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We Are Ferry Street

The Ferry Street Corridor Project, via Friends of the Buffalo Story (FOBS), Young Audiences of Western New York, the Anne Frank Project and the Buffalo Schools, among other community partners, continues to tell the story of a street that will some day be a critical connector between the East and West Sides. The following video shows how the story can be continuously told, by those who interact with Ferry on a daily basis – schools, businesses, public arts initiatives, etc.

Ferry is an artery that connects two factions of the city that are attempting to come together with the help of organizations such as FOBS. The video features the catchy song “The East Ferry Jam”, performed by the BAVPA Choir. There’s a nice choir clip at the end of the video that should help to provide inspiration for the cause… “East Ferry Corridor – it’s about home, it’s about place, it’s about dreams…”

I think that we’re really onto something here. When Broderick Park reopens at the foot of West Ferry (waterfront), The City should plan to host a city-wide celebration that highlights the historic and cultural assets of the street. At that time, the identities of East and West Ferry should be merged together as one – simply called “Ferry Street”.

WE ARE FERRY STREET from AP McLoughlin on Vimeo.


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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