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Category: elmwood

02/08/07 02:56 - 19ºF - ID#38069

Good Bye History: The Atwater House

Well its time to say good bye. The Atwater House at 1089 Elmwood has lost the what I think will be the final battle.

The appeals court has said that the Atwater house is NOT in a historic area nor is the house itself historic and the judge ruled the city did not consider those circumstances when denying the demolition permit for a certain someone to expand their restaurant.

Now here is the interesting part.

1) The Atwater House was the first house built on that block on this end of Elmwood, as discovered by maps at the Erie County and Buffalo Historical Society on Elmwood and Nottingham Tr.

2) As reported by Wikinews The Atwater house, before it was the "Atwater house" was formaly known as the John C Hill Hotel, which was in operation during the Pan Am Exposition of 1901 (research done at the Historical Society), which also means that the owner of the house could easily make it into ie: bed and breakfast or something.

3) Recently, in the past few years, an old oil company was unearthed in an archaeological dig in the Erie Canal in Downtown Buffalo that was owned and operated by Edward Atwater who founded the first oil company in Buffalo and also was owner and live in resident of the Atwater house, also reported by Wikinews.

All this information has been ignored by the courts and in fact no one has bothered to even research this property as much as I have. I would not be surprised if no one has even researched the deed on the Atwater house. If Svarino stopped the hotel based on deds that said no businesses, hotels of "anykind whatsoever" then I wonder what the Atwater house deeds say??

In any event, it seems that the fight is over. But if you think a petition would help, someone has set up one on, which was there during 2003ish when the battle first begun, Sign it to save the Atwater house:

I am not sure who started it but it needs to be updated. Please sign it and spread the link as far as you can.
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Category: websites

02/01/07 03:47 - 28ºF - ID#37953

Hollywood Stock Exchange

I love this site. It really is neat . The Hollywood Stock Exchange allows you to trade stocks in movies and movie stars. Movies include newly announced, in production, past or present. It is all 100% free and no catch.

You sign up and get I think 1,000,000 hollywood bucks and you can start trading. It works like the real stock exchange except this is open 24/7 and is worldwide.

The creaters want to use the site as a future of predicitng good and or bad movies. Its hard to explain the dep details, but it is easy to use and play around with.

so go here:

Sign up and mention MY screenname on the site as the reference that got you to sign up: Jason20m1980 and I get money :)

Enjoy and tell me what you think :)
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Category: politics

01/30/07 03:12 - 24ºF - ID#37923

Poll: Americans want Bush impeached

According to an online poll currently being cunducted by MSNBC, when voters are asked "Do you believe President Bush's actions [in Iraq] justify impeachment? as of January 28, 2007 87% said yes.

My profile "digging" it:
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11/22/06 01:39 - ID#21972

Impersonation is a bit**

Well I thought it would come to this. Apparently someone like to pose as me on Buffalo Rising. It seems I have been accused of badmouthing Sam Savarino of Savarino Construction, the developer who wants to build the hotel on Elmwood and Forest.

It seems that someone somewhere is using my name or screen name on Buffalo Rising and using quotes from articles I have written based on the hotel and badmouthing Savarino in the process.

First things first. I hate Buffalo Rising. It seems to me that everyone on there is the same person with different screen names badmouthing the opponants of the hotel. I have even been told that I write more articles GAINST the hotel than are FOR the hotel.

Maybe it seems that way to some but the truth is, I write what I think is news, in regards to the hotel. Whether its for or against the hotel, I could care less. Where there is news, I will write it.

I do not believe that some people will go to such extremes to stop the flow of accurate information to the public. I as a freelancde journalist believe in nothing but the facts. I report the facts. If someone does not like those facts then talk to me or the direct source. Do not go on some crusade to knock out the little guy becuase you do not like the facts. If you have a problem with me, or my reporting, then talk to me and only me. But I will not allow some sour puss to ruin my reputation on Wikinews. If you have a problem, here I am. Step up.
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Category: elmwood

11/16/06 01:45 - 61ºF - ID#21971

Elmwood Village Hotel off the table/dead

The proposed Elmwood Village Hotel seems to be a DEAD deal and no longer on the table. Get the stry here that I just wrote:

They are for sale :)
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08/23/06 01:46 - 74ºF - ID#21970

Channel 4 News and plagerism

Channel 4 News recently aired the story about Pano's Restaurant cutting hours on the overnights. They unfortunately do not have the story posted on their site anymore, but WNY Media Network posted the story here: , on their sitre before Channel 4 could delete it from history saying:

From Channel 4's Web site:

A late night dining tradition along Buffalo's Elmwood strip may soon be coming to an end.

News 4 has learned the owner of Pano's Restaurant is considering scaling back his hours.

The restaurant opened on the first day of the Blizzard of '77.
Since then, it has been open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

There's no word yet on why the owner is considering cutting the restaurant's hours.

Note in the edit history ( ) of the Wikinews article here: that the Wikinews article was published on the 21 of August, one day prior to the Channel 4 story.

Note the quotes about the blizzard of 77:

Wikinews: Pano's opened in 1977 on the day of the blizzard of '77' and has "remained open for 24 hours since then", only closing for an hour at a time on the weekends to clean up and prepare the restaurant for breakfast, said Georgiadis.

