 17:05, 23 July 2008 (EDT)
I've changed the map to the one in the middle above. I think it works the best. LtPowers 21:06, 29 July 2008 (EDT)

Too promotional?[edit]

This edit has a lot of information in it, but a quick review of the content indicates that it's largely statistics and information that's more relevant to residents (or potential residents) than to travelers. I hate to remove so much information, but I think it's really misplaced. LtPowers 10:47, 6 October 2009 (EDT)

Improvement request from the pub[edit]

Hi LtPowers! You ask in the pub what suggestions we might have on Rochester.

  1. An overview map (not just of downtown like in the get around section or maybe bump it up in the get in like in San Francisco) would be very helpful because the small maps are good for local navigation by the relation between these maps is not clear to me.
  2. The whole article just have four pictures. If a city is famous for images (no picture in the museum section) then a picture of the lakeside first picture is fine but have a look at Zurich what is really impressive) and some others would greatly improve the article. The festival section would benefit of a picture or two very much too
  3. The Learn and Work section are empty. Either delete them or fill them with what Rochester has to offer.
  4. Eat: I was a bit confused about this section. You write alot about Pizza and below is no listing. Why you seperate American and Burger restaurants? Burgers/hots are integral parts of the american kitchen, so i don't see the reason for two. Maybe you sort budget/midrange/splurge for american food and group the other under specialities? The Greek restaurant should be listed under greece not /Middle East because it should be clear that this cuisine's are complementary. The whole section about Wegmann's should be part of the part of the local food above. The whole written part is a bit jumping around. Maybe you start with local, then american and finally immigrant influenced kitchens but that's just one way... Now i can't see a structure.
  5. Sleep: If you say that most hotels are in the suburbs than write some links so people know where to look and don't need to scroll up to the breadcrump links to find out what's in the region.

I tip my hat for the almost completely listified article. I don't even dare to dream to ever achieve that in Zurich or Berlin. jan 12:52, 7 May 2010 (EDT)

Thanks for the input. I'm still working on the listification and organization of the Eat section, and I intend to add a few more hotels when I get a chance to figure out which ones would be appropriate. I also do have plans for an overview map. =) Mostly I was interested in finding out if I'm on the right track with tone and style of writing, although your comments will certainly be useful! LtPowers 15:40, 7 May 2010 (EDT)
Imho the tone is fine only structure/thread has potential and with this style will improve. jan 09:14, 8 May 2010 (EDT)

GLBT community[edit]

Though not certainly, as famous as San Francisco, Rochester has a rich, vibrant GLBTQ community that deserves mention in the article.

The Empty Closet is the oldest continuously published GLBTQ periodical in the world. We have also been pioneering in our election of openly gay officials. I have many gay and trans* friends and can say with certainty that Rochester is a very welcoming city.