Binghamton is a city upstate New York. It is notable for being the home of Binghamton University, which contributes greatly to the local economy and acts as an atheletic, academic, and cultural center for the city.
The area is served by the Greater Binghamton Airport. Destinations served by the airport include Philadelphia (US Airways), Detroit (Northwest Airlines), Atlanta (Delta Air Lines), and Dulles Airport serving Washington, D.C. (United). Intercity bus service is also available out of downtown Binghamton via Greyhound (with destinations including Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, Scranton, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and New York City.) Shortline/Coach USA also service the region, with daily departures to Olean, Elmira, Turning Stone Casino, Utica, Atlantic City, Monticello, and New York City.
Public transportation in Binghamton and outlying areas is served by BC Transit, a service of the Broome County Department of Transportation. Students at Binghamton University are also served by OCCT (Off-Campus College Transport).
The Ross Park zoo in Binghamton is the fifth oldest zoo in the United States.
A regional dish known as spiedie, a sandwhich made with grilled cubes of meat, can be found in Binghamton, and every August there is a spiedie cookoff at the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally.