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@grad94 @Elsie1 I love the mental image I have of that guy in his parents basement stewing about why women wont have sex with him. 

5 days, 14 hours ago on Region’s First All-Female Hackathon Scheduled for Saturday, February 7th

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@Elsie1 It's a field that is DOMINATED by men. Get over it. 

5 days, 14 hours ago on Region’s First All-Female Hackathon Scheduled for Saturday, February 7th

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@SaveUsFrom Have fun trying to get college kids to come to a dry local band concert.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on WBNY presents Battle of The Bands

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@Old Styler And the American girl ordering with her typical American jeans. So typical. 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Balkan Dining

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Steve Christie has colo-rectral cancer, so when I read the first line I thought it was saying he took a turn for the worse. I'm happy it was just progress-snark.  

1 month ago on Sign of “Progress” at AM&A’s

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That's my city! I' so excited to be living here during this time. The next decade is going to be amazing.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Ice @ Canalside | A New Day in Buffalo

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Look at you go Buffalo!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Construction Watch: Two Towers Getting Skinned

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@North Park @whateverr Tim Hortons has lots of urban locations with little or no parking and no drive thru (GASP!). There is one in South Buffalo on Seneca St. and dozens in Toronto. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Ellicott Development Revises Plan for Niagara Street Tim Hortons

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@SoBuff @Metal_Trooper I know. I grew up on Indian Church and currently live off Abbott near Caz.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Construction Watch: Seneca Street Lofts

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@sabrefan Gotta start somewhere. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Construction Watch: Seneca Street Lofts

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@smills You should sell your computer and never come back to the internet. In fact, never leave your house. If you're that offended by simple words, you're probably unfit to be part of society. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Canalside Looking for Vendors for Winter Pop-Up Huts

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@Northbuff by that logic, why not just put it back to it's original condition and make it an undeveloped forest? Things progress. We're moving into the future. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Construction Watch: Canalside Prepares for Skating

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@Northbuff Canal Side looks amazing. Everything they've done so far has been a success, but you think it hasn't happened fast enough? This is a project that will remake Buffalo for generations, but a delay in the project time is a fire-able offense? I would much rather they take their time and do it right. 

2 months, 1 week ago on Wanted: Developer for Canalside South Block; Ignore These Schematics

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@JohnnyCbulldog I wonder who owns the rights to the names?

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Craft New York Act Signed by Cuomo

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@Stateofmind I usually try not to nitpick but it should be covered with brick. It seems obvious.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on “The Fairmont” Nearing Completion

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@Davvid @David Steele @robins36  "A better brick arch wouldn't make it authentic. Its all imitation. Its anti-History.  A "good" fake in only good at obscuring the deceit." Buffalo Rising comments never cease to bring out the architecture experts. If it's so bad start your own architecture firm and design better stuff. If it's as good as you seem to believe it would be the contracts should come flying in!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 500 Franklin Building Shows its Face

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If you hate this store and its design, don't shop there. If no one does, it'll fail and Wegman's wont build another one. It's a liquor store. It doesn't need HH Richardson designing it. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Amherst Street Wine & Liquor

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I hope they ditch the peanuts at the bar. We like it there but my daughter has a severe peanut allergy and we're always uncomfortable taking her there.  

3 months, 1 week ago on Pizza Plant Signs One Canalside Lease

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@BuffaloFenian I really like how there are expanded options near the arena. Once upon a time the only pregame option was Pearl St. I love it there but it was always too crowded before games. Now with many options it'll be easier to actually get a table in these restaurants before a Sabres game. 

3 months, 1 week ago on Pizza Plant Signs One Canalside Lease

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Before we commit to not building parking at our attractions can we commit money to building up our public transit first? I'm all for less parking but since my car is far and away the easiest way to get my family to the outer harbor, can we build alternative forms first?

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Higgins: “Less Parking More Parks” on Waterfront

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@biniszkiewicz @foreverbflo @buffalorr If you "hate" the color of sidewalks you should re-prioritize your life. 

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Fillmore Avenue Streetscape Project is Complete

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Why do people who don't like something always come out to post negative comments? It's a rehabbed building in the city occupied by a new business. What's not to like about that? If you don't like crossfit, don't do it. It's that simple. You must have a pretty sad life if you MUST post your petty comment.

It's like people trashing soccer over the summer during the World Cup. If you don't like it, don't watch it, don't play it. You don't have to take a steaming dump on other people's joy. It's not like cross fit has a second hand smoke effect for you. 

FYI I've never done crossfit in my life and before this article didn't even really know what it was. 

3 months, 3 weeks ago on CrossFit Nickel City Opens

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RAAAAAGE! A gas station for deplorable care drivers! Oh the humanity. 

3 months, 3 weeks ago on NOCO Express to Expand Mobil Mart at Lexington and Elmwood

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@rockpile38 Woah! You want to get the point that government can do good across to people against government spending and you typed that much text? If you can't fit your idea into a tweet, you're are not going to get through to your intended audience. They are emotionally invested in anti-government sentiment and no nuanced explanation is going to get through to them. 

