Courtesy of Mayor Byron Brown's Office

Mayor Byron Brown is cracking down on commercial property owners in Buffalo who are neglecting their properties.

Buffalo and Niagara Falls are among 18 cities across New York State that will share $10 million over the next two years aimed at transforming blighted neighborhoods.

Chris Caya/WBFO News

A pair of state lawmakers is pushing legislation to stop banks from abandoning property and ruining communities.

New county-wide land bank to be one of first in NYS

May 17, 2012
Photo provided by City of Buffalo

The City of Buffalo and Erie County are celebrating the approval of a county-wide land bank.  

The City of Buffalo learned Thursday from Governor Cuomo that Empire State Development approved the land bank.  It will be one of the first to be created in the state.