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The New Year’s Eve Ball Drop will once again return to downtown Buffalo.

New York State Office of General Services

A historic building on downtown Buffalo's Niagara Square will be sold at auction next year.

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The Queen City Pop-Up market opened Friday for the holiday season at The Shops at Market Arcade in downtown Buffalo.

A Hamburg grocery store will open a major supermarket in downtown Buffalo. Braymiller Market has been chosen to operate a new retail store and wholesale operation at 201 Ellicott Street, near the Central Library.

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Buffalo is getting a new park, one not like most others. It is not done yet and there will not be any basketball or tennis courts. Instead, it is a Reading Park, located right next to the downtown Central Library.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

A proposed major expansion of Western New York Maritime Charter School was rescinded by a Common Council committee on Tuesday. Wednesday morning, the entire project is due in court.

Nick Lippa / WBFO

The Public Accountability Initiative reports major developers in the city of Buffalo have abused the 485-a program saving over $63 million in property taxes.

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The Market Arcade in downtown Buffalo will start showing movies again this week after undergoing a $9 million renovation.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

The 35th annual Taste of Buffalo continued Sunday. The weather has been just about perfect for the people sampling the offerings of 53 participating restaurants.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The list of outdoor activities at Canalside, in downtown Buffalo, is a little longer this winter. But the new attractions are only up for a limited time.

Buffalo police are investigating a hit-and-run that occurred around 12:30 p.m. Saturday in a parking lot on the 2500 block of Main Street.

Colored Musicians Club

One of the area's more prominent cultural tourism attractions is now going to be available to more people.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Social media isn't always the best place for political conversations, but Sunday afternoon hundreds showed up at Niagara Square in unity because of it.

Two-way traffic now flowing on Pearl Street

Oct 7, 2016
Chris Caya/WBFO News

There's a new traffic pattern on Pearl Street in downtown Buffalo. Crews put the finishing touches on converting the old one-way street to two-way traffic, with a bike lane, early Friday morning.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Several Buffalo bar owners and local event promoters met in City Hall to discuss how they may protect their respective operations, and prevent problems such as violence during special events promoted by third parties at local establishments. Third-party promoters may soon be required to register with the city.

Canalside working to prevent future traffic jams

Aug 30, 2016
Chris Caya WBFO News

Some changes are on the way to help avoid a repeat of last weekend's massive traffic jam in downtown Buffalo.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

The future of one of Buffalo’s most commonly used highways may be getting some serious scrutiny. Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the New York State Department of Transportation to immediately begin an environmental review of downtown Buffalo’s Skyway.

Between 70,000 and 80,000 people gathered in downtown Buffalo for the official St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday afternoon. 

Debt could impede sale of prime downtown parking ramp

Jan 20, 2016

An 814-car parking ramp in downtown Buffalo could be yours if you’re willing to take on the debt.

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After nearly a decade of planning and work,  the Cars Sharing Main Street project is starting to have the impact officials predicted.

Chris Caya WBFO News

For the first time in about 30 years, vehicles are driving in the 500 block of Main Street in Buffalo. Mayor Byron Brown says it took many partners working together to get to this day.

Reunion celebrates Buffalo's legendary Continental

Nov 29, 2015
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Downtown Buffalo was hopping Saturday night. "The Nutcracker" was staged at Shea’s. There was the "World’s Largest Disco" at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. And the Town Ballroom hosted the third annual Continental Reunion.

Who says there are no downtown spots for people to start their holiday shopping? Buffalo's HarborCenter hosted its first-ever Holiday Season Kickoff at The Shops Friday afternoon.

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More vehicular traffic is coming to downtown Buffalo, with Washington agreeing to contribute $18 million to the Cars Sharing Main Street initiative.

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The iconic One Seneca Tower is being placed on the auction block today. The 850,000 square-foot building at the foot of Main Street is almost completely vacant. Buffalo's tallest building is currently valued near $15 million.

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Can the thumping “Chip Strip” become Buffalo’s next thriving neighborhood?

Jeffrey Mayne/WBFO News

Walk into Waiting Room on any given night and you’ll see a flourishing music scene that cultivates local artists while playing an integral role in keeping Buffalo on the national map. That wasn’t always the case.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

The do-it-yourself ‘maker’ culture is in full swing at the Central Library in downtown Buffalo.

With dry, warm weather predicted for the weekend, large crowds are predicted for the annual Taste of Buffalo along Delaware Avenue. Though good weather boosts attendance, the festival's main attraction remains the food offerings.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Officials with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership detailed their annual report Wednesday morning before an estimated 300 guests at Buffalo's Canalside.