Buffalo's West Side

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Making Buffalo Home is a WNED | WBFO multiyear project looking at the impact immigrants and refugees are making in our community. As WBFO's Kyle Mackie reports, one group of Karen teenagers who came to Buffalo from Thailand are spending their summer working at an urban farm on the city’s West Side.

Thomas O'Neil-White

A big white Buffalo police van sat at the corner of West Delavan Avenue and Congress Street on Thursday. Police Chief Byron Lockwood and Mayor Byron Brown temporarily moved their offices there for the day to hear concerns from city residents.

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Buffalo Common Councilmember David Rivera condemned President Trump’s racist tweets about four U.S. congresswomen of color Tuesday. Speaking outside City Hall, Rivera was joined by members of Buffalo’s Puerto Rican and Somali communities, which among many other groups have made a home in the West Side district he represents.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The transformation of Niagara Street, where it overlooks the Black Rock Canal, on Buffalo's West Side, is continuing.

A drunk driver has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for crashing into a group of pedestrians, seriously injuring four of them.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

A new integrated medical facility for Buffalo’s West Side neighborhood is nearing its grand opening after a year of construction.

Two house fires cause over $160,000 in damages

Jul 9, 2017

Two fires damage four buildings in the overnight hours on Sunday.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Some much needed affordable housing is on the way for seniors on Buffalo's West Side.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The reconstruction of the long-vacant Buffalo Public School 77 is underway.

Chris Caya

People continue breathing new life into the many "irreplaceable assets" found in one older, smaller neighborhood on Buffalo's West Side.

Experts launch series aimed at helping entrepreneurs

Jan 16, 2017
Lisa Coppola

If you’ve ever launched a business or struggled to grow a new enterprise, you likely encountered numerous challenges.

TM Montante

The look of Buffalo's Gates Circle has changed drastically, as the new Canterbury Woods senior housing rises on the site of the old Millard Fillmore Hospital. An even larger project is now starting on the site.

Tire slasher hits Buffalo's west side

Oct 29, 2016

Buffalo Police are investigating a number of tire slashings that occurred on the city's west side Saturday morning.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Nearly 50 affordable housing units have been dedicated in a community project to revitalize Buffalo's West Side neighborhoods. Supporters say it's a better option than demolition or gentrifying the neighborhood.


Remedial work will start soon on a multi-phased project planned at the former Millard Fillmore Hospital site on Gates Circle. Developers plan to transform the West Side site into a retirement community, apartment complex and community center.

Renewable energy projects to begin on West Side

Dec 18, 2014
Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

PUSH Buffalo announced three renewable energy projects on the city’s West Side Thursday. The New York Regional Economic Development Council awarded $902,980 for the projects from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

The internationally known ‘Feed the Children’ effort made a stop in Buffalo Wednesday. The 5th annual event also known as “Americans Feeding Americans” served roughly 800 families on the West side.

Mike Desmond / WBFO

People living in the Virginia Street area of Buffalo's Lower West Side gathered at the Los Tainos Senior Center on Trenton Avenue Thursday night to fight a proposal to open a methadone clinic in their residential neighborhood.

photo courtesy of PUSH Buffalo

Buffalo's changing West Side is getting new housing. The 46 housing units will eventually cost more than $12 million when completed in late summer of next year.

Press Pass: Redevelopment of Horsefeathers

Aug 19, 2013
Photo from Horsefeathers Website

While new construction for major projects is underway in downtown Buffalo, some nearby neighborhoods are also in need of revitalization.