June 14, 2013 9:04 AM
BORDER CROSSINGS BETWEEN WNY AND CANADA - The Council adopted a resolution, sponsored by North District Council Member Joseph Golombek, Jr., that urges opening a dialogue to discuss the merging of the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority and the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, with the goal of dispersing freight traffic away from densely populated urban areas. To deter competition between the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority and the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, the Council suggests that a compromise in revenue sharing be agreed upon as well. The Council's efforts
June 14, 2013 12:15 AM
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops Markets, celebrates its 30th birthday this summer and everyone is invited to the two-day culinary party. The event, which attracts approximately 450,000 hungry folks annually, returns Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 14 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square downtown. This year's Taste features 51 restaurants, three food trucks and seven wineries as well as a culinary stage, musical entertainment, and plenty of special offerings from a host of national and local sponsors.
June 13, 2013 2:52 PM
Brand new to Road Less Traveled Production's (RLTP) mission, the theater company has announced a sensational programming initiative geared towards Buffalo youth, as part of its new Education Initiative. Young people with an interest in theater arts are encouraged to learn more about the program that will be taught by some of the region's most prominent and respected theater artists. "The RLTP Summer Institute is designed to inspire a young generation of budding theatre artists," said RLTP Literary Director Jon Elston, "and to prepare them both for higher education
June 13, 2013 2:15 PM
More details have surfaced regarding the construction of a new community pavilion-lodge on the Buffalo River at Buffalo River Fest Park. Aside from the incredible location, and the multiple balconies, the building will also house a restaurant, lavatories, meeting space and banquet room, and historical displays.
Earlier today an announcement was made by the Valley Community Association, City of Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, and U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins, detailing the project, which is slated to begin construction
June 13, 2013 10:07 AM
As Canalside gets dug up, in preparation for new developments to come, a series of archaeological digs are underway to unearth pieces of Buffalo's waterfront history. In order to tell the 'Buffalo story', it's important to learn as much about our past as possible. And if that means uncovering the puzzle pieces one at a time, that's what archaeologists intent to do this summer at the site between Main Street and Hanover Street, under the Skyway and across from the Webster Block construction. Digs will be conducted at the site from 9am-4pm on these dates: June 15, 19, and 29; July 3,
June 13, 2013 8:55 AM
The Etchings are:
Jesse Rejewski - DrumsBen Randall - Bass Nick Randall - Guitar/ Vocals
How did the name of the band come about? When did it form?
Ben: The Etchings formed in the fall of 2009, and the name was taken from an old book of Emily Dickinson poems, the particular poem it was borrowed from is called "Death Sets a Thing Significant."
Nick: Yeah, that book was full of good band names. We were almost "The Only Ghost I Ever
June 12, 2013 11:28 AM
When I walk my dog in the morning, I try to choose different streets to explore on the West Side. By doing this I get to know the neighborhoods, the people, the houses... and my dog has even met some friends along the way. Recently I took a walk down Normal Avenue (named so because normally it would have been 13th Street - and that would have been bad luck), and decided to take a closer look at the Normal Ave. Community Garden.
At this point, there are so many community gardens on the West Side, that it's tough to keep track of them all. Whether it's a Grassroots
June 12, 2013 9:03 AM
An issue for One Region Forward...
Even as our population has declined over the past two decades, Erie and Niagara Counties have built 525 miles of new roads adding more than $26 million in road maintenance costs every year.
Why is this new spending a concern for regional sustainability? Part of the answer is obvious: because taking care of the roads we have already strains local government budgets. We can't afford to spend more.
Beyond that, the new roads are part of a classic "chicken-and-egg" dynamic.
June 12, 2013 12:00 AM
M&T Bank will once again bring music to Buffalo's downtown lunch hour during the 44th Annual Plaza Event Series that begins on June 17, 2013. The free concert series will run Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. between June 17th and August 30th. Each week will bring a variety of performers that are sure to entertain the likes of all.
"The Plaza Event concerts have become a summertime favorite in downtown Buffalo, providing free lunchtime entertainment for thousands of downtown residents and visitors", said M&T Bank Chief Marketing
June 12, 2013 12:00 AM
Finally, a sign of leadership in WNY! New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan has recognized and noted that the State DOT plan for reconfiguring the Scajaquada Expressway has fallen far short of the planned "downgrade" to pedestrian (and park) friendly roadway. He is calling for public input and is setting up mechanisms for that to happen. From Assemblyman Ryan's press release:
BUFFALO - Today, June 11, 2013, New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced
June 11, 2013 2:34 PM
Joe's Deli opened on Elmwood Avenue yesterday, and with it came a flood of people through the front doors to see the remarkable makeover that has transpired both inside and out. From the new paint colors to the two garage doors that roll up, creating an indoor/outdoor oasis, Joe's Deli has certainly stepped it up.
While not all of the windows open garage-style, the skylight in the middle of the main dining room provides added natural light to the interior, making sitting inside the restaurant as enjoyable as sitting on the patio. The ceiling fans will go a long
June 11, 2013 10:03 AM
First we saw kayaks, then canoes, then paddle boats... and now at Canalside we're starting to see an entirely different breed of human propelled water vehicles hit the water. They come in all shapes and sizes thanks to a new company that has recently come onto the scene called Water Bikes of Buffalo.
This latest addition to the waterfront will help to transform the Inner Harbor into a veritable menagerie of aquatic contraptions, each one beckoning a rider with a penchant for creating a splash at Canalside. "We launch the vehicles from under the Skyway at Canalside,"
June 11, 2013 12:59 AM
I was flipping through some images from a California trip I took a few years ago. The pictures of San Diego reminded me of what a wonderful urban city San Diego is. You might have the impression that San Diego is a sprawling mess in the California tradition of auto-centric living. You would be partially right. It is that for sure. But it is also a beautiful and walkable urban place in many areas. The first time I visited San Diego I was a teen without a car. I traveled all over town quite easily on their great bus system. That was even before they built
June 10, 2013 4:02 PM
If you thought that Pearl Street Grill and Brewery couldn't expand its outdoor deck area anymore... think again. The business is currently adding an additional 10000 square feet (approx) of decking off of the back of the building, facing with Erie Basin Marina. As there was virtually no more space to add deck wrapping on the building, Pearl Street opted to expand outwards over the parking lot, by building onto the existing deck.
After the deck has been expanded, the next addition will come in the form of a freestanding bandstand that will be built at the far corner