Buffalo, New York: America’s Next Great College Town

Perhaps you’ve been told the city of Buffalo, New York is a rust belt hellhole experiencing a massive brain drain, and the only folks left are juggalos, welfare recipients and card-carrying AARP members. Who could blame you for feeling so? The city (and surrounding metro area) has been hemorrhaging residents at a 1% clip per year for the past 50 years.

A recent analysis of the Top 100 metro areas in the United States from the experts at the Brookings Institute, however, would like to share some surprising results with you. Continue reading

Stockholm Syndrome: Why Do Native Buffalonians Get So Defensive About Their City? An Examination.

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I just heard it again.

“Buffalo is a great place to raise a family.”

Yeah, the Addams Family. The Jackson Family. The Manson Family.

Hey, I’m a native, too – and I don’t think it’s that bad here, but Holy Denial can we get a little perspective up in this place? Let’s stir the cauldron of controversy and see what bubbles up. Ready? OKAY! Continue reading