4 months, 1 week ago on Ground Breaking at Riverbend

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@Michael DiPasquale @Metal_Trooper @bfranklin And since you've edited your original comment too, the memorial was planned and funded with private funds mostly by veterans themselves. Many of our service men and women have served in both conflicts. That's the only link you need. 

This is a memorial to the people not the war. 

4 months, 2 weeks ago on The WNY Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial

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@Michael DiPasquale @bfranklin I'm replying to your since edited or deleted comment that read "And what did these brave Americans give their life for?" For the soldiers they were serving with and protecting. For the oath they took. Period, end of story. I was there with 2 of the soldiers whose names are on that stone and personally knew another. I don't like the reasons we went there, but this memorial and the article about it are not the forums for that conversation!

4 months, 2 weeks ago on The WNY Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial

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@bfranklin Thank you. I wanted to type something along those lines and it wouldn't have come across as well.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on The WNY Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial

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That's beautiful. I can see my brother in arms Heath McMillan's name at the top of the Iraq list and Mike Williams a few down from that. I can't wait to go see it in person. 

4 months, 2 weeks ago on The WNY Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial

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@bflopt I thought the same thing when I read this. It may be true by a lot of metrics, but the term "better off" is subjective. It's definitely a strangely worded sentence. 

I bike. I want more dedicated bike lanes. I commute from South Buffalo, up Harlem Rd through West Seneca and into Cheektowaga. There are some hazardous areas, like the bridges over the tracks near Broadway. 

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Beyond Bike Lanes and Sharrows

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@SoBuff @justannotherone This is Buffalo Rising where comments require no minimum amount basic information.

5 months, 1 week ago on 33rd Annual Buffalo Irish Festival Returns to Canalside

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@BuffaloFenian Not only is it well written, it's gorgeous too. I was pleasantly surprised when I found it on the counter at the Village Beer Merchant. 

7 months, 1 week ago on Introducing WNY Craft Beer Magazine

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@brownteeth @OldFirstWard @Rand503  I've been to the original Hofbrahaus in Munich and hope this opens! It will be so much fun!

Here's a video I made there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3l7EUwu-BU

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Hofbräuhaus Buffalo

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If people are staying away from Buffalo because they don't want their kids in integrated schools, they should stay in the suburbs. I don't want their racist children going to school with my daughter.

9 months ago on Former Holy Angels Academy to begin new life as home for Charter Middle School for Applied Technologies

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Carl Paladino owns buildings hosting charter schools. He wants all BPS dismantled and turned into charters. No conflict of interest there.

9 months ago on Former Holy Angels Academy to begin new life as home for Charter Middle School for Applied Technologies

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@scottbuff @LouisTully @Metal_Trooper  The comment "You can't just change it because BRO readers don't like it" could be added to almost any article on this site.

9 months, 1 week ago on Construction Watch: Courtyard Gets Signed

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It's their logo. What were they supposed to make the sign look like? They put it on a truss bridge turned on its side. How could they make it more Canalside?

9 months, 1 week ago on Construction Watch: Courtyard Gets Signed

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@runner68  It's out of place at Canalside because it's the first big business to open there. As more open, there will be more signs. Do you think Explore and More won't have a sign? 

9 months, 1 week ago on Construction Watch: Courtyard Gets Signed

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@rickhammered but It's easier for @rcgalbraith to just make a snide comment about that which he knows nothing. 

9 months, 1 week ago on Construction Watch: Courtyard Gets Signed

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A parking lot?! Oh the humanity!

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Flying Bison Brewery Ground Breaking

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@LouisTully  I spent a fair amount of time in conex's in Bosnia and Iraq. 

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Termini Plans Genesee Street Restaurant

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@NBuffGuy  This is a joke, right?

11 months ago on Falling out of Love: Wegmans and Me

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This article is unbelievable. The Amherst St. Wegman's was one of the first companies to help this neighborhood with its revival. It has one of the most vibrant customer bases of ANY location in Western New York, regardless of its business.  I have always found that Wegman's are the ultimate neighborhood meeting place. I see more friends, family and other community residents at my Wegman's than anywhere else I ever go. So the idea that Wegman's doesn't care about the community is laughable. 

As to the build out, they took community input into the design. You seem more disturbed that they're building anything than the design. Plus another structure in the neighborhood will boost the density. It's also more good jobs in the neighborhood. And it's closer to the street and will be easier to access by walkers than the larger grocery store behind. My one question is will it only have liquor, or will it also carry food?

My biggest issue with this article specifically and BRO generally is the car issue. Buffalo was turned into a car city a century ago. We can't change that overnight and without billions of dollars in infrastructure investments. Now Wegman's caters to car drivers because this is a car driving city. They can't build higher density into the walking neighborhood, though its presence there is attractive to people who want to walk. 

Do you have a full-time job and children? People living outside of the immediate 10 blocks can't be expected to walk to pick up a refrigerator full of groceries for their entire family. You claim that this is a 20th century design, but in the 21st century people buy a lot of groceries for whole families to consume over an entire week. Most families don't have time to make multiple walking trips carrying their bags. 

