Rochester NY is a city in Monroe County, New York in the United States. It is the second largest city of New York in United States. Rochester is also known as the Flour City or The Flower City. The population of Rochester is about 207,000 according to the 2008 estimations. It is the third largest city of New York on the basis of population. The total land area of Rochester NY is 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2) and water area is 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2) and both these make up total area of 37.1 sq mi (96.1 km2). The current mayor of the city is Robert Duffy.
Rochester NY has a very strategic location and it lies in the east of Buffalo and west of Syracuse. In addition, it is on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and Genesee River bisects the city. Rochester NY is a metropolitan city and there many International businesses which are operating in the city such as Fortune 1000 companies like Eastman Kodak, Paychex and Constellation Brands. Because of the industrial attractions and international companies, New York Rochester is considered as world capital of imaging.
The largest shopping plazas are also developed in the city which makes it the perfect place for shopping. These plazas include Eastview Mall, Village Gate Square, and The Mall at Greece Ridge Center, Rochester NY Public Market, Medley Center, Pittsford Plaza and The Marketplace Mall. Because of these shopping attractions, visitors from many neighboring cities come to shop in New York Rochester.
A mayor and a city council form the government in Rochester NY. The city council consists of 4 district members and 5 at large members. The Enforcement of the property code violations are under the control of Neighboring Empowerment team. Rochester NY is considered one of the most important city from educational point of view and some of the best colleges and universities include Monroe Community College, Colgate Rochester Crizer Divinity School, University of Rochester NY and many others.
The culture of the Rochester NY is attractive for the people because there are large cultural institutions including Garth Fagan Dance, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Strong National Museum of Play and many arts organizations. The infrastructure in the city is well developed and all modes of conveyance are available in the city. One interesting fact about Rochester NY is that it has further seven sister cities which are known as Sister Cities International. There are beautiful buildings and apartments in the city and the largest building of Rochester NY is Xerox Tower which is 135 meters high.
Therefore, because of the attractions and corporate environment of the country, thousands of visitors from all over the world, visit the city every year.