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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.

Vandalism at Houghton Park Repaired

Vandalism at Houghton Park Repaired

A Statement from B Team Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A group of veterans were almost left without holiday decorations after someone stole extension cords and lights from five monuments at Hero’s Grove in Houghton Park.  Dan Derfert, an active member of Veterans & Friends of Hero’s Grove, noticed the lights were missing during his usual nightly drive by. 

Members of Veterans & Friends of Hero’s Grove spend their free time beautifying the park area near five veterans’ monuments at Hero’s Grove in Kaisertown’s Houghton Park.  After a recent theft, the park faced a holiday season without lights.

The veterans reached out to Senator Tim Kennedy, who reimbursed the organization for the lights and extension cords that were stolen.  Senator Kennedy then contacted the B_Team Buffalo. 

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.

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership

 

National Grid and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Form Unique Energy Partnership to Transform Campus and Surrounding Neighborhoods into a Global Leader in Energy Innovation

 

  • Community stakeholders to be engaged in project development.
  • Retrofit of century-old home will demonstrate compatibility of modern energy use with preservation of historic structures.
  • Medical campus expected to grow to 12,000 employees, with increased energy needs.  Partnership will help manage usage through new technologies, training.

 

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