Remember The Syracuse Heart Of New York Commercial From 1987?
Let’s take a trip back to 1987. Spuds MacKenzie made his first appearance in Bud Light commercials, Shelly Long quit Cheers, and “Here I Go Again” from Whitesnake was blasting on your radio. Locally do you remember this ad calling Syracuse the heart of New York?
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This commercial must have ran long before the ad campaign of “Oneida County, the heart of Central New York”.
So why would Syracuse be considered the heart of New York? I guess it’s pretty centered on the state map, it’s almost in the center of the state thruway, and the Great New York State Fair is held in Syracuse. I guess it would still be considered the heart of NY today.
Even though you’ve lived in Central New York your whole life do you truly know what a “Herkimer Diamond” is? Take a history lesson with this classic commercial from 1998.