Buffalo is going nowhere but down, because no politician wants to get his/her prints on this trainwreck. If you find yourself traveling the I-90 towards Buffalo, just keep on driving.
Mayor of Buffalo X 3 terms divided by number of jobs lost squared, subtract 54 percent in population drop, add political stupidity and corruption to an exponent of 50 = The stench that is the city of Buffalo
Buffalo used to be cool.
It used to be semi-prosperous.
It used to be respectable.
It used to be inhabitable.
I'm not saying that if Scott Norwood makes that kick anything changes, but it wouldn't have made things worse.
The blue-collar factories and steel industry are, for the most part, long dead.
The political situation in Buffalo is, for lack of better words, a filthy stinking cesspool of overspending, patronage, and pork.
The inner city is a wasteland of crime, poverty, drugs. They could have saved it, revitalized the whole damn thing, but instead of building the University Center at Buffalo actually IN Buffalo, they built it in the suburbs.
I'm not going to go into the weather. Let's leave it at: when you can't remember what spring feels like, you know you're in Buffalo.
Passenger: Buffalo?! What a shithole...