Although PARK(ing) Day may seem like a long way off, there isn't a better time than now to formulate a plan and to get Buffalo on the PARK(ing) Day map. PARK(ing) Day is Friday, September 21 2012. That day will be dedicated to those who feel that utilizing a parking spot for most anything other than a car is a good idea. The idea started in 2005 in San Francisco, where a parking spot is prime real estate dedicated to the car. Since the cars sit all day taking up space, the
Two major issues have come to the forefront of the Buffalo Public Schools in the past month: teacher evaluations, and funding to improve Buffalo's lowest achieving schools. These issues are directly related, because a provision of receiving funds from the state to carry out improvement in 6 low achieving schools is contingent upon the negotiation of a new teacher evaluation system.
There is a lot at riding on whether or not the State Education Department
The Genesee Block has been transformed into a welcoming gateway at the base of the Kensington. Fred LoFaso of Sienna Realty is planning a similar transformative project at the I-190/Niagara Street exit.
In 2007, LoFaso purchased the Turner Bros. building at 295-305 Niagara Street (originally built as a sarsaparilla, gingers and bitters manufacturer in 1853) and the adjoining taller building to the north built as a storage facility in 1920. The two buildings boast 55,000 sq.ft. of space. While the taller of the buildings would remain as storage over the years, the Turner Bros.
"For over a decade, The Pride Center has tirelessly
Since moving to Buffalo three years ago, I've watched with great interest the astonishing development of the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus. I've watched the stunning Gates Vascular Institute rise from an empty lot to rival the new federal courthouse as the most talked about pieces of modern architecture in Buffalo. I've toured the iconic Hauptman-Woodward
In the next round of Bills lease negotiations, we can expect that some expansion or enhancement of premium seating will be highlighted. Why not create premium seating sections that are aimed at a uniquely Buffalo demand segment?
Bleacher Report ranked Buffalo 4th among all NFL cities for tailgating. Even Food and Wine Magazine has recognized Buffalo as one of "America's Best Tailgating Cities." Why not bring the party into the game? Bringing Buffalo's tailgating tradition into the stadium would build on an already
Two model homes flanking the entrance to the Colvin Estates subdivision in North Buffalo are nearly finished. A former railroad right-of-way is being transformed into 127 new homes. Twenty-four lots are available in the project's first phase. The development is located off of Colvin Avenue between Taunton Place and St. Lawrence Avenue.
Burke Homes is offering both one and two-story homes ranging from 1,235 to 2,126 square feet. The Craftsman style homes, designed by Dean Sutton Architects,
Lafayette Court at 465 Main Street is getting a new food tenant. The Lunch Box, a café and catering company serving salads, sandwiches and wraps that will be open for breakfast and lunch, is opening its third city location on the ground floor of the office building that is owned by Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation.
The company was founded in 2009 by Amy McCarthy, co-founder of Globe Market, in the Tri-Main Center at 2495 Main Street. A kiosk location was later opened in the lobby of the Innovation Center on Ellicott
Just recently, Forbes Magazine released their selections for the "Most Miserable Sports Cities" and, wouldn't you know it, Buffalo made the list. Ranking number four in 2012 (they've been higher, but never number one and always in the top 5), Buffalo has been an annual fixture on Forbes' list of futility, sitting alongside perennial number ones Atlanta or Seattle, as well as lovable losers Phoenix and San Diego. Picking from
The fair takes place July 7 and 8, 2012 at The Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca Street, in Buffalo, NY. Last year's echo Art Fair, a one-day event, was held at Buffalo's historic Central Terminal, and drew over 3,000 people. Forty artists and galleries were selected from an international pool of applicants to display their art for exhibition and sale. The
My name is Vincent Alejandro. I was born and raised in the old First Ward in Buffalo, NY. I left for the Army in '93 and haven't lived back there since. I have missed Buffalo so much and am now planning within the next year to move back to my home city with my family. My parents, who were also born and raised in the ward are also talking about moving back to the area from Missouri. I check your website on a regular basis and love to read the stories of the old buildings and businesses being revitalized and reused.
The West Side Bazaar, on 242 Grant Street, celebrated its first anniversary on March 3rd. Exactly one year to the day from when they first opened their doors. The six women, some the original members, and some more recent additions, spent the day amidst a flurry of cupcakes and music.
I took a moment before the festivities started to sit down with Novi Paluch and Louise Sano, two of the vendors who run stalls in the Bazaar. Paluch,
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