Rochester is a city in Monroe County, New York, south of Lake Ontario in the United States. Rochester's city population is approximately 219,773, making it New York's third most populous city after New York City and Buffalo. In 2010 Forbes rated Rochester as the 3rd best place to raise a family.
Rochester was ranked as the sixth 'most livable city' among 379 U.S. metropolitan areas in the 25th edition of the Places Rated Almanac.
Rochester's East End, within downtown, is well known throughout the area for being a center of late-night activity. It gets its name for being the stopping point for East Avenue, and both East and the surrounding streets are crowded with bars, nightclubs, coffee shops and high-end restaurants. The Eastman School of Music, one of the top musical institutes in the nation, is also located within the neighborhood along with its auditorium. Scattered around the city are also pockets of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Notable areas include the South Wedge, St. Paul Quarter and Monroe Avenue. There are venues where music can be heard scattered all around the city. Live music is important to the nightlife.
Rochester is known as the world capital of imaging. The Institute of Optics of the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology in nearby Henrietta both have imaging programs.
Media addressing the needs of Rochester's large African American population include "About... time", and "Minority Report".
Rochester lies in the Humid continental climate zone and has four distinct seasons, with often cold and snowy winters. Autumn features brilliant foliage colors, and summer sees generally comfortable temperatures that usually stay in the 80-85 °F (upper 20s °C) range accompanied by moderate to high humidity.
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Businesses in Rochester, New York
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Sally Beauty Supply - Category: Beauty Supply - 999 Ridge Rd E, Rochester, NY - (585) 544-0200
Salon Paragon - Stylist: Michelle - 289 Gregory Street, Rochester, NY 14620 - (585) 271-5580
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ABS Foundation Services - Category: Home Inspection Services - Contact ABS Foundation Services today for a free inspection of your home's foundation, basement, or crawlspace. We'll get your home fixed in no time. Call now! - 80 Bluff Dr East, Rochester, NY - (585) 385-4419 - (visit website)
Art by AmW - Category: Art - Exposing you to beautiful art, one canvas at a time. Original and custom paintings, wearable art, graphic design services, books and more!
- 51 Hill Court Circle C Rochester, NY 14621 - (585) 978-9048 - (visit website)
Brown & Hutchinson Law Firm - 925 Crossroads Building, Suite 925 - Rochester, NY - Toll free at (866) 716-5445 or (585) 563-4536 - (visit website)
D.A. Smith & Associates, LLC - 125 Tech Park Dr. - Rochester, NY - (866) 796-1464
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Divine Nature - Category: Music - Celebrated veterans in the industry, Divine Nature is an award-winning contemporary gospel quartet from Rochester, New York. This anointed foursome has a sound that uplifts audiences across the gospel landscape. They have shared the national stage with such gospel greats as Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Dietrich Hadden, Mary Mary, Israel Houghton, Rance Allen and Tye Tribbett. Consider Divine Nature for your next concert, conference, worship experience or private event. - 227 Flanders Pl Rochester, NY - (585) 360-5941
FashionFitted, LLC - Category: Apparel - Clothing brand specializing in innovative, premium streetwear. Products include the patented FeatherFitted, the Tie Hoodie, the Fitdora, and the Voom
Vooms, a luxury sneaker designed after the high-performance European sports car. -642 South Avenue Rochester, NY - (585) 978-9048 - (visit website)
House is a Home Realty - Real Estate office . Work buyers and seller in real estate transaction. 1215 N. Good Man Street - Rochester, NY - (585) 703-0167
Imageprinters Marketing Publishing Corp - Category: Marketing Services - We are a full service marketing and publishing firm who has been meeting the needs of our clients in the areas of printing, book publication, graphic design, web site development and effectively creating marketing and promotional packages in a professional, timely and cost effective manner since 1989. - 1115 East Main St., Rochester, NY - (585) 360-0132 - (visit website)
Jerome E. Ward Realty - Category: Real Estate - REAL ESTATE COMPANY, LISTING, SELLING, MANAGEMENT, HOME BUYERS WORKSHOPS...PLEASED TO SERVICE YOU. - 95 Lantern Lane, Rochester, NY - (585) 292-1034
Karen Ward-Wilder - Category: Author - Provides educational books for youth and adults, Provides both online and in-person courses on self-publishing (Basic Steps To Develop Your First Book)- Courses for youth and adults. - P. O. Box 64273, Rochester, NY 14624 (585) 613-8167 - (visit website)
Law Office of Leticia D. Astacio - Leticia is a general practitioner that specializes in Criminal and Family Law. Prior to beginning her own law firm Leticia was a Senior Prosecutor in the Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Bureau of the Monroe County District Attorney's Office. She has years of experience dealing with children and families, and the many ways they can interface with the court system.
