I still love to walk around this area, because of the interesting people and buildings that have so much character, unlike my neighborhood in Whitesboro. If you're lucky you can even get a photo like this one (above) that shows how beautiful this area can be with it's historic buildings and beautiful color and scenery. It is there, you just have to get out of your car and walk around now and then to find it. Or better yet ride a bike. Be on the safe side though and be careful after dark, if you are not familiar with this area. Unfortunately, there are areas here, I would say are quite dangerous at night.
Photo was taken just after a wicked thunderstorm, and then the skies cleared just in time for a gorgeous sunset over the Presbyterian Church in Utica. The streetlights came on which added to the illusion of Faxton Street looking like a river or canal.