BREAKING: I’m Moving to Mexico — Mexico, NY, that Is

Welcome to Mexico, NY
Welcome to Mexico, NY

Go figure.

After all these years living in regular New York (i.e. Manhattan, what else?) I just learned there is a town called Mexico, located in the northeast part of Oswego County, New York.

According to the always-reliable Wikipedia, the Town of Mexico has a population of 5,197 and contains a village also named Mexico. What’s more, there’s a Mexico High School (once called Mexico Academy,) a Mexico Middle School and even a Mexico Elementary School.



This fact opens up amazing opportunities for this blogger, who can no longer afford to live in regular New York and misses the thrills of living in a place called Mexicou. After all, Mexico, NY officials claim, this town is “A great place to live, work and play.”

That might be so, but before making such a radical move, this blogger will be embarking on a serious investigation of Mexico’s taco-situation, which will ultimately make or break the deal.

Stay tuned.

5 thoughts on “BREAKING: I’m Moving to Mexico — Mexico, NY, that Is

  1. OK I have to quibble with your “Manhattan, what else?” side-sneer. I lived in Manhattan twice. As a grown-up, with a good job, dating lovely sophisticated women with graduate degrees, going out to the suitably noir-ish post-apocalyptic holes in the wall on Avenues B and C, thinking we were sumthin’ else. It was pretty okay. But I lived in Brooklyn for three years when I was younger and tougher and could go toe-to-toe with young black whippets at the top of the key or out on the wing on a fast break……and ya know what? Brooklyn is one helluva town. Maybe I like the me that lived in Brooklyn better than the me who lived in Manhattan, but I kinda like the Brooklyn I lived in better than the Manhattan I lived in. Particularly when I hold it up to the light of the Mexico I live in now. What else? Brooklyn, Mamacita, Brooklyn. One helluva town. And I’ll guarantee you they have better tacos than whatever you’re seeing for $17.99 in Chelsea.

  2. I am writing this from Mexico, NY and I can tell you if you want tacos you either make them at home or go to taco bell in Central Square. Not really many other options. :/

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