Saturday, February 4, 2017

Goodbye

Over the past two years, this blog has allowed me to learn about what could arguably be considered one of America's most overlooked and understated regions.  Clearly, Rochester has many imperfections, some in obvious places (i.e. the center of the metro area), helping to cement a perception that has been far from optimal.  Yet some extremely low-grade research, as has been performed on this site, reveals a possibility that was thought by many to be impossible: Rochester's best days are still ahead of it.

The formula of a few jobs, continued downtown development, and shameless optimism is transforming Rochester, and the Rochester of 2025 might barely resemble the Rochester of 2010, the year of my family's arrival.  In fact, the transformation is already quite obvious, making this site, which aims to bridge perception and reality, less necessary.

I truly appreciate the (small) readership over the past two years.  Rochester is full of remarkably intelligent and passionate people, and I was honored to have a tiny sample of this group appreciate this voice.  While the site will no longer be updated, I hope that it can continue to serve as a place to find true facts (as opposed to alternative facts) about this great region.

In the near future, my time will be devoted to the standard tasks of raising children and holding a job, both of which I've learned can be surprisingly time consuming.

Thank you.

Amol Shrikhande

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for this blog. Rochester needs a positive voice for people to realize all that we have. I’ll really miss reading your take on things.

    FYI, I gave Rochesternomics to my father-in-law who lives in Kentucky. Just yesterday, he put in an offer on a house and plans to move to Rochester. I’m sure you changed a lot of perceptions about this region and you helped sell at least one house!

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments. I hope your father-in-law loves it here!

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  2. I've enjoyed reading, thanks for posting it.

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  3. Maybe now you will have time to do the dishes ��

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  4. I will greatly miss reading your blog too. Hopefully you keep that excitement towards Rochester. We need more positivity and recognition for the great things our city does have from those like yourself.

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    1. Thank you. I definitely plan on continuing to help spread the word about our great region!

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  5. I've really enjoyed reading these posts and have shared them with friends and family in the hopes of either invigorating them with more enthusiasm for our city or to break their preconceived ideas of how they view it. I'll certainly miss the updated content but hope that you continue to enjoy Rochester as much as I do and continue to support our city. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you for having taken the time to read. My loyalty to Rochester is as strong as ever!

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  6. Ive really enjoyed reading your page, and even bought your book because of it! Thank you for devoting your time to this site.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for having bought the book.

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