Columbus Park

Michael Mroziak / WBFO News

Nearly a century ago, when Buffalo's West Side was heavily Italian-American, the Federation of Italian-American Societies installed a large statue of Christopher Columbus along Porter Avenue, in what is now Columbus Park. The statute is now gone and the park name will be gone soon, as well.

Michael Mroziak/WBFO News

A statue of Christopher Columbus has been removed from its longtime perch at Porter Avenue and Niagara Street in Columbus Park.

 

Columbus Day holiday sparks protests and activism

Oct 9, 2018
ANGELICA A. MORRISON / WBFO

The Columbus Day holiday has changed, for some, from a lazy day off from work to a day of activism.