university heights

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is pleading with young people to behave themselves, because too many of them are getting COVID-19.

Buffalo's University Heights and Kensington-Bailey neighborhoods may soon become an historic district. The University District Community Association is nominating about 1,500 residential properties for the special status.

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Not only is the renovated Parkside Candy a boost to business in Buffalo's University Heights, it is flanked by an experimental sign talking about the neighborhood.

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With no notice to most of the interested parties, the University at Buffalo re-started late night student bus service Friday night - and annoyed a lot of people in University Heights.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The chocolate just seems to stand out better against the revived and redecorated Parkside Candy store in North Buffalo. Public officials turned out Tuesday for the ribbon-cutting on a $250,000 rehabilitation of the sweets mecca.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Shoshone Park in North Buffalo is getting some major dollar attention from City Hall and attention from the surrounding neighborhoods tied together by its grass, trees and pool.

Even though landlords are licensed by the City of Buffalo, residents in University Heights have been dealing with loud student house parties for years. So now the New York State Attorney General is stepping in to try and help.


A rash of attacks in the University Heights area has residents on edge.

ReTree the District planting 140 new trees

Nov 7, 2015

"ReTree the District" has students and other community members coming together  Saturday to plant 140 new trees.

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Hundreds and perhaps thousands of students walked through University Heights over the weekend, looking for parties and behaving badly and noisily.

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Some city neighborhoods are benefiting from the surge in development in downtown Buffalo. That energy has spun off into University Heights where Tucker Curtin is rebuilding the facade and entrance of The Steer restaurant.

Amanda Browder

Brooklyn artist Amanda Browder is working to transform an art gallery in Buffalo's University Heights neighborhood into a work of art and she's inviting the community to help.

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Four University at Buffalo students have been arrested on felony drug charges in the city's University Heights neighborhood. 

Police seized more than a half-ounce cocaine, eight ounces of ecstasy and other pills, nine pounds of marijuana, along with $64,000 in cash Friday night.

Police Commissioner Derenda says an illegally parked car on West Northrup Place in the University District led to the arrests after the drugs were on display in plain view of officers.