Alice Davis looks up at St. Matthew's Church across the street from her home with bittersweet emotions. She is a long-time resident of Moselle Street and was a parishioner before its closing in 1998. Davis has witnessed the building's fall from grace as it sits neglected and open to the elements. Although she is saddened by the ruinous state of the building, she still has hope.
St. Matthew's rises higher than anything in the neighborhood and remains as the crux of a once bustling church complex that takes up an entire city block. The church was
Last Wednesday, more than 200 people gathered in the Nardin Academy cafeteria and gym to eat together, learn together, and grow together while celebrating Lexington Co-op's 40th anniversary at its annual meeting. At the packed record-setting event, member-owners shared diverse and lively discussion on coop operations, voted for Board Members, premiered a Co-op documentary film and participated in a portion of the meeting dedicated to gathering feedback on the Co-op's upcoming expansion.
The Council approved a resolution sponsored by Fillmore District Council Member David A. Franczyk requesting that the City of Buffalo waive all fees associated with Occupy Buffalo's assemblage in Niagara Square. Occupy Buffalo is a group of local activists from the City of Buffalo and Western
Re-Tree WNY is putting out an appeal for able-bodied folks to help with a large tree planting this weekend at a couple of City of Buffalo parks.
The planting begins on Sunday, November 6th at 9 am at Schiller Park, which is on the city's east side. After the roughly 35 trees are planted there, the group will move to Franczyk Park to plant another 35 trees.
Species will vary between gingkos, oaks, ivory silk lilacs, honey locust, and London Planetrees.
Volunteers are encouraged to dress according to the weather.
Beginning early next year Buffalo may begin to implement its very own bike share system which has the potential to be on par with some of the greatest in the country. The program is envisioned to begin in some of the densest core neighborhoods including Allentown, the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus, and downtown central business district.
A comprehensive plan for the system has been created by students from the University of Buffalo in the undergraduate Environmental Design program. The class is under the direction of Dr. Alex Bitterman as part
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, which is about to host a kickoff celebration for the area's young professionals, has released its Accelerate Upstate Action Agenda, the culmination of a two-day summit held (featured here on Buffalo Rising), where almost 300 community, business, and government leaders converged downtown to draft ideas for Upstate's future. The
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presents the following concerts and events for the month of November:
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 7 PM
BPOvations Concert Preview Lecture: Russian Nationalism
Amherst Audubon Library
Paul Ferington, conductor
The lives and music of two great Russian patriots who brought heightened respect for Russian symphonic music to the concert halls of the world. Concerts Previewed: Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky (Nov. 19-20), Tchaikovsky and Strauss (Feb. 11-12), and Prokofiev's Fifth (Mar. 9-10)
When I think about developments that have helped to spur on the West Side, I think of the restored Richmond roundabouts (please replace the cobra street lighting on Richmond), refugee markets, Morning Glory, Urban
Kunstler also has a weekly internet podcast (posted each Thursday at kunstlercast.com) hosted by Duncan Crary. Last Thursday's program was recorded on the thruway, the day after the key note as Duncan and James headed back
As a resident or visitor of Elmwood, one appreciates the walkability of the area. Friends, families, and even strangers occupy the sidewalks together and enjoy the beauty of a village atmosphere in the big city. This beauty exists in the best cities of the world and should exist in a greater part of Buffalo. Luckily, plans are being made.
On November 1st the "Urbanism is Sustainable" forum will be held at Hallwalls starting at 7pm. Hosted by WNYSEA, the forum is free to the public (donations
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