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

How Sabres slid into NHL’s basement

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:47:21 -0400

How did the Sabres get here? It wasn’t quick, it wasn’t easy and it was truly bizarre.Darcy Regier’s Era of Suffering ended in November 2013 and Tim Murray took over as general ... Read More

Road to the NFL Draft / Nick O’Leary

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:29:44 -0400

Position: Tight end.School: Florida State.Combine measureables: 6-foot-3, 252 pounds.Combine stats: 40: 4.93 seconds. Bench press: 21 reps. Vertical: 30.5 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet, 2 inches. 20-... Read More

Kloss law firm wins title of ‘Buffalo’s Smartest Company’

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:50:50 -0400

Buffalo’s Smartest Company for 2015 is the law firm of Kloss, Stenger and LoTempio, whose team triumphed in the annual contest that, along with testing trivia talent, raises money for Cradle ... Read More

Poor funding, leaders are destroying Amtrak

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:44:02 -0400

WASHINGTON – “Bypass traffic and highway congestion,” reads the ad in Amtrak’s in-house magazine. “Our road never runs into traffic.” “No stress... Read More

Heavy hitters are going to bat for Rubio

Thu, 9 Apr 2015 18:05:02 -0400

A major milestone of the 2016 presidential campaign is slated for Monday in Miami, when Marco Rubio declares his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.That’s no surprise to... Read More

Old house on Busti was always the star

Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:27:10 -0400

Our old house on Busti Avenue in Buffalo was made for Eastertime. The mechanics of Easter were convenienced by “Busti’s” (as we called it) limitless places to hide Easter... Read More

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