Buffalo (New York)

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Delaware and Hudson Tackles the Northeast Corridor by Way of Southern Italy

    As Brooklyn spiritually inches closer to Manhattan's gilded coastline, it has inevitably lost some of the eclectic charm and character that contributed to the borough's branding. This summer, for instance, Williamsburg welcomed its first Starbucks, and a Top Chef winner now cooks in the penthouse of ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 21, 2014


    Celebrate the best of African dance

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Pharrell and His Hat Celebrate A "Happy" SNL Birthday

    Last year may have brought about the global triumph of Mrs. Carter, the facepalm-inducing skeeviness of Robin Thicke and the tongue, cultural appropriation and subsequent redemption of Miley Cyrus, but Pharrell and his hat are the reigning pop juggernauts of 2014. He got Meryl Streep to shimmy at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    NY's Assault Weapons Ban Is Constitutional But Ammo Restriction Is Not, Federal Judge Rules

    Three weeks after the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, MA. last December, New York was the first state to pass stricter gun laws. A year later--with the political battle over gun control faded from national public discourse--a federal judge has upheld the majority of the state's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Seven Great Clips from W. Kamau Bell's Totally Biased, the Ballsy Comedy/Talk Show From the Future

    In this week's cover story, about W. Kamau Bell and his hilarious progressive talk show's leap to a four-nights-a-week broadcast schedule, we found excuses to throw in lots of videos of Totally Biased highlights-- but not as many as we wanted. Read More: W. Kamau Bell's Outrageously Funny 'Totally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Collections, Brooklyn's Newest Vintage Outpost, Brings a Bit of North Carolina to Bushwick

    Last night, Collections, Bushwick's newest vintage outpost, hosted a formal opening party replete with a well-stocked mini bar and (maybe consequently) a decent portion of every street-style trendsetter and Jemima Kirke dress-alike ever to grace the Morgan L stop.

  • Voice Choices

    May 15, 2013


    Ellsworth Kelly’s “Chatham Series” is united again

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    6 Spots That Make Last Minute Super Bowl Party Planning Easy

    Still haven't figured out the food situation for your Super Bowl party? Before heading to the bodega for the last bag of Sabor de Soledad (R.I.P. 30 Rock ), enlist the help of some professionals and take out an epic feast of game-time classics. These kitchens are still receiving orders for Sunday bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Don't Miss These Bands At CMJ

    CMJ: So many shows (about 1,300), so little time (5 days). Poring through the schedule, separating the wheat from the chaff--and sorry, there's lots of chaff every year--and figuring out a plan of attack is time-consuming and headache-inducing. So to help you out a tiny bit, we've picked out 10 acts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Where To Eat in Washington, DC

    This is how your seven-course meal begins at Little Serow, with pig skin, fish dip, and a giant basket of local herbs and crudite. Most New Yorkers find themselves in DC from time to time for business reasons, to visit friends, or as patriotic sightseers. Thus it was I found myself in the nation's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Bath Salt Apocalypse: Long Island "Head Shop" Permanently Banned From Selling Synthetic Drugs

    A "head shop" in Long Island will have to stick to selling bongs and patchouli oil after a Nassau County judge ruled that it can no longer sell synthetic drugs like bath salts and fake weed.Following an undercover investigation -- and subsequent lawsuit -- by the New York Attorney General's Office, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Ten Things That Used To Be Better About New York

    Sure, a lot of stuff is way better now, but why get all gooey and feelgood all of a sudden? Here are the the things that were better then. (10) There wasn't a polished sameness to Manhattan. There were "bad neighborhoods." There was grit. I love grit!

