Connecting, again

Last Fall I had the unexpected opportunity to begin an on-line correspondence with Lisa Schamess - project editor for Blueprint Buffalo. Wrote about our late nite IMing here - Connecting - in November. On her own she sniffed out what I considered to be my most inspired post, the one I wrote in February 2005 just having left a meeting at City Hall where the decision to re-locate Performing Arts HS to this neighborhood was made.
Citizen blogger David Torke recently commented on the $28 million construction of the new public high school in the Masten neighborhood, the Buffalo Academy of the Visual and Performing Arts, noting, "The transformative quality of the decision to locate BAVPA here in this little corner of Masten should not be underestimated. It is the long awaited bridge between the two Buffalos…. the connection between Buffalo's East side and the already well developed arts, educational and retail neighborhoods of the West side." p.12 Blueprint Buffalo - Action Plan
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Lisa went on to write a piece "Everything Old is New Again," which appeared in the American Planning Association's December 2006 issue.

Just scanned the full article - page 1, 2, 3 and 4. Yeah, I know...a little shameless self promotion. Just finished re-reading Blueprint Buffalo and love how Lisa described the local Buffalo blogosphere as - "a burgeoning 'pajama press corps' of citizen bloggers."
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