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Old First Ward Documentary Airs

On Monday, March 2 at 8pm on WNED, the premiere of the highly anticipated Old First Ward Documentary will be aired. The video is a testament to the Old First Ward’s importance in the building of Buffalo. Situated at the waterfront, this area of the city was home to a variety of waterfront traffic that contributed to a beehive of activity throughout the entire OFW.

After experiencing a post industrial decline, in recent years the OFW has been experiencing a renaissance.

There was a time, not that long ago, that you probably wouldn’t know where this part of the city was unless you actually live there. Today, thousands of people are discovering the historical significance of the OFW, while at the same time the district is coming alive with breweries, parks, waterfront access, and beautification projects.


The adage “The more things change, the more they stay the same” aptly applies to the OFW. It’s a tight-knit community, with families that have lived there for generations. As the OFW continues to make its strides, there will be a similarly strong effort to retain the historic pride and grounded sensibilities that differentiate the district from any other place in Buffalo.

Following is a two minute tease of the Old First Ward Documentary, premiering on Monday, March 2 at 8pm on WNED.


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, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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