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A Taste of Buffalo, New York

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT BUFFALO?

  1. Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City. Buffalo itself has a population of 270,919 (July 1, 2009 Estimate)

  2. In 2010, Forbes rated Buffalo the 10th best place to raise a family in America. Buffalo is located on the eastern end of Lake Erie, opposite Fort Erie, Ontario in Canada, and at the beginning of the Niagara River, which flows northward over Niagara Falls and into Lake Ontario.

  3. Overall, employment in Buffalo has shifted as its population has declined and manufacturing has left. Buffalo's 2005 unemployment rate was 6.6%, contrasted with New York State's 5.0% rate.

  4. In 2005, Democrat Byron Brown was elected the city's first African-American mayor in a landslide (64%-27%) over Republican Kevin Helfer, who ran on a conservative platform.

  5. The East Side is now home to African Americans, many of whom came north during the Great Migration. The annual Juneteenth Festival is a large cultural celebration organized by African Americans in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.

  6. Buffalo has several specialty import/grocery stores in old ethnic neighborhoods, and is home to an eclectic collection of cafes and restaurants that serve adventurous, cosmopolitan fare. Locally-owned restaurants offer Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Mexican, Italian, Greek, Arab, Indian, Caribbean, Soul food, and French.

  7. Several distinct and thriving nightlife districts have grown around clusters of bars and nightclubs in the city. The most visible nightlife district is West Chippewa Street, located between Main Street and South Elmwood Avenue. The area is home to high-energy dance clubs, crowded bars, trendy coffeehouses, and restaurants.

  8. Winters in Western New York are generally cold and snowy, but are changeable and include frequent thaws and rain as well. Winters can also be quite long in Western New York, usually spanning from mid-November to mid-March. Buffalo has the sunniest and driest summers of any major city in the Northeast, but still has enough rain to keep vegetation green and lush. Summers are marked by plentiful sunshine and moderate humidity and temperature.

Radio Stations
WBLK 93.7 FM Depew, NY Urban Contemporary
WKSE 98.5 FM Niagara Falls, NY Top-40
WDCX 99.5 FM Buffalo, NY Religious
W297AB (WLKK) 107.3 FM Williamsville, NY News/Talk
WGR 550 AM Buffalo, NY Sports

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Demographics of Buffalo, New York

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

53.8%

41.1%

1.2%

4.5%

8.3%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Buffalo, New York

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Businesses in Buffalo, New York


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. African Hair Plateau -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -  688 East Delavan Av - Buffalo, New York (716) 897-2227

  2. Brown Sugar Inc -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   2970 Bailey Av - Buffalo, New York (716) 835-5151

  3. Excellence Hair Designs by Latisha -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   1467 Kensington Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 835-2036

  4. Evolution Green Room -  Category: Black Beauty Salon -   442 Atlantic Avenue Buffalo NY 11217 (718) 222-2977  - (visit website)

  5. Get Faded -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   407 Hampshire - Buffalo, New York (716) 332-2049

  6. Gye-Nyame Hair -  Category: African American Spa -  264 Flatbush Avenue - Brooklyn, NY (718) 399-2200

  7. Hair By Nesha -  Quality hair style and comfortable environment specializing in promotng hair health and growth. -   61 West Minister Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 381-2323   - (visit website)

  8. Hair To Go Natural -  Kinky twist, braids human & synthetic. -   727 Main Street - Buffalo, New York (716) 883-2000

  9. Hibiscus Day Spa -  Category: African American Spa -  558 Halsey Street - Brooklyn, NY (718) 573-0831

  10. JNR SALON And Day Spa -  Category: Salon & Spa -   Flawless Luxury Just For You!   13 E. Mohawk St. Buffalo, New York (716) 424-1432   - (visit website)

  11. Kyta's Glorious Hair -  Conrows, twist, up-do's, kinky twist. -   Buffalo, New York (716) 715-3166

  12. L & J Beauty Supply World -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   2290 Genesee Street - Buffalo, New York 14225 (716) 597-0260

