Niagara Street

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Recent Buffalo mayors have spent millions fixing up major streets on the premise economic development will follow, with many citing what's happened along re-built Ohio or Niagara Streets as proof. However, a Canisius professor said those projects have even more value.

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Lockport Police are reporting that one person has died and five others are injured after an early morning shooting.

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Buffalo's popular West Side Bazaar, an incubator for immigrant and refugee-run businesses, is moving from its current home on Grant Street to a larger space on Niagara Street.

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QRS has manufactured piano rolls at its home on Niagara Street in Buffalo since the 1960s. By the end of this year, they plan to close their doors for good.  It’s the end of an era for player piano lovers. Former QRS Music Director Bob Berkman spoke with WBFO’s Nick Lippa about the company’s history and how his love for the instrument led to a lifelong career in Buffalo.

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In the long debate about who in Buffalo is benefiting from the major economic boom, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the Niagara District is and the South District isn't.

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A rapidly redeveloping area on Niagara Street in Buffalo may be getting a park, as a piece of property winds through the city's regulatory process.

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While development plans and projects continue, City Hall is still talking about setting quotas for how many units in Buffalo projects involving public money should be affordable.

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Niagara Street has changed a lot in recent years and will continue to change, according to experts speaking to a large crowd Wednesday night at the Rich Products Atrium on Niagara Street.

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In recent years, downtown Buffalo has become a housing hotspot for young professionals. High end housing and a myriad of food and entertainment options are causing more and more people to move closer to the city center each year. Specifically, Niagara Street has transformed from what some considered a rundown corridor to a destination.

As a gateway to the city, Niagara Street for many years served as a sign of Buffalo's decline.  Much has changed in recent years. On WBFO's Press Pass,  Jim Fink of Business First says Niagara Street has been boosted by $120 million in private investment developments. Now, a Rochester-area developer is taking part in a project near Busti Avenue. "When you see out-of-town dollars coming in and investing in your city, that's a pretty significant milestone."


Buffalo Police are continuing to investigate an overnight shooting on Buffalo's West Side.

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A new integrated medical facility is serving thousands of Buffalo-area residents by building a community based around health care.

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery's AK Public Art Initiative, which has added color and flair to many Buffalo-area neighborhoods, has welcomed its latest addition. This one is in Buffalo's Niagara Street Corridor and celebrates the Latino and Hispanic heritage of the neighborhood.

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Buffalo has two more historic landmark buildings, as the city looks at creating more historic neighborhoods.

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Buffalo Police say a 10-year-old boy was struck by a Buffalo Police car at Niagara Street and Porter Avenue Tuesday morning.

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Our forbears expected Buffalo to be a great and giant city - and built for it. That base is serving to provide sewer service to accommodate current development projects.

New York State Governor's Office

Western New York is getting $62 million for approved projects in the latest round of state spending from the regional economic development councils. The projects benefiting range from rebuilding a section of Niagara Street to a culinary arts training program in Cattaraugus County.


Development is continuing to move along Buffalo's Niagara Street. After years of neglect, the city has put millions into improving the street and landscape. That investment appears to be paying off.

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The renovation of Niagara Street continues. Major work is coming for the section from Porter to Ontario.

Those who use Niagara Street for travel can look forward to more construction once the current massive work between Downtown and Porter Avenue is finished.

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A wrong-way driver caused a fatal, multi-car crash this morning along the Niagara Thruway.

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Major renovations are coming to Scajaquada Creek. Two water advocacy groups on Monday announced their plans for an $850,000 to a brownfield that sits between Niagara and Tonawanda streets.

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A West side Buffalo barbershop is now a murder scene. 

Niagara Street being beautified into city gateway

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A major gateway construction project will begin in downtown Buffalo this week. The $16.3 million multi-phase roadway rehabilitation will extend along Niagara Street.

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An impressive human chain was linked across the city on Saturday in a show of solidarity in overcoming poverty.

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The reconstruction of Niagara Street this year will include green infrastructure to prevent stormwater runoff and improve the quality of the Great Lakes.

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Commuters who bounce down the poor surface of Niagara Street in downtown Buffalo can look forward to smoother pavement, shading trees, faster-moving buses, and more clearly marked lanes under a plan explained to a public meeting Tuesday night.

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Buffalo firefighters responded to a two-alarm blaze in a downtown neighborhood this morning.

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The detours that have frustrated drivers along the I-190 South are about to end.

The expressway is currently closed from Exit 15, Sheridan Drive/Kenmore Avenue, to the Peace Bridge at Busti Avenue, and this has made for heavy traffic along River Road and Niagara Street.

The detour will end on Monday morning at 6 AM.