Back then, you were as likely to say “across from the Westinghouse plant” as you were to say “across from the airport” on Genesee Street. But most people really didn’t need directions to Beef & Sirloin, the old-school roadside stand that was as much carnival as it was restaurant.
You can get a fish fry almost anywhere – but people will travel from all over for a good one, even heading to a neighborhood or tavern they might not think to visit otherwise. It’s been that way for at least a century.
A monthslong debate, as is often the case in Williamsville, centered on the tension between encouraging investment in the village without sacrificing its historic identity.
A notable part of the village skyline since it was erected in 1927, the tower's tank was drained and disconnected in the 1970s.
Erik Brady: This is not the first time Bills fans pelted opposing players with snowballs. Just ask Chuck Foreman
Joe DeLamielleure watched the Buffalo Bills beat the Miami Dolphins on TV on Saturday night, and then again, on repeat, on Sunday morning. Each time, as he saw fans tossing snowballs, he flashed back to the most infamous Snowball Game in Bills history.
The owner of a popular Williamsville restaurant has won approval for his expansion plans following months of debate over whether the project fits the historic character of its building and the surrounding neighborhood.
The $1.5 million monument is the first in the U.S. to honor Black military veterans who have fought in every American war to date, according to Warren K. Galloway, chairman of the committee that spearheaded the project.
The owner of Share Kitchen & Bar Room wants to enclose outdoor tables along one side of the restaurant and set out patio seating on the roof of this addition.
Danny Neaverth has been an iconic part of Western New York’s pop culture and the most iconic reflection of that is the phrase and jingle that’s been a part of his repertoire for more than 40 years.
For more than 50 years, Buffalonians on their way through midtown made New Chicago Lunch a favorite destination for folks all around the city.
Artist Tony Sisti was a Buffalo character and Allentown institution.
A postcard folder from the late 1930s gives a unique perspective of how things have changed in Buffalo over the last 80 years.
When Toni Stone grabbed her mitt and took to the field as a second baseman for the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League in 1953, she became the first woman to play as a regular on a pro, big league team.
It might not be one of the top-tier Buffalo-only foods, but don’t tell that to someone who hasn’t enjoyed the flaky, buttery sweet since they were last in town.
The date that lives in infamy: December 7, 1941. It was the brilliant, surprise attack by naval air forces of the Empire of Japan on the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet and military installations at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The tragic event brought the United States into World War II. Ultimately, the…
Take an interactive look back at the storm through the lens of Buffalo News photographers in November 2014, and again in May 2015.
Every Western New Yorker has a story from the back-to-back lake-effect snowstorms of November 2014 that killed 13, knocked out power to thousands and dumped 7 feet of snow on the region. Because of the way the storm sliced through the area like a knife – snow was dumped on the Southtowns whi…
If you’re a fan of old-time hockey, chances are you’ve seen the 1978 cult-classic film “Slap Shot,” starring Paul Newman. The movie’s fictional “Charlestown Chiefs” were based on the real-life Johnstown (Pa.) Jets of the North American Hockey League.
"Continuum: A History of Erie County" at the Buffalo History Museum has its roots and purpose in county's bicentennial.
Shops like Gourmet Granny’s and Lotions & Potions, as well as small restaurants like Bagel & Crepes Café, Taters, JC’s Ice Cream & Yogurt, and a branch shop of Fort Erie’s King Wah Garden all breathed some new life into a city-center core.
In May 1877, "residents and taxpayers in the vicinity of Batavia Street" petitioned the Common Council to change the name of the street to Broadway
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On the night of Oct. 12, 2006, a surprise snowstorm dropped onto Erie County, toppling trees and power lines, leaving thousands of homes and businesses without power and closing schools, in many districts, for more than a week. Compare photos from the first four days of the storms with photos taken at the same spots 10 years
Take an interactive look back at the storm through the lens of Buffalo News photographers in 2006, and again in 2016.
The last three Gleasons locations in the area were closed by the mid-1980s.
When Bills quarterback Josh Allen signed a six-year, $258 million contract extension earlier this month, many longtime Buffalo football observers thought back to the day 35 years ago when hungry fans lined overpasses along the 33 to welcome Jim Kelly to the city as the Bills’ new million-dollar arm.
The Erie Canal played an integral role in the growth of Buffalo from a tiny frontier village to the eighth-largest city in the country, but for the people who lived around the canal – life was not like the upbeat song with low bridges and mules named Sal.
Saturday marks only the first centennial in a rolling festival of them over the next five years at Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna.
How is it that the state’s second-largest city has not produced a governor to call its own since the 19th century?
Should Gov. Andrew Cuomo resign or be impeached, Hamburg's Kathy Hochul would become the 57th governor of New York and, as frequently mentioned, the first woman.