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Welcome to WikiProject Western New York, a WikiProject commenced on August 22, 2012, to help improve articles relating to Western New York. Our WikiProject will be dedicated to improving existing Western New York-related articles and creating new ones. An ultimate goal is to improve articles to featured article status, including the articles on cities within the Western New York region. This page and its subpages contain suggestions and various resources to improve articles; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested on the area. If you would like to help, please join the project, and see the to-do list below.


  • Foster development of Western New York articles
  • Focus on the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, and Niagara Falls
  • Develop a template for the Western New York region


Because Western New York covers a broad, wide area of the state, this WikiProject aims to improve the institutions, landmarks, attractions and events of the following counties:

Counties not listed here are not within the scope of this project.


Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. Buffaboy (talk · contribs) I am interested in working on Everything WNY! Lifelong, young WNY'er fan of the Bills and Sabres. 20:14, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
  2. Fortunate4now (talk · contribs) I live and work in Buffalo, New York and most of my edits already include companies or buildings in the city and surrounding suburbs. Fortunate4now (talk) 16:30, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
  3. Buffalutheran (talk · contribs) I've lived in WNY all my life, and have been editing the encyclopedia since 2009. I've edited a great many TV and radio station articles in the past, but I'm willing to do just about anything. Buffalutheran (talk) 16:51, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
  4. Ericando (talk · contribs) Lifelong Buffalo resident. Veteran, history and science fiction buff and avid sports fan. I love editing FC Buffalo and Buffalo Sabres articles.Eric Ando (talk) 07:54, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
  5. dhpage (talk · contribs) Grew up in Jamestown, college in Buffalo. I just created article Chadakoin River. Love the WNY area. 06:22, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
  6. buffbills (talk) Just here to help out.
  7. Ejgreen77 (talk · contribs) Primarily interested in Erie County, and Buffalo sports-related topics. 00:49 24 September 2013 (UTC)
  8. Smdenman (talk · contribs) I am especially interested in Allegany County, New York, Alfred New York (village, town and community), Alfred University and historic ceramic artists in the region 02:04, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
  9. DACC23 (talk · contribs) Buffalo native, currently in New York City, interested in Buffalo art, architecture, and history. 11:15, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

Guidelines and structure[edit]

Articles within the scope of this project shall use the article structure guideline laid out by the most relevant WikiProject for a given article. For example, an article on a school should use WikiProject Schools's guideline and structure, while an article on a state-maintained or state-designated highway should use WikiProject New York State Routes's guideline and structure.

Open tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Western New York:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:

Current season articles for WNY sports teams[edit]

Please help keep these current season articles updated, as these seasons progress and new information becomes available.

Football 2015 Buffalo Bills season
2015 Buffalo Bulls football team
Hockey 2015–16 Buffalo Beauts season
2015–16 Buffalo Sabres season
Basketball 2015–16 Buffalo Bulls men's basketball team
2015–16 Canisius Golden Griffins men's basketball team
2015–16 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball team
2015–16 St. Bonaventure Bonnies men's basketball team
Baseball 2015 Buffalo Bulls baseball team
Lacrosse 2015 Buffalo Bandits season
2015 Rochester Knighthawks season
Soccer 2015 Western New York Flash season


All of WikiProject Western New York's articles are assessed for quality and importance using the criteria outlined at this project's assessment department. These criteria supplement those developed by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team. The current assessment statistics are transcluded at right.

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