First Ward, Binghamton
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|City of Binghamton neighborhood|
The Marlborough Building on Clinton Street
|Country||United States of America|
|• City Council Members||Robert Weslar (D) 1st District, Teri Rennia (D) 3rd District|
|• County Council Members||Timothy P. Cleary (D) 2nd District, Joseph S. Sanfilippo (D) 4th District|
|United States ZIP Code||13905|
The First Ward, as the name implies, is a neighborhood in the western section of the New York State city of Binghamton. It is primarily an urban residential neighborhood with retail along Clinton Street and pockets of industrial buildings along the train tracks.
The First Ward can be defined as encompassing the area north of the Norfolk Southern tracks, east of the neighboring village of Johnson City along Market Street and Airport Road, west of the Chenango River and south of the Binghamton Ely Park neighborhood and the town of Dickinson.
The area's "main drag" is Clinton Street, which runs from the foot of the East Clinton Street Bridge west and ends at Glenwood Avenue. The eastern section of Clinton Street is known as Antique Row due to the high concentration of antique shops in that short stretch. The remainder of the street is lined with retail, consisting of several large supermarkets, churches, pharmacies, bank branches, a few bars and restaurants as well as a few mom and pop shops which contrast the antique stores and provide such goods as video games and music.