A city in Upstate New York. My grandfather lives there. It is a very Italian town, I think that gives it charecter, but you can come up with your own conclusions about that. Utica is an all american town. For such a small city (about 60,000) it has a lot of interesting things about it, utica sausauge, utica pizza. It's a decent place.
The crappiets city in upstate new york. Rochester and Buffalo are both better. Syracuse doesn't have the advantage of the scenery and recreation of being on one of the great lakes like the other two are, yet gets EVEN more snow than them.