It’s an old stereotype that Polish Americans in working class neighborhoods like lawn ornaments. The pink flamingo is the best known lawn ornament of all time and there are a bunch of online articles about the history of the pink flamingo specifically appearing in historically Polish neighborhoods in Buffalo between 1960 and 1980. Since their… Continue reading What’s with the Flamingos?
Check out this article about millennials having children and wanting to live in mixed-use, walkable neighborhoods. Kaisertown meets all the criteria, just needs a little push in the right direction! http://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2016/6/29/the-next-baby-boom-affordable-urban-lifestyles-for-millennials-with-children
Sometimes nostalgia can bring out the worst in us, particularly when discussing place. It is human nature to discuss the good old days and compare them to today; focusing on what is different or missing. Neighborhoods are constantly changing, positive or negative. A place will never stay exactly the same and when you leave a… Continue reading Nostalgia
Along with preservation of historic buildings, there has been recent conversation by Buffalonians about brick streets and the possibility of restoring them. Fenton St in Kaisertown is still laid in brick and covered in pavement which has spurred dialogue about whether the brick should be restored. This photo was recently posted to Reddit and… Continue reading Bring Back the Brick- Kaisertown Reddit
“I have spoken to hundreds of people who mourn the loss of a sense of place tied to block, school, and neighborhood church. When you talk to them further, you may also find that they were busily helping to create the new rootlessness during the years of urban change. Many conclude there was no other… Continue reading Quotes about the Old Neighborhood
Yesterday at the Kaisertown Coalition meeting Dr. Josh Bruzgul spoke to the group about his team’s plans for the old Pumpernick and Pastry building at the corner of Clinton & Pierce Streets. He also spoke to new plans for Ray’s on Clinton Street. The buildings will be used to house a variety of animal… Continue reading New Vet to Open Shop in Kaisertown
Clinton Street Businesses Eligible for Better Buffalo Fund Grant Buffalo Main Street Initiative aimed at revitalizing Clinton St. business strip! This article is compliments of Tom Olejniczak, Editor of the East Clinton Shopper. This is also available in hard copy on the cover of the March issue of the East Clinton Shopper. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s… Continue reading Clinton St Grant Money