Binghamton Essential Info


Binghamton is a city in upstate New York located at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers. It is the cultural and financial center of the Greater Binghamton Metropolitan Area and is the Broome County seat. Binghamton is part of the "Triple Cities" with Endicott and Johnson City.

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  1. The city was named after William Bingham, a wealthy Philadelphian who bought the 10,000 acre patent for the land in 1786.
  2. The Chenango Canal, completed in 1837, connected Binghamton to the Erie Canal, and was the catayst for the initial industrial development of the area.
  3. Edwin Link invented the flight simulator in Binghamton.
  4. Binghamton is known as the "Carousel Capital of the World" as it houses six of the remaining antique carousels.
  5. Binghamton is home of the regional dish known as the spiedie sandwich.

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