Share this article

Buffalo

print logo
Buffalo

The $10 million gift to rename a new children's hospital will do more than spur construction of a modern specialty facility to serve women and children in Western New York. It also will further cement the transformation of downtown's Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus from vision to stunning reality, officials said. Women & Children's Hospital will be renamed the John R. Oishe…

Buffalo

A new Panera Bread in the Elmwood Village and an easement for a new Lafayette Square hotel won approval Tuesday from the Common Council. Delaware Council Member Michael LoCurto said he is confident Elmwood patrons will continue to support local businesses and noted that Panera, a national chain, will replace Blockbuster, another national tenant.At earlier meetings, there w…

Local News

Most people who know Chaquiel Nettles recognize him as a standout high school athlete, an asset on the basketball court and one of the best high school football players in the region. And some may have heard that he is the younger brother of an outstanding wide receiver at Sweet Home who was once recruited for Division I football. But few know that the 18-year-old se…

A safety advisory was issued to students by Buffalo State College police today after two disturbing incidents that occurred near the college during the first weekend of the new school year. Police said one student was shot in the arm after he and two friends were attacked and robbed late Friday night at the intersection of Grant Street and Potomac Avenue. Then, two women, …

Buffalo

The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday came out the winner of an intense development competition and pledged to add energy to the city's waterfront."Because this is our front door, we will do our best to make sure it's a world-class destination," said Sabres President Ted Black during a news conference in the office of Mayor Byron W. Brown.Brown and his administration chose the S…

Construction on a permanent building for the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino halted four years ago amid a slumping economy and a legal challenge that threatened to shut down the gambling hall.Now, with steel beams removed from the site, construction has resumed, this time on a scaled-back, $130 million design that leaders of the Seneca Nation of Indians hope will be a better f…

The public is getting an in-depth look at development ideas for a prime piece of real estate that could continue the evolution of Buffalo's waterfront.In less than three weeks, the city will choose one of two developers to remake the Webster Block, a nearly two-acre parcel just steps from the Inner Harbor, and Mayor Byron W. Brown on Friday said the city is actively seekin…

The battalion of earth-moving equipment and cacophony of construction sounds at the former Memorial Auditorium is a dream come true for 4-year-old boys.On a recent day, amid loud whirring and jack-hammer-like noises, an excavator scooped claws full of dirt and a boom crane helped drive steel piles deep into the ground as trucks mixed cement and carted away debris.The const…

Six scenarios for developing the 1,035 acres of Buffalo Harbor were explored Tuesday at a public forum in Herman Badillo School 76.It was the first of three community forums scheduled this week for redeveloping Brownfield Opportunity Areas along the waterfronts of the outer harbor, inner harbor, the Buffalo River and Scajaquada Creek.Brendan Mehaffy, executive director of …

A New York City-based company that specializes in designing and managing public spaces was chosen Wednesday to be the public space consultant for Canalside.Biederman Redevelopment Ventures has created or revitalized urban parks and plazas, business improvement districts and streetscape programs, and turned public space into profit centers for mixed-use developments."I am p…

A year from now, the gaping pit where the old Memorial Auditorium once stood will have been transformed into a system of shimmering canals and pedestrian-friendly bridges that developers hope will turn Buffalo's waterfront into a world-class, year-round destination.The $23 million project has been under way for a couple of weeks, but was celebrated Saturday afternoon at a …

Fine china and crystal stemware.Bookcases -- some inlaid, others made of oak.Classic Kittinger furniture, pews and even a Steinway piano.These were some of the items available for purchase on Friday, the first day of a weekend estate sale at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church.The 60,000-square-foot Romanesque building has anchored the northeast corner of the Lafaye…

For years Explore & More Children's Museum has been hoping to have a large downtown space that would allow it to attract families from throughout the region.Wednesday, that dream took a big step toward becoming a reality as the East Aurora-based museum was selected to operate a museum on the site of the former Memorial Auditorium.Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. picked …

The Canalside project to build replica canals in Buffalo will go forward after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Wednesday gave the final, needed consent for the construction effort to get under way this summer at the former Memorial Auditorium site.The Democratic leader approved spending $21 million on a contract awarded to DiPizio Construction Co. to build the historica…