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The top five vote-getters are listed in no particular order and photos are chosen randomly. Winners announced at the Best of Buffalo Party, Monday May 18, 6pm, at the Town Ballroom.

Best Activist Group

PUSH Buffalo

Bills Fan Thunder

Buffalo Riverkeeper

Terror Technologies Buffalo Zombies

for Charity

The Starve

Best Annual Fundraiser

Variety Kids Telethon

World’s Largest Disco

Red Cross Bash

Ride for Roswell

Buffalo Zombie Walk by Terror Technologies

Best Bathroom Graffiti

Tudor Lounge

Macky’s Essex St. Pub

The Old Pink



Best Date Spot


Left Bank

Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill

Niagara Falls

SPoT Coffee

Best Day Trip


Letchworth State Park

Niagara Falls


Niagara on the Lake

Best Famous Person From Buffalo

Jim Kelly

Rob Gronkowski

Robby Takac

Patrick Kane

Christine Baranski

Best Free Entertainment

Thursday at the Harbor

Bidwell Concert Series

Shakespeare in Delaware Park


Larkin Square

Best Individual Activist

Carl Paladino

Aaron Bartley

Greg Hinaman

Bernice Radle

Charles Pellien

Best Instagram Account






Best Local Journalist

Jerry Sullivan

Joe Buscaglia

Colin Dabkowski

Donn Esmonde

Tim Graham

Best Local Radio Personality

Tom Bauerle

Janet Snyder

Shredd and Ragan

Clay Moden

Jeremy White

Best Local Sailing Races / Regattas

Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club

Buffalo Canoe Club

West Side Rowing Club

YaGotta Regatta


Best Local TV Personality

John Beard

Kevin O’Neill

Don Paul

Kevin O’Connell

Mary Alice Demler

Best Local Twitter






Best Local Website / Blog

Best New Idea You’ve Heard for WNY

Solar City

Developing canalside

Build a new stadium

Downtown Stadium

Continued waterfront development

Best People-Watching Spot

Erie county Fair



Elmwood Avenue

Delaware Park

Best Power Meeting Spot

SPoT Coffee

Sweetness 7

Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill

The Buffalo Club


Best Public Service Provided



Snow Plowing



Best Reason to Live in


Cost of Living


Four Seasons

The Waterfront



Best Scandal

Hamburg School Board

Carl Paladino

Terror Technologies Zombies are Really Human

Sheldon Silver

The Buffalo School Board

Best Thing About Never Winning a Championship

Being the Underdog


Better Draft Picks

Low Expectations


Best Up and Coming Neighborhood

Black Rock

West Side




Best Urban Garden

Japanese Garden

Delaware Park

Massachusetts Avenue Project

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Normal Street Garden

Most Over-Covered Story

of the Year

Lancaster Redskins

Sabres tanking

Buffalo School Board

What Color is the Dress?

Anything Buffalo Bills

Most Under-Covered Story of the Year

Mark Croce Parking Lot Gouging

5th Annual Operation One-Ton Food Drive by Terror Tech

Buffalo Public Schools

Common Core

Snow Removal

We Need More People Like

Hillary Collura

Terry Pegula

Carl Paladino

Rex Ryan

Jim Kelly

Worst New Idea You’ve Heard for WNY

Downtown stadium

Housing at outer harbor

Buiding a new stadium

Keeping the stadium in Orchard Park

City Mission expansion

The Best of Buffalo 2015 Nominees:

Fine Arts Food & Drink Local Music

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