Peaceful Sunset Before the Lights 
Photograph by Linden Tea

James Kuntsler - How Bad Architecture Wrecked Cities

Why are young adults moving back to Buffalo? This humorous 2007 TED Talk by James Kuntsler, although not specifically about Buffalo, articulates urban design problems particularly found in the suburbs, but also in cities. This video is a must watch for anybody interested in improving the living spaces around us.

Buffalo has made a serious effort in restoring historic architecture, updating the zoning code, creating public spaces, becoming more bike-friendly, and drawing international conferences to the city such as Congress for the New Urbanism, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. While Buffalo has made plenty of its own mistakes young people are drawn back to the city by the concerted effort to fix them.

Buffalo Skyline
Print by Charles Canfield
Darwin Martin House
Photograph by Bobistraveling
Along the River, Buffalo, NY (1905)

Another Friday Night on Allen

Photography by Robert Thuerck

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Buffalo Rainbow
Photograph © David Niedbala

Buffalo Rainbow

Photograph © David Niedbala

Buffalo Niagara: Feel the Flavor

This 5 year old video isn’t new but features some of the very best of Buffalo’s non-European cultures including African American, Hispanic, and Native American attractions. Featured in the video is the Pine Grill Jazz Reunion, the Ujima Theatre, the Grease Pole Festival, Dug’s Dive, the Freedom Seekers Tour, the Nash House Museum, the Juneteenth Festival, Em Tea Coffee Cup Cafe, artist Jay Carrier, and the Colored Musicians Club.

Some things to add to the list that have come about since this video was made are the West Side Bazaar and the Taste of Diversity festival. The narrator opens the video with:

"Looking for somewhere special to host your meeting or convention? Maybe a special weekend getaway? Somewhere authentic and full of things to do. Let me introduce you to Buffalo, New York, a city rich in multicultural history and packed with things you’ll tell your family and friends about when you get home."

What’s New Buffalo Easter Eggs
Using the “Search” feature in the menu can often yield specific results of things you may be looking for that are Buffalo related. For example, some of the biggest tags I use are Buffalo Revitalization, Buffalo Sustainability, Buffalo Photography, Buffalo Art, Buffalo Events, and Buffalo Architecture.
Neighborhoods and destinations can also be searched including the Buffalo West Side, the Buffalo East Side, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Silo City, the Electric District, the Larkin District, Canalside, the Buffalo Waterfront, the Buffalo River, and Niagara Falls.
Other interesting tags to follow are the Buffalo Best, Buffalo Billion, Buffalo History, Pan-American Exposition, Peace Bridge, City of Light, and Buffalo Etsy. Search for your favorite Buffalo thing and see what you can find! Suggest other topics here!

What’s New Buffalo Easter Eggs

Using the “Search” feature in the menu can often yield specific results of things you may be looking for that are Buffalo related. For example, some of the biggest tags I use are Buffalo Revitalization, Buffalo Sustainability, Buffalo Photography, Buffalo Art, Buffalo Events, and Buffalo Architecture.

Neighborhoods and destinations can also be searched including the Buffalo West Side, the Buffalo East Side, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Silo City, the Electric District, the Larkin District, Canalside, the Buffalo Waterfront, the Buffalo River, and Niagara Falls.

Other interesting tags to follow are the Buffalo Best, Buffalo Billion, Buffalo History, Pan-American Exposition, Peace Bridge, City of Light, and Buffalo Etsy. Search for your favorite Buffalo thing and see what you can find! Suggest other topics here!

Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
Photograph by Robert Thuerck

Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church

Photograph by Robert Thuerck

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Hotel Iroquois (1905)

Hotel Iroquois (1905)

The Mouth of Peace
Pictured above is the mouth of the Niagara River located at eastern end of Lake Erie. The water empties from the lake into the river and ends up flowing over Niagara Falls and into Lake Ontario. The 87 year old Peace Bridge connects Canada (left) and America (right) while Canadian geese relax along the Nowak Pier (foreground).
As you walk along the pier back to Broderick Park traveling underneath the Peace Bridge you will be able to see the waters go from lazily calm to deadly swift. Somewhere between here and there the mythical Niagara begins.
Photograph by Robert Thuerck

The Mouth of Peace

Pictured above is the mouth of the Niagara River located at eastern end of Lake Erie. The water empties from the lake into the river and ends up flowing over Niagara Falls and into Lake Ontario. The 87 year old Peace Bridge connects Canada (left) and America (right) while Canadian geese relax along the Nowak Pier (foreground).

As you walk along the pier back to Broderick Park traveling underneath the Peace Bridge you will be able to see the waters go from lazily calm to deadly swift. Somewhere between here and there the mythical Niagara begins.

Photograph by Robert Thuerck

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Larkin Administration Building For Sale Ad
There was once a chance to save the world-famous Larkin Administration Building designed by the one and only Frank Lloyd Wright. Alas, it was not to be but today the rest of the Larkin District is being brought back to life. For more information on the history of the Larkin Administration Building check out this comprehensive blog.

Larkin Administration Building For Sale Ad

There was once a chance to save the world-famous Larkin Administration Building designed by the one and only Frank Lloyd Wright. Alas, it was not to be but today the rest of the Larkin District is being brought back to life. For more information on the history of the Larkin Administration Building check out this comprehensive blog.

Chris’ NY Sandwich Co. (Delaware Ave.)
Photograph by Robert Thuerck

Chris’ NY Sandwich Co. (Delaware Ave.)

Photograph by Robert Thuerck

Buffalo Blogs
Part of what makes What’s New Buffalo so special is I try to feature both the big and little specialties of the city. Some of the best information and images on Buffalo can be found on smaller blogs. Frequently, I check out and occasionally feature these blogs on the Queen City:
fix Buffalo, Views of Buffalo, Enjoy Buffalo,  BuffaLove Blog, I Choose Buffalo, The Daily Sampler, The Music Buffalo, Buffalo Girl, Much Ado about Buffalo, Celia the Poet, Buffalo Streets, Bernice Radle, Sweet Phyillis,  The Good Neighborhood, and Gregador (technically out of Erie, PA but a true Buffalover).
This list is certainly not exhaustive and if you know of a good Buffalo blog to follow, please submit it. It may be featured in the future on What’s New Buffalo!
Photograph by Robert Thuerck

Buffalo Blogs

Part of what makes What’s New Buffalo so special is I try to feature both the big and little specialties of the city. Some of the best information and images on Buffalo can be found on smaller blogs. Frequently, I check out and occasionally feature these blogs on the Queen City:

fix Buffalo, Views of Buffalo, Enjoy BuffaloBuffaLove Blog, I Choose Buffalo, The Daily Sampler, The Music Buffalo, Buffalo Girl, Much Ado about Buffalo, Celia the Poet, Buffalo Streets, Bernice Radle, Sweet PhyillisThe Good Neighborhood, and Gregador (technically out of Erie, PA but a true Buffalover).

This list is certainly not exhaustive and if you know of a good Buffalo blog to follow, please submit it. It may be featured in the future on What’s New Buffalo!

Photograph by Robert Thuerck

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