Allen Street

First block of Allen Street reopened to traffic

Aug 31, 2019
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Allen Street is once again available for vehicular traffic between Main and North Pearl Streets. Allen from Main to Delaware Avenue is being reconstructed at a cost of $5 million.

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Buffalo's popular Allentown Art Festival is just two months away and this year, crowds and vendors will be dealing the reconstruction of Allen Street.

Allen Street reconstruction project begins

Mar 11, 2019
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The Allen Street Reconstruction Project Phase 1 (Main Street to Delaware Avenue) begins construction Monday. Initial work will focus on utility upgrades, in particular a new waterline, and lane restrictions will be present during the work.

Some time this fall construction workers will start turning Allen Street between Delaware and Main into a deep trench, beginning a multi-million dollar project to transform the street with new pavement, new underground utilities and a new parking configuration.

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Pushed hard by Allentown residents, Buffalo's Common Council is now shoving back against the long and slow expansion of bars along Allen Street.


Buffalo Police have made an arrest in connection with a recent fatal shooting on Allen Street.

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Buffalo Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened outside an Allentown bar early Friday morning.

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The push is on to spruce-up the neighborhood where the new University at Buffalo medical school will be opening in about four years.  

The area is being called the 'Western Gateway' to the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus. With construction of the new medical school expected to get underway soon,  Rep. Brian Higgins, Mayor Byron Brown and other leaders are working to build support for the Allen Street Improvement Project. 

BNMC President and CEO Matt Enstice says the campus's workforce will double to about 17,000 when the Medical School opens in 2016.