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Buffalo's Central Terminal
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Buffalo's Central Terminal
Events like the Dyngus Day festival have used the terminal because of its local history and sheer size. Attending these events also gives the public a glimpse at the state of the terminal and all of the work that is being done on it.

Buffalo's Central Terminal
Aside from the abandoned Central Terminal, many houses on the surrounding streets sat idly as the population in the city plummeted. The East Side of Buffalo was hit particularly hard as jobs were outsourced for cheaper labor.

Buffalo's Central Terminal
The 17-story terminal was designed by Fellheimer & Wagner for the New York Central Railroad. The compound is comprised of the looming office tower that dominates the East Side skyline, the baggage claim building, and a handful of concourse structures. A power station, which was the first building constructed on the property was demolished in the 1980s.

Buffalo's Central Terminal
The Pullman Company service building, an ice house, a coach shop and two interlocking towers were all demolished in the 1960s. Some of which were destroyed to lower property taxes.

Buffalo's Central Terminal
The Central Terminal was used by the New York Central Railroad until 1979 when it was closed in favor of the newly constructed Buffalo-Depew station.

Buffalo's Central Terminal
The structure was designed to accommodate 3,200 passengers per hour.

Buffalo's Central Terminal
The Central Terminal in Buffalo's East Side neighborhood was once a grand station, rivaling the Art Deco beauty of New York City's Grand Central Terminal. After its construction in 1929, the station became a booming cross-roads within the city as thousands of tourists made their way through its doors from destinations across the country.

Buffalo RiverFest Park Wednesday Concert Series Lineup
When the summer months break in Western New York, there are plenty of events, concerts and festivals to occupy every weekend from May to September. Buffalo RiverFest Park Wednesday Concert Series is another regular event to add to your calendar.

Summer Lineup for Free Canalside Concert Series
Thursdays at Canalside will pack plenty of energy as free concert lineup is announced.

Why You Should Move to Buffalo
With its abundant art, culture and food scenes, affordable housing and low cost of living, there's no better time to consider Buffalo for your next move.

Parks
World-renowned American landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed the iconic Central Park in New York City, played a huge role in Buffalo’s development. Along with his partner Calvert Vaux, Olmsted designed a series of smaller parks and beautiful interconnected parkways that weaved throughout the city, compared to the centralized style of the parks in New York City. Much of Olmsted’s park system remains in all of its glory and is protected and maintained by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Bars
While most bars across the country close at, or before, 2a.m., those in Buffalo stay open until 4a.m. making it a premier party city. Strips of bars on Main, Elmwood, Allen Streets and Hertel Avenue make Buffalo a contender for the title of the city that never sleeps.

People
Nicknamed the ‘City of Good Neighbors,’ Buffalo has garnered a reputation as one of the friendliest cities in the country. Whether you’re walking down the Elmwood strip or dining in one of the cities many amazing restaurants, you are sure to experience the neighborly atmosphere that Buffalonians cherish.

Homes
The overall architectural style of the city is its own reason to move, or visit, the Queen City, but the homes merit their own distinction. The Queen Anne Victorian homes line the majority of streets within the city limits, many of which date back to the mid- to late-1800s. Buffalonians take pride in maintaining the beauty of these architectural masterpieces.

Food
I can’t say enough about the food scene in Buffalo. While the city may be synonymous with its chicken wings, there are many examples of fine cuisine that showcase the true culinary talents within the city. Restaurants in the Elmwood Village, North Buffalo and Allentown offer some of the finest food to be found in all of Western New York.

History
Dating back to 1789 when the area was first settled as a tiny village with less than 1,500 people, the city has a long and storied past that makes it the history lover’s dream. The city played an important role in the Freedom Trail due to its proximity to Canada, they pioneered new technologies in the shipping industry with the creation of grain silos, the city hosted the Pan American Exposition in 1901, and the War of 1812 saw the near complete destruction of the city. There’s so much to learn about the city that you could center your entire trip around its history alone.

Why you should move, or at least travel to Buffalo
While I could give you a million reasons to move to, or at least travel to Buffalo, I've put together a list of my top few reasons why the 'City of Good Neighbors' is in my opinion, the best place to live. From culture to music, dining to drinking, Buffalo is a city that really has it all. It also doesn't hurt that it's one of the most affordable places in the country to live.