The length that Buffalo Rising goes to hate cars is getting ridiculous. People aren't going to give up their cars until the costs are overwhelmingly prohibitive, which is a national oil industry issue, not a Buffalo specific issue. They will also not do that until the local alternatives are viable, which they are far from. 

As the population of downtown increases and Wegman's doesn't jump into the urban market, other businesses will. It will be Wegman's loss. That shouldn't be held against them though. It's an opportunity for another vendor to increase competition in the area. 

11 months ago on Falling out of Love: Wegmans and Me

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@norwalk  The message that could be sent from an IBM logo on our tallest building could pay major dividends for future tech job marketing. 

11 months, 1 week ago on IBM Commits to Creating 500 Jobs in Buffalo

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This is a new "The Onion" style article appearing on BRO, right? If so it's hilarious! I challenge the author to go to this location by any means other than car and tell me how long it takes him to get there. 

Someone is FINALLY reusing a grain elevator. How on earth could anyone rooting for Buffalo, with a hope for reasonable preservation, possibly hate this plan?

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Suburbanizing the GLF Elevator Site

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Could you please stop with these ridiculous what if articles? In 50 years, after Buffalo has doubled its population and has the 5 billion dollars on hand needed for this project, then we can talk about it. Until then I'd prefer to focus on realistic developments. 

1 year ago on Dreaming up the next evolution of our waterfront

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@ColinWGallagher @Metal_Trooper Not if there was a stop at Elmwood and Ferry. By the time you add up the drive, parking and walking from the car to my destination I would much rather just sit on a train and be let off at the stop I wanted. Thanks for assuming what it is I would want. I've ridden trains in at least 14 cities, in 8 countries, on 2 continents. I know how they work, transfers and all. I would much prefer to hop on the train at South Park and Tift, which could run to behind the arena onto the existing track and then transfer downtown to an Elmwood line and deal with parking. 

Until I can do that, I'm forced to park and walk down to the village to get organic produce at the Co-Op and be lectured about traffic, parking and trains by people here. 

1 year ago on Benchmark Presents Revised Elmwood Design; Gets Blamed for Village’s Parking Woes

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@LouisTully@eSlu @Metal_Trooper First of all, I'm in favor of this project. I shudder to think what the parking implications are going to be, but the developer has every right to build there and I like density. I wish we had half the amenities available in my Abbott Rd. neighborhood. Now with density comes the need for transportation alternatives. Today they don't exist here. 

Now, I'm willing to go out of my way to support local businesses, most people in WNY wouldn't go through a quarter of what I do. So if I find getting to Elmwood to do my shopping a burden, most in WNY wouldn't even consider it. That is a huge barrier to further growth. I want to find a way to bring those people into the city and I'd like to do it without cars. Today it can't be done. If the idea is to inconvenience everyone into ditching their cars or supporting rail expansion, I can tell you that's a huge turnoff and the wrong way to go about it. When people on the outskirts view you as an elitist (and I'm not saying I do but I know plenty who think just that)  they won't support anything you want. That's a huge problem for rail and preservation advocates in this city.  

Is your solution to the parking issue that I should drive most of the way there and then take the bus up Elmwood? That makes no sense. It'll wind up taking just as long to get there as driving around looking for a spot. And I can't very well walk around to the shops and spend my money if I'm wasting half the time I have available looking for parking, can I? I'm the person you want shopping on Elmwood. I have a 6 figure job, like supporting local business. But that job and my family limit my free time. 

The alternative is to take public transit the whole way there. I need a car for work. I'm not going to sit on a bus, take 3 transfers for a 1.5 hour drive I can do in my car in 15 minutes. I'm also not going to drive to a bus stop. I've gone to the Co-op at least 20 times in the last 3 years when there was no parking available in the parking lot. Now I'm carrying my grocery bags by hand, which physically limits how much I can buy there. Wegman's winds up with my cash instead. 

I'm trying to be reasonable here. I'm practically begging to throw my money at Elmwood. There either needs to be expanded parking somewhere or rail. Until there is the businesses of the Village will continue to lose out on further gains.

1 year ago on Benchmark Presents Revised Elmwood Design; Gets Blamed for Village’s Parking Woes

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@eSlu I live in South Buffalo. We're members at the Co-op and love shopping on Elmwood. We have a busy family life and can't spend a half hour looking for a parking spot when I want to grab some groceries or walk the strip. Until there is a better public transit alternative Elmwood will continue to get less of my money. Buffalo will remain a car city until we change our priorities. We should either make an effort to accommodate drivers or expand rail. This in between is aggravating. It limits growth and true revival. 

1 year ago on Benchmark Presents Revised Elmwood Design; Gets Blamed for Village’s Parking Woes

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Literally crumbling building in a neighborhood I never visit RAGE!

1 year ago on Ohio Street Project Redesigned

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@disappeared @Metal_Trooper I'm talking about CCC. It was always busy in the morning, after school hours (filled with Mount Mercy girls) and late nights for music events they held. So outside of that, yeah, not "always" slammed.  

1 year ago on The Southtowns Could Use a “Street”

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