December 1, 2009 10:19 AM
BRO: In a nutshell, what is Buffalo 180?
Sara Emhof (Founder): A three year Extreme Makeover for the City. Buffalo 180 will "turn the city around" with community projects and events that celebrate our past and build the future. All inspired by Buffalo's 180th anniversary in 2012. What better birthday present could we offer the City?
BRO: A lot of people say that there are so many activist groups out there doing work in the city, what makes Buffalo 180 so unique and different?
Sara: There are a lot of great groups out there and
November 30, 2009 5:48 PM
While paying a visit to LA-based Horizon Realty's Elmwood office building a while back I asked why it was that so much of the commercial office space in the structure was vacant. The reply was that the corporate team specializes in residential and they really hadn't taken the time to market the offices. While looking around at the layout, I was immediately curious about the room configuration. Apparently the former tenants had been a mix of unions and collection agencies. The place would need a lot of rethinking if it was ever to function as a location for businesses. Unless it was opened up to
November 30, 2009 12:38 PM
Yesterday was the most perfect of days to be at a Bills game. First, there was the 50+ degree weather on November 29th. Then, there was the win over Miami. And naturally, the 4th quarter interceptions were an absolute thrill.
It was a fast game, and the 50-yard line seats from way up high on the west-facing side of the stadium kept the sun on our faces and gave us a great view of the playing field. The bare-chested zanies with painted bodies weren't the only ones peeling off layers of unneeded extra clothing; it was warm and comfortable as we watched
November 30, 2009 9:02 AM
What is theology if not gratitude? On Thanksgiving week I spent some time thinking of things I am thankful for--in the length of one short walk home--that I will share with you.
Loaves and Fishes: I can't even get out of my building before I remember that here, in our neighborhood, people struggle to make it, and other people give of their time to offer a helping hand. Without this kitchen, it would be even harder for poor people than it already is.
Can-can candy: The place just feels good, and they've got all my old favorites.
November 29, 2009 1:34 AM
It's hard to think that Betty's Restaurant could actually get any better than it already is. There are reasons that the Sunday breakfast waits are unsurpassed in the city, and those reasons range from the thoughtful food selections to the vibrant atmosphere. At long last, the long waits, congested entrance area and the cramped kitchen conditions led owners to reevaluate the eatery's layout. So it came time to make capital improvements in order to step up efficiency and ultimately make the customers happier.
The price for happiness meant that Betty's would have to undergo an intense remodeling
November 26, 2009 12:00 AM
I'm not exactly sure what time they dozed the Elmwood KFC (must have been a few hours ago), but the important thing is that there is no longer a structure standing at the NW corner of Elmwood and Bryant. That is unless you count the faux striped hayloft (or whatever it was) that now sits on its side as if part of a disassembled Little People play set. Elmwood Village can rest assured that another greasy operator will not attempt to re-re-re-open the establishment that caused so much angst in years past.
To think that this block was once a dynamic attraction on the street. A beautiful