a city in western new york that used to be fairly decent. now it's mostly made up of ghettos, and closed down or extremely old rotting buildings. in the really bad ghettos you'll see VERY interesting people. the hsbc arena (where a lot of the huge local concerts/sports games here take place) is mostly surrounded by TONS of huge hideous factories (like the "ho oats" factory) that look as if they've been closed for 50 years(and they probably have been). but the hsbc arena itself is really nice. in buffalo you're likely to see some really nice places smack dab in the middle of the worst shithole. western new york is also the only fucking place in the country where you can get sunburnt AND frostbitten within a 3-day period. people used to be able to get jobs no matter what, but now most people are forced to work in shitty chemical factories (or some sort of factory that's actually OPEN) while still shitloads of people are being laid off every day. niagara falls
is obviously really close to buffalo, and it isn't much better, but in the outskirts there's a lot less ghettos.
yesterday when i was driving home from work i saw a man in an orange radiation suit pushing a shopping cart down the sidewalk talking to himself.
(now i really DID see that)