Allentown and the bubble man

Our son was married last weekend in an intimate and lovely ceremony in Buffalo, New York. Mark and I arrived there on Thursday and spent time on Friday touring the harbor area of this riverfront town. I’m going to do a series of three posts for this trip so as not to inundate you.

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On Thursday we just walked through Allentown where our son lives. With a little help from Wikipedia I’ll briefly acquaint you with Allentown.

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“Allentown is the first neighborhood north of the Downtown Buffalo core. It borders the downtown theater and entertainment district to its south, and runs north to North Street at its northern edge, Plymouth Avenue on the west, and Main street on the east. The neighborhood is generally centered around Allen Street and Elmwood Avenue.”

“Allentown is known for its community of artists, for its embrace of bohemian, hipster and gay culture, and for the civic commitment of residents to the historic and aesthetic sensibilities of the neighborhood.”

The Allentown Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Wikipedia

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“Allentown is one of Buffalo’s premier areas for nightlife, dining, and antique shopping.”  Wikipedia

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And on a street corner, the bubble man sends out bubbles to passers-by, showing the true spirit of Allentown.

Next up—the Lighthouse on the Outer Harbor.

See more posts about Buffalo.

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Author: CMSmith

I enjoy reading, writing, gardening, photography, genealogy and travel. I have opinions about many things, but am trying to age gracefully and not continually tick people off with them. Sometimes I can’t help myself.

18 thoughts on “Allentown and the bubble man”

    1. You would be correct with the “snow” thought. But it is a city that is trying to make a resurgence, and it’s kind of fun and interesting to watch that happen.

  1. Congrats to your son!!! I have never been to Buffalo but have a niece who went to SUNY Buffalo—-all I know is that winters are very snowy! The pics are lovely—looks like a wonderful historical place.

  2. It’s been years since I’ve been to Buffalo–more than 20 I’m afraid. However, I don’t think I’ve ever been to Allentown specifically. Looks like my kind of place. Congrats to your son!

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

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