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More young college graduates are choosing Buffalo -- By Aaron Mason, News 4 Executive Producer

Published: October 20, 2014, 11:58 am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — You’re in your 20s. You have a college degree in hand, thousands of dollars in debt attached to your name and your whole life ahead of you. Where would you choose to live? More and more recent graduates are saying ‘Buffalo.’

An article in Monday’s New York Times, ‘Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live,’ mentions the City of Good Neighbors among cities where college-educated people age 25 to 34 are putting down roots. The article draws from a new report by City Observatory, a new think tank.

“And as young people continue to spurn the suburbs for urban living, more of them are moving to the very heart of cities — even in economically troubled places like Buffalo and Cleveland,” the Times article states.

According to the City Observatory report, Buffalo saw its population of college graduates, age 25 to 34, increase 34 percent from 2000 to 2012. The national average for the nation’s top 51 metro areas was 25 percent. Buffalo’s percentage change outpaced gains in such cities as Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Atlanta.

Houston led the way in building its stock of recent college graduates, seeing its population double. Nashville, Denver, Austin and Portland, Oregon also experienced gains stronger than Buffalo.

The City Observer says some of the growth can be attributed to the urban renewal movement. About 25 percent more young college graduates live in metropolitan areas now than in 2000. And this age group as a whole is attracted to the ‘cool’ factor that cities have to offer – from loft apartments, bike-sharing and microbreweries to live theatre, sports and cultural acceptance.

“They want something exciting, culturally fun, involving a lot of diversity — and their fathers’ suburban lifestyle doesn’t seem to be all that thrilling to many of them,” economist Edward Glaeser is quoted as saying.

“If the trends continue, places like Pittsburgh and Buffalo could develop a new reputation — as role models for resurgance,” the Times article concludes.


More young adults staying in Buffalo -- By Emily Guggenmos, News 4 Reporter
Published: October 20, 2014, 10:16 pm
Updated: October 20, 2014, 11:15 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A surge of young people are coming to or staying here in the Queen City. A New York Times article shows there is growing number of college graduates moving here. “It’s just like a random place that I chose, but I ended up falling in love with it,” said 30-year-old Jay McFadden. “You can walk or bike everywhere and there’s always something going on that’s a lot of fun,” said 27-year-old Dara Watkins.

More college graduates are choosing Buffalo as the place they’d like to live. Watkins works in the Southtowns, but lives in Elmwood Village. “When I drive home I see the skyline and it’s like I’m home,” she said.

Buffalo saw a 34% increase in college graduates, 25-34-years-old between 2000 and 2012. That’s more than places like Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco. The national average is 25%, according to a City Observatory survey. “Buffalo is on a list of some sort of sexier cities,” said Dr. Daniel Hess with University at Buffalo’s Urban and Regional planning department. He studies how cities are changing. “What makes the difference in buffalo compared to other cities is great affordability.”

Hess said the cost of living here is low and housing is relatively inexpensive compared to other places. “So when you combine those two together the urban lifestyle in Buffalo is quite attractive,” said Hess.

Twenty and thirtysomething’s we talked with agree. “The cost of living down here has been pretty manageable, especially for people my age,” said 27-year-old Sean Ebert. “Cost of living was super cheap and easy to come by as far as moving to the city for the first time,” said McFadden.

Hess said Buffalo is attractive because there’s a lot going on that fits with a younger lifestyle. “There’s great amenities in Buffalo; walkable neighborhoods, Elmwood Avenue, Hertel Avenue, bars and restaurants.”

It’s the combination of factors that makes Buffalo a place people will call home. “So it doesn’t surprise me that Buffalo has grown the way it has,” said Watkins. “It makes sense considering the upswing of Buffalo especially in the past 2 or 3 years,” said McFadden.

Marti Gorman from Buffalo Citybration says they’ve worked hard to keep college students here, by engaging them in the community. So when they’re done with school, they’re not done with Buffalo.

50 car accident causes 7 injuries -- By News 4 Staff:

50 Car Accident Grand Island Bridge Grand Island NY USA


50 car accident causes 7 injuries -- By News 4 Staff
Published: November 27, 2014, 6:49 pm
Updated: November 28, 2014, 6:28 pm

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) – State Police say nearly fifty vehicles were involved in a crash on the I-190 North at Long Road, exit 20, on Grand Island. The accident closed that highway for more than three hours Thursday night, but it didn’t close the entirety of the road.

Some drivers are saying that decision could have jeopardized lives.

“When we got on, they took our toll money and the toll-tellers never told us there was an accident,” Tracee Mobley said.

Mobley said the pileup was only made worse by the fact that they weren’t told. She said drivers were angrily cutting each other off.

Officers at the scene originally said some people were seriously injured. Investigators say speed and road conditions were a factor. Snow was falling at the time, which led to wet, slick roads.

A spokesperson for the New York State Thruway said signs did warn drivers, and toll-tellers were instructed to tell drivers of the danger ahead. He said he couldn’t explain how Mobley didn’t get told at the toll booth.

Friday police said only seven people out of the 50 cars were injured and they’ve all been downgraded to minor injuries. New York State Police are handling the investigation.


There really is no good or safe place to walk in Buffalo, drivers will literally run into you if you hope to walk anywhere near a street or a car lane.

Suburbs are useless and you need a car to drive next door essentially. No sidewalks anywhere.

Roads are falling apart and not paved.

State is not liable for damage to cars if you drive them and they are damaged between November and May.

Go over the Grand Island bridge in winter, toll takers assault you by smashing coins into your face. Allow you to drive into wrecks on the highway and not say a thing to you.

These people and this place are useless.

You won't be walking anywhere safely in Western NY: