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Buffalo Compared to What?

Social commentor and videographer Griffin Jones is taking a look at Buffalo, as it stands right now. He’s also looking around at other cities, and asking what Buffalo needs more of moving forward. Do we need a couple of new skyscrapers to round out the skyline, or do we need more public spaces? Do we need to embrace our winters more, or build up our waterfront?

Are there cities out there that we should be looking up to? Is Toronto, an immediate neighbor of ours, a city that we should be trying to emulate? Or any other city? Or are we progressing in an even keel manner?

There are some people who would love to see more skyscrapers in the air. There are others who are afraid of losing Buffalo’s small city charm. How can Buffalo grow as a city, without necessarily becoming the type of metropolis that so many of people have been trying to avoid?

Buffalo is a great city on its own, there is no doubt. It’s why we choose to live here. Yes, it would be great to land some more big companies, in order to grow the job market. That way more friends and family members could return. But what types of companies are those, and where are we going to get them from?

Will Buffalo continue to grow organically? Or will we reach a tipping point, when all of a sudden a noticeable wave of growth will appear in the near horizon.

Per usual, Griffin is posing these questions, and others, in his latest video – Buffalo Compared to What?

Why do you live in Buffalo? For a job? Family? Cost of living?

What do you want to see take place in Buffalo’s future?

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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