Buffalo Has Run of Great National Publicity | News
Buffalo, N.Y. - Buffalo is hip and happening.
And that's just not us saying it.
There's a new article from Fox News that calls Buffalo one of four revival cities across the country.
Among our many treasures, the article highlights Allentown "where it says small galleries and artist-run spaces abound."
The Washington Post writes about Buffalo and "its greatest architectural hits," mentioning both the Guaranty and Ellicott Square buildings saying "the spectacular lobbies of both buildings are open to the public."
The magazine Art in America highlights the Albright Knox's exhibition of avant-garde art saying "perusing the massive exhibition is like a taking a 3-D stroll through recent art history."
That Fox News article mentions Rocco Termini's revival of the Hotel Lafayette.
"It seems like we're moving from the ugly duckling syndrome to the cool city syndrome," says Termini.
While out at one of our masterpieces, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House we ran into this guy Kevin Keim.
He publishes travel guides of interesting cities called Place Notes.
He's thinking about doing a guide on Buffalo. "What we focus on in place notes is how do we lead people to understand why good places are unique and special instead of all of the homogenized commercial stuff that seems to have undermined so much of what our cities are about," says Keim.
Also at the Martin House were Julie and Nicholas Archila. And get this - they're from Charlotte, North Carolina, you know the place where all of Buffalo has supposedly moved to.
Scott Brown: "What are your impressions of Buffalo so far?"
Nicholas Archila: "I like it a lot, I like the architecture and it's close to Canada, everything is very nice, beautiful."
Ed Healy of the Convention and Visitors Bureau says a few years ago, it hired a New York City public relations firm to generate media interest in the area.
Scott Brown: "How important are these articles and word out mouth?"
Ed Healy: "They're hugely important, we really need this coverage to improve our image, to change our brand and to bring visitors here."
And it seems like the proof is in the viewing.
Scott Brown: "Is this a place you'd tell your friends about?"
Julie Archila: "Yes, definitely, we love it."
Scott Brown: "If people asked you about Buffalo what would you say?"
Kevin Keim: "I would say come and visit, it's an interesting place that's been largely forgotten."
Check out some of the articles about Buffalo:
- TheSpec.com: Garden walk Buffalo
- Syracuse.com: Take a walk through hundreds of gardens...
- Swallow.com: The Taste of Buffalo, the largest 2-day food festival in America
- Art In America: Wish you were there
- American Way: Street Scene: Delaware Avenue
- The Washington Post: The Impulsive Traveler
- The Star: Wings, Shopping and spectacular food
- The Star: Perfect Weekend