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

Babies may suffer when pregnant women take kratom

Toxicology screens don't detect the supplement, but it can cause withdrawal in newborns.

UB to present ‘The Threepenny Opera’

The Department of Theatre and Dance’s production is the first in the U.S. of a new adaptation by English playwright Simon Stephens.

Sprowl receives AACP award

The New Investigator Award will provide startup funding for the UB pharmacy professor's research.

Doctors face a dilemma when seeking mental health assistance for themselves

An essay published by a UB psychiatrist in JAMA Network about working through issues with the help of a therapist has prompted personal email messages from dozens of physicians from across the U.S. who reached out to share perspectives and their experiences.  

Hamburg High School student takes his money skills to the bank

Trevor Kedge bested a record number of participants to win MoneySKILL Mania, a personal finance competition sponsored by the UB School of Management and M&T Bank.

Lupus-microbiome connection in India is focus of UB professor’s Fulbright research

A University at Buffalo researcher will use a Fulbright scholarship to study how ethnicity and geography affect patients in India diagnosed with the autoimmune disease commonly known as lupus.  

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