Washington Post article gives praise to Buffalo


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Don’t stop the presses. More positive press about Buffalo is pouring in, this time from one of the nation’s most respected newspapers.

Thursday’s Travel section of The Washington Post featured a glowing article on the Queen City under the headline “In Buffalo, N.Y., a growing vitality is giving the once-gritty city wings.”

Writer Melanie Kaplan said she heard the buzz about what was going on in Buffalo and wanted to see for herself. What she found, she wrote, was a city on the rebound with a beautiful waterfront, stunning architectural masterpieces such as the Richardson Olmsted Complex, and thriving sections of the city including the Elmwood Village and Larkinville.

“Signs of a new Buffalo became obvious in no time: cranes all around town and local enthusiasm beyond typical civic pride,” Kaplan wrote. “From its industrial heyday in the early 1900s, Buffalo sank to downtrodden at best. Its population is about half what it was in the 1950s. But today, residents are excited about the makeover underway, and everyone seems to know college graduates moving back to the city, or people coming here for jobs.”

Kaplan also quickly became a fan of the sweet smell of Cheerios that waft from the General Mills plant along the Buffalo River.

You can read the full article here.

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