Lawn Flamingos · Uncategorized

What’s with the Flamingos?

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?

Kaisertown Reddits · Uncategorized

Bring Back the Brick- Kaisertown Reddit

  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

The Old Neighborhood · Uncategorized

Quotes about the Old Neighborhood

“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

Businesses · Uncategorized

New Vet to Open Shop in Kaisertown

  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

Better Buffalo Grant Money · Uncategorized

Clinton St Grant Money

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