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The Carousel Capital of the World
The Parlor City

The New York state capital is Albany.

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13901, 13903, 13904, 13905

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The population of Binghamton is approximately 53,008 (1990), 47376 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 24,626 (1990), 21150 (2010).

The amount of land area in Binghamton is 26.887 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.555 sq kilometers.
The distance from Binghamton to Washington DC is 228 miles. The distance to the New York state capital is 118 miles. (as the crow flies)
Binghamton is positioned 42.10 degrees north of the equator and 75.90 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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History & History Related Items

Binghamton history:

Binghamton was known as the Parlor City because of the fact that it was an extremely classy city; well laid out, clean, and well-kept. This motto is older, but still in limited use. A newer motto is The Carousel Capital of the World. This comes from the fact that the Johnson family of Endicott-Johnson shoe company was very philanthropic. Binghamton and surrounding areas once hosted huge shoe manufacturing plants. The company, under the leadership of the Johnson family, built numerous things for the community. Besides a hospital, golf course, and dance hall (among other things), six carousels were installed in parks in the area, all of which must operate at no cost to riders forever. No area in the world has as many antique carousels as the greater Binghamton area.
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Binghamton attractions:

Ross Park Zoo
Mailing Address:
185 Park Ave
Binghamton, NY 13903
Zoo Location:
60 Morgan Road
Binghamton, NY 13903
Phone: 607-724-5461
The Zoo is not open year-round, please call ahead for hours of operation

Cutler Botanic Gardens
840 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905

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