There are times I've wondered. I've asked myself, am I swimming up stream in my desire to live on this side, the other side, of Main Street? Then there are times, I'm firmly convinced that I arrived here in this little corner of Masten 10 years ahead of the wave. I was reminded last week over lunch and after a tour of various emerging neighborhoods here in Buffalo with a well seasoned developer of the importance of the difference. We know what happens to salmon after swimming up stream...
Received an email this morning from Mike Miller. He blogs at Shades of Gray and spends huge amounts of time at the Central Terminal as a board member and volunteer. He called my attention to the debate swirling around the Atwater House on Elmwood and the lack of attention by the same group of people to the beauty and challenge here on the City's East side. Like myself, Mike would like you to look further East and see the beauty and emerging potential in neighborhoods long forgotten.
A Challenge to my Fellow Preservationists
Today, I've left Buffalo twice already and returned a third time. I know it's not even lunch time. Part of the ups and downs. A few moments ago, with third cup of coffee in hand, I looked out the front window and saw the the new home of Performing Arts HS. Now, looking out the window next to my desk, I see the top of Artspace a few blocks away. 50m of public investment in the arts/education in my neighborhood.