The Painting for Preservation crew had scheduled a paint-in at St. Mary's on-the-Hill Church for this Saturday. Upon receiving news that the endangered building's demolition had started, event organizers considered cancelling and picking another site from Buffalo's lengthy list of at-risk historic buildings for another day. But the event will go on, with greater conviction for the need to keep painting and preserving. Artists will gather at the property at the corner of Vermont and Niagara
Since the first round public input sessions, consultants have been hard at work shaping the overall design for the Buffalo Green Code. The community input was a great success and produced over five-hundred sheets of notes, thousands of ideas for what the city should look like, and a close-up look at over ninety Buffalo neighborhoods. To see the results for each session check them out here.
The following comes from the Buffalo Green Code as they continue to update and shape their vision for a
A Prospect Heights neighborhood landmark is being demolished. The remains of St. Mary's-on-the-Hill church is being torn down this week. The church at Niagara and Vermont Streets has long been under the threat of demolition. Neglectful owners were in and out of Housing Court in recent years. A "therapeutic demolition" was performed on the circa-1903 church three years ago leaving just the church's masonry walls
There's a statistic floating around that says 23 percent of the population wants to be writers. It stands to reason then, that at least that many people--whether or not they're actually writing--find something interesting about the midnight disease. So, beginning this month, four Western New York writers will share this space to talk about the trials and triumphs of their craft, and especially what it's like to ply it in the Queen City.
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What is it going to take to continue this successful trend? I'm not talking about million dollar ideas... smaller budgets please. I'm talking about the quick
This time, the community I am referring to is the Oxford Square Block Club. Two weeks ago volunteers took this vacant parking lot and built a sandbox for neighborhood kids to play in, then added garden boxes and park benches. Along with curbside landscaping,
By Thea Hassan:
When PUSH (People United for Sustainable Housing) planned the community garden on Hampshire Street, they only had one requirement in mind: gardeners looking for a plot to sow.
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Staff Review by Kristi Klier:
If you like Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love and you're open-minded to the mystical possibility of the fae, you'll like this book. Pike's writing style is engaging as you travel with her on a journey
Mark your calendars: Friday, September 16 rings in the 30th Anniversary edition of Curtain Up!, the gala opening of the theatre season. Presented by the Theatre District Association of Western New York and M&T Bank, this celebration is a unique Buffalo creation and has expanded over
We used to run this same sort of post every
Talk to Michael Quinniey for just a moment and the passion that explodes from every statement assures you that he is man who gets things done. Quinniey is currently leading the restoration of the Sattler Theatre at 512 Broadway through the Western New York Minority Media Professionals (WNYMMP). The plans for the building were announced in 2008, support and donations continue to increase as word spreads about the project.
Queen City Prints' Grand Opening Celebration and Charity Event (artforms) benefiting the American Cancer Society, will be held at one of the premier residences in Uniland's showcase Avant Building. During artforms, original artwork from Queen City Prints' collection of local artists will be on display amongst the breathtaking views from the 16th floor of Avant.
In addition to the art exhibit, the event will feature delectable appetizers and an exquisite chocolate experience from Oh Pour L'Amour Du Chocolat. All proceeds from both ticket and art sales will go to benefit the American Cancer
For years the future was uncertain for the stately house at 428 Porter Ave. It was in such a state of direpair that many thought it was destined for a landfill. The building went through its fair share of neglectful owners and finally landed in housing court. Thankfully the building not only stands today, but is restored and remodeled. Elmwood Village Contracting purchased it in December 2009 and revived
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