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Buffalo, New York

Buffalo New York
Full nameCity of Buffalo|settlement_type=City
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
First Settled1789
Incorporated (City)1832
MayorByron Brown (D)
Common CouncilMembers' List
Delaware District:
• Michael LoCurto (D)
Ellicott District:
• Darius G. Pridgen (D)
Fillmore District:
• David Franczyk (D) Pres.
Lovejoy District:
• Richard A. Fontana (D)
Masten District:
• Demone A. Smith (D)
Niagara District:
• David A. Rivera (D)
North District:
• Joseph Golombek, Jr. (D)
South District:
• Michael P. Kearns (D)
University District:
• Bonnie E. Russell (D)
Total Area52.5 sq mi (136 km2)
Land Area40.6 sq mi (105.2 km2)
Water Area11.9 sq mi (30.8 km2)
Elevation600 ft (182.9 m)
Total Population261,310 (70th in U.S.) (July 1, 2010)
Density (pop.)2569.3/km2 (6656.2/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)976,703 (38th in U.S.)
Metro (pop.)1,135,509 (47th in U.S.)
CSA1,203,997 (37th in U.S.)
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC−5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
Area code716
FIPS code36-11000
GNIS feature ID0973345

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Buffalo (c-eniconˈbʌfəloʊ) is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City. Located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie, Ontario, Buffalo is the seat of Erie County and the principal city of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, the largest in Upstate New York. Downtown Buffalo is located 17 miles (27 km) south of Niagara Falls. Buffalo itself has a population of 261,310 (2010 Census) and the Buffalo � Niagara � Cattaraugus Combined Statistical Area is home to 1,215,826 residents.

Originating around 1789 as a small trading community near the eponymous Buffalo Creek, Buffalo grew quickly after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, with the city as its western terminus. By 1900, Buffalo was the 8th largest city in the United States, and went on to become a major railroad hub, and the largest grain-milling center in the country. The latter part of the 20th Century saw a reversal of fortunes: Great Lakes shipping was rerouted by the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, and steel mills and other heavy industry relocated to places such as China. With the start of Amtrak in the 1970s, Buffalo Central Terminal was also abandoned, and trains were rerouted to nearby Depew, New York (Buffalo-Depew) and Exchange Street Station. By 1990 the city had fallen back below its 1900 population levels.

Today, the region's largest economic sectors are health care and education, and these continue to grow despite the lagging national and worldwide economies. This growth has been maintained, in part, by major expansions of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. The retail sector of the economy is strong with additional revenue from Canadian shoppers who wish to take advantage of the lower prices. A recent study showed that Buffalo's May 2011 unemployment rate of 7.5% In 2010, Forbes rated Buffalo the 10th best place to raise a family in America.

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Florida Today---Buffalo- Wild Wings, a restaurant and sports bar franchise founded 29 years ago by former -New York- residents unable to fulfill their chicken wing cravings, is opening in Brevard County this fall. The West Melbourne spot -- its exact loca - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 05:10:39 GMT+00:00
St. Joe's powers past University - Daily Mail - Charleston Tweet this news
Daily Mail - Charleston--These days, Hudecki is the head coach for St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute (-Buffalo-, -NY-), and because of his ties with the area has played against, and defeated, UHS every year. That continued Tuesday as St. Joseph' - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:26:08 GMT+00:00
Bills set to open NFL season at Chiefs on Sept. 11 - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Tweet this news
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle--Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick runs the ball during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the -New York- Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, in East Rutherford, NJ / Associated P - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 07:37:45 GMT+00:00
Lightning possible cause of fire at NY condos - Ct Post Tweet this news
Ct Post--ORCHARD PARK, -NY- (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine if a lightning strike from severe thunder storms sparked a fire that caused extensive damage to a suburban -Buffalo- condominium complex. WGRZ-TV reports that firefighters arriv - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:26:56 GMT+00:00
Indian-American Satish Tripathi appointed President of University at Buffalo - Economic Times Tweet this news
Economic Times--WASHINGTON: Indian American Satish TripathiSatish Tripathi, an internationally recognised computer scientist, has been appointed as President of the prestigious University at -Buffalo- (UB) in -New York-. State University of -New York- (SU - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:21:26 GMT+00:00
44 animals found in elderly woman's home - Tweet this news, -NY-, April 14 (UPI) -- An elderly New York woman was being mentally assessed after 44 dogs, cats, chickens and geese were found in her home and garage, an animal-welfare officer said. The unidentified woman would probably not be charg - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:50:18 GMT+00:00
Buffalo, NY IT Firm Launches Social Media-Friendly, Website Builder That ... - (press release) Tweet this news (press release)--Mr. Bechtel noted that the majority of their portfolio is made up of larger corporate clients, but now, with webpageCOMAND, they plan to reach out to the many small to medium-sized firms that typify the business demographic of -Buf - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 07:05:19 GMT+00:00
High Winds in Western New York - WGRZ-TV Tweet this news
WGRZ-TV---BUFFALO-, -NY--- A strong storm system will move across our area overnight. Rain, cooler temps and strong will will be the result. A Wind Warning is in effect until 2pm Saturday for southern Erie and Chautauqua counties. A Wind Advisory is in ef - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 05:30:31 GMT+00:00
Righty Pendleton promoted to New York - Citizens Voice Tweet this news
Citizens Voice--Right-hander Lance Pendleton was promoted to -New York- before Friday's game against -Buffalo-, the first big league trip for the right-hander who started the spring as a Rule 5 pick trying to win a major league job with Houston. ... - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 08:17:42 GMT+00:00
WNY averts worst cuts as Congress OKs budget - Buffalo News Tweet this news
Buffalo News--Brian Higgins, D--Buffalo-, said the budget deal is a bad one for Western -New York-. "It cuts a lot of funding that disproportionately benefits places like -Buffalo-," he said. The House vote was 260-167, as 81 Democrats m - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:07:10 GMT+00:00

