Rochester is a city in Monroe County, New York State. It is situated south of Lake Ontario, in the United States. Rochester has one of the highest populations of deaf people (per capita) in the United States, and as such sign language is not an uncommon sight around the city. The city has a wide variety of cultural institutions, such as the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, the Memorial Art Gallery, the Rochester Museum & Science Center, the Strong Museum, the AV Room, the Strasenburg Planetarium, and the Geva Theatre Center.
Rochester is home to a number of Fortune 1000 and international businesses, including Eastman Kodak, Bausch & Lomb, and Xerox. Because of the high prevalence of imaging and optical science practiced among the industry and the universities, Rochester is known as the world capital of imaging. The Institute of Optics of the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology both contribute to this industry. The University of Rochester is one of the largest employers in the Rochester area. In and around the universities and business areas of Rochester you will find many high and low-rise options for office space.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There is always something to do in Rochester, from museums and antique shopping to sports and culture, scenic cruising to bargain hunting. Dining in Rochester offers large chain restaurants around the periphery, and more original fare in the city proper. Something you have to try at least once is the famous local favorite Garbage Plate served at Nick Tahou’s Hots. For a few dollars, a "Plate" comes with your choice of meat served on top of macaroni salad, home fries, and onions, topped with hot-sauce, ketchup or mustard.
Getting to Rochester by plane is very easy as it has its own airport. The Greater Rochester International Airport is located just southwest of the city proper, six miles southwest of downtown. Rochester is close to Lake Ontario, and as such the New York State Thruway, Interstate 90, passes a few miles to the south. In a car this is the fastest way to the area from the east and west. The Amtrak train station provides daily scheduled service on three lines. The Empire Service heads east to Syracuse, Albany, and New York City, and west to Buffalo and Niagara Falls. The Maple Leaf is similar, but keeps going past Niagara Falls across the Canadian border to Toronto. The Lake Shore Limited from Chicago to Boston or New York also stops in Rochester.