Coe Place...Round 2

This is bad. Two of Coe Place's most vulnerable houses are listed on the MBBA-JER list of 1500 properties that were flipped a couple years ago by the City of Buffalo. I've been all over the larger story and created this "MBBA-JER social spreadsheet." It's searchable and contains the complete list of abandoned, partially boarded, derelict and presumably vacant houses controlled by MBBA. Those people in Albany control both 28 and 39 Coe Place which is next door to Artspace and Belmont Shelter.
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According to Chris Hawley's recent work Midtown: Poised for Renaissance
Coe Place is the most historically and urbanistically significant street in the Midtown neighborhood. At one time a brick pedestrian pathway, converted to a residential street by a quixotic nineteenth-century skating rink operator, Coe Place is a charming, very narrow street, originally no more than fifteen feet wide, lined with a collection of close-knit Queen Anne-style houses whose singular attributes are unmatched anywhere else in Buffalo. read the rest
Earlier this year "friends of Coe Place" wrestled the Ward House away from Belmont Shelter's demolition list. They've seen the light and have now properly secured their house - right here - and word is they will rehab rather than demo the Ward House.

Any ideas how we can free both 28 and 39 Coe Place from Albany's callous grip? Let me know.

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