About Buffalo, NY
Roswell Park Cancer Institute is centrally located in the City of Good Neighbors, 10 minutes from the world-famous Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Delaware Park, Buffalo Zoo and Erie Basin Marina, and within two blocks of historic Allentown, a community noted for artists, antiques, gourmet restaurants, coffeehouses and Victorian homes.
Buffalo is located at the eastern end of Lake Erie, 30 miles from Niagara Falls, and less than a two-hour drive from Toronto, Canada. Lake Erie moderates winter and summer temperatures and provides outstanding recreational activities. The hills, fields and forests surrounding the Queen City afford excellent winter skiing and summer hiking and camping.
The Buffalo metropolitan area - Erie and Niagara counties - has a population of 1.25 million. Although Buffalo is the second largest city in New York and has the cultural and social advantages of a large city, it offers a relaxed pace of life and easy access to the surrounding countryside.
The downtown theater district boasts many theaters in active production. Cultural centers include the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, internationally known for its collection of modern art, and Kleinhans Music Hall, home of the Buffalo Philharmonic, which is consistently ranked among the top 10 symphonies in the nation.
For sports fans, major league teams - including the NFL Bills, the NHL Sabres, and baseball's American Association Buffalo Bisons, play to sell-out crowds.
Other local attractions include Artpark, Buffalo Science Museum, Letchworth State Park, Tifft Farm Nature Preserve, Shakespeare in the Park, Botanical Gardens, Allentown Art Festival, Galleria Mall, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society and the Naval and Servicemen's Park. Restaurants offer the finest in dining and a variety of ethnic cuisines, including French, Polish, Italian, Chinese, Thai and Greek.