I still wonder why downtown buffalo was a ghost town when I passed by one Saturday afternoon. While people flood the sidewalks of downtown Toronto on Saturdays, it was as if a neutron bomb killed all the people in buffalo but left the buildings intact. Minus the dead bodies of course. There were barely any stores or restaurants open as well.
Buffalo actually has some really beautiful old buildings, probably some of the first skyscrapers ever built...
the Guaranty Building and those three red-brick towers behind City Hall are really nice...they also have some parks designed by Frederick Law Omstead (the guy who designed Central Park) and you can track down the place where some crazy Polish anarchist busted a cap in the ass of the twenty-fifth president of the United States
And can anyone please explain to me why their tv channels are always so ghetto looking? Is it the cameras they use?
The skin tones are always yellowy or pink with spots.. and the makeup on the news anchors is always really bad...
I just spent the past 4 days in buffalo.
my only complaint about this US City is the price of weed.
It's $20us (which is about $36.50 cdn) A GRAM!!!
sometimes $60Us for an 1/8th
thats $100 cdn for something that I pay only $40 in canada.
But I still love buffalo and its ever growing scene.
This city does have major problems (mostly politically), but it has character, personality, and a huge sense of community. The city is run by a bunch of stubborn old men who have made nothing but mistakes over the last many decades.
But hey, we have a kick ass party scene down here... despite what looks to be a ghost town, people know how to have fun down here.
i have had FABULOUS times in buffalo. a friend of mine, jason dawe, played for the buffalo sabres for about 5 years and we drove up there on a regular basis to go to games and get silly. mickey rats is a dive but i've had some truly insane adventures there. the pier is a whole lotta fun too if you go with good party friends.