Buffalo, NY (WKBW)- A New York City Sports Columnist is using some harsh words to describe the Queen City and his article has created quite the buzz here in Western New York. The article, written by New York Daily News Sports Columnist Filip Bondy and posted November 1st, previews the upcoming Buffalo Bills football game against the New York Jets. Bondy wrote the weather is 'never good' in Buffalo and described the city as 'upstate purgatory' and 'hostile'. Thursday's forecast in Buffalo was sunny with temperatures in the 50's.
"Look at this weather, it's absolutely beautiful," said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown. "Hopefully the New York media will have the opportunity to look at our weather conditions a little more closely and their impressions will be much different after Sunday's game."
Brown is a New York City native and says nothing compares to the City of Good Neighbors.
"I wouldn't want to live anywhere else and I certainly wouldn't want to live in New York City," added Mayor Brown. "It's a learning opportunity for those in New York City who are uninformed."
The article comes at a time when Buffalo dodged a huge snow storm that pounded parts of the East Coast. Former bills players believe one visit here would change the writer's opinion.
"I encourage people to live here for a year or two and get a sense of what the people of Buffalo are all about," said Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame Running Back Thurman Thomas. "This is a city that cares about each other and I hate for guys to make comments like that about Buffalo, but I do encourage them to come here and visit."
We attempted to reach out to New York Daily News Columnist Filip Bondy for comment, but did not hear back from him. Click HERE to read the article