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Old 10-13-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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Yes, they are. Union Station was in a terrible state of neglect, but luckily was restored so that it did not meet the fate of New York's original Pennsylvania Station. And Postal Square is now the home to a post office, a local brewpub and the US Postal Museum.

I think that your posts on Buffalo give some good insightl, since so many unfairly stereotype it without knowing its full place in history. Buffalo is not the North Pole since many places get the lake-effect snows, nor is it a hick town in the shadow of NYC. It's a city in transition, and it's in the interest of all New Yorkers that the city survives and finds itself again, since a revived Buffalo is good for the state's economy, something lost sight of once one is too far south of Albany.

I know three people off the top of my head who were born or who have lived in Buffalo and it's a city they'd go back to in a second, if it were not for their occupations that keep them in other cities.

Maybe to attract those unaccustomed to lake-effect snows, Buffalo should undertake a newly revised city plan that's akin to Montreal's underground city or Minneapolis' sky bridges. I'd not like to see that negatively impact the historic buildings, but in areas of blight where the land is practically cleared, some sort of new colony could be built that could integrate much of the live/work in climate-controlled comfort. Why should Montreal have all the fun with the underground?
But the weather really isn't that bad, it's the sunniest city in the northeast, and has the dryest summers than any other city in the NE, along with warm summers that keep the Great Lakes at comfortable temps of 70's and 80's that provide great beaches. The temperature is perfect in the summer, and the winter is mild, but not freezingly cold that it's too harsh, we get warm ups and thaws.

Just some more insight .
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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But the weather really isn't that bad, it's the sunniest city in the northeast, and has the dryest summers than any other city in the NE, along with warm summers that keep the Great Lakes at comfortable temps of 70's and 80's that provide great beaches. The temperature is perfect in the summer, and the winter is mild, but not freezingly cold that it's too harsh, we get warm ups and thaws.

Just some more insight .
LOL...true, it's not that bad in terms of weather, but you can sell the southerners on it and bring them to the city if you rival Montreal with the underground.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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LOL...true, it's not that bad in terms of weather, but you can sell the southerners on it and bring them to the city if you rival Montreal with the underground.
Right, and there are other factors that contribute to why Buffalo isn't a perfect place to live - like the bad economy, dropping population, and high crime rate along with 20,000 vacant homes. Other than that, it's perfect!
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:27 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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But hey, any of you New Yorker's over there think positively of Buffalo, NY's skyline?


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Old 11-15-2008, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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What's the median cost of housing in the SUNY Buffalo area?
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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That's a pretty small skyline. I like the red,white, and blue lights on that building.
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:35 AM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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What's the median cost of housing in the SUNY Buffalo area?

In the SUNY Buffalo aream the median cost of housing is around 75,000.
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Yikes, that's extremely low. The fixer-uppers on Long Island (where I grew up and looking to buy a house now) are usually around 300,000.
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Looks like alot of "smoke and mirrors" to me.
I heard they call it B-lo now?
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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Yikes, that's extremely low. The fixer-uppers on Long Island (where I grew up and looking to buy a house now) are usually around 300,000.
We have the cheapest cost of living in the country in the Buffalo area, which is good for many young people especially those attending area colleges.
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