Channel 4 according to WNY Media: The restaurant opened on the first day of the Blizzard of '77. Since then, it has been open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Also note that an e-mail was sent to Channel 4 alerting them to the story on Wikinews, but the e-mail did NOT mention any piece of the article and had a link to the copyright rules in reprinting or airing material used from Wikinews articles. They failed to cite Wikinews as a source or original author.

Plagerism is illegal.

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08/22/06 01:02 - 77ºF - ID#21969

Elmwood Village Gatekeepers launch site

The "Elmwood Village Gatekeepers" have launched a new website for their Request for Proposals on the corner of Elmwood and Forest. You can go to the home page here and look on the left of the page to download a printable version of the RFP.

Request For Proposal
Elmwood Village Gateway and

Elmwood Village Gatekeepers
Responses requested by: September 1, 2006
Submissions requested by: October 1, 2006

Objective of this RFP:

The intersection of Elmwood and Forest Avenues is the prominent entrance or "Gateway" to what is possibly Buffalo's most well known, signature neighborhood, The Elmwood Village.

Assets on the southeast corner of Elmwood and Forest include an elevated green space and five turn of the century historic homes. At the northwest corner of Elmwood and Forest is the "Elmwood Forest" a historic green space containing stands of mature pines, other trees and lawn. An all too rare and precious feature in an urban landscape, and part of the historic Olmsted vision for planning the City of Buffalo.

We advocate re-use and renovation of the existing structures and green space presently on these historic sites to create a unique, uplifting and imaginative entranceway to Buffalo's signature Elmwood Village.

We are seeking conceptual schematics which will:

> Preserve, enhance and re-use the existing five historic homes at the southeast corner of Elmwood and Forest.

> Preserve, unify and highlight the unique elevated green space and
lawns at the southeast corner of Elmwood and Forest, and make them accessible as a public "commons."

> Create a unified view of the unique greenspace at the southeast corner of Elmwood and Forest to reflect the "Elmwood Forest" at the northwest corner of Elmwood, and Forest honoring Olmsted's vision of green ways throughout Buffalo.

For information please email:

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08/21/06 12:56 - 75ºF - ID#21968

Panos restaurant ending overnight shift

After nearly thirty years, Pano's Restaurant at 1081 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, New York will end a tradition of being open 24 hours a day, seven days a week by ending its overnight foodservice.

The tradition for Buffalonians, who are able to enjoy drinks at the bars and clubs until 4:00 a.m. will end sometime at the end of August or September, according to overnight manager Wendi Dittmar and resturant accountant Roseanne Jones.

"We will be starting the closure of the overnight shift sometime in the next 2 weeks to a month," said Dittmar in an exclusive interview with Wikinews.

Jones told Wikinews that owner Pano Georgiadis is "just fed up" with the "destruction, the walk-outs of bills and fights that the 'drunk' people cause" to his resturant.

Pano's opened in 1977 on the day of the blizzard of '77' and has "remained open for 24 hours since then", only closing for an hour at a time on the weekends to clean up and prepare the restaurant for breakfast, said Georgiadis.

Artvoice who holds the "Best of Buffalo" competition every year where readers vote for their favorite Buffalo place, has listed Pano's as the Best of Buffalo for best brunch, best Greek restaurant, best patio and best super-cheap breakfasts for 2006.

Georgiadis is expected to make several radio announcements within the next few weeks.

Copyright: Wikinews, Article:
Posted using Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 liscense
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Category: elmwood

07/16/06 12:17 - 83ºF - ID#21967

Oppose to supporters hase gotton nasty about the opposers of the hotel. Now we are going to get nast back.

OPPOSE the Elmwood Village Hotel proposal

When: Monday July 17, 2006
Time: 5:00pm
Where: Elmwood and Forest

Hope to see you there.
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Category: elmwood hotel

07/13/06 06:52 - 84ºF - ID#21966

Opposers of Hotel launch counter protest

Opposers of the Elmwood Village Hotel have decided to pull a counter attack on the so-called "rally" in support of the hotel on Monday at 5pm on the proposed site at Elmwood and Forest.

Opposers say that the protest of the hotel will be peaceful and be isolated to opposite the side of of the street from the supporters of the hotel. They are asking anyone who is AGAINST the proposal to attend. is calling the opposers "Banannas" and "Nimby's" (Not In My Backyard).

The opposers of the hotel have not once called names of those who support the project and to this day have respected those who support the project and their stance. They have never subjected to name calling and or any kind of rotton names etc... We fought for our cause without the severe defense mechanism that this support group is.

My question is, where were they when we opposed? Why is this the FIRST support rally they had? And most important, how many of them live in the city? I respect those opinions of those who live in Derby, Cheektowaga, Amherst, etc...But I do not support them telling the opposers what's best for their neighborhood/community.

Lets not forget that the only reason why this proposal came about was because of one person. Hans Mobius. If he was not such a "slumlord" and kept his proerties up to code and looking at least halfway decent, then there would be no proposal. He neglected them for many years and continues to do so. And all the crime and violations disappear in to thin air, and he gets a hefty 3 to 4 million dollars for his crimes.

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