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Over the last 115 years, plenty has been written about Buffalo’s Pan American Exposition and all the exciting and interesting events that happened on the grounds — up to and including a presidential assassination. The map below shows where the exposition took place in Buffalo; click on the pins to see photos of the sights and scenes from the Library of Congress. Then, s…

Just what counts as an amusement park has been determined on a sliding scale since the phrase was first recorded in the 1890s. Tell an iPad kid of today that he’s going to an amusement park, and visions of mega-coasters and waterparks at Darien Lake or Disney World will dance in his head. It’s a far cry from when Buffalonians of not-so-long-ago were contented with the …

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In a recurring series about the history of our city that the citizens of Western New York should know, Chronicles takes a look at what makes different parts of Buffalo unique. The first four stories focused on Hertel Avenue, Grover Cleveland's Buffalo, the origins of Canalside and the slow death of Humboldt Parkway. At the turn of the century, The Buffalo-based Larkin Com…

“It doesn’t take very long for a newcomer to become acquainted with Buffalo’s banks,” wrote News Reporter Robert J. Summers in 1980. “Stand at a corner like Main and Court, and you can see most of the big buildings where they are headquartered.” Of the five bank headquarters Summers listed as visible from that intersection, only one remains in business 36 years later. As…

History

In a recurring series about the history of our city that the citizens of Western New York should know, Chronicles takes a look at what makes different parts of Buffalo unique. The first three stories focused on Hertel Avenue, Grover Cleveland's Buffalo and the origins of Canalside. In the coming years, the State of New York will spend $30 million to downgrade the Scajaqua…

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This is the second story in a recurring series about the history of our city that the citizens of Western New York should know, Chronicles takes a look at what makes different parts of Buffalo special. Read the first, about Hertel Avenue, here. Many Buffalonians know that Grover Cleveland was mayor of Buffalo before moving on to become governor of New York and president o…

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Over the last 10 to 15 years, Hertel Avenue has cemented a reputation as the slightly less-crazy-but-still-just-as-fun older brother of the Elmwood strip. Spending an afternoon or evening on Hertel drops you in the center of the cosmopolitan “New Buffalo,” showcasing a perfect example of a diverse neighborhood that has retained the flavor and feel of its heritage, keeping…