The Best of Buffalo

Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City. Located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie, Ontario, Buffalo is the seat of Erie County and the principal city of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, the largest in Upstate New York. Buffalo itself has a population of 261,310 (2010 Census) and the Buffalo–Niagara–Cattaraugus Combined Statistical Area is home to 1,215,826 residents.

Originating around 1789 as a small trading community near the eponymous Buffalo Creek, Buffalo grew quickly after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, with the city as its western terminus. By 1900, Buffalo was the 8th largest city in the United States, and went on to become a major railroad hub, and the largest grain-milling center in the country. The latter part of the 20th century saw a reversal of fortunes: Great Lakes shipping was rerouted by the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, and steel mills and other heavy industry relocated to places such as China. With the start of Amtrak in the 1970s, Buffalo Central Terminal was also abandoned, and trains were rerouted to nearby Depew, New York (Buffalo-Depew) and Exchange Street Station. By 1990 the city had fallen back below its 1900 population levels.

Right Now in Buffalo

Intimate partner violence doesn’t end with relationship

Social work researcher Noelle St. Vil’s analysis uncovers barriers women face when entering new relationships.  

Celebrate summer with UB on the Green

UB's free outdoor performance series is back for a 12th season of music, dancing and hands-on activities.

Keynote to tackle nature of addiction

Philosophers at the Romanell Conference also will discuss such topics as abortion, the nature of disease and informed consent.

Intimate partner violence doesn’t end with the relationship

The effects of intimate partner violence are profound, painfully enduring and should command as much attention as providing victims with the help necessary to leave violent relationships, according to a new UB study.

Rhee’s “Love, Robot” garnering awards and rave reviews

Margaret Rhee, UB visiting assistant professor of media study, has been nominated for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 2018 Elgin Award for her peotry collection “Love, Robot.”

Troy Miller named associate vice provost and director of admissions

Troy Miller, assistant vice president for enrollment management at Bowie State University, has been named associate vice provost and director of admissions at the University at Buffalo.

Refer a Company

If you know of a high-quality, reputable, local business you think would be a good fit for this directory, please complete the form below. Thank you!
Your Name:    

Your Email:      

Type your message:   

CAPTCHA image
Enter the text shown in the box