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City Hallways (May 14): Houses, hearts and a room full of music

The tale of the tiny house is back in City Hall today.

Remember a few weeks ago the Linwood Avenue neighborhood made news when the owner of a home on a 2,400-square-foot lot insisted the 1,800-square-foot lot next door was too small to build


The city law department ruled otherwise, but regardless, the city Preservation Board hated the design of the 800-square foot proposed house for the 1,800-square foot lot. (lots of numbers.)

Anyway, the owner of the tiny lot comes back to the Preservation Board today with a plan he hoped the board will like.




Here's something different in City Hall. I'm not sure how to dress for it!

There's going to be a free classical music concert in the Common Council chambers for city employees. I'm obviously not a city employee, but was told I could stop by.

The concert is courtesy of Music in Buffalo's Historic Places and features music by Bela Bartok and George Antheil, who worked in the era when City Hall was built. Performers include violinist

Yuki Numata Resnick, cellist Jonathan Glove and trumpeter Kyle Resnick.

Sounds nice.




Lots of mayoral ceremonial happenings today. Mayor Brown's scheduled to welcome a bunch of folks from the U.S. Small Business Administration in Buffalo to his office, and declare this Small

Business Week in Buffalo.  Later in the day he's joining other city and state lawmakers at a groundbreaking for a new senior citizen apartment complex on Genesee Street, and then heading to the

Vietnam War monument on the city's waterfront as Buffalo is designated a "Purpose Heart City."


And finally,  I want to mention I have story in today's paper and online  about the upcoming city reassessment. First one since 2010.



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