In the inaugural episode of Buffalo Rising’s latest series, Building Buffalo, we are excited to present a dialogue led by BR Co-Founder, Author, and our host, Newell Nussbaumer. Newell is joined by Frits Abell – a well-known preservationist, dreamer, doer, business person, and urbanist with a profound love and understanding of Buffalo’s unique urban landscape.
After much anticipation, Frits made his way to the Buffalo Rising studio for a fireside chat that promised to delve into the intricacies of Buffalo’s historical and cultural fabric. Together, Newell and Frits embarked on a comprehensive exploration of the Five Points neighborhood, discussing its significance, challenges, and the potential it holds.
The conversation didn’t stop there. Newell and Frits engaged in a critical dialogue about both successful and missed preservation opportunities in Buffalo, shedding light on the delicate balance between progress and preservation. They took a moment to reflect on the grandeur of Millionaire’s Row and the storied past of the Rohlf’s House, examining how these landmarks tell a story of Buffalo’s rich history.
Additionally, the episode highlights the vibrant community hub that is the West Side Bazaar, showcasing how such initiatives contribute to the city’s cultural diversity and economic vitality.
Newell ensures that no stone is left unturned, as he extracts valuable urban nuggets and insightful perspectives from Frits throughout their extensive conversation. This episode may run longer than usual, but the wealth of knowledge and passion shared makes every minute worth it.
Join Newell and Frits on this journey through Buffalo’s past, present, and future, and discover the layers that make this city a fascinating place to live, work, and preserve. Don’t miss out on this deep dive into the heart of Buffalo’s urban evolution – a conversation for preservation enthusiasts, urban planners, and anyone who cherishes the unique stories that our cities have to tell.
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