BUFFALO, N.Y. — When thousands of others fled the struggling Rust Belt city of Buffalo, refugees poured in to fill the void and invigorate the economy.
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HIGHMOUNT, N.Y. — Capturing snowflakes isn’t as easy as sticking out your tongue.
At least not when you’re trying to capture them for scientific study, which involves isolating the tiniest of crystals on a metal card printed with grid lines and quickly placing them under a microscope to be photographed.
BURDETT, N.Y. — The sloping vineyards of New York’s Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine.
OTISVILLE, N.Y. — Bear hugs are nothing. Jim Kowalczik hugs bears.
Kowalczik lies on the ground as his 1,500-pound bear buddy, Jimbo, rests a heavy paw on his waist. He feeds Jimbo a marshmallow from his mouth and laughs as a big bear tongue slobbers on his ear.
ALTAMONT, N.Y. — As white-nose syndrome kills millions of bats across North America, there’s a glimmer of hope at hibernation spots where it first struck a decade ago: Some bats in some caves are hanging on.
RHINEBECK, N.Y. Charles Lindbergh would instantly recognize the plane with “Spirit of St. Louis” painted on its nose rumbling above treetops in New York’s Hudson Valley. There’s a 9-cylinder engine similar to the one used in his historic flight, an identical cockpit under a 46-foot wing and a look-alike of his wicker pilot’s seat.