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Buffalo’s Meaning In The World

It might not be the most professional video, but diehard Buffalo supporter Griffin Jones* has thrown his top hat into the ring, by producing a thoughtful video that talks about what this city really means to him. The video is not flowery, nor is it a supercharged rant.

Instead, it’s a commentary on where Griffin believes we, as a city, are today. How far we have come… how far we need to go… and what we need to be doing presently, and in the immediate future.

Buffalo is not an international city, which is fine. It’s a city filled with vibrant neighborhoods, where everyone seems to have a hand in helping to rebuild, in any way that they can.

Buffalo is still a bit like SimCity, in that anything is possible, and affordable. One individual can make a world of difference, and in the end, that is what makes this city so special.

Per the commentary in the video, I would argue that Buffalo is ‘world class’ when it comes to arts and culture, which says a lot considering the city’s population.

*The guy in the lead image is not Griffin Jones, but does his part to make the video engaging with some comic relief.


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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