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Bisons and Baseball

Ted Wyatt, in one sentence, defined the problem the Buffalo Bisons hope they finally solved. Wyatt was there, more than 30 years ago, on the day Bisons owner Robert Rich Jr. joined such public officials as Mayor Jimmy Griffin and Gov. Mario Cuomo in breaking ground for a ballpark that touched off a national trend in throwback style. Wyatt recalled that moment by tele…

Bisons and Baseball

For this anniversary, Gabriel's Gate was the right place to talk baseball. On a quiet Tuesday, Paul Battaglia showed up at the same Allen Street restaurant where he and an informal group of young architects and dreamers used to gather in Buffalo 40 years ago. Battaglia was joined by fellow architects Brian Brady and Peter Flynn, and by Tim Tielman, a longtime preserv…

Buffalo

Dr. Joe Nowak faced a difficult choice. His brother, Buffalo architect Peter Nowak, died on an August night 18 months ago from diabetes, alone, at the Stuyvesant Apartments on Elmwood Avenue. Joe, a California dentist, traveled here with his wife, Shalan, to settle Nowak’s affairs. They found few possessions in the apartment, Shalan said, only Nowak’s “drawing board and…