by jill - posted 5:00 pm, June 27, 2011
Keep an eye out for activity from Buffalo Unscripted, a documentary project by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Buffalo Unscripted will hit the streets and interview Buffalonians about Buffalo during July 16-24. Sign up for email updates and follow them on Tumblr. Buffalo Unscripted team member Julia Rocchi blogged about her first visit to our fair city:
“The itinerary took us to all corners of the city — art districts, historic corridors, park systems, grain elevators, urban gardens, Frank Lloyd Wright houses, and neighborhood after neighborhood after neighborhood.
But those diverse sites paled in comparison to the people we met who care about them. Be they homeowners, activists, historians, planners, or simply concerned citizens, Buffalonians impressed us with their hospitality, warmth, and deep pride in their community.
Moreover, these folks get shiznit DONE. They see a problem and they tackle it head on, usually with their like-minded neighbors in tow. Like the West Side neighborhood group opposing the Peace Bridge expansion. The ‘unofficial mayor’ who organized the first-ever Neighborhood Forum. Or the local business owner planning to repurpose the grain elevators and keep industrial heritage alive.”