Neighborhood: Park Avenue
Favorite places: For her 3-year-old, Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Springdale Farms, and going to Bird Song Trail in Mendon Ponds, where chickadees will eat out of your hand. "It feels like Disney."
David Dwayne Clark
Neighborhood: Corn Hill
Favorite places: Going to the Erie Canal to write; RPO, Geva, and the Little; riding his mountain bike through the city at night.
Michelle, Sky, and Carlo Justice
Neighborhood: University Avenue/Neighborhood of the Arts
Tips for newcomers: "Check out all the festivals, and be prepared for the fact that there's not much NYC/big city feel in Rochester. Read the newspapers and get on the Internet to find things to do."
Neighborhood: South Wedge
Great things about Rochester: "No matter where you live, it's close to lakes, skiing, and the Adirondacks. Everything's available. It's easy to leave the city to get away."
Occupation: Writer, playwrite, theatre director and teacher
Favorite places: Ethnic restaurants, local theater, The Little. "It's a community haven, a small but valuable one."
Best part of Rochester: The diverse people. There's always something fun going on, such as sporting events, car shows, or local festivals.
Favorite places: The village of Fairport along the Erie Canal. Lots of eateries, shops, salons, etc.
Suggestions for newcomers: Go hiking in Tryon Park; do the river walk from Turning Point Park to Charlotte.
Best views of the city: From the top of Cobb's Hill; from the pedestrian bridge in Upper High Falls; from the end of the Charlotte pier.