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Fifty years after his LOVE painting made Robert Indiana a sensation, the artist has died at the age of 89.

Indiana's two-row rendering of the word, with its tilted "O," became one of the most recognizable works of modern art in the world. The famous design emerged from deep influences in Indiana's life, from his early exposure to religion to his father's career.

Architect of waterfront's rebirth retiring

May 16, 2018
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation

The man who has led the redevelopment of Buffalo's waterfront is calling it a career. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has announced its president, Tom Dee, will retire June 29.

John Abraham Jr./Lancaster Social Studies Teacher / Twitter

The two companions of the Lancaster teacher who died over the weekend in a boating accident were both off-duty Lancaster police officers.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for solid plans for more than $90 million in funding that is headed for Buffalo’s waterfront, and he has ideas on what to do with it.


Mike Desmond / WBFO News

More construction and planning are coming to Buffalo's Outer Harbor, as decisions continue on what to do with the vast swath of land along Lake Erie.

Empire State Development Corp.

Think "Blueway." It is a word you are going to hear a lot in the next year or two, as Buffalo Billion II helps fund a water highway between South Buffalo Charter School and Broderick Park: the historic and industrial Buffalo waterfront.

ECHDC

Some $5 million is expected to start flowing around Memorial Day into a major expansion of activities on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. However, the major discussion in two meetings Tuesday revolved around a plan for mountain biking trails.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Buffalo officially has a state park, with Wednesday's ribbon cutting for Buffalo Harbor State Park, a multi-million-dollar rebuilding of the decrepit relics of the city's industrial past into a major recreation area.

Trautman Associates

Opponents have won the latest round in a year-long battle to stop a proposed 23-story apartment complex on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.

Edwin Viera

There’s a new way to experience the sights and sound of Buffalo – on a big red double-decker bus that was imported from England.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Buffalo is getting more water service to the Outer Harbor, making certain there is enough water for any future development.

WBFO's Eileen Buckley

On Tuesday, organizers of the Galbani Italian Heritage Festival confirmed they are moving the annual summer event to Buffalo's Outer Harbor this summer. Business owners on Hertel Avenue near Colvin Avenue reflected on no longer being the neighborhood where the festival was home for nearly three decades.


Another hurdle to the construction of Queen City Landing was cleared Tuesday. The city Planning Board approved a modification to the controversial plan that will move the high-rise residential tower on Buffalo's Outer Harbor another 25 feet away from the shoreline.


Trautman Associates

Despite a State Supreme Court judge’s ruling, advocates opposing the 23-story tower planned for Buffalo’s Outer Harbor say they’ll continue their fight.

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Critics are assailing Judge Donna Siwek's decision that apparently will allow for the construction of a 23-story apartment complex along the Outer Harbor.

Judge rules Queen City Landing project can proceed on Outer Harbor

Sep 14, 2016
WBFO file photo

State Supreme Court Justice Donna Siwek ruled late Wednesday afternoon that plans to construct a 23-story apartment building on Buffalo's Outer Harbor may proceed.

Chris Caya WBFO News

New and expanded offerings and lots of dry hot weather led to a very busy summer on Buffalo's waterfront. Canalside saw a 50% increase in visitors.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A fourth vessel has been added to a fleet of boats that serve visitors to Buffalo's Inner Harbor. Dignitaries joined members of the Hilliman family Friday morning to christen the Harbor Queen.


WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation and Outer Harbor Management unveiled unique wooden benches at Wilkeson Pointe Friday.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the handcrafted benches were created by students at The Foundry in Buffalo.  

Critics of a plan to build a 23-story tower on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor have filed a lawsuit that aims to block construction until a full environmental study is completed.

Developer Gerry Buchheit said by the end of next year, his Queen City Landing will be rising 23 stories above Buffalo's Outer Harbor. Buffalo's Common Council approved the long-awaited project Tuesday.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

What proved to be a popular attraction on Buffalo's waterfront last year is now open for its second season. The Queen City Bike Ferry, which offers passage between Canalside and the Outer Harbor, held its ceremonial first run late Friday morning.

The ambitious plans for Queen City Landing call for a 23-story complex to be located at the former Freezer Queen site along the Outer Harbor. The scope of the proposal has grabbed the attention of community members who are raising concerns over the city's approval process.


from Trautman Associates

A controversial Outer Harbor project could be considered as early as next week by Buffalo's Preservation Board. Local developer Gerry Bucheit wants to replace the old Freezer Queen plant off Fuhrmann Boulevard with a 23-story apartment building.


Mike Desmond/WBFO News

Developers of Queen City Landing want to open late next year, renting out 197 apartment units on a site sticking out into the Outer Harbor. It was once the site of the Freezer Queen plant.


WBFO News File Photo

Buffalo's Outer Harbor is getting an events planner of its own, to guide activity on the growing stretch of land beyond Canalside.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

The first and only state park in the City of Buffalo opened on Sunday, and is set to offer Western New Yorkers a new waterfront destination.

Waterfront bike ferry makes its maiden voyage

May 18, 2015
Michael Mroziak/WBFO News

Beginning this Friday, bikers and pedestrians will have a new and inexpensive way to get from Canalside to Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. The Queen City Bike Ferry made its ceremonial debut Monday morning.

Group raising hopes for waterfront gondolas

May 18, 2015

Could a system of gondola lifts successfully carry visitors along the city's waterfront? The group Citizens for Regional Transit wants to explore the concept during a public meeting this afternoon at Hallwalls.

WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

From one expert's point of view, parks are an essential part of a city, serving people across the age and income categories, and there are great opportunities in Buffalo's parks.


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