Those who live in and love Buffalo, NY know its various monikers:
-The Queen City (in reference to Buffalo’s status as the second largest city in NY, to NYC, as well as the second largest on the Great Lakes, to Chicago)
-The Nickel City (in reference to the Indian Head Nickel of the early 1900s)
-The City of Light (as Buffalo was the first city in America to have electric street lights)
Of course, the most noble of Buffalo’s names is found in The City of Good Neighbors. I remember, years ago, when Extreme Makeover: Home Edition came to Buffalo, they were blown away by the mass of volunteers who came to help the family.
In today’s headline on Buffalo News, you’ll notice a noteworthy article in which a man, Nick Miranda, finds 15 $100 savings bonds in his new home’s basement, tracks down a member of the family and returns them.
Amidst all of the things that set back our city, whether it be the state of our football team or the dwindling population, its good to remember our most important nickname: Buffalo, the City of Good Neighbors. Furthermore, we should remember our great culture, from the incredible Buffalo dining to the beautiful parks and art.
Buffalo is a truly amazing city with amazing people and diverse culture. Remembering and building on these facts allows us to continue this tradition of good neighbors.