So there was a thread on skyscraper city in the Toronto section discussing the decline of Western New York (specifically Niagra Falls and Buffalo) that peaked my interest. I don't take much stock in what is written on SSC, especially by Toronto forumers, but they seemed to know what they were talking about. I remember going to Niagra Falls a long time ago as a kid, and I remember the Canadian side being way more impressive than the American side.
I know there are a few people here from that area (Dan specifically), so I'm wondering if anyone here can point me to a book or even website that describes the how the decline occured. I'd like it to focus on the economics, but even a survey of the recent history of the region would be nice.