Buffalo's Waterfront

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.


Buffalo to host historic tall ships in July 2019

Apr 24, 2018
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Buffalo's waterfront will play host to a fleet of sailing historic tall ships for a four-day span in July 2019. Officials are already announcing plans to welcome what they say will be the largest number of such ships in Buffalo since the days when the city was a critical shipping port.

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

All aboard the Cotter for a special family reunion

Aug 18, 2017
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Members of a family with roots in South Buffalo and with the Buffalo Fire Department gathered Friday aboard the city's vintage fireboat. The tour is intended to not only celebrate the family's heritage but raise awareness that the ship is in need of upgrades.

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.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Canalside kicks off its "2017 Summer Season" Friday. And a long list of events and programs for families, fitness enthusiasts, music lovers and more were announced on Thursday.

Canalside General Manager Matt LaSota says there's a focus on new kids programming everyday this summer.   

Buffalo Planning Board agenda

The plan is to start construction on the Explore and More Children's Museum at Canalside next month. The schedule and the associated construction details received recommended approval Monday.


The Campaign for Greater Buffalo History, Architecture & Culture

Could downtown’s Canal District become Buffalo's next hot residential community?

Eileen Buckley

This year’s Independence Day festivities on the downtown waterfront will extend to the Outer and Inner Harbors, and will feature what’s being billed as “one of the biggest fireworks displays Western New York has ever seen.”

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.


Shark Girl to undergo cosmetic touch-ups

Mar 16, 2016
Thomas O'Neil-White

If it was a movie, it might be titled "Spring Sojourn for Shark Girl."

Buffalo’s renaissance has seen success, in part, because the city has learned to embrace its unique characteristics and remake them to meet current and future demands. So far, it’s been done well on the downtown waterfront, with one exception – the DL&W Terminal.

Higgins urges ECHDC to back new waterfront redevelopment

Sep 16, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

While saying Buffalo's waterfront has enjoyed a banner year, a local federal lawmaker says the region cannot be complacent. Congressman Brian Higgins is urging financial support for two proposed new waterfront projects.


Higgins calls for bipartisan work in 2015

Dec 29, 2014
WBFO News file photo

The 113th Congress ended with lawmakers receiving one of the lowest job approval ratings. Political battles and partisan bickering and gridlock created a dismal 2014 session.  WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked to one local congressman about moving beyond the wall that divides lawmakers. 

HarborCenter's potential ripple effects

Nov 3, 2014
Brian Meyer/WBFO

A lot of attention has focused on projects at Canalside. But a one-time industrial neighborhood not far from

Buffalo RiverWorks

Buffalo RiverWorks announced Tuesday that its new entertainment and event center will be home to an amateur roller derby league. The Queen City Roller Girls will be housed inside Buffalo RiverWorks, the site of the Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament this past February.

Grain elevator auction bid accepted

Jun 5, 2013
Ashley Hassett / WBFO News

The historic Cargill Pool Grain Elevators and the six acres of waterfront property it sits on were up for auction Wednesday. Seven people bid on the property at the outer harbor off Fuhrman Boulevard in Buffalo.

Canalside to host 800 events this summer

May 10, 2013
Ashley Hassett / WBFO News

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has announced its 2013 program of events happening at Canalside this summer. 800,000 people are expected to make their way down to Buffalo's waterfront to enjoy the 800 activities and events scheduled.

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The leader of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has been invited to appear Thursday before a meeting of the Buffalo Common Council's Waterfront Development Committee.  

WBFO's Jim Pastrick talked to the Committee Chairman Michael Kearns about why he wants to hear from NFTA Executive Director Kimberly Minkel about the sale of waterfront property.
 

Waterfront access at Coast Guard site opens

Oct 17, 2011
WBFO News photo by Steven Jagord

The historic Buffalo Lighthouse will be more accessible to the public than ever before thanks to the completion of a $3.8 million  transformation of Coast Guard property on Fuhrman Boulevard.

Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins was at the site Monday afternoon alongside representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, and the Buffalo Lighthouse Association to welcome visitors on the cusp of the Historic Preservation Conference beginning later this week.