The Detroit Free Press this week published an article about the dispute over the Peace Bridge Authority's* expansion plans. Although the idea of the article is more to draw a comparison with challenges to border crossing project issues in the Detroit area, it provides some fresh, unfiltered insight lacking in much of our local coverage of this issue: unlike local newspapers, the Free Press doesn't
Atmosphere 62 is the creation of owners David Stahl and Brian Szkatulski, who recently experienced a major setback when their restaurant in Gowanda (Atmosphere @ 31) was destroyed by
The boat seen in here is a scaled down version of some of the larger ice sailing crafts that are found sailing on
The Greystone Hotel, a perennial icon of Buffalo's decay, is this month's entry on our Preservation Ready List of 10 must save buildings. The building, located at 24 Johnson Park in downtown Buffalo, is featured in the March issue of Buffalo Spree. The Spree story gives a detailed history of the building leading up to today's almost generation long vacancy. The magazine documents what it describes as a gradual decline starting with a 1958 foreclosure auction. Since then the building suffered a series degradations
As a tutor for the Buffalo Public School District, I went to City Hall on Thursday, February 24 in order to undergo a fingerprinting session, which would be used for a back round check and to allow me to work with urban youth in the city. After arriving, the room quickly filled with half a dozen individuals who would go on to work with children; whether teachers, tutors, or after-school mentors. In addition, all of us had another aspect in common: Not one of us, myself included, was asked for identification when we got fingerprinted.
People all over western New York have different opinions for whether or not the light rail system is a success or failure. The original plan called for a greater system, but due to funding changes and the need to rework plans on the part of city government, Buffalo got a rail system which was only about one-third of the original hoped plan.
Since its completion in 1985, discussions for expansion have come and gone depending on the rising costs of fuel. Plans have now been taken off the shelves
"Educators have been making the connection between the books their students read and the live performances we give onstage for years," said Eva-Marie Edukonis,
Michael DenDekker, the NYS Assembly Member from Queens, is proposing legislation that includes language which calls for a bicycle registration and inspection fee of $25 for every "private" bicyclist and $50 for "commercial" bicyclists, with a $5 fee every subsequent year to renew the license. For example, if this was to pass - my family would have to shell out $125 in order to continue riding our bicycles to school, work
From Joe Territo:
Emergency landscape stabilization to address the many historic and original trees (and provide public safety by attending to the dead and dying trees) is underway and will be complete May, 2011.
The original landscape of the complex was designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted, so fittingly the Buffalo Olmsted Parks
This effort has also been pushed at the state
The owner of the former Riverside Men's Shop at the corner of Ontario and Tonawanda streets wants the three inter-connected buildings demolished. Charlie Faso applied for demolition permits to take down 783-89 Tonawanda Street and 190 Ontario Street in late January. The Buffalo Preservation Board at its meeting last week unanimously voted to "recommend not to demolish" 783 and 789 Tonawanda Street but allowed a rear structure at 190 Ontario Street to come down citing its poor condition.
From Faso's written statement submitted with his application:
For the past three years, Read to Succeed Buffalo has been working to help
Without giving too much away the movie centers around the main character
Interested in walkability, urban design, public transit, sustainability? Tonight is the first of nine neighborhood workshops to discuss and provide community input for the new Buffalo Green Code. The meeting, for the Central neighborhood including downtown, Erie Basin, and Outer Harbor, will take place from 6:30 PM until 9 PM at Hutch-Tech High School located at 230 South Elmwood Avenue.
The workshops will convene residents, employers, and employees from the respective neighborhoods across the city to chart a course for future development.
At 7 p.m. on March 10, RLTP will be hosting this one-night-only event at The Wasteland Game Room. The evening will feature comedy acts, live music, burlesque dancing and old-school arcade gaming. RLTP Resident Playwright Jon Elston and Western New York stage icon Jimmy Janowski will be sharing the role of MC for the evening, performing their own
The Amborella is unique species of flower which is only found in one place on earth, the Pacific Islands of New Caledonia. It is an understory shrub or small tree and was shown to be a direct descendant of the common ancestor of all flowering plants. The plant is the single known living species on the earliest branch of the family tree of flowering plants.
The plant is a living fossil and can be used to study the evolution
185 Allen Street has been
We'll have an Oscar prediction contest with prizes including a flat screen television, Hero Design prints, Buffalo Rising shirts, and gift certificates to Buffalo
The Queen City is featured in the February edition of Monocle magazine, a monthly publication with an international perspective on design, culture, and political affairs. Buffalo is profiled in a report entitled "Unloved America" and chronicles the decline of industry in the city, it's resulting effects and the stark differences between downstate and upstate New York. While this is the common coverage of Buffalo, the article also profiles a cultural and economic renaissance occurring in Buffalo.
The feature was pitched to the magazine
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