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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Mayor Brown Announces Important Updates to Buffalo’s Response to the Covid-19 Emergency 08-12-21

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today joined the leadership of the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers to cut the ribbon on Westminster Commons, an affordable senior apartment complex, located at 481 Monroe St., on Buffalo’s east side.

“New affordable housing is a major part of Buffalo’s economic revival, and as we continue to Buffalo’s economic recovery following the pandemic, we must continue to work hard to ensure that all of our residents have access to safe and affordable homes,” Mayor Brown said.

 “In a city where 27 percent of our population is age 55 and over - a demographic that is continuing to rise, it is imperative that we continue to address the current and future affordable housing needs of our older residents. Westminster Commons is another great project for our seniors and represents the importance of having safe and affordable homes for our seniors to age in place, in the communities they know and love,” Mayor Brown added.

The 84-unit, low-income senior housing project received funding from multiple New York State agencies, as well as $350,000 in City of Buffalo HOME funds.

Since 2006, the Brown Administration has strategically committed $58 million for affordable housing projects that leveraged $470 million in development, creating over 2,266 new housing units for city residents, senior citizens and veterans.

Mayor Brown Reminds Ellicott District Resident It’s Bulk Trash Week 

The City’s Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets has kicked-off the Late Summer/Fall 2021 Bulk Trash schedule. Crews will be picking up bulk trash in the Ellicott District through Saturday, August 14.  

Curbside bulk trash piles cannot exceed 12 ft. long, 3 ft. wide and 3 ft. high. Tires and Electronic trash, such as televisions and computers, are not allowed to be placed in bulk trash.

Residents are also asked to follow all posted parking restrictions to give crews access to curbside bulk trash.

Bulk trash collection moves to the Fillmore District the week of August 15th.

Put Some Movement in Your Weekend with Summer City Fitness!

The City of Buffalo’s popular Summer City Fitness series kicks off its extended run this Saturday, August 14 at MLK Park.

Mayor Brown and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York announced earlier this month that due to record participation, the free dance fitness classes, which were scheduled to wrap up on August 7, will be offered through Saturday, September 4.

The one-hour sessions, which start at 10 a.m. each Saturday, take place near the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue at MLK Jr. Park. The classes feature a mix of low-impact and high-impact dance fitness classes presented by Lancia “Lala” Woods, of La Movement. Allison DeHonney, of Urban Fruits & Veggies, is at the park each Saturday offering free fruit to participants. 

The classes are open to individuals of all ages, regardless of fitness level and experience. All classes are weather dependent. 

Registration is encouraged, walk ups are welcome. For more information and to pre-register visit:

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