Museums and Galleries
The city has an art and museum scene that could easily rival some of the most prestigious cities with a handful of internationally acclaimed galleries throughout the area. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Berchfield Penney Art Center, CEPA Gallery and Buffalo Museum of Science, among the many independent galleries, make Buffalo a great place to learn and experience fine art.

Architecture
There are many, many other architects who have contributed to the eclectic and beautiful urban fabric of the community. It wouldn’t be out of the question to stumble across a house or small building that was designed by one of the greatest architects in the world.

Buffalo's Memorial Day Weekend Marathon is on the Way
What better way to spend your the Sunday before Memorial day than running the Buffalo Marathon and half marathon, or cheering on the participants.

How to Take Advantage of a Western New York Summer
The city on the water offers beaches, festivals, events, outdoor dining, concerts and plenty of bars to fill your summer months chock-full.

Old Fort Niagara, A Step Back in History
Spend a day stepping back in time to learn about the War of 1812 and what role Old Fort Niagara played in the formation of this country. You may run into the ghost of a headless French soldier who is rumored to wander the grounds in search of his head.

Soldiers Circle
Soldiers Circle used to be lined with Civil War cannons. They may be replaced in the future.

The Beautful Roundabouts of Frederick Law Olmsted's Buffalo
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McClellan Circle
McClellan Circle in the city’s South Park neighborhood is dwarfed by the 500-foot right-of-way that surrounds it.

Gates Circle
Once called Chapin Place, this roundabout is the terminus of Olmsted’s parkway system.

Symphony Circle
Symphony Circle is named after the internationally recognized Kleinhan’s Music Hall which dominates the south side of the roundabout. When Olmsted designed this portion of the parkway, he provided a

Colonial Circle
Once called Bidwell Place, this grand roundabout connects the elegant Richmond Avenue with its stately Victorian homes, to Bidwell Parkway. At the center of the circle rests a statue of Brigadier General Daniel Davidson Bidwell who fought in the Civil War. He’s buried in Buffalo’s Forest Lawn Cemetary.

Niagara Square
Niagara Square is the centerpiece of the city, nestled directly in front of the city’s historic city hall building. A 96-foot tall obelisk monument is the focal point of the square—in memory to President William McKinley who was killed in only a few blocks away in 1901.

Ferry Circle
Ferry Circle was recently restored to the former glory that Olmsted had originally envisioned.

Agassiz Circle
This once grand roundabout is barely recognizable since the historic Humboldt Parkway was replaced with the Scajaquada Expressway. But if you look closely, you can still recognize the framework for the once stunning entrance way to Delaware Park.

Greek on the Street
When Greek on the Street first started slinging their specialty dishes, they became the first Greek-style food truck in the area. Page 17.

Hot Off the Press
Hot Off the Press is the go-to for grilled panini sandwiches. Page 18.

House of Munch
House of Munch offers the carnival foods of yesteryear, including french fries, fried dough, and cheesey dogs, among many other treats. Page 20.

Knight Slider
Knight Slider is Buffalo's first gourmet slider truck. Page 19.

The Great Foodini
The Great Foodini offers gourmet dishes that you would never imagine could be crafted inside of a food truck. Page 16.

The Whole Hog
Pulled pork, roast beef, bbq chicken and hearty mac n' cheese are just some of the specialty dishes that The Whole Hog brings to the masses. Page 15.

(716) Club House
New to the scene with the opening of the brick and mortar location in the heart of downtown, (716) Club House serves uniquely constructed bar staples with a twist. Page 7.

Amy’s Truck
Amy's Truck is an offshoot of the popular brick and mortar location on Main Street, that has served up unique diner-style dishes to the University of Buffalo crowd for years. Page 5.

Betty Crockski
Serving up traditional Polish dishes like pierogi and homemade sausage, Betty Crockski has developed a devoted following that will all arque that it's the best truck in the area. Page 6.

Big Suzie's Little Bakery
Dessert truck, Big Suzie’s Little Bakery, is one of the newest additions to the scene in Buffalo. They serve up a variety of sweet-tooth delicacies like cheesecakes, pies and cookies. Page 2.

Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs
Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs serves up unique dogs with specialty sides. You won't find any

Lloyd's Taco Truck
Lloyd's is the original food truck in Buffalo and it set the bar high for the others that were to follow. They serve taqueria-style dishes morning, noon and night throughout the city from their four trucks. Page 4.

M&S Street Eats
M&S Street Eats is the go-to truck for delicious Italian sausage. Page 10.

Mikey Dee’s Catering
There’s nothing better than a really great sandwich, and Mikey Dee’s Catering knows just that. They offer a handful of craftily constructed sandwiches from $5 to $9. Page 8.

Sassi Cakes
Sassi Cakes offers beautifully crafted cupcakes in a variety of flavors. Page 9.

Sweet Hearth
Sweet Hearth was the first dessert truck in the city and still manages a loyal following even with so many great sweet trucks out there. They offer a range of baked goods, desserts and treats, including cupcakes, pies and cookies. Page 12.

ThaiMeUp
ThaiMeUp is the best go-to truck for your Thai cravings. Page 13.

The Black Market Food Truck
The Black Market Food Truck specializes in all things gourmet deli; sandwiches, soups and sides. Page 11.

The Cheesy Chick
If you're ever in the mood for a gooey, chewy, delicious grilled cheese sandwich (and who isn't), The Cheesy Chick is the best place to get your fix. Page 14.

The Flaming Fish
The Flaming Fish is a fried-food lover's heaven. The truck offers fried fish, fried okra, fried shrimp, hush puppies, coleslaw and much more. Page 3.

Buffalo's Newest Hot Neighborhood: Larkin Square
Larkin Square is a relatively newly discovered corner of the city that had seen a rough past couple of decades since the 1950s when urban sprawl saw much of the city lose many of its architectural treasures. With new investment, this area is on the rise again.

Buffalo's Best Food Trucks
A food truck revolution has taken hold of Buffalo and the citizens don't mind. Dozens of food trucks offer a variety of local dishes and Larkin Square hosts a food truck event every Tuesday during the summer months with live music, beer and plenty of city pride.

Buffalo's Best Food Truck Gallery (PHOTOS)
A food truck revolution has taken hold of Buffalo and the citizens don't mind. Dozens of food trucks offer a variety of local dishes and Larkin Square hosts a food truck event every Tuesday during the summer months with live music, beer and plenty of city pride.

Buffalo's Best Food Truck Gallery (PHOTOS)
A food truck revolution has taken hold of Buffalo and the citizens don't mind. Dozens of food trucks offer a variety of local dishes and Larkin Square hosts a food truck event every Tuesday during the summer months with live music, beer and plenty of city pride.

Niagara Falls Freezes Over
Frigid temperatures have formed a frozen layer over Niagara Falls giving the appearance that the world wonder has completely frozen over, and tourists are bracing the cold to catch a glimpse.

How to Spring Break in Western New York (Seriously)
The city may be known for its snow and cold temperatures but locals know that once the freeze thaws, it's one of the best places to be to soak up the sun and step out on the town.

The History of Buffalo's Delaware Park
The sprawling green space in the heart of Buffalo is infamous for it's creator, Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed New York's iconic Central Park.

Bohemian Culture in Buffalo's Allentown
Buffalo's Allentown neighborhood is an eclectic mix of bohemian culture and 90s grunge, with shops, restaurants, galleries and bars tightly packed side-by-side.

Come Celebrate Buffalo's Dyngus Day Festival
The Dyngus Day festival is the largest event of its kind in the world, where thousands of people come out to celebrate Polish tradition in Buffalo's East Side community.

Buffalo's Roaring Canalside
Buffalo's Canalside has experienced an incredible transformation over the past ten years and has many more exciting things to come.

Buffalo's Own "Little Italy" on Hertel Avenue
With plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, the Hertel Strip is a great place to spend an entire day people watching and shopping.

The History of Buffalo's Butter Lambs at the Broadway Market
Malczewski's butter lambs are a reminder of the once thriving Polish community in Buffalo's East Side and the Easter traditions that make this community unique.

Neighborhood Profile: Buffalo’s Elmwood Village
Buffalo's Elmwood Village is home to over 300 locally owned shops and businesses and is a premier destination for culture and shopping in the city.

Iconic Movies Based in Buffalo
The Queen City has played host to some of the most memorable and classic films of the last century.

Make a day trip to the Falls.
Make a day trip to the Falls. Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Page 16.