Principal employers : SUNY
# Employer # of Employees
1 State of New York 16,755
2 University at Buffalo 10,010
3 Kaleida Health 10,000
4 United States of America 10,000
5 HSBC Bank USA 5,848
6 Buffalo Public Schools 5,389
7 Employer Services Corp. 5,380
8 Catholic Health System 5,191
9 County of Erie 4,775
10 M&T Bank 4,640

Current teams : Winter festivals
Sport League Club Founded Venue League championships Championship years
Football NFL Buffalo Bills 1960 Ralph Wilson Stadium 2* 1964,1965*
Hockey NHL Buffalo Sabres 1970 First Niagara Center 0
Baseball IL Buffalo Bisons 1979 Coca-Cola Field 3 1997, 1998, 2004
Lacrosse NLL Buffalo Bandits 1992 First Niagara Center 4 1992, 1993, 1996, 2008
Soccer NPSL FC Buffalo 2009 All-High Stadium 0 N/A
Soccer USL W-League Buffalo Flash 2009 Demske Sports Complex 1 2010

Buffalo, New York

AttractionsMartin's Fantasy Island * Darien Lake Theme Park Resort * Erie County Fair
EntertainmentShea's Performing Arts Center * Albright-Knox Art Gallery * National Buffalo Wing Festival * Kleinhans Music Hall * Buffalo Zoo * Riviera Theatre * Taste of Buffalo * Friendship Festival * World's Largest Disco * Thursday at the Square * Shakespeare in Delaware Park
Military & MunicipalNiagara Falls International Airport * Buffalo Niagara International Airport * Buffalo City Hall * HSBC Arena * Coca-Cola Field * Ralph Wilson Stadium * War Memorial Stadium * Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
NeighborhoodsAllentown * Black Rock * Canal Street * Delaware District * East Lovejoy * East Side * North Buffalo * Riverside * South Buffalo * University Heights * Upper West Side
Research & EducationState University of New York at Buffalo * Bryant & Stratton College * Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus * Buffalo Public Schools * Buffalo State College * Canisius College * D'Youville College * Erie Community College * Medaille College
PeopleGrover Cleveland * Carl Paladino * Millard Fillmore * Jack Kemp * O. J. Simpson * Gilbert Perreault * Bob McAdoo * Ralph Wilson * Dominik Hasek * Jim Kelly * Thurman Thomas * Bruce Smith * Seymour Knox I * Seymour Knox II * Seymour Knox III * Timothy McVeigh * Goo Goo Dolls * Tim Russert * Wolf Blitzer * Nelson Baker * Rick James * Ani DiFranco
ShoppingWalden Galleria * Boulevard Mall * McKinley Mall * Eastern Hills Mall * Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls * Rainbow Centre Factory Outlet (defunct) * The Summit (defunct) * Lockport Mall (defunct)
OtherBuffalo Museum of Science * Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra * Anchor Bar * Lafayette Square * The French Connection * Delaware Park * Niagara Square * FBI Buffalo Field Office

Municipalities and communities of Erie County, New York

County seat: Buffalo
CitiesBuffalo * Lackawanna * Tonawanda
TownsAlden * Amherst * Aurora * Boston * Brant * Cheektowaga * Clarence * Colden * Collins * Concord * Eden * Elma * Evans * Grand Island * Hamburg * Holland * Lancaster * Marilla * Newstead * North Collins * Orchard Park * Sardinia * Tonawanda * Wales * West Seneca
VillagesAkron * Alden * Angola * Blasdell * Depew * East Aurora * Farnham * Gowanda � * Hamburg * Kenmore * Lancaster * North Collins * Orchard Park * Sloan * Springville * Williamsville
CDPsAngola on the Lake * Billington Heights * Cheektowaga * Clarence Center * Eden * Elma Center * Harris Hill * Holland * Lake Erie Beach * North Boston * Tonawanda * Town Line * West Seneca
Akron Junction * Alden Center * Armor * Athol Springs * Bagdad * Bellevue * Big Tree * Blakeley * Blossom * Boston * Bowmansville * Brant * Brighton * Carnegie * Chaffee * Clarksburg * Cleveland Hill * Clifton Heights * Collins Center * Concord * Creekside * Crittenden * Dellwood * Derby * Doyle * Duells Corner * Dutchtown * East Amherst * East Concord * East Eden * East Elma * East Seneca * Ebenezer * Eden Valley * Eggertsville * Ellicott * Elma * Evans Center * Ferry Village * Footes * Forks * Fowlerville * Gardenville * Getzville * Glenwood * Grandyle Village * Green Acres * Griffins Mills * Holland * Hunts Corners * Jerusalem Corners * Jewettville * Kenilworth * Langford * Lawtons * Locksley Park * Loveland * Marilla * Marshfield * Millersport * Millgrove * Morton Corners * Mount Vernon * Murrays Corner * New Ebenezer * New Oregon * North Bailey * North Evans * Oakfield * Patchin * Peters Corners * Pine Hill * Pinehurst * Pontiac * Porterville * Protection * Sand Hill * Sandy Beach * Scranton * Sheenwater * Shirley * Snyder * South Newstead * South Wales * Spring Brook * Swifts Mills * Taylor Hollow * Town Line Station * Swormville * Walden Cliffs * Wales Hollow * Wanakah * Water Valley * Webster Corners * Wende * West Alden * West Falls * Weyer * Williston * Windom * Wolcottsburg * Woodlawn * Woodside * Wyandale * Zoar
Cattaraugus Reservation * Tonawanda Reservation �
Footnotes�This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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