Buffalo

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Leave the Liberal City Alone

America’s biggest, wealthiest cities aren’t succeeding at the expense of others, and breaking them up just doesn’t make sense.

When Cities Went Electric

You might know about Tesla vs. Edison. In cities, it was Edison vs. Westinghouse.

The Forever Frozen Car of Buffalo

The owner of this ice-encased auto says he’s giving it until summer to thaw.

Buffalo Breaks a 116-Year-Old Record for ... No Snow

Following an epic 7-foot snow dump last year, the city is as powderless as the Sahara.

The Great Lakes Could See a 'Waterspout Outbreak'

Ghostly, seaborne twisters are in the forecast into the weekend.

There's Somehow Still an Enormous Snow Pile in Buffalo

It’s up to 20 feet high, is filthy, and reportedly is growing grass on the top.

Does Ice on the Great Lakes Always Mean a Colder Spring?

An analysis from past seasons calls that connection into question.

Tremble in the Shadow of New York's 50-Foot 'Ice Volcano'

The massive, frozen cone is the product of this winter's bitter temperatures.

The New England Blizzard's Winds Will Be 'Just as Bad' as the Snow

Expect downed trees, massive waves, and widespread, lasting power outages.

Buffalo's Melting Snow Could Cause 'Significant Flooding'

Warm temperatures are expected this weekend, and that's not good.

A Towering Wall of Snow Fell on Buffalo

It's one of the most striking lake-effect snowstorms in recent memory.

No One Knows When Buffalo's Pedestrian Mall Overhaul Will Be Finished

With funding arriving on a block-by-block basis, everyone is eager to see if bringing cars back to Main Street will finally make a difference.

Riding Through Poor Neighborhoods With New Urbanists

A bike tour in Buffalo that aimed to "inspire feelings of civic duty and moral outrage" may have also exposed weaknesses in a movement's philosophy.

Expect Plenty More Toxic Algae in Lake Erie This Summer

It's already too late to ward off this year's sliming.

Have U.S. Light Rail Systems Been Worth the Investment?

Despite modest success, most systems have neither increased mass transit commute share nor the vitality of city centers.

America's Biggest Metros Are Growing Much Faster Than Other Cities

The population of cities with more than a million people jumped 3.2 percent, much better than the 2.4 percent for the U.S. overall.

A Buffalo Artist Accidentally Tricked Locals Into Thinking They'd Uncovered a Past Relic

He transformed an abandoned department store's display windows into old-timey ads.

Saving Neighborhoods From the 'Vacancy Vortex'

In cities like Buffalo, empty homes make neighborhood restoration a serious challenge. But one group has a clever fix.

A Windfall of Art as Buffalo's Tallest Building Goes Dark

HSBC Bank moved out of the city's biggest skyscraper and its leaving its impressive modernist art collection behind.