Saturday, August 30, 2008

BUFFALO: THE NEW FRONTIER...













...according to Adam Sternbergh, a contributing writer for New York Magazine who recently wrote a multi-page article here about the New York City dwellers who have up and left the big apple for greener (and more affordable) pastures in Buffalo, New York; A place where Elizabeth and I will be headed in just a few short months.

For those of you who do not know, my wife and I last year bought a gorgeous Victorian Home seen hereon the cheap so I may finally have a studio to work in and for the both of us to take a break from NYC. This week's article was a refreshing precursor to us moving. It's a great article that does not bash nor praise Buffalo but sets it up as the place that New York city once used to be years ago to many artists and dreamers - a new frontier. At least our prospects don't seem so absurd to friends and family now seeing it vindicated in print a high profile magazine. Suddenly this move makes us seem like we're way ahead of the curve.

3 comments:

Tor Hershman said...

What a charming dwelling.

PeterC said...

Nice. You need to get some skylights or gun turrets in there somewhere. Who gets stuck with the pointy rooms?

dannyv said...

Plan on growing some big shoulders shoveling all that snow. I think they only have like two months when it doesn't snow and that lake-effect snow is mountainous. The do have OffBeat Cinema there tho'. If you want a locale that will supply you with cheap, affordable, English colonial or custom built brick homes from the 1920s then move to Detroit. You'll also find it an endless source of twisted tales of man's inhumanity to man.