Our network

Public Spaces

Workshop Scheduled to Plan for Future Development along Metro Rail

Workshop Scheduled to Plan for Future Development along Metro Rail

GBNRTC encourages community members to attend March 29 workshop to share ideas

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) is encouraging the community to explore ways to encourage Transit-Oriented Development along the existing Metro Rail line in the City of Buffalo as well as proposed Metro Rail extension to the Northtowns.

“Transit-Oriented Development is gaining momentum across the country as a way to leverage transit investment to enhance access to jobs and education, improve neighborhood connectivity to transit, and encourage community investment and economic development,” said GBNRTC Executive Director Hal Morse.

“Essentially, Transit-Oriented Development provides our region the opportunity to capitalize on the full potential of transit investment to strengthen neighborhoods and bolster the economy,” he added. 

WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $70,000 from NYS Environmental Protection Fund Grants

WNY Land Conservancy Awarded $70,000 from NYS Environmental Protection Fund Grants

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 55 nonprofit land trusts across the state. Representatives of the DEC and the Land Trust Alliance unveiled the grantees at an event in Skaneateles, in Onondaga County, in recognition of Earth Week, a weeklong celebration of New York's commitment to protecting our environment, conserving open space, and increasing access to the state's vast and magnificent natural resources. The grants are funded through NYS’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), and the Land Trust Alliance administers the Conservation Partnership Program in coordination with DEC.

Friends of Harmony Concert to Benefit Food Bank of WNY

Friends of Harmony Concert to Benefit Food Bank of WNY

For the 6th consecutive year, the Friends of Harmony barbershop chorus and quartets will be performing a holiday concert to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.   The concert begins at 7:00 at the St Martin of Tours church on 1140 Abbott Road in Buffalo.  Help feed the hungry in your community and enjoy holiday music performed in beautiful 4 part harmony.  For more information, contact (716) 573-5911, visit us on our website at www.friendsofharmony.com or on Facebook by searching for Friends of Harmony.

Three Buffalo-Area Businesses To Be Featured On Create® TV & World Channel's Start Up TV Show

Three Buffalo-Area Businesses To Be Featured On Create® TV & World Channel's Start Up TV Show

Today Create® TV and World television channel’s popular television show Start Up announced that it will feature a trio of Western New York-based businesses as part of its upcoming 2015 production season. The show will interview small-batch coffee roaster Public Espresso, innovative customer loyalty company City Dining Cards, and the new Consumer’s Beverages Craft Cruiser eco/beer-tourism megacycle business.

"Small business is the foundation of growth in America, and even more so in comeback cities like Buffalo, Detroit, Milwaukee and Cleveland,” said Gary Bredow, host, creator, and producer of Start Up. “It all starts with one person or a team of individuals with a shared vision, and I believe we have found three very good examples of that right here in Western New York.”

American Diabetes Association Announces New Location for Tour de Cure®

American Diabetes Association Announces New Location for  Tour de Cure®

Popular cycling event shifts to Niagara Falls, NY’s Old Falls Street in 2015

 

The American Diabetes Association has announced a brand new location—downtown Niagara Falls, NY—for the site of its 2015 Tour de Cure® cycling event in support of the Stop Diabetes® movement. To celebrate this venue change announcement, ADA representatives and rider team captains were joined by corporate sponsors from Independent Health, Seneca Gaming Corporation, and General Motors for an off-season “training” session on the Ice Bikes of Buffalo at Canalside.

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $50,000 Grant from Houston-based Gallogly Family Foundation

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $50,000 Grant from Houston-based Gallogly Family Foundation

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy was recently awarded $50,000 from the Gallogly Family Foundation to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve, a new, publicly accessible nature preserve along the Niagara River in Lewiston, N.Y. The Land Conservancy has now received more than $2.7 million of the more than $3.2 million needed to create the Stella Niagara Preserve. Additional donations from the community are needed soon if the Stella Niagara Preserve is to become a reality.

Friends of Harmony Concert to Benefit Food Bank of WNY

Friends of Harmony Concert to Benefit Food Bank of WNY

On Friday, December 5th, at 7:00PM the Friends of Harmony barbershop chorus and quartets will perform a benefit concert at St Martin of Tours Catholic Church on 1140 Abbott Road in Buffalo.  A free will offering of cash and/or non-perishable food items will be accepted throughout the performance.  All donations will go to the Food Bank of Western New York.  Enjoy the sounds of the season in beautiful four part a cappella harmony and share your blessings with others.  For more information, go to www.friendsofharmony.com or call Don at (716) 573-5911.