Our network

500 Block of Main St. now on track to open to cars next week


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's office says vehicular traffic is now scheduled to return to the 500 Block of Main Street either late this week or, more likely, early next week.

There have been several delays that have pushed that date back from September to October, then November to December.

"We're kind of at that point where we're wondering whether it will ever actually happen," said Joseph Incao, owner of Furnishings, the most recent retail store on the block. "We don't know what the hold-ups are."

Mayor Brown's spokesperson said the safety hazard check has been completed by the NFTA. The management liability agreement has been signed by the city but not yet the NFTA. And final inspections are now taking place. All of the needed work should wrap up in time for a ceremonial opening early next week.

Community Sponsors

Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?

Cole’s to Host Paul Ranallo Book-signing Event on December 28

Cole’s to Host Paul Ranallo Book-signing Event on December 28

Cole’s Restaurant & Bar at 1104 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, will host author Paul Ranallo for a book-signing event from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28. 

Ranallo’s book, “What’s New, Harry? The Best of Buffalo Courier-Express Columnist Phil Ranallo,” features more than 100 of the late Phil Ranallo’s greatest columns originally published during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Paul, the son of Phil, recently fulfilled his father’s dream of publishing a book of his greatest columns. The columns cover a variety of public figures — from Ralph Wilson, Tim Horton and Jack Kemp to Muhammad Ali, Jesse Owens and Martin Luther King — in addition to historic moments in American history. 

"The American Side" Made in Buffalo!

"The American Side" Made in Buffalo!

This is a classic film noir private detective story with participants fighting over plans of a Nikola Tesla invention that was separated by Tesla into two parts so it could not be built without having both halves. Scenes were shot at the Grain Elevators, many locations around Buffalo, on the Steam Engines at the Col. Ward, Niagara Falls and even the Lockport Locks and caves. They are working on releasing the film in the Spring. It's a fun, tense detective movie definitely worth seeing especially if your from WNY. This movie is a great boost for Buffalo...

Car crashes through guardrail, lands on Route 33


BUFFALO, NY - A car crashed through the guardrail on Humboldt Parkway at Glenwood Avenue and landed on the Kensington Expressway (Route 33) below, Sunday at about 8:30 p.m.

Police are connecting this incident to a fatal shooting that happened on Purdy Street a short time earlier, but they haven't said how the events are related.

The expressway was closed for close to three hours for the clean-up and investigation. Police haven't said anything about injuries stemming from the crash.

Community Sponsors

Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?

Dog Ears Bookstore to Welcome Tim Joyce on December 7

Dog Ears Bookstore to Welcome Tim Joyce on December 7

South Buffalo native Tim Joyce has been writing professionally for more than 25 years, with three humor books, an Intro to Theatre textbook, five plays and several poems published during that time. Joyce has also been his own chief writer during a successful stand-up comedy career of nearly 30 years. And from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, he’ll be at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, to sign copies of his first solo book of poetry titled “Small Angels.”

“Small Angels” is published by South Buffalo’s own Buck Mulligan Press, and the price will be $5 per copy with an autograph if desired. The entire bookstore will be open with its excellent selection of publications, including an extensive children’s book section. 

Explore Buffalo Plans Unique City of Lights Bus Tour

Explore Buffalo Plans Unique City of Lights Bus Tour

At the end of the 19th century, Buffalo was a major American city at the forefront of technological progress. It was also a busy inland port and a railroad hub with heavy industry and state-of-the-art electricity, all of which brought great wealth to the city. These economic and technological developments culminated in 1901 when Buffalo hosted a spectacular world’s fair — the Pan-American Exposition.

Now you can experience Buffalo through the eyes of the narrator of Lauren Belfer’s historical novel, “City of Light,” set in Buffalo at the dawn of the 20th century, when Explore Buffalo offers the City of Lights Bus Tour!

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Announces Holiday Events, Beatles Exhibit and More

Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery Announces Holiday Events, Beatles Exhibit and More

It’s always an enjoyable experience to visit Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, but the holiday season is extra special. The gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca, has plenty of exciting activities planned for the holiday season and beyond!

For starters, the gallery will feature two exhibits this month. The first is “Time Will Tell,” a member’s exhibit featuring the work of more than 50 artists representing photography, watercolor, oils, acrylics, collage, mixed media, fiber art, clay art and more. The opening reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and the evening is free and open to the public.