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Sometimes the authors at Buffalo Rising work on collaborative efforts in order to cover various events and stories. These posts can not be attributed to one single author, as it is a combined effort. Often times a formation of a post gets started by one writer and passed along to one or more writers before completion. At times there are author attributions at the end of one of these posts. Other times, “Buffalo Rising” is simply offered up as the creator of the article. In either case, the writing is original to Buffalo Rising.

“Everyone’s opinions about things change over time. Nothing is constant. Everything changes. And to hold onto some dogged idea forever is a little rigid and maybe naive.” — Frida Kahlo Since its launch in 2004, Buffalo Rising has reported on the daily evolution of Buffalo, NY. We have been honored with many opportunities to deliver a wide range of stories to our readers – from new building and development, to our expanding arts culture, including new business openings and significant milestones of established organizations, we have watched and reported on this maturation.  Independently owned and operated, Buffalo Rising will continue to provide editorial and…

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An evening of dual performances will be held at Torn Space Theater in November as the final segment of the 2018 Response Performance Series, “a festival founded by Torn Space Theater to bring local and international artists together in Western New York for a survey of contemporary performance.” The projects, Light/Station and Manmade Earth are supported by the UB Creative Arts Initiative Grant and will be performed November 16 through 18, 2018. According to Torn Space Theater, this initiative is part of the company’s commitment to “presenting significant contemporary performance creators.” Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Torn Space Theater, Dan Shanahan adds,…

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An historic property in Black Rock has traded hands for $502,000. New York City-based OPM Niagara sold 1920 Niagara Street to Dr. Fadi Dagher’s 1920 Niagara LLC.  The building contain 10 apartments and 12,810 sq.ft. of space according to City property records. Some details from the new owner via email: We will be updating all the apartments (10) and restore the storefront of the building. We are also planning on doing exterior renovations such a painting the building and fixing the brick work! It would be nice if people could offer options for paint color since we want to paint…

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The Nineteen North apartment building in Allentown is nearing completion, one of a growing number of ground-up apartment projects being constructed outside of downtown. First Amherst Development is constructing the four-level, 39 unit luxury apartment building one block west of Main Street. The building will include parking for forty cars on the first level and 24 two-bedroom and 15 one-bedroom apartments on the upper floors. Apartments range in size from 815 to 1,650 sq.ft. and rents start at $1,395/month. Units feature wood flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, tiled showers with glass surround, washer and dryer, and state-of-the-art building access…

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On Friday, June 8, Campus Wheelworks and the Campus Cycling Collective will be embark upon the initial Garden Ride of the season. The Garden Ride prompts garden and bike aficionados to tour gardens (on bike) in the Elmwood Village and the Cottage District, among other special garden destinations. Altogether, the ride is “8-10 moderately paced miles” that wind throughout the city, using bike trails and paths to get from garden site to garden site.  Three Garden Ride tours are planned for 2018 – the first Fridays of June, July, and August. The first ride of the season will feature a special guest – Jim…

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One of the last un-renovated buildings on the 500 Block of Main Street has a new owner.  Based on the buyer’s LLC name, the property may have a residential future.  “Vendome Theater Lofts LLC” purchased the property from WNYRT LLC for $486,000.  The 8,000 sq.ft. building had a $550,000 asking price. The building is located between Roger Trettel’s three-building redevelopment that is anchored by Misuta Chow’s and Kevin Helfer and Paul Lamparelli’s renovated 535 Main Street that is home to D’Avolio’s Kitchen. Venedome Theater opened on the site in 1909.  From a comment Joe Vogel left on the Cinema Treasures website…

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The athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have dazzled us with extreme skiing over the past week, but Hilaree O’Neill has her own definition of the term. O’Neill started skiing at age three at Stevens Pass in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. Shortly after graduating from Colorado College, she moved to Chamonix, France, to explore the world of ski mountaineering and climbing. She is an expedition leader for National Geographic, and will come to Kleinhans Music Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 to share her most harrowing adventure yet. As the recipient of a National Geographic Explorers grant,…

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7860 Transit Road, Inc. is seeking City-approvals to demolish an existing structure at 2200 South Park Avenue and construct a 1,776 sq.ft. Tim Hortons restaurant with a drive-thru.  The building has been owned by Sommer & Sons Printing since 1975 and will become vacant in the near future.  It is located at the northeast corner of Okell Street and requires a stack of variances:  Drive-thru not permitted in Zone; deficient in front and corner side build-to percentage; deficient in building height, deficient in front and corner side façade transparency, deficient in permitted window sill height along front and corner side…

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Partnership for the Public Good (PPG), a community-based think tank that has Buffalo’s best interest in mind, will be unveiling a 2018 Policy Agenda at the Frank E. Merriweather Library Auditorium, 1324 Jefferson Avenue, on Friday, January 12 (2pm to 4pm).  PPG, in tandem with a handful of the 276 community groups that it unites, will be touching on a number of topics, including: The reform of solitary confinement in Erie County Certifying Buffalo as a “Welcoming City” Investing in the Fruit Belt Community Land Trust Making the NFTA work for Buffalo Niagara The organization is committed to affecting change in Buffalo, by working with…

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