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Old 04-03-2009, 12:31 AM
 
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Public transportation is not wonderful here. However, Buffalo is not very big, so if you're a young man you should be able to get yourself around on foot or by bicycle. If you don't know where you are working yet I would advise finding a place to live that is nearby a good grocery store. Unless you are loaded (or very dedicated to organic food, as your name implies) I would say the Lexington co-op does not count as an everyday grocery store. The best groceries in Buffalo in my opinion are Wegmans on Amherst St and Guercio's on Grant/Lafayette. Tops on Niagara/Maryland is also decent, but the Tops on Jefferson/Riley is not great. I used to go to Latina's on Elmwood/North but I haven't yet been in the PriceRite that replaced them.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Townville, PA
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sorry to get off topic, but is that Price-Right more like an Aldi's?
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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sorry to get off topic, but is that Price-Right more like an Aldi's?
Its like a bigger Aldis they have them in Rochester too. Same style of shopping.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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so is public trans good or bad i have heard two diffrent storys
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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so is public trans good or bad i have heard two diffrent storys
You'll hear various opinions on our transportation. Do some more in depth research as best you can, cause you won't get a clear answer to that until you at least visit and perhaps until oyur move.

I wish you all the best!

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Old 04-04-2009, 07:27 PM
 
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You can do Buffalo and lots of the burbs on public transportation. You need to know how far you want to walk and then read the NFTA maps and times. Main out past S. Campus into Amherst and all the way to Transit is fine. There is now a shuttle from ECC North to Transit and down to ECC South ( fairly new) Buses fo out Delaware to the City of Tonawanda, out Elmwood ( many to the Tonawandas) and south on many routes. Find out what originates at both S. campus and at the bus terminal downtown.

My husband and I always operated on 1 car, for over 30 years. Granted, lots of times, we worked together and neither needed the bus, but if one did, we figured how to utilize it. Esp. with the monthly pass, it saved lots of cash. We always hooked up for going into the city am and out pm, but one of us had the car, the other bussed in the city.
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:30 PM
 
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nice i am solo lol so no sharing but i think i can make heads or tails out of the transit sys
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