Halvorson Design

On Monday, contractors on the Allen Street construction project will start pouring the complicated and colorful sidewalks between Main and North Pearl streets.

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After a spring of rain and a forecast of more this week, the annual Allentown Art Festival had two days of blue sky and sun and more than a few sunburns. Organizers estimated the crowd at 250,000 and police say there were no major issues for them.

Allen Street reconstruction project begins

Mar 11, 2019
Halvorson Design

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.

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Something old and something new in a historic Buffalo neighborhood, often known for rowdy behavior.

Episcopal Church Home & Affiliates

After a lot of neighborhood opposition, City Hall has approved turning the old Ascension Church in Buffalo into senior housing. However, the project is now stuck in the complicated process of not-for-profit housing.

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It’s been a long journey for Pausa Art House co-owner Lazara Martinez who grew up in Cuba before coming to America. Now, her live music venue has become a hot spot for touring musicians. This weekend, Grammy nominated jazz artist Jane Bunnett will be performing with her all-women Cuban group Maqueque.

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the surrounding neighborhoods have their problems. Now the campus is putting some cash into 17 community organizations meeting an array of needs and opportunities.

Dave Kaz / Buffalo Fire Rescue 1

An Amherst man has pleaded guilty to starting the fire that damaged an Allentown apartment building.

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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.

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DeRutte Alley is hidden in the center of Allentown, little known to many, even perhaps in that neighborhood. However, a worn garage on DeRutte has turned into a city Preservation Board issue.

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

Tommaso Briatico Architects

One of Buffalo's most noted row of buildings is getting some rehab. On Thursday Buffalo's Preservation Board approved work on what was Manny's Supper Club at Delaware and Virginia, first in Allentown's MidWay.


Two lawn signs that featured messages of inclusion were set on fire in Buffalo's Allentown neighborhood late Tuesday night.

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Bar bouncers have a tough job. They often have to wrangle rowdy patrons, many of whom have had one too many, while sometimes dealing with hostility aimed in their direction. But as WBFO's Omar Fetouh reports, in a report produced by Marwan Elbliety, the job has also changed over time.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

One of the most distinctive homes in Allentown is getting a major rehab, approved Thursday by the Buffalo Preservation Board.

Allentown Association

Sidewalks and crosswalks throughout Allentown are being painted with rainbows. As the first part of an ongoing initiative to support the LGBTQ community in Buffalo, the “Rainbows on Allen” project aims to provide permanent symbols of acceptance that last beyond Buffalo’s Pride Week.

Raven Hillyard

Members of Allentown's LGBTQ community met behind closed doors Thursday night to talk about solutions to the apparent gay-bashing incident early Saturday morning in Allentown that left several people hurt outside a popular pizza business.

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Early Saturday morning, there was a burst of violence outside a busy pizza restaurant at Allen and Elmwood. Some are speculating that a hate crime may have occurred.

New York State Governor's Office

Western New York is getting $62 million for approved projects in the latest round of state spending from the regional economic development councils. The projects benefiting range from rebuilding a section of Niagara Street to a culinary arts training program in Cattaraugus County.

Thousands of art lovers have filled downtown streets, as the Allentown Art Festival celebrates its 59th year.

Westmont on North

What was known for nearly five decades as the Nazareth Nursing Home in Buffalo's Allentown neighborhood may soon be demolished to make way for a new senior living facility. The proposal for Westmont on North was presented to the Buffalo Planning Board last night.

West side gardeners find hellstrips heavenly

Jul 24, 2015
Elizabeth Licata

Local gardeners have embraced the use of small plots of land that have a devilish name. Hellstrips are green spaces found in front of houses that lie between the sidewalk and the street. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata says the mini-gardens have become especially popular on Buffalo's West side.

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A small group of protestors staged a rally outside an Allentown bar Monday night over the ejection of a transgendered customer.

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Several rundown buildings on Buffalo's West Side, owned for years by an absentee landlord, are now in new hands.

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The lineup for 10th annual Buffalo Infringement Festival was announced Tuesday evening. The festival is a free, non-profit event that allows people to perform in all art forms, including visual, musical, and media arts.

Arrest made in Allentown shooting

Jun 26, 2014

An arrest has been made in a shooting early Thursday outside a popular Allentown bar.

Bank funding business startups in medical campus area

May 15, 2014
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New loan money is being made available to help spur small businesses in and around the growing Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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With thousands more workers anticipated for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, the real estate market is booming in the adjacent Allentown neighborhood.

Big changes may be on the way as City Hall tries to better connect the Fruit Belt, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and Allentown. The subject was the topic of discussion at a Wednesday night meeting.

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The 56th edition of the Allentown Art Festival drew thousands of attendees on Saturday.