Author: queenseyes

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-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator of 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. Coming soon... 'fig' Fashion Show. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

Located on an unassuming block of Connecticut Street, a sense of welcome radiates from the red and ochre dEcor, and from the smile of proprietor Lisa Luciano. The restaurant is named after Lisais grandmother. A bold mural (painted by artist-friend Erin Sharkey) depicts the view from Lupitais ranch in Mexico. A large cooler stands in the corner, filled with soft drinks in unexpected flavors like guava, coconut, and sangria. Itis self-serve n not like a cafeteria, but like grabbing a drink out of momis fridge. The stereois soothing Country and Tejano melodies tempt you to settle in for a spell.…

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For those of you that have a hankering for something a little different…you have got to check out Roxy’s on Wednesday nights. They have done what supposedly could not be done.The have made karaoke cool. Last night was a complete blast. Honestly, I have always been anti karaoke, but this bar really takes it to the next level. The girls behind the bar can really belt out some great tunes. Especially when they are no longer behind the bar… they’re on it. They really get the crowd going. I left pretty late/early and things had not settled down the least…

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The Taste Of Buffalo is the second largest food festival in the United States. It began in 1984 and now attracts almost 300,000+ patrons annually. This year, Taste is moving from Main Street to Niagara Square and Delaware Avenue. With City Hall as a backdrop, you’ll find restaurants, beverage tents and entertainment almost all the way to Chippewa Street. Enjoy the ample elbow room the new location provides as you sample old favorites and new tastes from many of Buffalo and Western New York’s favorite restaurants. More than 150 culinary specialties will be served by WNY’s best restaurants in “taste…

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Ok. We want you to move to Buffalo. Plain and simple. Over the past couple years I have heard that there are a lot of folks who want to move into the city… but there are a few that can’t find the ideal location. Or there is a bidding war. Or the price is high. Or whatever. So I am going out on a limb to find you/them the house of your/their dreams. No guarantees mind you, but over the years I have met a few people here and there that have thrown me a few bones. We are not…

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This is one of the most obscure, and one of the most impressive events to take place in the City of Buffalo. I have had the pleasure of checking out these races from year to year, and unless you go and see for yourself, you will never understand what the event is really all about. It’s like Battle Bots meets The Head of the Charles. College towns across the country vie to bring these races to their home town. No kidding. Let’s show these racers the support they deserve. Mark this on you calendar now! It’s the World Collegiate Championship…

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Writing about their first album, 2003’s Universal Blues (Undertow), Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune praised them for their “blue-eyed soul sincerity, Buck Owens-by-way-of-Chuck Berry guitar fills, and deft sense of pop-song arrangement.” Ex-Wilco drummer Ken Coomer liked them so much he helped them land a contract with Capitol. Rob Schnapf who produced Beck, Elliot Smith and The Vines is on the boards for their next album. And MTV News canit stop talking about them. But do The Redwalls (The Chicago four-piece consisting of vocalist/guitarist Logan Baren, 22, vocalist/bassist Justin Baren, 20, vocalist/guitarist Andrew Langer, 20, and drummer Ben Greeno,…

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The 2005 WNED Buffalo Niagara Guitar Festival features a full schedule of events to satisfy all guitar tastes. One of the festival highlights this year is Guitar City, two days (Saturday June 18th & Sunday June 19th) of free live music on the Chippewa Strip. Hereis the lineup: Saturday Lineup n 2:00 n 9:30pm (in reverse order of appearance) Grady featuring Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar) with Big Ben Richardson and Chris iWhipi Layton.The Jim Weider Band with Sid McGinnis from the Late Show with David LettermanThe Marble IndexThe MatadorsThe MoanersKaki KingThe Zone Sunday Lineup n 12:00 n 5:00pm (in reverse…

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The other day, I went down to take some photos of the Elk Street Terminal apartments. While I was down there I decided to visit a place that my Dad used to take me all the time when I was little. I guess that this visit was inspired by a previous post on this site by the gray geek that asked our readers to recount some childhood memories. Believe it or not, visiting the old Buffalo fireboat is one of my clearest memories as a child. My dad used to drive me down to the old boat and we would…

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Located at 439 Delaware Avenue in a former antique shop is Prespa, named after a Macedonian lake bordering Albania and Greece. Simple black couches and coffee tables line either side of the restaurant and the walls are painted a deep slate blueoa dramatic backdrop to the exposed air ducts that hang from the ceiling. Black and white Italian and Romanian photographs by Brendan Bannon are on exhibit lit by little more than candles at night. Featured on the menu is brick oven pizza with a variety of toppings such as porchini and shitake mushrooms, grilled asparagus and procuitto, and classic…

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There are not many people that could tell you where the photo above was taken. Itis unfortunate because itis an image from inside one of the greatest buildings in the City of Buffalo. One of our readers recently sent us a series of photos taken of the inside of the Richardson Complex. I guess at one point there were guided tours through the buildings. Unfortunately, these days there are no tours inside the psych center, but there are fascinating guided tours around the outside of this awesome complex. Our viewer also passed along a note explaining where the photos were…

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