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West Side corner gets covered by Sterling Smalley

Buffalo Rising’s ‘Man on the Streets’ Sterling Smalley has an audio report on one of the city’s newest attractions found on the West Side. A new parking lot is being ‘built’ at the site that was once Saint Mary’s on the Hill. Upon setting out to find the new unremarkable landmark, Sterling asked neighbors and even an asphalt expert about the change of scenery at the corner of Niagara and Vermont (stated as Rhode Island in the audio due to confusion over where the church once stood – queenseyes will take credit for mistakenly identifying the intersection in the audio script).

Regardless as to which Niagara Street corner now has a new parking lot (there are a few), the West Side finally has enough parking to accommodate its D’Youville students, which was most likely the predetermined outcome for this corner since the start – little pressure on the out of town property owner,  pressing demolition schedules, not attempt at saving any walls or adjoining building (that looked to be intact), no effort to preserve history.

Looking on the bright side, Sterling has come to find out that there are plenty of people in the neighborhood who are happy to see this long overdue parking lot come to fruition. Here’s Sterling’s audio report on this breaking news…


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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