In the early 20th century, Buffalo was the eighth-largest city in America. Thanks to a booming manufacturing industry and assets like the Erie Canal, the Queen City was a destination for many New Yorkers looking for jobs. Today, Buffalo stands as the third-poorest large city in America and the shores of Lake Erie are dotted with empty reminders of its once-great past. Could Western New York once again become a destination for businesses looking to grow? Watch the video below to see 'New York NOW' on location from the western terminus of the Erie Canal, where Buffalonians discuss how their hometown could once again become a major American city.