Contact Us

Binghamton’s Sidewalk of Stars: An Overlooked Piece of History

Lee Ann Taylor

One of the first things I did when I moved here was check out the Sidewalk of Stars. It is less than a block from the station on Court Street in the Metro Center courtyard.

I thought it was the coolest thing for a city of this size to honor those who contributed to it’s history this way. I mean, how many cities can say they do this? I can only think of 2 others: Hollywood and Nashville.

I hadn’t seen it in a while, so I thought I would visit the stars not long ago. What I saw bothered me. There are 4 areas for plants surrounding the sidewalk and they are nothing but dirt and weeds instead of lush planted accessories to make the sidewalk a true attraction. Then, there is the sidewalk itself. It’s neglected and breaking apart in places.

As I was reading the names on the stars, a college student and his parents came to look at the attraction. my first thought was, ‘well this leaves a crappy impression on the parent about Binghamton.” And it does! If we can’t take of a sidewalk, how bad is the rest of the city?

It seems as if there is no real respect for the sidewalk. Rumor has it that there is a renovation going on in a building in the courtyard and trucks drive over the stars! Are you kidding? To me, that is like desecrating a grave.

It gets worse so I have questions. Who’s in charge? Why is this area not maintained? As I investigate, I will continue to share my results here. And hopefully, someone will be held accountable.

Best of 99.1 The Whale

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Whale Nation quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Whale Nation contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.