Archive for January, 2009

Top 12

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Sorry I missed this one, but thanks to a dreamtownusa.com reader for pointing out that the National Trust for Historic Preservation has compiled its “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” list and guess who’s on it?

Buffalo is a gold mine of late 19th/early 20th century urban design.

So it starts, and it’s long overdue but fits nicely with the momentum Dreamtown is currently enjoying. Keep it coming!

Top 44

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

The New York Times has compiled a list of the “44 Places to Go in 2009” and guess who’s on the list? Aw, you peeked. Yes, Dreamtown made the list for its newly opened Birchfield Penney Art Center.

On the downside, they felt compelled to refer to us as the “chilly rustbelt city of Buffalo.” Yes, it’s chilly in the winter. But, as the previous post points out, summers are great. And I’ll bet they wouldn’t refer to the “stinks like rotting garbage streets of New York” or the “chilly fog-bound city of San Francisco” even though both are accurate at certain times of the year. Why is that?

But thanks, New York Times. We’ll take it. Even if you only have us at #37. Your readers (based on their ratings) know better!

Sunshine

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

After a break for the holidays (yay! we had a white Christmas!), it’s time for more dreamy news.

Dreamtown wins the 2008 Sunshine Derby! Not only did we outshine other upstate cities, we even topped Orlando, Florida. Sweet.

Oh, and just a refresher: Dreamtown also has some of the nicest summer weather in the northeast. How can you New Yorkers stand all that rain?

Happy 2009!