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Category: humor

07/27/11 02:01 - ID#54796

Yep this is so me



Now I'm Asexual
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Category: sucks

07/14/11 08:21 - ID#54698

waterstreetlanding

Basically I'm writing to say that water street landing at in 115 South Water St Lewiston NY 14092 716.754.9200 in Lewiston NY totally SUCKS.

Basically we were at another Lewiston Establishment, told there was a hour wait. This was 6:20 PM. We tried to figure out what else to do and then called this place. They said that they could serve a party of 4 when we arrived, Great. We came down sat in the pub side, which was half empty. This is now 6:35 as we order a round of drinks. Time flies by it is not 7:15 we have to WAIVE or FLAG Down the bartender/waiter at this point to get another round. The food should be out by now right? NO, 7:35 rolls around, still no food. Keep in a couple who came after us ordered, ate and paid their check and is out the door at this point is on their way to see a concert at Artpark, the same one we are heading to.

At this point we just pull a typical Hell's Kitchen and pay for the drinks and walk out. The ironic part is that they kept on stalling us to give us our bar tab. Talk about adding insult to injury. We after a hour plus of waiting we walked out as we had to catch the concert at Artpark.

If you're thinking about this place make sure you have time to waste looking at the view of the Niagara River float by because that's all this place is good for is the view. The food is over priced and the service is non-existent.

Another thing manager is extremely rude. She made it a point to insult me saying "we're extremely busy on the patio." Well guess what Ma'am I'm from Lewiston, my parents came here now as I won't let them frequent this establishment any longer 2-3 times a month; It wasn't any busier today than it would be on a typical Wednesday. There are concerts at Artpark every Tuesday and Wednesday during the summer months; this is clockwork not a surprise. I've been here on Friday for fishfry which in Western New York is a well frequented and busy event, it wasn't even 1/2 as busy as it was Today.

Horrible Staff and Service, if you like being insulted while looking at the river then this is your place. When does the customer deserve blame to wait over a hour for their order to be served without any contact or explanation. A simple apology would have sufficed but the condescending insults were totally uncalled for. People walk out of restaurants for being extremely show all the time, just watch an episode of Hell’s Kitchen. At least Gordon Ramsey takes it out on the staff not the customers. Please keep in mind I an a local non-tourist that lives in the area and whose parents are frequent customers.

Just think if they treat me this way, what do you think they’ll do you to a passing through town tourist?

Visited July 2011



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Category: craigslist

07/03/11 05:59 - ID#54633

Why Niagara Falls Sucks

I found this gem on Craigslist R&R's

So True on so many levels!

They wonder why so many people leave this place? It's obvious. You can't make a life here. The jobs pay nothing, and every house you go to buy you have to contend with renters who either lie and say they know nothing about a house showing (so you can't get in), disappear when they're supposed to let you in, or they refuse to leave once a deal has been signed. The property management companies own so much property here that it's becoming almost impossible to actually buy anything, and so many owners are renting out because no one is willing to pay top dollar for rundown houses in crappy neighborhoods.

And who's renting these places you ask? Of course, bums, drug addicts, drunks, gang bangers, and single mom whores on Section 8 who refuse to work, sitting on their fat asses yelling at their bad ass kids all day. Listen to an ad I read for a house being sold right now in Niagara Falls:

Owner resides in California and "VERY MOTIVATED!!!" CSS will authorize showings through the tenants daughter, since the tenant has no direct phone. Property SOLD AS IS with no repairs resulting from home inspection. INVESTOR DARLING! LONG TERM TENANT. Home rented for $532 via subsidy with social services.

So the ad clearly establishes that the tenant is a loser who refuses to work, and gets a huge nice FREE house all paid for by the state. I've seen the tenant and she's just another fat piece of despicable white trash. The sad part is that this house is not only nice but in a good neighborhood. What a damn shame.

But if the rent problem isn't enough, you've got these Real Estate companies blocking deals. They'll lie and say they've talked to their client and made the offer, then you see the client on the street and ask them about it and they're like "I never got any offer! WTF is going on?". The companies do that so they can make a fake bidding war to get you to pay more money, and since if you buy a house in Niagara Falls you'd be bidding against a property management company 99% of the time because they're the only ones really buying houses here (so they can rent them out), you're going to lose because they're always going to be willing to top your offer.

I need to get out of this city somehow, but it's tough to figure out where to go and what place has the best to offer. I used to love this place, but now it's pretty much unbearable to live here. How unbearable you ask? Well, if the Devil died, God would force him to spend all eternity in Niagara Falls, NY.

