Syracuse, Utica Land on TikTok User’s List of Worst Cities in New York
The disrespect! Central New York was certainly represented in this TikTok user's list of the worst cities in New York State.
A 17-year-old user named @andrew__brown created a video detailing what he personally deemed the state's "top five worst cities," and while he's (of course) allowed to have his own opinions, most of his reasons make zero sense.
Syracuse landed at No. 5 on Andrew's list.
"It's in the middle of nowhere," Brown said. "There's not much to do. All they have is a college and not even a good college."
Okay, first of all. Middle of nowhere? In comparison to what... New York City? In times other than the current coronavirus pandemic, there's actually plenty to do in Syracuse. You can catch a concert at St. Joseph's Health Ampitheater or The Oncenter, visit the larges mall in the state, experience one of the many summer cultural festivals in Clinton Square, or take a walk around Onondaga Lake. Not to mention, Syracuse is home to the gigantic New York State Fair. Ever heard of it?
While there is so much more to Syracuse than its university, SU is also a phenomenal school. It's ranked No. 54 among national universities by U.S. News and its basketball team tends to make it into March Madness... a lot.
Utica landed even higher on Andrew's list, coming in at No. 3.
"Who the hell lives in Utica?," he said. "I don't know, it sucks, nothing to do, next."
Eloquent, right? As a matter of a fact, over 62,000 people lived in Utica as of the 2010 census, and there are plenty of things to do. I mean, has this kid even tried riggies?! You can also take a tour of Saranac or enjoy a cold beer and live music during the brewery's summer concert series. Run the Boilermaker. Enjoy one of the many shows at The Stanley. See the animals at the Utica Zoo. The list goes on and on.
Albany, Plattsburgh, and New Rochelle also made Andrew's list at No. 4, No. 2 and No. 1, respectively.
If his comments about Central New York didn't already anger you enough, you can check out Andrew's video yourself....