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  1. stephens44

    stephens44 Practice Squad Player

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    Not to digress too far, but just to be clear; Buffalo is NOT gentrified as you assert, the honest to god facts are that it is reverse gentrified due to not having a viable economic base beyond state and federal dollars relative to its size.
    Rust-Belt Cities Exhibit Reverse Gentrification, Says Cleveland Fed Researcher :: May 20, 2013 :: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

    Buffalo is one of the poorest citys in the entire country with over 30% of its urban population below the poverty line. As opposed to gentrification, people move to Buffalo for cheap housing and NY state's great welfare programs. Buffalo hasn't just experienced overall population decline in general, in specific it experienced "brain-drain" in the fact it was the middle class and most viable college grads and skilled workers that left while welfare types replaced them.

    The tangible result is the subject of this thread and the comments made by the Bills faithful.

    Sure Buffalo has a few positives, but for the most part its tough to overlook all of the trash surrounding the garden so to speak.

    Go Bills! (to LA that is)
     
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    Uncle Meat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Chuck Norris jokes abound, not just for Bruschi. Like...Chuck Norris is so tough that underneath that beard is not a chin, but another fist.

    Western New York is a great place to raise a family, by the way.
     
  3. Patriot_in_NY

    Patriot_in_NY Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Suzhou is okay, but I much prefer Wuxi myself. I love the waterfront on Taihu. Great shopping in Nanchang, plus great, quick access to Linshan, which I think is an awesome place (even not being Buddhist).

    But if I have to be honest, I much prefer the Hangzhou area, particularly the area around west lake. Absolutly gorgeous. One of my favorite places in the People's Republic. Much nicer than any parts of Jiangsu IMO.

    ;)
     
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    Hangzhou, most overrated city in China!
     
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    So, ummm.... who is favored in that Providence - Albuquerque game tomorrow?
     
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    Did you even bother reading your link? It has much higher educational attainment for Buffalo currently than in the past. It says the exact opposite of what you said about brain drain. The billion investments in high tech bio and rare earth metals has brought in thousands of engineers and researchers (not to universities, but to the Fruitbelt research centers). It also says the central neighborhoods have had high property growth. In all these respects, Buffalo and Pitt were singled out as being different than Detroit and Cleveland.

    Normal houses in my neighborhood in the center of Buffalo are going for $500k. They were going for $250k just 5 years ago. Since the billions of dollars moved in, everything gentrified and skyrocketed. Another billion is moving in soon, I can give you all the links but this has gone on long.
     
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    The one being played in Wuxi? Pvd all the way!
     
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    Isn't Harbin the Buffalo of China? Beautiful place, no?
     
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    We agree about Delaware and Chippewa. That part of town is ugly, also townie hell. Most Buffalo people hang out around Elmwood. I've been to Albuquerque numerous times on my way to Wurlitzer in Taos. Always drop in on friends in Albuquerque. Not sure why you're surprised at that. I also have no love of Arizona cities either, nor Orange Cty. in Cali.

    I do like San Diego! I think I need to be near the water.
     
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    Actually, the Hyatt sucks. I know as I hired them to run conferences. but no it's not nearly the finest hotel. That would be either the Delaware Mansion or else the Lafayette.

    City of Lights comes from being the first electrified city on earth. The power project is what caused companies to relocate here in the 1800s, because they provided cheap energy. It's why all the mills popped up too, and the vertical silos which are indestructible and dot the waterfronts. This is the time when the big homes were built, and it coincided with the opening of the Erie Canal. That was 150 years ago.
     
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    I ate at a Chinese restaurant in Barfalo once...all I remember on the way to the I.R. was the waiter's name who served me the the Peking tomaine,Sum Dum Phukk...or maybe that's what he was calling me for ordering the duck...still don't know to this day but...I ain't ever goin' back to the the "City Of Frights".
     
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    Well, most ppl don't even realize that New Mexico is part of the US, let alone where Albuquerque is. I've had many people say to me that they couldn't take the HOT temperatures, thinking that ABQ weather is like Pheonix weather (which is definitly not). It's more like Denver (except milder, more sun and no snow) I just think it's a place people have a lot of misconceptions about what it's like here. Taos is a beautiful area too.

    ........... but yeah.......... If you are looking for water.... ABQ is not your city. :cool:
     
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    I just skimmed this thread, are the Bills moving to Hangzhou?
     
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    I wrote that thread and I do the same for every NFL team. Considering the Bills haven't been in the playoffs in 13 years, you guys should be happy the fans in Buffalo still have a sense of humor.

    Next week the thread will be Why do you hate the Panthers and so on......anyway,

    Good Luck on Sunday and I hope you lose......lol

    Maybe you can hate Buffalo next year......so far you guys seem pretty happy.
     
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    Patriot_in_NY Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    No sweat.................. Considering our recent treatment of your team (the last 13 years), Buffalo fans should be happy that their team was able to muster up a 6-page thread on an opposing teams message board on game week.

    Probably been about 13 years since that has happened to. Then again, unless were goofing on them or talking about favorate places to shop in Mainland china................. there really much to talk about in this thread when is comes to the Bills ;)

    We should talk football, No? Okay........ here goes. Look on the bright side, we have a lot of new moving parts, so it's not likely we'll drop another 50-burger on your team again in your house. Let's call it 49-7 Patriots.
     
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    I think you might be surprised but.....We will see. You never know with rookie quarterbacks :rocker:

    I plan on returning here Monday....chat with you then
     
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    The Mansion is really a big B&B. Lafayette a boutique property. They both look nice.

    But TripAdvisor ( no, not the be all and end all) has the Hampton Inn Downtown as the #1 ranked property.

    Maybe it's a typo and Its some high end property named after the Hamptons on Long Island?
     
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    The Lafayette Hotel is completely rebuilt. Has a real classy bar and Restaurant. Probably pretty expensive. Been here before the rebuilding project.
     
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    Without looking it up I am going to say the Erie was opened in the 1830s and was obsolete when opened, as the railway had come into its own.

    This was long before Buffalo could have had electricty. I am going to stab at 1890 as the earliest the "power project" could have come to Buffalo.

    I know it sounds like its around the same time when looking back in history "Yeah well the middle of the 19th Century", but when its a 60 year period of YOUR life it sure seems different.
     
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    Hope springs eternal :singing:

    See you Monday.......... maybe.
     
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