A Shot of Local Pride… and a Beer

A good craft beer, Mike Tripi explains, has to have a story behind it. It’s not just some microbrewery’s summer ale; to connect with drinkers, the tall one needs a tale. Tripi’s own craft is advertising and design, and his young business, Buffalo Beer Mug Co., is riding the wave of the brewing resurgence in […]



Building Sweat Equity on Hertel

The TV monitors are jumping, the colored strobe lights are flashing, the music is pounding, and the instructor is barking out encouragement to step it up. There’s sweat. Panting. Maybe a little trash-talking. Exercising so hard was never so much fun. That’s the idea, anyway, behind Saddle Indoor Cycling, which is just reaching cruising speed […]

Construction Underway on Hertel Avenue

Despite the wintry conditions, work is underway on Frizlen’s newest urban infill project at 1685 Hertel Avenue. The development will contain 16 two-bedroom apartments, two ground floor studio apartments, and two commercial storefronts. 16 garage parking spaces will be positioned behind the retail space, accessible through a center driveway. The project is modeled after a $2.7 million dollar development at […]


Starin Ave

Starin’ Through My Rear View 3

In a recent petition to homeowners along North Buffalo’s Starin Avenue, a road diet in the form of a change in parking restrictions has been proposed to calm traffic and improve safety on what is a primarily residential street. If everything goes as planned, the 7-9am and 4-6pm parking restrictions would be removed and parking […]

What’s Next for Hertel Avenue? 19

Hertel is hot. Businesses are opening left and right, and it can be hard to keep track of everything that’s going on. Here’s our take on what’s happening to the neighborhood in the near future (in no particular order):   1. St. Margaret’s Conversion – Iskalo Development Dating back to August 2013, Iskalo Development’s $5.4 million dollar mixed use project […]

NB Development Map


Buffalo CarShare on Hertel Avenue? 1

Buffalo CarShare is looking to team up with a Hertel Avenue business/organization who is interested in helping the non-profit provide better access to transportation for the whole community. CarSharing works best in walk-able communities, with convenient access to public transportation, so Hertel Avenue is an ideal location for the next Buffalo CarShare hub. CarSharing is […]

Introducing North Buffalo Green Team

During the spring and summer months, the team will meet on a monthly basis at Belsito where they will grab supplies then venture out for an hour of picking up litter along Hertel Ave. After the cleanup, volunteers will return to Belsito for drinks and food. Each monthly cleanup will be posted as an Event on NorthBuffalo.org’s facebook.   […]



Hertel Avenue Infill

Buffalo Rising has the latest on Carl Frizlen’s North Buffalo infill project. Read more here…

A Farmer’s Market for You

North Buffalo now has it’s very own Farmer’s Market. When we asked the community what they would like to see in North Buffalo, a Farmer’s Market was among the top requests. After hard work and help from her volunteers, our Farmer’s Market Manager, Patricia Banning, was able to secure a home for the market and […]