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Introducing: Buffalo

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"What could possibly make someone want to leave New York and move to Buffalo?" Adam Sternbergh wonders in this week's New York, and if you think the answer is hot wings, you're only half right: "So they traded their one-and-a-half-bedroom apartment in Sunset Park—the one they describe as 'disgusting and so small and just awful'” and for which they paid $1,300 a month plus an extra hundred for a storage space because the landlady wouldn’t let them use their own basement—for a three-bedroom apartment on a tree-lined street with a living room, a dining room, a basement, a front and back porch, stained-glass windows, and a separate office for Herbeck. All that goes for $795 a month, a price that, Herbeck points out somewhat sheepishly, as though she’s revealing a guilty indulgence, is at the top end of the rental market in Buffalo." [NYM]