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The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Monday voted to buy 14 acres on the Outer Harbor from the New York Power Authority for $1.The land includes the Connecting Terminal grain elevator, which the agency has lighted as a daily attraction; the Queen City Bike Ferry landing; and a marina run by Brand–On First Buffalo Marina, which is under contract with the power autho…

There is a clash of ideas about what to do with the Outer Harbor.Some want to see condos and other development.“I think the entire river, Inner Harbor and Outer Harbor are one massive zone ripe for development,” said Tom Dee, president of the state agency overseeing the waterfront.Others want to leave the land alone.“Humans need to figure out how we fit into the natu…

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Buffalo’s best known preservationist, an expert on urban development, has proposed a development plan for the Outer Harbor that could break the logjam that has hindered progress there for years.Tim Tielman’s plan picks up the model that succeeded at Canalside – lighter, quicker, cheaper – and transfers it to the Outer Harbor. His proposal includes several relativel…

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Buffalo’s Outer Harbor belongs to the public, not to developers.And, handing it over to developers for future enjoyment by just a few who can afford it – as city planners endorse in some cases – is in neither Buffalo’s nor the environment’s interests, according to a newly formed vocal coalition of local community members, environmental activists and organizers.Th…

Six people were rescued early Friday morning after their boat crashed into the breakwall in Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.Five of the six occupants of a 17-foot Yamaha powerboat were transported to Erie County Medical Center with cuts and possible broken bones, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office said.The boat’s operator, Cody Pudlewski, 21, of Angola, was charged with boating…

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Competitors balanced drinking beer and running at the National Beer Mile at the Outer Harbor on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Additionally, boxer-worthy belts were given to the fastest female and male racers – both Canadian, while costume contests and fierce cornhole matchups also took place.

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The UniverSoul Circus will bring the Big Top to the Outer Harbor (325 Furhmann Blvd.) beginning at 7 p.m. June 1 for a five-day run.   The traveling cast of international performers has delivered more than 10,000 performances to audiences of all ages since premiering 23 years ago under the hands of Atlanta's Cedric Walker. The promoter, who has traveled world-wid…

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Dear Gord Downie, Rob Baker, Paul Langlois, Johnny Fay and Gord Sinclair: Like all Tragically Hip fans, your families and your friends, we here in Buffalo are gutted by the news of Gord Downie’s cancer diagnosis. We have nothing but our love and gratitude to send your way, and so we send them, in abundance. We can’t help but rail against the injustice of it all – t…

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The updated Buffalo Outer Harbor restaurant that started as Dug’s Dive unveils its new incarnation on Friday. Charlie’s Boat Yard , 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd., has added patio space, extensively renovated its interiors, and added more seafood to the menu, said operator Charles Goodspeed. “We changed the color scheme, recovered and resurfaced the bar, put in new tables and …

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The updated Buffalo Outer Harbor restaurant that started as Dug’s Dive unveils its new incarnation on Friday. Charlie’s Boat Yard , 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd., has added patio space, extensively renovated its interiors, and added more seafood to the menu, said operator Charles Goodspeed. “We changed the color scheme, recovered and resurfaced the bar, put in new tables and …

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It’s hard to enjoy music while in the middle of monsoon-like conditions –no matter who is on stage. It’s tough to dance and sway in a five-dollar poncho, crowd-ride in a pair of mud-caked Wellies, or shout lyrics through buckets of Lake Erie rain being blown in your face.But if Saturday’s messy WEDG-generated Edgefest on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor proved anything, it…

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Attending an outdoor concert invariably poses a list of questions: What do I wear? Can I bring a chair? What about my dog? We’ve answered those questions for you with a look at five of our major outdoor concert sites.ArtparkEarl W. Brydges State Park, Lewiston (artpark.net)What to bring: Lawn chair, rain poncho.What not to bring: Food, beverages, bad attitude.What to wea…

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Join in the world’s largest paint party when the Life in Color Big Band tour heads to the Outer Harbor Concert Site (325 Fuhrmann Blvd.) on July 31. The local date of the colorful music dance party features the Canadian electronic dance duo Adventure Club performing as concertgoers are sprayed with paint throughout the show.Gates open at 6 p.m. Ages 16 and older are admi…