I’ve lived in Buffalo my complete life. I grew up in North Amherst, whereas additionally spending time in Cheektowaga, Hamburg, and now, South Buffalo. My fiancee is from Holley, New York, which is a brief drive from Rochester (close to Brockport).
Residing right here for thus lengthy, you get to know what triggers Buffalonians essentially the most…and let’s be sincere, there’s quite a lot of issues that rub us the fallacious approach. Individuals (not from right here) making enjoyable of our snow; the Payments; the Sabres; 4 straight Tremendous Bowl losses; blah, blah. Many right here care about what others say about Buffalo and Western New York, however I assume we’re simply used to it by now.
Nevertheless, going to Buffalo State Faculty and speaking with others who’re from New York Metropolis and the close by area, I can guarantee you there’s one factor folks in Western New York can not stand.
That this area is definitely “Upstate New York”…
No, that is Western New York. There isn’t a debate. I truthfully can not imagine so many individuals not from right here actually imagine Buffalo is in upstate New York. It is actually on the far “western” facet of the state!
If Buffalo and Western New York is definitely Upstate New York, then would not all the things within the state not in New York Metropolis or Lengthy Island be thought-about upstate?
Regardless of the actual fact an episode of The Simpsons lumped in Buffalo as “Upstate New York,” we’re not in “Upstate New York.”
We’re in Western New York!