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New York's 22nd District, The Fightin' 22nd! is represented in the 110th Congress by eight term Democrat Maurice Hinchey.


The cure is so much better than the disease.

The 22nd is home to Cornell University, the Finger Lakes, and in the 1960's hosted millions of hippies at Woodstock, while their parents were entertained by funny Jewish comedians in the Borscht Belt of the Catskills. It also is where you'll find the former New York State Inebriate Asylum which aimed to cure alcoholism. Unfortunately, the treatment proved ineffective since all the nurses were nuns of the Order of St. Pauli.

In 1939, Augie's restaurant in Endicott began serving the 22nd's famous "spiedie sandwich," a skewer of grilled chicken or pork served on Italian bread. While others have claimed to invent the sandwich, only Augie had the insight to remove the stick before eating.

The 22nd was profiled for the 435 434 part series Better Know A District on March 21, 2007.

Famous 22nd'ersEdit

  • "Twilight Zone" creator Rod Serling
  • "B.C." and "Wizard of Id" comic strip artist Johnny Hart
  • "Touchdown," Cornell's live bear mascot who ran onto the field after every touchdown and mauled the referee to death

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