SEneca Street

Before falling on hard times, Seneca Street once stood as the hub of commerce and entertainment in South Buffalo. That could be changing. During his monthly appearance on WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First highlights some new developments that will bring new vitality to the neighborhood.


Seneca Street Community Development Corporation

The Executive Director of the Seneca Street Community Development Corporation says Buffalo's Seneca-Babock neighborhood is an "isolated pocket of generational poverty with very few resources." With $10,000 in grant funding, the CDC is expanding into health care to help fix that.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Families with loved ones undergoing care at Mercy Hospital now have an option, if needed to stay nearby at a new hospitality center not far from the South Buffalo medical center. The Grace Guest House was formally dedicated Monday.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

For decades, the Seneca Theatre, located at Seneca and Cazenovia streets, has been a symbol of what South Buffalo was. The building is deteriorated and the actual theater space was torn down to make way for a parking lot. However, the community is looking forward to a $9 million rebirth.


Schneider Development

There is much talk about the development taking place around Larkinville, but now the other end of Seneca Street is taking shape. Schneider Development plans to invest $9 million into the now vacant 48,000-square-foot historic building at 2178 Seneca Street in what is hoped to spark more revitalization.

Savarino Companies

The name "brownfield" may not sound appealing. In fact, New York State offers incentives to clean up contaminated properties. One successful project has reopened after sitting vacant for nearly a decade.  

Former Buffalo bar now home to St. Simon's Genesis Center

Sep 29, 2016
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A South Buffalo building that used to be the site of a bar, then sat empty and dilapidated, is open again and serving its neighborhood as a multi-purpose community center.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

Hillary for New York Monday launched its general election campaign office in Buffalo. This is one of a number of regional offices the campaign plans to open throughout New York State in the coming weeks.

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An early morning roll over accident this morning has injured two people.

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A vehicular accident Friday night has caused a fatality.

Erie County Legislature

The first phase of a plan to redevelop a one-mile stretch of Seneca Street is being launched as local leaders aim to make the long-neglected commercial strip a "small downtown."

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Buffalo Police are reporting that one person has been injured and one arrest made in an early morning shooting.