9/19/2006

Blogger's Day Off...

So when I'm not climbing through broken windows on the City's near East side...went looking for marble. Newell's written all about it, right here.
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Make sure to see Mmmmm for Mazurek's on BR today, too. Captured today's BR banner photo, to. Beautiful spot. Back tomorrow...
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3 comments:

BuffaloRox said...

I'll have to check out Mazurek's. So many outstanding bakeries exist in and outside of Buffalo but their future is in danger. Recently, Russ' Pastry Shoppe on West Ferry near Grant St. closed (or is closing). That property is listed by Hunt. The Tropical Bakery on Grant closed last (?) year. I can't remember the name of the bakery that moved from Niagara Street to West Seneca, but I heard they too closed (kids didn't want to take over the business).

Anonymous said...

When do you actually work and earn a living?

chip said...

Monday, I visited Buffalo with a couple of friends (we all live in the west suburbs of Rochester, so it's just an hour or so to drive over). Tony is a Buffalo native, but his parents moved him to Phoenix in the mid-seventies, when he was about 11. I got familiar with Buffalo in the seventies when I was a student at Fredonia State and Buffalo was a short drive for big-time sporting events and entertainment.

Buffalo is a fascinating city. We explored Tony's old neighborhood in
Cheektowaga, and tried to locate the spot on Fillmore where his dad ran
a pizzeria ("Pizza A Go-Go"). It was a few blocks south of Main -- the building's gone now. We also paid tribute to the site of Offermann Stadium (on Ferry, between Michigan & Masten -- there's a school there now) and the famous "Rockpile" at Jefferson & Best. A friend of mine gave us a quick tour of the NFTA's Cold Spring garage.

We located the McKinley assassination marker on Fordham Drive. A woman walking her dog informed us that the actual spot was in the back of her driveway, by the garage. From there, we found the 3 homes in North Buffalo designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

We were stunned by both the magnificence and decrepitude of Central Terminal, on the East Side. I recall changing trains there as a kid and I'm amazed that such a transportation asset could be discarded.

Lunch at the Anchor Bar was delicious, as was dessert at Antoinette's on Transit Rd., where we stopped on our way back to the Thruway. Buffalo has a lot to offer, despite its problems. We'll be back.

Chip