  13. Moniques Players Club Hair Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   325 Loepere Street - Buffalo, New York (716) 891-4556

  14. Mr G'S Barber Shop -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   46 Pansy Place - Buffalo, New York (585) 266-9940

  15. Private Tea Room -  Category: African American Spa -  441 Tompkins Avenue - Brooklyn, NY (718) 399-8621

  16. Rap Room -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   1630 Broadway Street - Buffalo, New York (716) 896-5808

  17. Sally Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   264 Elmwood Ave - Buffalo, New York (716) 882-3798

  18. The HomeSpa -  Category: African American Spa -  300 Court Street - Brooklyn, NY (718) 596-8668

  19. Urban Cuts Unisex Barber Shop -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   593 Grant Street - Buffalo, New York (716) 882-0440

  20. Woody & Manuel's Afro Styles -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -   862 East Delavan Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 896-9386

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Afrika/Bead-It -  Category: Afrocentric-   2064 Military Road - Buffalo, New York (716) 297-5638

  2. Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier -  Category: Black/African American Genealogy-   PO Box 63 - Buffalo, New York 14207-0061 - (visit website)

  3. Allen Street Connection -  Category: Afrocentric - Handcrafted silver-   81 Allen Street - Buffalo, New York (716) 884-9481

  4. CakePopular Creations -  Category: Food -  CakePopular Creations is your #1 cake alternative! Cake Pops are delectable balls of cake on a stick and covered in decadent chocolate. Flavors include Red Velvet, Lemon, and Triple Chocolate. We can customize your cake pops to fit any occassion you may have! Choose CakePopular Creations to enhance your event!

    *Birthday Cake towers and Wedding Cake Towers Available please inquire for pricing (2-5 tier cake pop cakes available)   - 137 Blaine Avenue Buffalo, New York (716) 812-2179  - (visit website)

  5. Eleanor’s -  Category: Apparel-   1434 Hertel Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 837-3493

  6. Flight 104 -  Category: Afrocentric - art and jewelry-   102 Elmwood Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 882 1925

  7. Gelsey's Fashions -  Category: Apparel-   199 Allen Street - Buffalo, New York (716) 882-0424

  8. Harold’s Curiosity Shoppe -  Category: Afrocentric - rare antiques-   85 Allen Street - Buffalo, New York (716) 362-2552

  9. Jazzy Shoes -  Category: Apparel-   3135 Bailey Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 835-7690

  10. Lifestyle Street Gear -  Category: Apparel-   3405 Bailey Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 831-1007

  11. Miss Barbara's School of Dance -  Category: Dance -  The oldest African American School of Dance in the history of the city of Buffalo offering professional training in tap, jazz, african, hip hop and gymnastics for children and adults.   - 1832 Main Street Buffalo, New York (716) 834-1644  - (visit website)

  12. Sankofa World Pubishers -  Category: Black Publishers -   P.O. Box 473592 Brooklyn, New York 11247  - (visit website)

  13. Talking Leaves Books -  Talking Leaves Books has been providing Buffalo a unusual selection of the finest writing and thinking bound into books for almost 30 years now. -   951 Elmwood Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 884-9524   - (visit website)

  14. Vain Domain Inc. -  Category: Domains -   758 New Lots Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11570

  15. 4-H Tip Top Health Food Store -  Category: Health-   3221 Bailey Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 862-4549

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

  1. Buffalo City Ballet Co. -  Providing young people of color with opportunities to develop skills in classical dance. -   2495 Main Street - Buffalo, New York (716) 833-1243   - (visit website)

  2. Langston Hughes Institute Center -  Preservation and promotion of African American heritage in the City of Buffalo. -   136 Broadway - Buffalo, New York (716) 903-6161

  3. Muhammad School of Music -   Founded in 2000 by violinist Henri Muhammad to encourage minority youth in the study of classical music. -   617 Main Street - Buffalo, New York (716) 856-4877

  4. The Paul Robeson Theatre -   Productions that focus on the African American experience. -   350 Masten Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 884-2013

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RECREATION

  1. Buffalo Inner City Youth Fan Golf Club -  Category: Black Golf Clubs -   612 E. Delavan Avenue Buffalo, NY 14211 (716) 892-0239 or 716) 838-1249 x25

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. CakePopular Creations -  Category: Food -  CakePopular Creations is your #1 cake alternative! Cake Pops are delectable balls of cake on a stick and covered in decadent chocolate. Flavors include Red Velvet, Lemon, and Triple Chocolate. We can customize your cake pops to fit any occassion you may have! Choose CakePopular Creations to enhance your event!

