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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Mayor Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to the Covid-19 Emergency 03-26-21

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced a new effort to crack down on illegal operation of All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and dirt bikes that asks City residents to alert the Buffalo Police Department via a tip line when they spot them on Buffalo streets.

“ATV riders who illegally speed down City streets pose traffic and safety hazards, as well as causing property damage, and neighborhood disruption. Our residents can be a big help in reducing this activity by calling or texting our confidential tip line,” Mayor Brown said. “Tips that lead to the confiscation of the vehicles are eligible for a reward up to $100.”

Groups of ATV drivers illegally clogging Buffalo’s commercial corridors and residential streets during warm weather months have become an increasing safety and quality of life issue in recent years. Because these small vehicles can quickly change course and evade police officers, real-time tips will greatly increase the ability to locate and confiscate the vehicles.

To report illegal ATV/dirt bike use, call or text the TIPCALL Line at (716) 847-2255.

Tips should include specific information such as: Identifying information about the vehicle (details like make, color, stickers or other personalization) and the specific location, date and time of operation. Residents with information on where these vehicles are being stored are also asked to contact the TIPCALL Line.

Four City Parks Closed for Post-Windstorm Clean-up

The City of Buffalo’s Broderick and Centennial Parks, Bird Island Pier, and the Erie Basin Marina will remain closed Saturday, March 27th as Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets crews conduct clean-ups following Friday’s windstorm.

Pedestrians and motorists are asked to avoid these sites until the City announces they are cleared for re-opening.

Get A Covid Vaccination, Drop Off Diapers

Buffalo’s Durham Memorial AME Zion Church Outreach Center will be the site of a one-day, pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic tomorrow, Saturday, March 27th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are required. To schedule a vaccination call: (716) 536-8543. The Center is located at 200 E. Eagle St.

The City of Buffalo is joining with the Center to hold a Diaper Drive simultaneous to the pop-up clinic, next door at 174 E. Eagle St. Those heading to the clinic and the general public are encouraged to drop-off diapers, pull-ups, and feminine hygiene products for the Diaper Drive.

All donations will go to the Durham Maternal Stress-Free Zone.

The Broadway Market’s Easter Shopping Season Moves into its Final Week!

The historic Broadway Market is heading into its 132nd Easter Week with a full slate of vendors, great entertainment, and the Easter Bunny! Don’t wait until the last minute to get all your Easter favorites, continue a family tradition or start a new tradition with a visit to the Broadway Market.


Market hours this weekend are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., tomorrow, Saturday, March 27th and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Palm Sunday, March 28th.


The Broadway Market’s Easter Week hours will be:

Monday, March 29th - Thursday, April 1st from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 2nd from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 3rd from 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The market is closed on Easter Sunday, April 4th.


The Easter Bunny will be at the market:

Saturday, March 27th and 28th from Noon to 4 p.m. Monday, March 29th – Friday, April 2nd from Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 3rd from Noon to 4 p.m.


Easter Holiday Entertainment Schedule:

Saturday, March 27: Special Delivery Band, Noon – 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 30: Docenko, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 3: Special Delivery Band, Noon – 3 p.m.

The Friends of the Broadway Market is offering a limited number of Easter Dinner Baskets filled with popular holiday foods, designed to feed four people.

The baskets, priced at $80 each, will contain traditional Easter favorites, plus some popular new items. Contents will include: Lupas Meats ham, Camellia Meats polish sausage, Broadway Seafood, Inc. cod, Babcia’s Pierogi Company pierogi, Malczewski’s butter lamb, Famous Horseradish horseradish, White Eagle Bakery rye bread and cupcakes, We R Nuts kettle corn, Lewandowski Produce asparagus and small potatoes, Deb’s Delights jam and Strawberry Island Chocolates candy.

Only 100 of the special Easter baskets will be available, so order now!

Easter meal baskets can be ordered at: For additional information contact the Broadway Market at 716-893-0705. Basket pick-up will take place on Saturday, April 3 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Kitchen @ The Market.

There’s still time to pre-order and schedule curbside pick-up. A list of participating vendors and information on the pre-ordering and pick-up process is posted on the Market’s website: and the City of Buffalo website: Curbside pick-up slots are only available Wednesday, March 31st through Saturday, April 3rd. The Broadway Market adheres to all CDC and NYS COVID-19 guidelines. You must wear a mask while inside the Broadway Market.


Mayor Brown Gives Keynote Speech At Grand Opening of the Buffalo City Mission’s New Community Center

Mayor Brown delivered the keynote speech today as the Buffalo City Mission officially opened its new Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise. The $15 million center will provide services to those who are on the brink of homelessness, as well as those currently homeless. The 75,000-square-foot building will provide space for social service agencies, case management, education, mental health services, a Recuperative Care Unit, medical care, job skills training, housing and career development, legal services, food and clothing.


Mayor Brown’s Annual Women’s History Month Celebration Goes ‘Virtual’

Mayor Brown will honor 14 women who work for the City of Buffalo for their contributions in his annual Women’s History Month celebration.

 The ‘virtual’ ceremony will debut at Noon on Monday, March 29th on the Mayor’s Facebook page, the City of Buffalo YouTube channel and Government Channel 1304. To subscribe free of charge to the new YouTube channel visit: www. The Mayor’s Facebook page can be found at:

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