New York is only 25 miles from one of the world's
natural wonders, Niagara Falls, and is the second largest city
in New York State (after New York City). Besides the many fine
Buffalo hotels, Niagara Falls hotels and restaurants, it is
the commercial hub of the western part of the State and home
to the Buffalo Bills (football), Buffalo Sabres (hockey), Buffalo
Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo Broadway Market(selling ethnic
and specialty foods for over 100 years), Buffalo Zoo, University
of Buffalo and the Buffalo Museum of Science. All major cities
of the eastern part of North America are within 500 miles radius
of Buffalo (Chicago, Boston, New York City, Toronto, Montreal,
Philadelphia, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Washington
Buffalo History: Buffalo was founded in 1803.
In the early 1900s it boasted the world's largest grain and
livestock markets, a major rail center and was known as the
"Gateway to the Midwest." Theodore Roosevelt
was sworn in as the nation's 26th president here during the
1901 Pan-American Expo and both U.S. Presidents Millard Fillmore
and Grover Cleveland are native sons. Buffalo is also home to
some famous works by noted architects Frank Lloyd Wright and
Frederick Law Olmsted. Buffalo City Hall, built in 1929, is
an Art Deco masterwork.
Trivia Fact: Samuel Clemens (better known as Mark Twain)
was the editor of the Buffalo Express newspaper in 1870's.