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Category: tv

06/24/11 04:50 - ID#54564

When Ch 29 was good

Before Fox


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Category: tourism

06/21/11 07:06 - ID#54545

Downtown Niagara Falls

I was just thinking lately that Niagara Falls NY is slowly turning the corner and isn't the embarrassment that it has been in the past. From what it appears it's been part government and the other portion has been Canadian investors. The people that just bought the Sheraton own most of Niagara Falls Ontario and it's just ironic that they're bringing the playbook over here. Basically it's have a Starbucks in your hotel and a chain restaurant which is TGI Friday's which will open up next week. The old Hotel Niagara was purchased by some guy from Vancouver, but as you can see from the pics nothing has been done as of you. What gets me is what are they going to do about parking? Carl Paladino beat them to it as it appears he got the lot that used to be used by the hotel.

Yea the old OTB sign still stands on the rusted out mall and the walkway from the parking garage to the now One Niagara Center just looks out of place to the knowledgeable eye.

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Category: youtube

06/11/11 11:42 - ID#54472

Cat Lover

She drops the value of a MBA just by posting this video. Wonderful...


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05/26/11 11:30 - ID#54351

RIP Mark Haines

RIP :-(



In an age where the News Anchor of the National News has faded away, moments like this make you remember how it used to be when a Walter Cronkite would command the attention of a nation. Mark Haines was that and also the cool professor that you loved in college, the awesome neighbor that you could ask complex questions to that would care about the details of your decision. He helped many "small fish" investors understand the markets and feel as though they had a connection to Wall St. I literally cried when I found out and watched some of these videos. It's amazing that I just wanted to go and hug Erin Burnett, a stranger celebrity cable news anchor that has no idea who I am. Mark treated her like a daughter and you can see that very easily on her last day.



You can almost sense that subconsciously they knew..



It's going to be hard for me to watch CNBC for a very long time. I can't believe I feel so emotionally devastated by the news especially for celebrity people with whom I've never met.
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Category: concerts

05/21/11 10:59 - ID#54324

My Youtube Hero Came to Town

Backpackdave#### came to Buffalo NY to the Bob Seger show on April 9th 2011. He is the reason why I started taking concert video to post for my friends. Back a couple of years ago there were a few shows at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre that just took me to another place. Where low and behold there were Youtube videos of the shows and they were Excellent Quality. I thoroughly enjoy his work, especially when it puts up a pregame video when he visits a town.

So enjoy a Sociological showcase of Buffalo before a Big Concert Show:


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Category: cities

05/16/11 10:55 - ID#54300

For Real Stuff that Matters

I went to Pittsburgh this weekend. Then the thought occurred to me, EVERYTHING that the the Buffalo CVB is trying to do by the videos already exists in Pittsburgh. I for once went down there to see Greg Dulli & the Twilight Singers because they he never has played Buffalo for whatever reason.

What got me was the architecture, they have at least 5x the amount of historic structures that Buffalo has and most of them are occupied and in good condition. Also for me as a rail-fan, they never destroyed their train terminal, actually it still is in all of its majestic glory and connected to a bus station. While at the same time they have a real trolly system that goes places, uses an old Pennsylvania Rail Road Bridge and even have some old landmarks for the old trolly system before that was torn up.

To me what Buffalo is almost on the scale of Wheeling West Virginia in terms of old office buildings built around the same period. Heck they even have a nice old theater in town where their Philharmonic plays. I'm just getting tired of the "We Matter" "We're Real" Blah Blah Blah. To me if we don't have the confidence of swagger, no one is going to believe it.

The funny thing I remember about the whole response to the "For Real" video is that it didn't mention anything about sports. Sports and Concerts sell themselves. People come because of the event not because of the town. If they like the town after they get there then they will come back. That's what happened to me & Wheeling. I went there for a casino and went out of my way 2 hours to swing by and say Hello after coming back from Columbus a month back.

It's the same thing with Universities. What got me about Pittsburgh is how impressive the University is and where it is located. I was taken aback by the Cathedral of Learning and the immediate neighborhood as I went there for some 5 guys burgers and fries. Maybe UB is a public institution and that hampers things. If it was on par say with Michigan or even Syracuse would things be better economically? All I can say is that is UB 2020 is cut and slashed this town is doomed.
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Category: concerts

05/07/11 02:18 - ID#54235

Free Concerts

Artpark hit it out of the park literally. I know Buffalo Place has their lineup next week but at this point I really don't care what they throw out there for Thursdays. I'm just excited that the company that runs it finally put together a plan that puts it at the pinnacle of the "free" shows in the area. Basically they put together a way to have the people that want to see a show without dealing with drunken idiots a way to enjoy it and at the same time raise revenue to keep it free for the people that just want to enjoy outdoor happy hour. What impresses me is that they were able to get a Livenation Amphitheatre show Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive 35 Tour and put it out there for "free."

Which makes me think; Why doesn't Buffalo Place just close off the Memorial, charge $25 and make that VIP seating with beverage service?
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