    *Birthday Cake towers and Wedding Cake Towers Available please inquire for pricing (2-5 tier cake pop cakes available)   - 137 Blaine Avenue Buffalo, New York (716) 812-2179  - (visit website)

  2. Freddie J's BBQ -  Category: Cuisine -   209 Massachusetts Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 544-5623 or (716) 544-5876

  3. Gigi's Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food -   257 E Ferry St - Buffalo, New York (716) 883-1438

  4. Hot Dog Hut Specializing In Soul Food Broadway Market -  Category: Soul Food -  999 Broadway St - Buffalo, New York (716) 894-4966

  5. Ingram Brothers Catering -  Category: Soul Food -   110 Fox Street - Buffalo, New York (716) 308-6780

  6. Martha's Soul Food Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food -  690 Fillmore Ave - Buffalo, New York (716) 939-2140

  7. Martha's Taste Of Soul -  Category: Soul Food -  3288 Bailey Av - Buffalo, New York (716) 803-1333

  8. Mattie’s Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food “The Best Breakfast in Town” -   1412 Fillmore Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 597-0755

  9. Mr & Mrs D Soulfood Restaurant LLC -  Category: Soul Food -  1586 South Park Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 332-0199

  10. Negril Jamaican Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food -   244 Niagara Falls Boulevard & Kenmore Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 803-1488

  11. Pandora’s Sports Bar & Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food -   2261 Fillmore Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 803-1335

  12. Somali Star -  Category: African cuisine -   195 Grant Street - Buffalo, New York (716) 931-0478

  13. Soul Food Cafe -  Category: Soul Food -  3288 Bailey Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 204-0972

  14. Taste of Soul -  Category: Soul Food -  2383 Fillmore Ave - Buffalo, New York (716) 464-4675

  15. The Café at Masten & Eaton -  Category: Cuisine - Southern cuisine -   230 Masten Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 883-2311

  16. The Caribbean Experience -  Category: Cuisine -   2897 Bailey Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 838-5131

  17. The Melting Pot of Buffalo -  At The Melting Pot, fondue truly becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where our guests can dip into something different. -   Located in the Galleria Mall - Buffalo, New York (716) 685-6358  - (visit website)

  18. The 2nd Cup -  Category: Soul Food -   36 Broadway - Buffalo, New York (716) 840-0048

  19. This IS IT Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food -  440 High St - Buffalo, New York (716) 884-7510

  20. Tibbs Soulfood Catering & Delivery -  Category: Soul Food -  46 Girard Pl - Buffalo, New York (716) 897-1010

  21. Tim's Soul Food Cafe -  Category: Soul Food -  2047 Genesee St - Buffalo, New York (716) 893-2050

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Juneteenth 2010 Freedom Walk.

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CHURCHES



  1. Bethel Ame Church -  1525 Michigan Avenue - Buffalo, NY (716) 886-1650

  2. Durham Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church -  174 East Eagle Street - Buffalo, NY (716) 856-4943

  3. True Bethel Baptist Church -  907 E. Ferry Street - Buffalo, NY 716-895-8222  - (visit website)

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Blush -  Nice upscale lounge, close to downtown -   1389 Delaware Ave - Buffalo, New York (716) 884-2548

  2. Broadway Joe's Office-Cocktail -  Blues, Rock, Funk, Soul, R&B music -  3051 Main St - Buffalo, New York (716) 837-3650

