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Re: “How the city made its Parcel 5 choice

Let's be clear about this - it doesn't happen without Golisano's gift. The type of leveraging almost never happens and the man has been an absolute angel for WNY. I'm not a huge fan of him doing it publicly, as it basically forced the City's hand. However - what a gift by someone who has already given hundreds of million to RIT, U of R, etc

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Posted by Ryan on 04/16/2017 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Politics, violence, and the city’s mayoral race

A well-thought out article. The problems have been here for decades and the only way to address them is to attack poverty levels

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Posted by Ryan on 02/20/2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Mark IV plans apartment complex for Karges Place in Swillburg

Oh, I am sure somebody will have an issue with this vacant, blighted site being developed for a beautiful looking building at an important intersection in the city right within view of the 490 Corridor. And I'm sure somebody will play devil's advocate and say that they know the demand for apartments in the city better than the banks that are going to give Mark IV a mortgage. But I'm not that somebody. This looks awesome and long overdue for that site!

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Posted by Ryan on 02/14/2017 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Coalition says keep Cobbs Hill Village

Four stories is way too much but I think a tasteful two-story design would fit in well. Saying these ancient one story buildings are outdated is an understatement

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Posted by Ryan on 11/24/2016 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Bold new proposal put forth for Midtown

(Looking to see if this was left over from the News' April Fools edition....)

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Posted by Ryan on 10/26/2016 at 12:55 PM

Re: “A soccer team gives us an example of patriotism


[pey-tree-uh-tiz-uh m or, esp. British, pa-]
devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.

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Posted by Ryan on 10/18/2016 at 1:17 PM

Re: “EMMA leader vows to fight on

At some point it just gets sad. That stretch of East Main is full of vacant lots, abandoned homes, and decrepit store-fronts.

You know what helps start the revitalization of a neighborhood or corridor such as East Main? An $18 million project like this. You know what attracts what Pastor Parham desires - "owner-occupancy, stores, and families to build itself up"? Projects like this. Do they really expect private homeowners and business owners to just accept their invitation and start investing over there, especially given how they've fought this project?

This development is going to be far nicer than anything on that stretch between Goodman and Culver and will blend in just fine with the heavy amount of commercial and industrial uses in the neighborhood. This isn't in the middle of some residential neighborhood....it's on a major mixed-use corridor that hasn't had a significant investment in decades. As a City resident, the stubbornness of these community "leaders" from EMMA is frustrating and troubling to watch.

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Posted by Ryan on 09/22/2016 at 10:03 AM

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