Welcome to RocWiki, the People's guide to Rochester, New York. This site is continually updated, expanded, and improved by people in Rochester, NY because they want to share what they love or loathe about their city. You can search the site by using the box on the upper right of every page, or you can use the pre-sorted links below to go to the most popular sections. We encourage you to learn more and would welcome your help. Since this is a community effort, please let us know if you have any concerns about the content of this site.
In support of the BLM movement, a page has been created to spotlight Black-Owned Businesses in Rochester. Please feel free to add businesses to this category!
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2016-10-25: City Newspaper awards RocWiki Best Local Website 2016 - Best of Rochester 2016: Local Color
2015-10-29: City Newspaper awards RocWiki Best Local Website 2015 - Best of Rochester 2015: Local Color
2012-09-06: Local Reporter Rachel Barnhart wrote about us on her blog-The Rochesterian!
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"I met Manson in front of the Whiskey-A-Go-Go on Sunset Boulevard. He sat for four or five hours. He amused the kids, he brought the guitar and he played. No big deal, no sweat. That's how I met Charlie Manson. He wanted to be in the music business. He babysat my three kids." - Al Lewis