A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 16, 2019
Buffalo: Buffalove (Buffalo + love)

"Buffalove” (Buffalo + love) is a popular portmanteau word in the city of Buffalo, New York, that has been printed on many images. Origin of the word is uncertain, but “buffalove” became popular about 2005.

“One can Buffalove something (transitive verb), spread the Buffalove (noun), hang out with their favorite Buffaloves (noun), go to Buffalove (noun), or express, earnestly or ironically, Buffalove! or #Buffalove (interjection).” was printed in “Buffalove Will Tear Us Apart” by Stephanie Perry on the website The Public on January 13, 2016. A commenter wrote: “David Eoannou Was the first to ever use the term and make shirts with Buffalove from what I can rememeber in 05-06. Always regarded everyone else as biting from him.”


Wikipedia: Buffalo, New York
Buffalo is the second largest city in the U.S. state of New York and the largest city in Western New York. As of 2017, the population was 258,612. The city is the county seat of Erie County and a major gateway for commerce and travel across the Canada–United States border, forming part of the bi-national Buffalo Niagara Region.
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Nicknames: The Queen City, The City of Good Neighbors, The City of No Illusions, The Nickel City, Queen City of the Lakes, City of Light

Google Groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.moviemaker
Re: importing a previous movie maker file into movie maker
Wojo
8/31/05
“Buffalove” wrote in message
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Urban Dictionary
queen city
Nickname for Buffalo, NY. Originally called Queen City for being the largest and most prosperous city along the Great Lakes in the end of the 1800’s to the beginning of the 1900’s, it was at one point the second largest trade port in the North after NYC. Buffalo’s original downfall from prosperity came with the diminished use of the Erie Canal.
Buffalo was the Queen City of America at the turn of the century.
#buffalo#buffalove#new york#1900#city of lights
by missshortstuff May 22, 2006

Buffalo Rising
buffaLOVE
by queenseyesqueenseyes January 6, 2007, 10:50 am
Urban Threads on Elmwood Avenue has just introduced a stellar Buffalo fitted t-shirt for girls. The shirt (modeled by Sam) comes in a few different colors, though we really liked the gold. The design is reminiscent of ’70 skateboard culture designs that were once all the rage. Now that these fashions have become fashionable again, it was only a matter of time before Urban incorporated the city theme into the look.

Seeing that girls can be pretty particular about sizes and fits, not to mention colors and designs, I think that Urban really nailed this shirt. And who doesn’t need a little buffaLOVE? Hey, you never know, maybe a bumper sticker is next.

Twitter
Katie
@KatyDidSays
Replying to @glessner
@glessner Wow. Erie’s really coming along. Last year you would’ve had to drive to BuffaLove.
11:32 AM - 11 Jul 2008

Twitter
Chris Van Patten
@ChrisVanPatten
This web page is my new best friend. Buffalove. http://tinyurl.com/3h673l
7:42 PM - 6 Oct 2008

Twitter
Chris Van Patten
@ChrisVanPatten
I also strongly feel that the word Buffalove should be entered into WNY vernacular.
7:43 PM - 6 Oct 2008

Urban Dictionary
Buffalove
An affectionate term for Buffalo, NY used by a wide variety of people, especially those whose hometown is Buffalo.
I was born and raised in Buffalo. I want to return to Buffalove after college!
#buffalo#buffalove#b-lo#buffaluv#buff
by Jane678 March 08, 2012

29 September 2013, Buffalo (NY) News, Colin Dabkowski column, pg. ?:
But in all the conversations about Buffalo’s cultural ascendancy and bandying-about of the term “buffalove,” an entire swath of the city’s population has been largely absent. Among American cities with more than 250,000 residents, Buffalo has the distinction of being the second-poorest, with some 29.9 percent of city-dwellers living below the poverty line.

The Public
Buffalove Will Tear Us Apart
by Stephanie Perry / Jan. 13, 2016 12am EST
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Linguistically, Buffalove is as versatile as its components: Buffalo, which functions as a proper noun denoting a place, an improper noun for the bovid creature, and a lesser-used verb meaning “to bamboozle,” and love, which takes both noun and verb forms. One can Buffalove something (transitive verb), spread the Buffalove (noun), hang out with their favorite Buffaloves (noun), go to Buffalove (noun), or express, earnestly or ironically, Buffalove! or #Buffalove (interjection).
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The exact origin of the portmanteau “Buffalove” is a mystery. In 2000, a heart-speckled, fiberglass bison with the moniker “Buffalove” gazed upon Elmwood Avenue as part of the Herd About Buffalo public art project. An uptick in Buffalove usage can be traced back to at least the mid-aughts. A now-defunct dating website circa 2004 took the name Buffalove.net, and, if an anonymous commenter on a January 2007 Buffalo Rising post is to be believed, Buffalove has been in circulation since the 1980s. However, in the last decade, the proliferation of social media fueled the explosion of Buffalove.
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COMMENTS
Evan Nicholas
David Eoannou Was the first to ever use the term and make shirts with Buffalove from what I can rememeber in 05-06. Always regarded everyone else as biting from him.

Matt Script
I second and third that

Reddit—Buffalo
Posted by u/CarafeTwerk January 13, 2016
Where did “Buffalove” come from?
dailypublic.com/articl…
COMMENTS
frank_abernathy
We had kids selling t-shirts saying Buffalove when I was in high school in the mid 2000s

(Trademark)
Word Mark BUFFALOVE
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: shirts, sweat shirts, sweat pants, hats, shorts, pants
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 77359303
Filing Date December 26, 2007
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition April 15, 2008
Owner (APPLICANT) Dietz, Michaela K INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 335 Glimmerglen Rd. Cooperstown NEW YORK 13326
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date September 11, 2008

(Trademark)
Word Mark BUFFALOVE
Goods and Services IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Baby bodysuits; Shirts; Sweat shirts; T-shirts. FIRST USE: 20150129. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20150129
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 86671318
Filing Date June 23, 2015
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition March 22, 2016
Registration Number 5038993
Registration Date September 13, 2016
Owner (REGISTRANT) Patty Ann Watson INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 5456 Pebble Beach Dr. Hamburg NEW YORK 14075
Attorney of Record Steven S. Fox
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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