Can you imagine if a few of
For anyone wanting a real-life lesson in supply and demand, and the impacts of disinvestment and population loss, a visit to the East Side is a must. Buffalo's expanding 'urban prairie' is an everyday reality for residents of Masten, Broadway/Fillmore, Cold Springs and other neighborhoods.
The US Census counted 23,000 vacant housing units in 2000. There are thousands more vacant lots, many of them City-owned. It's enough to keep a blogger busy. David Torke has been documenting Buffalo's expanding urban prairie on his blog Fix
Amanda reached out
Central Subdistrict:Mary Ruth Kapsiak - 557 votesBryon McIntyre - 298 votes
East Subdistrict:Vivian O. Evans - 264 votesTheresa Harris-Tigg - 251 votes
Ferry Subdistrict:Pamela Cahill - 658 votesKinzer Pointer - 613 votes
In a perfect world, that would mean that the rest of the park would be closed to traffic. That would leave an excellent loop for cyclists, walkers, joggers, rollerbladers
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The coming June 18 expedition proves to be one of great interest for anyone who has heard about Riverfest
Mark Goldman fell in love with Laura Hubert two years ago in Toronto. "She's fabulous", he says, "at times channeling Edith Piaf at other times
Morreale and Mulkey are the co-founders of Fashion Rocks...For a Cure, an event dedicated to raising funds for Roswell Park Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Research & Education.
What started out, as a 'Sex in the City' themed mini-auction three years ago, has since become one of Buffalo's most anticipated social events. Rock-star local celebrities from Janet Snyder, Lydia Dominick to Ryan Miller all lend a hand to help support Morreale and Mulkey.
While other area schools are cutting back on athletics and culturals, Pinnacle Charter School has doubled the size of their athletic programs
After my recent article on "Peg's Park" in the Old First Ward, commenter 'flyguy' remarked on the grain elevator in the background: "The old elevator in the back is a very powerful backdrop. Strong lines tall, bulky, and gritty." I loved that comment, and think flyguy has a couple of good starting lines for a pulp novel or screenplay set in the Ward (perhaps the Buffalo Bushido team would be interested in a noir next?). So flyguy, here's a story with
From the listing:
Charming 3/3 double with loads of natural woodwork, hardwood floors and garage in the Delaware District. Gorgeous new kitchen upstairs with granite, new cabinetry and appliances. Both apartments have renovated bathrooms and kitchens. Front porches,
Spruce Street's First German Baptist Church faces an uncertain future. Demolition of the circa-1869 structure was denied by the Buffalo Preservation Board last Thursday. Owners of the near east side church want to demolish the structure after being cited by City inspectors.
The structure appears to be in good condition
Last fall, Extreme Makeover gave the biggest booster shot imaginable to ongoing revitalization efforts on the West Side, but even before the paint was dry and the special aired the discussion was in earnest about how to keep the momentum going. If recent volunteer activities are any indication, the momentum remains rolling solidly forward.
Last week, on Grant Street I saw several clusters of college students and neighborhood folks working together on street cleanup (unfortunately, when I wasn't toting a camera).
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