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Properties in 14212 on City of Buffalo’s INREM Foreclosure List


Click on image above to view list in spreadsheet form on Google Docs.

I’ve put together a list broken down by street of properties in the 14212 zip code that were available for download on the city’s website.

As the city says on their site:

The City of Buffalo does not warrant or make any representations as to the quality, content, accuracy or completeness of the information, graphics, links and other items contained on this, or any other server. Such materials have been compiled from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice by the City of Buffalo.

It is interesting to see what is on the list.  A lot of these properties will be available at auction in a few weeks via the city.

Polish Happy Hour Thursday


Come celebrate with your Polish friends. Free Polish food, Polish Beer, Polish Liquor, Polish Give Aways, DJ Red playing Disco Polo and some of the Hottest Club music from Poland to the United States, and a Ton of Beautiful Polish people. Hundreds of Polish People have been coming to each of our Polish Happy Hour Buffalo events. The next one is on Thursday, August 22nd starting at 5pm @ the Buffalo Tap House, 85 W. Chippewa St, Buffalo, New York 14202

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For more info visit the Polish Happy Hour’s Facebook page–>

Christmas in July for Ladies of Charity

Ladies of Charity Buffalo

Christmas in July! Ladies of Charity, an affiliate volunteer organization of Catholic Charities, makes Christmas brighter for nearly 4,000 Western New York children and teens each year. Catholic Charities’ clients in need benefit. You can help by donating new toys or gifts now through October.

Teen gifts would be most helpful, or consider a monetary gift and let the Ladies do the shopping. Teen gift ideas: sports team t-shirts and ball caps, fast food gift cards, purses, watches, wallets, socks, CDs, makeup kits, bath and body gifts.

Thank you for your generosity!

If you have questions, call (716) 895-4001.

AM-POL Eagle: Postcard Commemorates Zawadzki’s Contributions To Local Architecture

Gregory Witul (Am-Pol Eagle) • Wed, May 22, 2013 – Buffalo’s Polonia is full of beautiful and important buildings. From the Polish Cadets in Black Rock to the Echo Club in Niagara Falls, each has played a vital role in the development of the Polish-American community of Western New York, but there is one building whose importance outweighs them all, the former Dom Polski Building, now known as the Matt Urban Center in Buffalo’s East Side. This building would be home to over 50 organizations, two libraries and host a number of dinners, dances, meetings, and rallies in its large auditorium. This building, as with many others in Polonia, was designed by one of Buffalo’s most prominent Polish architects, Wladyslaw Zawadzki. We will look at his early life and the auditorium he built as seen in this postcard.

Read full story on AM-POL Eagle—>

Artfarms Takes a Big Leap Forward with $35,000 Grant


The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded a $35,000 grant to Artfarms Buffalo and the Matt Urban Center.  The NEA Art Works grant will help kick-start the construction of artistic sculptures on vacant land in the Broadway-Fillmore and other East Side Buffalo neighborhoods.

The aim of the project is to compliment existing urban farm initiatives on the East Side with the creation of sculptures supporting the agricultural activity. Artfarms is focused on developing a creative re-purposing that utilizes vacant land to help spur redevelopment with this simple concept: Art + Agriculture = Activity.

“In a place with limited economic, social and cultural activity, Artfarms simply weaves together the ongoing initiatives in the East Side to support a common vision for its landscape,” said David Lage’, project director. “By building a cultural place with the efforts of those already engaged with the neighborhood, we believe Artfarms will transform the vacant land into the area’s most defining asset.”

Artfarms invites urban farmers, artists and community organizations to participate in this collaborative effort to help the East Side toward creative revitalization—one vacant parcel at a time.

For more information about the project, visit

One Night and Seven Churches 2013

One Night and Seven ChurchesFor the seventh year in a row on Holy Thursday, Broadway Fillmore Alive has put together a self-guided tour of seven historic churches in Buffalo’s Broadway-Fillmore, First Ward and the Valley heritage neighborhoods partaking in the traditional visitation of the Blessed Sacrament on this holy night. Holy Thursday is on March 28th this year..

Churches on this year’s tour include: Corpus Christi, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Saint Stanislaus, Saint Luke’s Mission of Mercy, Saint Adalbert Basilica, Saint John Kanty and Saint Clare.

The visitation period generally begins at 8:00pm after Holy Thursday Mass and the churches remain open till around 11:00 pm. I recommend starting at 8:30pm just to be safe and not interfere with church services.

In our first year, Broadway Fillmore Alive had about 50 requests for One Night and Seven Churches info. The number of requests over the last few years has risen to over 700.

The churches in Buffalo’s heritage neighborhoods are awe inspiring and are deeply rooted in tradition. This is a way to experience their religious, artistic and cultural beauty while spending some time in prayer and reflection in this most sacred time of year on the Roman Catholic calendar. It also provides an opportunity for people who want to explore all these architectural gems on one night in their intended purpose.

You can download the One Night and Seven Churches brochure by clicking here.