  3. Club Marcella -  Bar, Club, College Bar, Trance, Hip-Hop, House -   622 Main St - Buffalo, New York (716) 847-6850   - (visit website)

  4. Colored Musicians Club -  Bar, Live Music, Urban, Jazz -   145 Broadway - Buffalo, New York (716) 855-9383

  5. Fat Bob's -  Bar, Live Music, Urban, Blues, Jazz, Reggae, Dub -   41 Virginia Pl - Buffalo, New York (716) 887-2971

  6. Foster's Lounge -  Category: Nightclubs -   694 Jefferson Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 855-9598

  7. Fountain Blue Lounge -  Category: Nightclubs - R&B -   943 Kensington Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 836-8846

  8. Hip Hops -  Category: Nightclubs -   749 Jefferson Ave - Buffalo, New York (716) 855-1720

  9. Humboldt Inn -  Category: Nightclubs - live jazz on Sundays -  487 Humboldt Parkway - Buffalo, New York (716) 884-6430

  10. Lee’s Lounge -  Category: Nightclubs - R&B -  1261 Fillmore Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 893-9077

  11. Level Entertainment LLC -   The DJ plays a wide variety of music for a wide variety of people!" -   75 W Chippewa St - Buffalo, New York (716) 853-5555

  12. Old Arthurs Pub -  Category: Nightclubs - R&B -   596 Genesee Street - Buffalo, New York (716) 854-3640

  13. Queen City Lounge -  Billiards, Gaming, Blues, Jazz -  199 Delaware Ave - Buffalo, New York

  14. Social Bar & Nightclub -  No cover and one hot dance floor! -   228 Franklin St - Buffalo, New York (716) 842-0202

  15. Studio 69 -  Blues, Rock, Funk, Soul, R&B music -  69 Delaware Ave - Buffalo, New York

  16. The Blues Room -  Blues, Urban, Jazz music -  69 Delaware Ave - Buffalo, New York (716) 855-2587

  17. The Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant -  Category : Comedy Club -   Boulevard Mall - Buffalo, New York (716) 838-2800

  18. The New Golden Nugget -  Category: Nightclubs - Jazz, R&B, Oldies -   2046 Fillmore Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 834-3967

  19. The Tralfamadore Cafe -  Bar, Live Music, Urban, Blues, Jazz, Rock -   622 Main St - Buffalo, New York (716) 851-8725

  20. Third Room -   Club, Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul, R&B -   54 W Chippewa St - Buffalo, New York (716) 842-2787

  21. Ujima Theater Company -   -   545 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 883-0380

  22. Zoobar - McMonkeez -   Happy Hour, Bar, Techno, Funk, Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop -   75 W Chippewa St - Buffalo, New York (716) 853-5555

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Black Capital Network Economic Empowerment Conference and Expo -   (October) -   Best Street and Fillmore Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 881-6066  - (visit website)

    Conference focuses on the economic development of African Americans.


  2. Gospelfest -   (July) Held at Johnnie B. Wiley Sports Pavilion -   Best Street and Jefferson Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 855-1569

    Gathering of local church choirs join together for a super Gospelfest. 2 day event.


  3. Harriet Tubman Holiday Celebration -   (March) Held at The Langston Hughes Institute -   25 High Street - Buffalo, New York (716) 881-3266

    Reflecting on the contributions of Underground Railroad pioneer Harriet Tubman.


  4. Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo -   (June) Held at Martin Luther King Jr. Park -  Best Street and Fillmore Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 891-8801

    Annual 5K Mile Run and Juneteenth Festival Parade, main stage and cultural performances by local and regional groups.


  5. Queen City Jazz Festival -   (July) Colored Musicians Club -   145 Broadway - Buffalo, New York (716) 855-9383

    Local, national and international jazz perfomers take the stage at this event.


  6. Pine Grill Jazz Reunion -   (August) Held at Martin Luther King Jr. Park -   Best Street and Fillmore Avenue - Buffalo, New York (716) 884-3620  - (visit website)

    Thousands are drawn to this festive jazz celebration. Free concert celebrates the legacy of jazz music.


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