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Old 08-27-2008, 06:13 AM
 
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One thing that is striking about downtown Rochester when I do a virtual drive thru on Google Maps is Where are all the people? Nice buildings, lovely city, NO PEOPLE?!
Creepy in a way. Sort of like a twilight zone episode.

Wow...you need to get outside a little more.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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Too true. Just came back from a visit. Rochester is a nice place. I think a lot of the missing population from Buffalo moved to Rochester a long time ago.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Buffalo-Rochester
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Too true. Just came back from a visit. Rochester is a nice place. I think a lot of the missing population from Buffalo moved to Rochester a long time ago.
Oh man... And Syracuse, I graduated with a lot of kids that moved from both cities.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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It should be noted that the buffalo niagara region has a population of 2,475,000.

Buffalo Niagara Region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:23 PM
 
Location: FL-Gulf Coast
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It should be noted that the buffalo niagara region has a population of 2,475,000.

Buffalo Niagara Region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Too bad the name of the thread isn't Rochester vs. The Buffalo Niagara Region
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:51 AM
 
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Hey, they stole our area code. Talk about adding insult to injury!

Last edited by bellafinzi; 11-27-2011 at 03:02 PM..
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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Hey, they stole our area code. Talk about adding insult to injury!
That cost the Rochester area business' millions.

Without Rochester, there would be no Bills or Sabres, yet all we hear is what a great sports town Buffalo is.

We get no hydro power despite helping to pay for the federally built plant.
(OK, maybe Fairport, Hilton and Spencerport, but not RG&E customers).

It seems that Rochester supports Buffalo in many of it's endevers, but I can't think of any where Buffalo supports, or yields to Rochester.

Buffalo likes to be known as "the city of good neighbors," but why is downtown Niagara Falls such a disaster? All development is funneled to Buffalo.

Here's another comparason of a city of good neighbors-volunteerism
Buffalo in middle on volunteerism - Business First
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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The people of Buffalo have a severe inferiority complex. Something I noticed while attending school there.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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It is heavily driven by their local media believe it or not. Any time statistics come out about how the economy is doing better here than it is there (which lets face it, has been the case for about 50 years now) they try to skew it some how......"oh well our population is shrinking while theirs is growing, but their metro area includes way more counties and blah blah blah". They also point out ANY time a stat makes them look better (i.e. marginally higher crime or poverty rate some years).

I don't think it is the majority of Buffalonians who feel this way; just a very vocal bunch who have nothing better to do basically. I think Buffalo-Niagara is a fine area and need to form a unified front with them along with Syracuse to gain some voice in state-wide policies that affect all of us negatively to benefit downstate!
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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It is heavily driven by their local media believe it or not. Any time statistics come out about how the economy is doing better here than it is there (which lets face it, has been the case for about 50 years now) they try to skew it some how......"oh well our population is shrinking while theirs is growing, but their metro area includes way more counties and blah blah blah". They also point out ANY time a stat makes them look better (i.e. marginally higher crime or poverty rate some years).

I don't think it is the majority of Buffalonians who feel this way; just a very vocal bunch who have nothing better to do basically. I think Buffalo-Niagara is a fine area and need to form a unified front with them along with Syracuse to gain some voice in state-wide policies that affect all of us negatively to benefit downstate!
True. I can see where some of them are coming from. Buffalo was once a very large and important city in this country and it's been nothing but a long and depressing decline. Rochester was always much smaller and the "little brother". Well, the metros are essentially the same size now and Rochester has the better economy and higher GDP. No one likes to see their little brother become bigger and stronger.
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