Buffalo New York is the second largest city in the state of New York. Buffalo is located on the eastern end of Lake Erie at the beginning of the Niagara River.
History: Founded around 1789 as a small trading community near Buffalo Creek. Buffalo grew quickly after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, with the city as its western end. Buffalo was incorporated as a city in 1832, with a population of about 10,000 people. By 1900, Buffalo was the 8th largest city in the country, and went on to become a major railroad hub, the largest grain-milling center in the country, and the home of the largest steel-making operation in the world. The latter part of the 20th Century saw a reversal of fortunes: by the year 1990 the city had fallen back below its 1900 population levels.
Major Businesses: M&T Bank, Rich Products, Labatt, New Era Cap Company, Merchants Insurance Group, Kaleida Health, Employer Services Corp., Tops Markets LLC, Seneca Gaming Corp., Wegmans Food Markets Inc., Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Festivals and Culture: Allentown Art Festival, Elmwood Festival of the Arts, Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo Japanese Garden, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Zoo, Taste of Buffalo and the National Buffalo Wing Festival and by the way last call is at 4 a.m.
Colleges and Universities: Bryant & Stratton College, Canisius College, D'Youville College, Medaille College, Trocaire College, University at Buffalo, one of the four University Centers in the SUNY system. Buffalo State College, Erie Community College Empire State College Did you know Abraham Lincoln visited Buffalo on February 16, 1861, on his way to accept the presidency of the United States?
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Joan Kostick Andrews, 86, supporter of the arts
Joan Kostick Andrews and her husband, Peter Connors Andrews, provided the major gift in 1998 that allowed the Irish Classical Theatre Company to complete construction of its current venue, the Andrews Theatre, on Main Street in downtown Buffalo.
Louis J. Lambert, 90, teacher and singer
His parents were singers and performers in the dramatic circle at the former St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Buffalo. He lent his voice to the Amherst Male Glee Club for more than 50 years. He was lead and baritone vocalist with the South ...
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Undoing past mistakes at MLK Park
Over the weekend, I took my dog for a walk at Olmsted's Martin Luther King Park (originally known as “the Parade”). I was pleasantly surprised to see that work was underway on the Shelter House. The rehabilitation of the Shelter House is part of ...