i wonder what olmsteds plan for Riverside Park was....because it seems very far from an olmsted park...as far as Im concerned
Its sad that people will steal anything, apparently even if nailed down. Do we have someway of ensuring these thiefs can be captured if this memorial is attacked again? Can we secretly set up cameras to monitor these pieces in the hopes of catching the thiefs red handed? Just temporary moveable cameras? Something? Anything? Those who deface our civic monuments and memorials and buildings are getting more and more bold year after year and its really out of control. I figure its a fun game for these jokers and they will probably hit it again if they see the plaque has been replaced. Its a real shame that we have people who go out of their way to do harm to the community in an effort to fulfill some sort of twisted drive they have to leave a path of destruction in their wake. This applies to the graffiti vandals around this and other cities in the Country. We have domestic terrorists on our own soil here creating havoc and ruining our communities and yet we hear more billions planned for overseas interests last night in the State of the Union? Why cant we funnel our money back into our own parks and streets and cities and create environments that we American's can be proud of? The Blackrock/ Riverside community is a very valuable asset to the City of Buffalo and its on edge at this time. As I have said before I think there should be a strong effort to ensure the area is revitalized and invested in so we maintain the dense urban fabric still prevalent there. If only those who seek to better a community would win for once.
The thruway destroyed Riverside Park, and Squaw Island wasn't there, as it is now. It's great that volunteers help maintain the park, it would be even better if local residents helped and at least not cause problems. While I've heard some negatives about the Conservancy, but only see positive results. It's nice to have someone take initiative.
Many people who work at the GM plant do live in this neighborhood. I knew several growing up. I am glad that they still take the initiative to make something in their backyards nicer. It is a drop in the bucket for a company like them but at the same time it is appreciated by many many people.