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

Mayors to state lawmakers: We need help

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 20:13:03 -0500

Mayors from across New York are testifying Tuesday before state lawmakers at a budget hearing on their need for state aid


10-year-old shot in Jamestown

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:39:11 -0500

JAMESTOWN, NY--  A 10-year-old is in the hospital after being shot Monday night.


Buffalo Niagara area begins campaign to attract Canadian tourists

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:47:29 -0500

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Niagara area has proposed its $500,000 marketing campaign to attract Canadians back into the USA despite the high exchange rate.


Kenmore/GI girl's hockey loses in state final

Sat, 6 Feb 2016 18:34:29 -0500

Kenmore/Grand Island girl's hockey loses to Alexandria Bay, 3-2, in the NY State Championship on Saturday in Albany.


Bell: John Elway, Broncos reap reward of hiring Gary Kubiak

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 22:52:11 -0500

Last year's shocking divorce from John Fox turns out to be master stroke by Elway.


Bills QB Taylor, center Wood & guard Incognito added to Pro Bowl roster

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 22:33:48 -0500

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor and center Eric Wood are heading to the Pro Bowl.


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