The 10 Commandments of Buffalo, NY [LIST]
When you are from Buffalo, there's a unique pride that goes along with it. Sure, everyone is proud of their hometown but it's different in Buffalo and Western New York.
There is no city out there that has more hometown pride than Buffalo. This isn't even up for discussion, for better or worse, residents here live and die with what outsiders have to say about us.
Maybe it's the fact we get mocked for our snow. Perhaps laughed at by the lack of success in sports (Bills, Sabres). It also could be the fact there's "nothing to do here," even though that's absolutely false. Usually, the people who say those things have never been here or their only experience is a brief glimpse and they draw conclusions.
I recall someone I once met who thought it snowed here year-round...okay, maybe not year-round, but they for sure assumed it snowed here nine months out of the year. It's incredible how quickly narratives spread around the country like that.
However, there are some stereotypes that are true. In fact, let's be honest, there are a host of things you have to do or be, if you're a Buffalonian. You can call them our own commandments. They are the things that are "must-follows" here in the 716.
Without further delay, here are the 10!