Look at the above building. This tan brick, glass blocked, asbestos wonder of an office structure has been the center of a months-long fight over historic preservation and the right to demolish. This series of events began in February, when local residents noticed construction crews gutting the vacant structure. The construction workers openly admitted that … Continue reading A Breakdown of the Johnnie Ryan Building Debacle
Flock, unless you've been living under a rock, you're well aware of the buzz surrounding crime and Pine Avenue. It's become such a large PR issue that the City Council just approved $50k of dwindling Casino Cash to restart "Safe Shopping" (increased police presence in shopping districts). This all comes after repeated high profile incidents … Continue reading The Pain of Pine Avenue
Flock, last week, I went with my friends on an impromptu hike around Artpark in Lewiston. I've never actually hiked through Artpark, so the experience was interesting to say the least. We first went through what my friends called the "Indian Burial Ground", which opened up quite a few questions for me. (These included, but … Continue reading Exploring Artpark (and possible nightmares)
It's Niagara Falls mayoral election season, flock. This year's election is a big one: with current Mayor Paul Dyster not seeking reelection after three terms, the highest position in the city is up for grabs. As of writing, there are three main candidates seeking to be the face of Niagara. These two Democrats and one … Continue reading Let’s Talk About the Niagara Falls Mayoral Candidates, Shall We?
Flock, last week after Pints for Progress, I headed over to Buffalo Wing Joint and P.U.B. on Niagara Falls Blvd. I've been meaning to check the place out for years now, and I really wish I had gone sooner. I ordered myself a Bud Light (judge accordingly) and a large stuffed banana pepper and steak … Continue reading Buffalo Wing Joint and P.U.B. Stuffed banana pepper and steak sub review
Last night, LiveNF hosted their 25th Pints for Progress at the Parkway Prime in the DoubleTree hotel. The venue, as I've repeatedly glowed about in the past, made for a different feel than the previous Pints. A solid number of people at the event made the lounge feel energized, and the bar had a variety … Continue reading Pints for Progress 25!
Flock, Throwback Thursday came at me hard. If you're unfamiliar with my origins, I was originally a mascot for a radio show on WNIA radio. I spent a lot of quality time with a lot of quality people while there, and it will always hold a place in my heart. That being said: it's generally … Continue reading Sorry sir, WNIA machine broken
Flock, you know how much I love the old Rainbow Centre, right? I've spent countless hours scouring its remnants: from elevators to holes in the wall, I've seen it all. This is as abandoned as abandoned gets. Well, Christmas came along, and Santa delivered me something amazing, and I think it's finally time I show … Continue reading Rainbow Centre: The Opening Day Brochure
Well, the Kmart in Niagara Falls is officially history. In case you missed it, the Kmart on Military Road closed last week, riding the wave of closures and bankruptcies that parent company Sears can't seem to get out of. Now, Kmart hasn't always been the peak shopping location, but the last few years have seen … Continue reading So long, Kmart
Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope your enjoying the holiday season. As a special Christmas gift, we have a special "Mailing Niagara"! This postcard of "A Festival of Lights" (it never was the Festival of Lights) features my favorite long-gone oasis, the Wintergarden. Even though we no longer have the iconic building, we finally have an … Continue reading Merry Christmas, Flock!