Genesee Street

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Location
Mostly the 19th Ward; also COTS and Genesee-Jefferson
Boundaries
North - West Main Street
South - Vixette Street
Length
Approx. 2 miles

Genesee Street is a north-south route located primarily in the 19th Ward in the City of Rochester. From West Main Street to Dr. Samuel McCree Way, it forms the border between the 19th Ward and Changing of the Scenes. From Dr. Samuel McCree Way down to about Barton Street it forms the border between the 19th Ward and Genesee-Jefferson. Other notable intersections include Arnett Boulevard, Columbia Avenue, Brooks Avenue, Elmwood Avenue, and Scottsville Road.

The structures along the road are heavily mixed in nature, including the substantial Brooks Landing development and much smaller commercial establishments like Jim Dalberth Sporting Goods as well as lower-income housing, rental properties and apartment complexes. As the western defining road of the Genesee-Jefferson Neighborhood, it does see substantially less development than the adjacent 19th Ward and Plymouth-Exchange neighborhoods. Crime continues to be a problem, particularly north of Brooks Avenue, but has improved in recent years thanks to the University of Rochester's continued development at Brooks Landing.

Route 383 travels southeast as South Plymouth and then Brooks Avenues until it makes a left turn onto Genesee; it then runs along Genesee for a short six blocks until it bears to the right as Scottsville Road. At this intersection with Elmwood Avenue, Genesee continues southeast as a separate street bordering Genesee Valley Park.

Located on Genesee Street

Traveling south.

19th Ward and COTS

19th Ward and Genesee-Jefferson

19th Ward Only

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2008-07-31 02:05:10   The only part of town I've been mugged in! The mugging was nearly ten years ago, for what it's worth, but I still get a bit nervous when I'm in the area at night. If you see a swarm of young men out for a late-night group jog: run! —MariahBetz


2011-05-26 04:15:57   I agree..stay off of genesee street at night. It is sketchy. I was jumped by two teen thugs on that street. I was getting off of a city bus on a sunday night. I had finished working a 3pm to 11pm shift at my job!!!! —RobertStar