In addition she is an aggressive defense attorney with impressive trial results that speak for themselves. As a prosecutor, Leticia never lost a felony trial! While past performance does not guarantee future results, when you are faced with something as important as losing your freedom or your family Leticia is the attorney you want by your side. - One East Main St. Suite 310 - Rochester, NY - Toll free at (585) 210-8282 - (visit website)
Mood Makers Books - Category: Bookstore - 274 N. Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607, (585) 271-7010 - (visit website)
NYB/ New York Barber - Category: Clothing - Clothing line inspired by being a Barber in Upstate NY. Hats, tshirts, sweatshirts and barber pins. - 735 Affinity Lane, Rochester, NY - (585) 498-9786
Our Image Online - Category: Marketing Services - Image Printers Marketing and Publishing Corporation is proud to showcase urban businesses in print and on the internet through its publication of Our Image in Print and Our Image Online. Our goal is to market, promote and help you to compete in the marketplace by raising awareness of your products and services to the community. - 1115 East Main St., Rochester, NY - (585) 360-0132 - (visit website)
Pearls Physique Personal Training - Category: Fitness - Personal Training, Aerobic Classes, Bodybuilding/Fitness Competition Coaching - 296 Exchange Blvd. Rochester, NY - (585) 694-1062 - (visit website)
Universal Care Services, LLC - Category: Healthcare - Universal Care Services, LLC is an non-medical Home Health Agency providing Universal care & Senior Support Services, We specialize in hands on client focused care, companionship & daily living enhancement.At UCS we are fully insured and bonded for your comfort and ease ensuring quality living enhancements without the worry!
Our team is dedicated & committed to providing satisfaction, affordability & the support needed to continue you on the right path to healthy, good living.Saving you time & money with the right choice in home care. Universal Care Services, LLC understands health can change suddenly, we offer support from the heart. We assist in making transitioning an ease so as your health changes your address doesn't! We provide the best home & personal care solutions for the geriatric population, supporting your every need & increasing your passion for life!
Universal care Services, LLC is a trusted, bonded, insured & accredited Company with The Better Business Bureau
Home Care Solutions available to ensure safety & ease of senior care. Our standard of care enhances our clients daily life ensuring your loved ones receive the attention they deserve! - 64 Delamaine Drive, Rochester, NY (585) 230-0790 - (visit website)
Urban Economic Development Network - Category: Business Services - Business Services and Directory listing - 106 Fairgate St, Rochester, NY - (585) 451-3998 - (visit website)
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. PSI OMEGA ZETA CHAPTER - Category: Sorority - International Community & Social Sorority. Very "Community Conscious, Action-oriented". Founded on January 16, 1920 @ Howard University, in Washington, DC. Principles: Service; Scholarship; Finer Womanhood; and Sisterly Love. Youth Auxiliaries for young ladies ages 4 through 18 years. Membership by Invitation. Please contact us via email, website, or phone. - P.O. Box 90496, Rochester, NY - (585) 502-8238 - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
A Little Twist of Soul - Category: Soul Food Restaurant - 532 Joseph Avenue, Rochester, NY - (585) 262-2620
CJ's Southern Soul - 89 State St, Rochester, NY - (585) 454-3885
CJ's Southern Soul - 89 State St, Rochester, NY - (585) 454-3885
Fusion4 Restaurant and Bar - Category: Soul Food Restaurant - Fusion4 offers an upscale dining experience in Caribbean, African, American and Soul Food cuisines. 719 S. Plymouth Ave, Rochester, NY - (585) 328-1302 - (visit website)
Joe BOYZ Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurant - 478 Portland Avenue, Rochester, NY - (585) 325-7620
Sooul Good - Category: Soul Food Restaurant - 619 Hudson Avenue, Rochester, NY - (585) 266-8760
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