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POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

If you can safely take a photograph, send us a picture of the most devastating, rim-busting, hubcap-popping, alignment-wrecking pothole in your neighborhood. Let's see if we can find The Worst Pothole in All of WNY.

Be sure to include your name and the location of the pothole.

FOLLOW UP: Other Cities Do It, Why Can't We?

FOLLOW UP: Other Cities Do It, Why Can't We?

UPDATE DECEMBER 29: The New York Times published a feature story on Monday saying that the city of Madrid, Spain has committed nearly $5 billion to cover a misbegotten, 1970s-era riverfront highway with a park. (That's a 5 followed by 9 zeros, folks.) The story has links to other projects, like Chicago's Millennium Park, that represent courage in the face of adversity to invest in the future of a city. At a mere $140,000,000 (which may well have been an inflated sum), Buffalo's Towpath Park would have been a bargain.

Agree? Disagree? What other projects could Buffalo take on to restore its vitality? Add your comments below.

Other Cities Do It, Why Can't We?

Other Cities Do It, Why Can't We?

The post-World War II highway construction boom that blasted its way through urban American neighborhoods in the latter half of the 20th century achieved its goal of streamlining automotive traffic, all right, but it had unintended consequences as well. Divided neighborhoods, urban flight, lost waterfront access, degraded quality of life -- all these ills have been blamed on the transportation miracle that tied America together in a ribbon of asphalt.

Vets and Active Duty Military Served Free Meal at North Buffalo Applebee’s

Vets and Active Duty Military Served Free Meal at North Buffalo Applebee’s

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants across the U.S., including the location on 2656 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, are giving a heartfelt “thanks” to veterans and those on active duty on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11.

On Veterans Day only, veterans and those on active duty with proof of United States military service can choose one free entrée from Applebee’s Veterans Day Menu:

Nina Leo: 'Small Mechanisms for Drowning'

Nina Leo:  'Small Mechanisms for Drowning'

Please join us Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. for a reception to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of new works by Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist Nina Leo.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Urban Architecture

Part One of a terrific five-part series called "Adventures in Buffaloland" that was produced a few years back by local director John Piaget and featuing local preservationist Tim Tielman. Really spells out the difference good urban planning and architecture can make in the health of a city. You can see the rest of the series at the True Blue Buffalo website.

Director: John Paget

Host: Tim Tielman, Campaign for Greater Buffalo 

 

Tour The Incredible Holly Steam Engines at the Col. Ward This Sunday

Tour The Incredible Holly Steam Engines at the Col. Ward This Sunday
  • Buffalo's Hidden treasure are the Holly Steam Pumps at the Col. Francis G. Ward Pumping Station on Porter Ave. Built by the Holly Manufacturing Co., Buffalo N.Y. in 1914. They still exist today in their original configuration complete and intact. The five engines each stand 60 ft. tall and weigh in at 1,100 tons apiece and are capable of pumping up to 30,000,000 million gallons per day each. They were the largest engines ever built by the Holly Company. They operated, pumping Buffalo's water till about 1980.  The building itself is magnificent with its large arched windows, tile walls, iron railings and street lights lining the balcony.