Every little bit helps when it comes to shedding our city's post industrial rust belt image, and that's why it seems that once a week one of our readers sends us a link showcasing Buffalo in a positive national light. This week it's Wikitravel that has picked up on Buffalo's evolving image. Buffalo is this month's feature travel destination, as seen on Wikitravel's front page
Here's the lead-in for the piece:
The largest city in New York State's Niagara Frontier, Buffalo is a city full of surprises. Though Buffalo is sometimes the butt of jokes about chicken wings, its long-suffering sports teams, and the mountains of snow under which it is supposedly buried each winter, local residents and others who are in the know tell a different story: one of vibrant nightlife, world-class museums and cultural attractions, tight-knit neighborhoods with community spirit and a real sense of place, a winning combination of high quality of life and low cost of living--and the sunniest summers in the Northeastern United States. A great part of Buffalo's appeal to visitors is the still-palpable sense of its history as an important industrial center. Majestic historic buildings and sites around every corner tell the story of a city that was great once and has all the tools in place to be great again someday.