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    New Yorkers Think the State Is Doing OK, Worry the U.S. Is Going Downhill: Poll

    New Yorkers really don't like the idea of giving politicians more money, but they do like Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Barack Obama a lot, according to a new Siena College poll. What specifically does our fine state fancy? Well, pollsters from the college's research institute say that 75 percent of vot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Kevin Clor, Ex-Thruway Lawyer, Charged With Stealing $211,000

    A former top lawyer with the New York Thruway Employees union is being charged with looting more than $211,000 from the group. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., announced 40-year-old Kevin Clor's indictment today. The Buffalo resident now faces two grand larceny counts, as well as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    National Organization for Marriage to Protest Same-Sex Weddings Statewide this Sunday

    C.S. MuncyBrian Brown (right), the President of NOM, marching with Sen. Ruben Diaz ​This whole week, we at Runnin' Scared are happy to bring you stories in our "Countdown to SSM" series, as we talk to New Yorkers leading up to the big day when marriage equality comes to all. Yesterday we share ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    NYC's 10 Best Bar Food Snacks

    ​10. Fatty dog at Upper West Side Fatty Crab - The sausage is prodigal, a fat homemade link laced with a scalding Southeast Asian XO sauce. Add a good bun, fronds of cilantro, pickled purple radish, pickled cuke spear, and smear of wet mayo, and you have one great and gloppy bar snack. 2170 B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Jay-Z Winged at Buffalo Boss

    ​The hottest level of wing, dubbed "N'Sinerator." When I heard Jay-Z had bankrolled a Buffalo chicken wing restaurant started by a relative in the midst of BAM in Brooklyn, the first question that occurred to me was, "How are the wings?" Well, the short answer is: They're pretty good.

  • Columns

    January 19, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Shawn Peace, Nabbed in Shooting of Cabbie Trevor Bell, Accused in 6 Other Holdups

    Shawn Peace: Violent.‚ÄčThug Shawn Peace, nabbed Tuesday in Buffalo by the NYPD for shooting cabbie Trevor Bell in Queens on December 3 and leaving him for dead, has been charged with six other holdups, says the Daily News.Not saying he's guilty, but . . .

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Carl Paladino Can't Catch a Break, Even From GOP-Loving Murdoch

    Nixon's Checkers speech: Paladino needs one​The Greater Murdoch Empire may be pumping millions into national Republican races, but it's working overtime to drive the GOP's Carl Paladino bananas. Today, the Post gives a rare tip of the Murdoch hat to Sir Rupert's much-loathed rival, the Times, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Gloved One Wins Debate; Cuomo, Paladino Get a Pass

    Wartella​The results are in and the hands-covered candidate was the hands-down winner of last night's Theatre-of-the-Absurd gubernatorial debate. At first you wondered if Jimmy McMillan, with his magnificent Chester A. Arthur muttonchops and Colonel Sanders goatee, was wearing black gloves as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    McDonald's Threatens to Drop Health Plan; Alton Brown-Adam Richman Feud Heats Up

    ​McDonald's says it might have to drop its health insurance coverage of nearly 30,000 employees in the face of new health care regulations. [Wall Street Journal] Before jumping off the George Washington Bridge, Joseph Cerniglia nearly killed himself this summer by overdosing on cocaine, say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Angry Man Carl Paladino: 'You think these people who voted for us yesterday just crawled out of a space ship?'

    ​Less than 24 hours after winning his first election, Carl "Angry Man" Paladino sat down in a TV studio to prove that just because he's now the official Republican standard-bearer for governor doesn't mean he's going to put a cork in it. Paladino sat somewhere in Buffalo while NY1's Elizabeth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Marriage Equality Wins Upstate, Loses in the City

    Fight Back New York claimed victory shortly after the polls closed last night for taking down anti-gay marriage Senator Bill Stachowski of Buffalo. Supporting challenger Tim Kennedy, FBNY was celebrating their second successful hit of a senator who'd voted against marriage equality, following Hiram ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Carl Paladino and Tom Ognibene: The All-Italian GOP Ticket

    ​Carl Paladino, the mega-millionaire rebel from Buffalo who wants to be governor, kicks off his petition drive today to force his way into a uno-a-uno primary against official Republican party candidate Rick Lazio. And he's running on an all-Paisan Party ticket, he announced last night. In a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Gender-Expression Discrimination Bill Might Actually Pass in State Senate

