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Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

On August 11 and 12th, 2012, the 500 Block of Main Street in downtown Buffalo will be overtaken by art.

Chalkfest [a FREE annual event] is a project envisioned by The 500 Block Association, a group of business, artists and native Buffalo residents to revitalize the 500 Block of Main Street. The festival is throughout the weekend and includes the artwork of Michael Macauley, world reknowned 3D chalk artist.

The two day festival is the first of its kind, all ages on Saturday and Sunday from 12 -5 pm, and after 5 pm on Saturday for adults with live entertainment.

Grisanti Bill Exempts Buffalo Contractors From Asbestos Project Notification Fees For Demolitions

Grisanti Bill Exempts Buffalo Contractors From Asbestos Project Notification Fees For Demolitions

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that the Senate has passed his bill S.6248 to help Buffalo fight its vacant building problem by passing a labor law exemption for contractors employed by the City of Buffalo from payment of asbestos project notification fees for demolitions.  

The cost of an asbestos notification fee can be more than $4,000.  This fee is ultimately paid by the city and the taxpayers in the City of Buffalo.  Since July of 2008, over half of all demolitions in Buffalo have required an asbestos notification fee.  When a project is large, subdivided and has a garage, it is often viewed to be multiple projects thus requiring the submission of several notification fees to the state. 

Part III of Ten Easy Things the Broadway Market can do to be a Year-Round Destination

Part III of Ten Easy Things the Broadway Market can do to be a Year-Round Destination

 

This is the third part of my series on ten things the Broadway Market can do to be a year-round destination.

In this installment, I am going to touch on the Broadway Market's hours of operation.

A cursory look at some other markets around the country and I found that a lot offer later hours on all or a few days of the week and offer Sunday hours.

Broderick Park Public Meeting Tonight

Broderick Park Public Meeting Tonight

A Statement from the Mayor of the City of Buffalo

City Residents Invited to Share Input for Broderick Park Master Plan

BUFFALO, NY- Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that the first of two meetings will be held later this month to gather feedback from the public on the proposed Master Plan for Broderick Park, which is located at the foot of West Ferry Street and is a prime location along the Niagara River. 

“Improving access to Buffalo’s waterfront is something our citizens want,” said Mayor Brown.  “For this reason, I encourage residents to attend these meetings, and share their input on vital improvements that will ultimately lead to Broderick Park’s full restoration.”

Facebook "Timeline": It Does Not Work, No Opt Out

Facebook "Timeline": It Does Not Work, No Opt Out

Every single person, organization and business using Facebook Pages will be forced on March 30, 2012, WITHOUT CHOICE, to use a timeline that is not necessary, impedes communication, and affects privacy and malfunctions.

You can see a preview of timeline here: https://www.facebook.com/about/timeline

The Facebook timeline has been put in place for business, organization and community pages. The timeline hampers communication, is technically faulty, graphically heavy, and is not user friendly. Regardless of how the technology functions, users do not have a choice. This is against net neutrality, an Internet principle that Facebook supports.