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

Taisho Bistro has opened its third location on Hertel Avenue. It’s the largest restaurant out of all three, occupying the building that was once Mac’s, and Empire Grill before that. This newest Taisho Bistro is more reminiscent of the Sheridan Drive location, in that it has a full liquor license. The Rochester location serves beer and wine. Aside from being voluminous in size, Taish Bistro locations also have impressive menus, featuring a large variety of sushi (sushi rolls in particular), as well as gyozo, spring rolls, shumai, buns, tempura, Osaka style pancakes, kimchee, sashimi salad, yakitori, grilled dishes, udon, bento…

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The City of Buffalo and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) are inviting University Heights residents to attend a public meeting for the LaSalle Station Redevelopment Project on Thursday, August 4, at 6pm at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center (3242 Main Street). The LaSalle Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD) kick-off meeting will not only highlight the future potential of the NFTA-Metro Rail Station, it will also include a broader picture of how contiguous properties along Main Street share like-minded potential. Community members are asked to voice their thoughts, concerns, and opinions, in regards to the project. To date, ten developers…

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After her initial mural was damaged beyond repair, due to compromised brickwork on the west side of the Joe’s Deli building on Hertel, artist Bunny Reiss (American, born 1975) has returned to the same location to paint another piece. This new work of art comes five years after Reiss initially painted the “Magic Buffalo” mural. While the new mural is still that of a magical buffalo, the image has been altered, although it has a similar vibrational look and feel. “I want people to feel good when they’re looking at my work, to simply have a nice emotional response,” said…

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After years of wondering if and when anything would ever happen with this primely located building at the corner of Hertel and Colvin, it looks like the waiting game is finally over. For real this time. Or at least that’s the signal. Not only is work underway, to install a series of garage doors along the first floor, there is also a sign stating Coming Coon: Lost Creek Brewing Co. This is welcome news for Hertel, as the building has been one of the big question marks per the ongoing renaissance of the street. With so many prime developments reaching…

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“WNY-Buffalo’s Most Diverse Festival” August is the month that brings us the annual Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Celebration, held at The Central Terminal. Event organizer Lindsay Taylor always has a number of tricks up his sleeve for this community celebration, which also celebrates unity and diversity. This year, there are a number of events leading up the Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Celebration, including a comedy show, a Happy Hour with Friends (hosted by Creative Mornings), and a Field Day (softball classic). Obviously, Taylor has his hands full these days, as this impressive festival undertaking continues to grow, with…

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A couple of weeks ago we posted on The Blueberry Treehouse Farm’s new Treehouse Café. Regional treasures of this nature make living in WNY a heck of a lot of fun. Right up there with the blueberry picking at The Blueberry Treehouse Farm, is flower gazing (and picking) at Sunflowers of Sanborn. This aesthetically pleasing excursion is one-of-a-kind in nature, and is currently in full bloom. That means that the 100,000+ sunflowers growing on the “U-Pick Sunflower Field” are awaiting the arrival of visitors from all over the region. What started off as simple family tribute, has exploded into a…

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Burning Books has officially launched its project that will see the radical bookstore expanded from 628 square feet to 2,378 square feet. On hand at the ribbon cutting ceremony and block party were bookstore owners Leslie James Pickering and Theresa Baker-Pickering, as well as project architect Brad Wales, and construction manager Michael Gainer (ReUse Action) – see project. The community celebration was attended by families from all over the city, as well as informed community members that are dedicated to educating and furthering themselves on a range of regional and global issues, through reading. Burning Books has an impressive selection…

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After a good three-year run on Hertel, the Cereal Spot has relocated and expanded on Elmwood Avenue. Today is officially the soft opening, though an official grand opening is still in the works. The doors opened briefly for a “sneak peek,” as the operation gets ready to announce a set schedule of “open for business” days and hours. In a similar fanciful way to its original location, this new one-of-kind cereal-based ice cream shop and crunch café is a fun and refreshing way to enjoy the day, or evening for that matter. Stepping inside this surreal cereal emporium is reminiscent…

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Everyone loves a good renaissance festival. The problem is, they are few and far between. That’s just one of the reasons that Lilly Belle Meads is hosting the inaugural Lancaster Renaissance Street Faire. The event – a Renaissance themed Street Faire – takes place on National Mead Day, Saturday August 6 from 12pm-10pm. The Renaissance-themed festival is being held in conjunction with a revitalization (renaissance) effort in the Village of Lancaster. It’s a way to show off the village, while celebrating a love for mead, thanks to celebration of Lilly Belle Meads, which is doing its part to turn on…

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In order to ensure that there is a fair and just process, pertaining to the redistricting/reapportionment of Buffalo’s council districts, Our City Action Buffalo (OCAB) is ramping up the fight in advance of Mayor Brown”s public hearing, which is currently scheduled for next Wednesday, August 3 at 10am at The Burchfield-Penney Art Center. A notice is on the City’s website, and public comment is now open. OCAB is asking the Mayor to postpone the meeting, so that it can be held at a time when working people can attend. Also, OCAB is asking the Mayor to veto the Council’s map.…

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