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

Could the Hyde Amendment be repealed in 2020?

Social work researcher Gretchen Ely says the amendment hurts mostly young, poor women of color.

Textile artist to discuss new exhibition

Eniloa Dawodu is presenting an exhibition of her work at Squeaky Wheel and delivering two lectures as part of a UB Creative Arts Initiative residency.

UB launches Blue Table food pantry

A campuswide food drive is being held next week for the virtual food pantry that helps students who have trouble accessing affordable food.

UB again ranks among top U.S. universities hosting international students

UB’s international students hail from 95 different countries, including India, China, South Korea, Canada, Iran, Taiwan and Turkey.

UB School of Management honors Scannell, alumni and business leaders

John Scannell, chairman and CEO of Moog, accepted the 2019 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year award at the 70th Annual School of Management Alumni Association Awards Banquet.

UB launches Blue Table online food pantry service

The online food pantry service began with a soft launch in April and has been fully operational since the beginning of the fall semester.

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