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Buffalo Exchange: Retrofitting a Rust Belt capital

The Baffler has done a nice job recounting Buffalo’s rise and fall… and eventual rebirth. It’s an all too familiar story, but told in a way that wraps it all into one tight package, for those who are hoping to get a bird’s eye view of the overlying and underlying issues that Buffalo has faced, and continues to face despite the genuine consensus that the city has finally begun to rise again (even the population due to the influx of refugees).

From the Golden Era to the steep decline, to today, where Green Code meets the Buffalo Billion, writer Catherine Tumber explains where we have come from and where we are [hopefully] going. As long as we don’t get up in the same old pitfalls… and there are many ahead.

Check out the article in The Baffler.

Lead image: David Torke


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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