Welcome to Rome, NY...a small mill town grows up
"Don't do as THESE Roman's do...."
Welcome to Rome, NY. I worked here for 3 1/2 years until NAFTA went thru, and Rome Cable laid off half its work force. I bought a house after living in an apt for a year, which was only days before it was announced that the Grifiss Airforce Base was going to close, which was on March 12, 1993. About one third of the town left, and supermarkets and stores closed soon afterwards, but now it's slowly coming back.
Rome, NY is off exit 33 off I-90. It's about 20 minutes west of Utica, and 2 hours west of Albany NY. It's about 45 minutes east of Syracuse NY, which is the nearest "city". I've been to Syracuse MANY times.
It's a nice place to visit to see the old Fort Stanwix, which was near the bloodiest battle of the Revolutionary War. People who work there dress in the original dress of the era, and they light the cannons around every July 4th. There's a Quality Inn, a Denny's, Ponderosa, Wendy's and Burger King. They opened up a super Walmart, too. They have a drive in movie theater, too, but I don't know if it's still open.