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

Pita Gourmet turns hunger to happiness

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:01:26 -0400

On busy Transit Road sits a delicious slice of pita bliss. Priding itself on serving authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, Pita Gourmet will give you your Greek craving even when you’re ... Read More

Job, internship fair set April 15 at Niagara County Community College

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:33:18 -0400

Niagara County Community College Spring 2015 Job & Internship Fair will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. April 15 in the Main Cafeteria in G Building.The event is free and open to the public. It... Read More

Neil Diamond rocks winter away in FNC

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 08:41:19 -0400

Pop legend sticks to beloved ballads, pop classics... Read More

GOP budget votes likely to hurt party

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:14:44 -0400

WASHINGTON – In a meaningful but understated way, Sen. Charles E. Schumer said a few days ago that he would call votes on the budget to attach Velcro tags to next year’s Republican... Read More

Election accusations fall into a black hole

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:30:49 -0400

Over the past year, The Buffalo News has reported on several complaints lodged with the state Board of Elections regarding alleged Election Law violations in Erie County.One involved a political... Read More

Minimum wage stance could cost Bush votes

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:59:23 -0400

WASHINGTON – Inherited wealth would be only a moderate problem for Republican John Ellis Bush if he runs for president. The Bush family ranks somewhere in the middle of the ranks of monied... Read More

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