    ​The Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act (or the cute "GENDA" for short) is a bill that recently made its way through the state assembly, and is en route to being passed. The bill enhances protections against gender identity discrimination - say, for example, trans-gendered employees - wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Carl Paladino's Beyond-the-Pale E-mails

    ​It's only Monday and it's already clear it's going to be a tough week for Republicans looking to be elected governor. On top of Steve Levy's scrambling to explain how he came to share his house in Suffolk County with a twice-convicted scam-artist attorney, comes news from Buffalo that Carl Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Carl Paladino Fires Up Charter Review Meet, Dubs Levy 'Pretty Boy'

    ​ The reward for sitting through two hours of the first hearing of the new city Charter Review Commission last night was the late arrival of Carl Paladino. The gray-haired real estate mogul from Buffalo with a voice like gravel and dark pouches of worry below his eyes is a Tea Party dream come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    The James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Have Been Announced

    Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?​The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Murphy Debates Sundwall, Tedisco Goes 3-D

    The NY-20 debate-minus-one took place as scheduled last night, with Libertarian Eric Sundwall duking it out with Democrat Scott Murphy for the right to replace Kirsten Gillibrand in the House. Republican James Tedisco declined to appear. This being the age of AIG, Murphy was asked about Synacor, a B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Aqueduct "Racino" Deal Falls Through

    The state's been counting on a proposed casino at Aqueduct Raceway -- or, as the board of horrible neologisms dubbed it, a "racino" -- but it appears the deal is off. Delaware North, the Buffalo company that Albany picked back in October to handle the project, now says it doesn't have the $370 milli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    9/11 Widow in Buffalo Crash Was Also Guantanamo Protester

    Local papers are memorializing Beverly Eckert, the "9/11 widow" whose husband died in the south tower when the World Trade Center was hit by a terrorist attack in 2001, and who was killed in last night's air crash in Buffalo. The Times, Daily News and New York Post mention that she became a crusade ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 3, 2008

    Óbiká Mozzarella Bar, Where Buffalo Roam

    Surreal white blobs invade a midtown glass skyscraper

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Paterson's Possible Picks: The Short List

    In the state chief executive business, this is as good as it gets: Governor-by-default David Paterson will now get to pick not only a United States Senator to replace the now-official Secretary of State nominee, Hillary Clinton, but the state's top judge as well. No governor in recent history has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    The Most Overrated Destinations in the World

    Red Square photo by Dmitry Azovtsev Been around the world and I, I, I...I can't stand a lot of the places that are so hyped and buzzed about! Here are the locales that, in all my travels from Bangkok to Bushwick, have really made me want to pack the bags under my eyes and head right home.

  • Film

    November 20, 2007

    Savage Love

    Testing the limits family, one nursing-home application at a time

  • Dining

    January 9, 2007

    Blazin' BBQ

    Smoking up an eclectic Brooklyn joint

  • News

    December 5, 2006
  • News

    November 22, 2005

    Vote of No Confidence

    New York shows up late in national push for clean voting

  • NYC Life

    September 13, 2005

    Hop State Pride

    A roundup of New York's great microbreweries

  • Art

    January 6, 2004

    Re-Rethinking SUNY

    New York State's Public Higher Ed Deserves More Money—Not Less

  • News

    February 11, 2003

    Pataki's SUNY Shock

    Fed Up With Cuts and Hikes, Students Prep to March on Albany

  • News

    July 17, 2001

    First Tear Gas, Now Bullets

    Activists Weigh the Cost of Confrontation

  • Columns

    December 5, 2000
  • News

    May 23, 2000

    Hard Liner

    For the Cuban Manager, La Revolución Lives in Beisbol

  • Books

    January 26, 1999
  • News

    October 13, 1998

    Quiz Show

    Fans drop beer and pick up pencils to find out who's best

  • News

    October 6, 1998

    Pataki's Pap

    The make-believe governor spins his boomtime fantasy

  • Columns

    July 14, 1998
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