Temperatures have averaged nearly 15 degrees below normal for February.
Temperatures have averaged nearly 15 degrees below normal for February. Page 14.

Temperatures have hit record-breaking lows.
Temperatures have hit record-breaking lows. Page 12.

The constant flow prevents the Falls from completely freezing.
The constant flow prevents the Falls from completely freezing. Page 10.

The end of frigid temperatures is still out of reach.
The end of frigid temperatures is still out of reach. Page 13.

Tourists take in the scenic views of Niagara Falls from the observation deck.
Tourists take in the scenic views of Niagara Falls from the observation deck. Page 11.

Ice formations at the Falls.
Ice formations at the Falls. Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Page 18.

Take in the beauty of this natural wonder.
Take in the beauty of this natural wonder. Page 17.

Arctic temperatures offer unique display of beauty at Niagara Falls.
Arctic temperatures offer unique display of beauty at Niagara Falls.

Even arctic temperatures can't completely freeze the Falls.
Even arctic temperatures can't completely freeze the Falls. Page 6.

Nearly the entire park is cover in a thick frozen film.
Nearly the entire park is cover in a thick frozen film. Page 4.

Niagara Falls; always the tourist attraction.
Niagara Falls; always the tourist attraction. Page 8.

Spring is still just out of reach.
Spring is still just out of reach. Page 15.

The Falls have never completely frozen over.
The Falls have never completely frozen over. Page 5.

Tourists used to be able to walk across a frozen Niagara River.
Tourists used to be able to walk across a frozen Niagara River. Page 7.

Walking across the Niagara River was halted in 1912 after a deadly accident.
Walking across the Niagara River was halted in 1912 after a deadly accident. Page 9.

Tourists and Locals Snap Spectacular Shots of Frozen Niagara Falls
Frigid temperatures have caused Niagara Falls to nearly freeze over.

Tourists and Locals Snap Spectacular Shots of Frozen Niagara Falls
Frigid temperatures have caused Niagara Falls to nearly freeze over.

A layer of ice covers the Niagara River below the observation deck.
A layer of ice covers the Niagara River below the observation deck. Page 2.

The river could take months to thaw.
The river could take months to thaw. Page 3.

Dante Place: Buffalo's "Little Italy" at Canalside, Part Two
The story of Buffalo's first

The Storied History of Buffalo's Infamous Canal District, Part One
A detailed history of Buffalo's infamous, and forgotten, Canal Street.

The Birth of Buffalo's Booming Canalside District, Part Three
A story of the death of Dante Place and the birth of Buffalo's current Canalside district.

Best Breakfast Restaurants in Buffalo
These local spots offer some of the best breakfast dishes in town.

Best Brunch in Buffalo
Our list for the best places to brunch in Buffalo.

Where to go sledding in Western New York
A guide to the best tubing in Western New York.

A Guide to Buffalo’s Local Coffee Shops
Where to find the best lattes, americanos, Turkish coffees and espresso shots in Buffalo.

Famous Rockstars and Musicians with Buffalo Ties
The most notable rockstars and musicians to come out of the Queen City.

How to Enjoy Being Snowed in
What to do when you're snowed in and there's nowhere to go.

Best Local Fast Food Restaurants in Western New York
Western New Yorkers love their local fast-food and I'm sure you will too, so I've put together a list of all the places you need to know about.

Ring in the New Year with the Buffalo Ball Drop
The Buffalo ball drop is the second largest in the country with only the celebration in Times Square in New York City eclipsing it with over one million spectators.

New Year's Eve Ball Drops Around Western New York
Here's how Western New Yorkers ring in the New Year.

Ice Rink in Buffalo's Canalside Open to the Public
The newly opened ice rink in downtown Buffalo is in the footprint of the old Erie Canal and is three times the size of the rink at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Skylon Tower: Best Views of Niagara Falls From Ontario
Skylon Tower offers unobstructed views of Niagara Falls and beyond, from Toronto to Buffalo, New York.

Best Buffalo Wings in Western New York
When it comes to wings sometimes simplicity is best and these restaurants know exactly what they’re doing.

Where to Cut Down Your Christmas Tree in Western New York
Get into the holiday spirit by making a day of choosing your Christmas tree with your family. Here's a list of where you can cut down your own tree in Western New York.