NY Times pats Bflo on the head
by M. Faust - posted 3:04 pm, May 20, 2010
The New York Times online today published this article on Buffalonians who live in the New York City area but maintain an affection for their home town. I’m sure the writer thinks that she is saluting the spirit of Gotham’s poor relation to the west, but it’s an awfully condescending piece filled with thoughtless cliches. To point out what we already know:
We do not all subsist on a diet of wings, weck and Genny Cream.
It does not “snow a lot” by northeast standards (wasn’t Manhattan more snarled by snow this winter than we were?)
We are not bound by a parameter that you have to be “married with three kids by a certain age.” I know very few people who fit that stereotype.
And let’s not overlook that subtle equation of Buffalo with Jersey and Staten Island, Manhattanese for “places where only losers would chose to live.”