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Corpus Christi Church Virtual Tour

***This is an Interactive Image*** Click and Drag in the Image to Pan and Tilt

Buffalo VR put this together after taking photos during last weekend's Doors Open Niagara. They also have done other virtual tours of Buffalo and WNY places.

(click here for hi-resolution version)

Market Will Help Revive Neighborhood

This piece I wrote was published in the Buffalo News on 05/08/2006.  It is still resonates today to me as much as it did back in 2006.

"Between the typical Easter season craziness and recent revelations surrounding a plan to add an outlet store to the Broadway Market, a lot of attention has been focused on this East Side landmark over the last few weeks.

As people often do when something is in the news, many have offered thoughts and ideas as to what is either wrong with the market or what should be done with it. Some say move it downtown. Some say it needs a new facility. Some say it just isn’t the same anymore. Some say the neighborhood is its biggest obstacle.

Free WiFi Now Available at the Broadway Market

Free WiFi in the Food Court at the Broadway Market!

Bring your laptop for breakfast or lunch and get your work done…everyday, all day!

The Broadway Market is open Monday-Saturday 8AM to 5PM.

http://broadwaymarket.org

Got Mad Ping Pong Skills?

The Broadway Market is hosting the “Broadway Battle” table tennis tournament on 10/16/2010.

All proceeds from the event go to Catholic Charities of Buffalo to help purchase and distribute turkeys to families this Thanksgiving.

Children are $5, adults are $10 or 2/$14.

The round-robin style event is designed for all skill levels.

Tournament will be overseen by an Official USATT Umpire.

Prizes and honors go to top contestants.

Open warm-up and sign-in begins at 8 am, kids round-robin begins at 10 am, adults round-robin starts at 12 pm.

Pre-register and find out more info by clicking here—>

Congressman Higgins Outlines Next Steps at Canal Side, Outer Harbor

Congressman Moves Forward with Plan to Enhance Public Space, Connect Waterfront & Drive Economic Growth

Standing along the Erie Canal Commercial Slip, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) outlined his plan for next steps in Buffalo’s waterfront development.  The Congressman formally submitted the plan to Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) after receiving Bass Pro’s July 29, 2010 letter “withdrawing from further consideration of this (Canal Side) development” and has been working on implementing components of his plan over the last several weeks.

“Western New York has an extraordinary opportunity and extraordinary resources to remake its waterfront,” said Higgins.  “By making the necessary investments in public infrastructure we set the stage for long-term private sector investment.”

Board Recommends 3 WNY Properties for State and National Registers of Historic Places

The New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended that 24 properties statewide be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, including the nationally significant Haviland Middle School in Hyde Park and the birthplace of an important American statesman, William H. Seward.

Three of the sites are in Buffalo:

- The Calumet, on Chippewa Street

- The Zink Block, Massachusetts Avenue on the city's West Side

- Kensington Gardens Apartment Complex, on the Cheektowaga-Buffalo border

"So many of the unique buildings and landscapes that have stood the test of time help us to appreciate New York State's incredible history," said Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash. "Listing these landmarks on the State and National Registers of Historic Places will give them the recognition and support they deserve."