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Why is Buffalo NY called the Queen City?


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It's the 2nd largest city in New York State. King...Queen...

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 is known as the "Queen City of the Great Lakes" (with Chicago being the King).