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Urban Land Institute Young Leader Group Hosts 225 at Statler City

Urban Land Institute Young Leader Group Hosts 225 at Statler City

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE’S YOUNG LEADERS GROUP OF WESTERN NEW YORK HOSTS 225 ATTENDEES AT EXCLUSIVE STATLER CITY UNVEILING

Event included a tour and presentation by Mark Croce and redevelopment team

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group of Western New York (YLG), a global nonprofit research and education institute geared towards young working professionals, recently hosted a presentation, self-guided tour and networking event for 225 people at Statler City in downtown Buffalo. Statler City is developer Mark Croce’s rebirth of the Statler Hotel and Buffalo’s first mixed-use entertainment destination.

VIP Tour and Networking Event at Statler City (formerly known as the Statler Hotel)

VIP Tour and Networking Event at Statler City (formerly known as the Statler Hotel)

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE’S YOUNG LEADERS GROUP OF WESTERN NEW YORK ANNOUNCES VIP NETWORKING EVENT AT STATLER CITY
Exclusive tour and presentation with Mark Croce and development team

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group of Western New York (YLG), a global nonprofit research and education institute geared towards young professionals, is offering an exclusive tour of Buffalo’s historic landmark, Statler Hotel.

The guided tour will unveil plans for the 88-year old architectural masterpiece, rebranded as Statler City, into a mixed-use entertainment destination. A presentation will follow highlighting the intricacies of the renovation with development team and owner, Mark Croce. The ticketed event includes networking with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, catered by the Buffalo Chophouse.

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

A popular program, “Researching Your House History,” will be presented by Cynthia Van Ness, MLS, the Historical Society’s Director of Library and Archives and a research expert. It will take place on Saturday, October 8, and will feature a talk to which all are welcome, plus an optional, exclusive hands-on workshop.

The first part of the program is a lecture, in the museum's auditorium, where Van Ness will speak about the museum research library’s resources, the specific tools that are available, and give tips for how to research a property in which you are interested.

No pre-registration is required for this part of the program; admission is $5 members/$7 non-members, which covers general admission for lecture alone.

Brush Up Buffalo’s 15th Event to Take Place in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Brush Up Buffalo’s 15th Event to Take Place in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Buffalo, NY – Brush Up Buffalo, a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization focused on revitalizing City of Buffalo neighborhoods, recently announced that it will repaint 15 low-income homes with the help of 400 volunteers in the nationally-designated Buffalo Promise Neighborhood on Saturday, September 10, 2011.

Designated avenues and streets for Brush Up Buffalo 2011 – Westminster, East Amherst, Stockbridge and Berkshire – are in a relatively tight cluster and are near Westminster Community Charter School, where Brush Up Buffalo will set up operations for check-in and lunch.  (Parking will be at the Erie County Medical Center parking lot, with shuttles to the school.)  At least 25 volunteers will be needed to paint on each house; no prior painting experience is necessary.

Ribbon-Cutting, Open House Slated at 305 Utica

Ribbon-Cutting, Open House Slated at 305 Utica

The public will have one final opportunity to view finished luxury apartments at 305 Utica St. in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 11. The finished, nine-apartment “A” Building will reach full capacity this month, with all eight luxury apartments and one studio apartment occupied. This will be the last opportunity to view finished apartments in the “A” Building while interior construction of the twin “B” Building continues.

Simply known as 305 Utica, this unique residential property is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, entertainment, galleries, outdoor festivals and concerts, and more. The buildings are highly energy-efficient, offering daylight harvesting, energy-efficient mechanical systems, low-voltage electrical fixtures, Energy Star-rated appliances and water-use reduction with low-flow plumbing fixtures.

Habitat for Humanity Buffalo Celebrates 6th Anniversary of North Buffalo ReStore

Habitat for Humanity Buffalo Celebrates 6th Anniversary of North Buffalo ReStore

Buffalo, NY - Habitat for Humanity Buffalo will be holding a 6th Anniversary Celebration of the North Habitat ReStore on Saturday, July 16th from 9am-6pm, at 501 Amherst St. (between Elmwood and Grant). The Grand Opening Celebration festivities will have great refreshments and company as well as great deals on all home furnishing and improvement needs.

Habitat ReStore's motto says it all: “Donate. Shop. Volunteer.” ReStore is a 100% donated, new and gently used merchandise, retail outlet. Restore will come to pick up donations from anywhere in WNY and is open to the public every week on Tuesdays through Fridays from 10am-6pm along with Saturdays from 9am-6pm. Come and shop for everything from dishwashers to bathtubs, couches to books.

Congressman Higgins Pushes for Termination of National Flood Insurance Program

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined fellow House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee member Candice Miller (MI-10) in introducing an amendment to H.R. 1309, the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011, which would terminate the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). 

“The Flood Insurance Program is fundamentally flawed and economically broken,” said Higgins.  “In Western New York and other communities across the nation it levies a mandatory flood tax on homeowners who are at virtually no risk of flooding and see absolutely no benefit.  It hinders small business growth, negatively impacts property values and is driving up our national debt.  We need to lead with common sense and eliminate, rather than extend, this unfair program.”