Thursday “Things-to-Do”: Niagara Falls State Park

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Thursday “Things-to-Do”: Niagara Falls State Park

Well, this is somewhat obvious, right? It is one of the natural wonders of the world, and everyone knows about it.

Niagara Falls

But, if you’re new to Western New York and you live in one of our downtown Buffalo apartments, you might not realize how close the Falls are. Even if you live in our lofts that are a bit more to the north, maybe you haven’t made it over to the wonder as of yet.

Even if you have been, maybe you didn’t know of a few things that the Falls offers:


Goat Island

Goat Island

Goat island offers a few great views of the falls, several smaller islands (Three Sisters) that are fun to look around, as well as some great spots for picnics. Go exploring and, even if you’ve been there before, you’ll be sure to see a side of Niagara Falls that you haven’t seen before.


Devil’s Hole

Devil's Hole

Devil’s Hole State Park is just a bit north of the Falls, and it makes for great hiking if you are so inclined. A fantastic way to escape the city, you’ll be sure to get a workout and see some beautiful nature – just be sure to bring a hiking buddy, since the trails can be a bit dangerous.


Bridge to Canada

Rainbow Bridge

If you didn’t know, you can walk over Rainbow Bridge and check out the Canadian side. Along the way over, you can see a great view of the Falls, and Canada has beautiful gardens, fun night life and even a Duty Free. Keep in mind that you will need a passport or enhanced license to get through the border, and it’s a good idea to have some cash handy in addition to any cards that you might have.

frIDay Interior Design: Industrial

The industrial interior design style stresses functionality – to some extent. That doesn’t mean that this particular style doesn’t look cool, though. In fact, the rustic and stripped down nature of the industrial aesthetic looks very cool, modern and comfortable, especially in spaces that already feature a bare-bones appeal (such as loft style apartments).


Practically then, how can you pull off an industrial look in your Buffalo apartment?


1 – Expose the Innards

Okay, that could sound a bit weird out of context. But, you’ll remember it, right?

With an industrial look, don’t be afraid to show of the framework of a couch or the underlying brick/wood structures of your walls. Industrialism stresses the beauty of how things work. So, if you buy an antique chair that needs new upholstery: apply new fabric to the cushion and seat back, but feel free to leave the side of the chair open – like this piece from Restoration Hardware:


You can apply the same concepts to flooring as well – exposing concrete with scattered area rugs really helps the look.


2 – Stick to Neutral Colors

As you might have gathered from the previous photos, neutral colors tend to work best in an industrial interior:



Brown, tan, gray, beige, white, black. These colors provide the majority of color in an industrial space because raw materials (wood, concrete, leather) tend to feature them pretty heavily.

Other colors come in by way of accents. Keep furniture, walls and shelving neutral, then you have a lot of room to work with in your accent colors.


3 – Lots of Metal & Wooden Pieces

You’ll notice a lot of lighting fixtures that rely on heavy metal elements in their structure:



You will also notice pieces that utilize both cast iron and wood (like the table above).

Keep in mind that a lot more goes into industrialism than we’ve covered here. But, if you keep to these basics, you’ll probably be off to a good start.

Wednesday Boardom – “Interior Design” by Design Collector

Continuing with our Wednesday Pinterest Board feature, we will take a look at “Interior Design” by Design Collector. This board features a lot of modern design, some of which resembling Kissling’s Buffalo loft interiors. Many of these concepts can be applied to our Buffalo apartments as well…



Notice how cool the above space looks, yet there’s not much to it. Everything looks as if it belongs there, and it feels very comfortable, even as a photograph.


Modern + Vintage


Notice the juxtaposition of the classic looking sofa with mostly “modern” pieces surrounding it. Sometimes this can be difficult to pull off, but it’s definitely doable with the right ratio or classic to modern.




A lot of apartments and lofts have random nooks, and it can be difficult to figure out how to utilize the space. This is a great example: a small table, a few accents and a bit of art. You can throw your keys, bag or whatever on the table, and it makes for a subtle bit of charm in what could be an otherwise charmless part of a room.

298 Main St.

298 Main Street – Located on Main Street near West Swan Street and Cathedral Park in downtown Buffalo

SPACE AVAILABLE – CALL ROSE SEEGE at (716) 853-2787 ext. 102

History – Situated in the core of downtown Buffalo, 298 Main Street was first developed by Dr. James Platt White in 1881 –  an eminent citizen who was influential in the creation of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine.  The “original” White Building, as it was then known, was 7 stories tall and the first fireproof building in Buffalo.  In 1905, Dr. White’s widow, Mary Anna White, replaced the original building with the current structure – the “new” White Building (now called The Main and Cathedral Building).  Designed by the renowned architecture and structural engineering firm of R.J. Reidpath and Sons, it is constructed from concrete and brick and fronts both Main Street and Cathedral Park.  The building’s architecture is quietly elegant, blending the symmetry of Georgian Architecture with Italian Renaissance design elements such as stone dentil cornices.

Vision – We are adaptively redeveloping 298 Main Street into a mixed-use transit oriented development with Class A office space, live/work loft apartments, penthouse lofts, a stunningly appointed lobby and ground level retail space.  The building will contain 14,000 ft2 of ground floor retail, 45,000 ft2 of office space and 45,000 ft2 of residential space – including 24 live/work lofts on floors 7-10 and two penthouse lofts on floor 11.

Amenities – Among the amenities included in each apartment will be granite countertops, high-end stainless steel appliances, modern energy-efficient lighting fixtures and in-apartment laundry units.  Building amenities will include: 24 hours a day security and valet parking; 16 hours a day concierge; video intercoms to announce guests; and inclusion of utilities (except electric), cable and internet.  All apartments include 1 free parking spot at the Pearl Street parking garage with guaranteed availability of 1 more for a small monthly fee.  NFTA Metro Rail stops (in both directions) are less than 100 feet from the entrances and at least 15 crosstown NFTA Bus Stops are within a ¼ mile radius.

Availability – Contact Rose Seege at (716) 853-2787 ext. 102 for leasing information. – Commercial space is available and can be built out to your requirements.


  • Stunning Lobby with Ground Floor Retail
  • Premier Location right on the Metro Rail
  • Secure Building with Card Access & Surveillance Cameras
  • Security Guard in Lobby
  • Concierge & Valet Service Available
  • Elegant Class A Office Space
  • Build to Suit Office and Retail Space
  • Modern Mechanical Systems and Central Air Conditioning
  • Elegantly Refurbished Elevators
  • In-Apartment Laundry Machines
  • High End Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Parking Spot Included (Residential Only)

Space Available

Build to Suit Ground Floor Retail Space Available

7th – 10th Floor – 24 Live/Work Lofts

11th Floor – Two Penthouse Lofts

For leasing information

Please contact Rose Seege.

(716) 853-2787 ext. 102

Downtown Buffalo Lofts | W. Huron Lofts

Downtown Buffalo Lofts | West Huron Lofts

The West Huron Buffalo Lofts feature loft style apartments in the refreshing setting of the city’s downtown. Downtown Buffalo offers convenience, luxury, and exciting nightlife. Character and charm in a restored historic building with 8 apartments with 2 bed/2.5 bath and 1 bed/1 bath configurations. For a deeper dive into life at 201 West Huron, check out our apartment spotlight blog post.

Downtown Buffalo is booming, with new restaurants and architecture popping up left and right. The Theater district on Main St. has been refaced and jazzed up. These Lofts are only minutes away from Canalside, and feature quick access onto the 33 and 190. If you are looking for a swank new industrial loft in Buffalo NY, you’ve got to check out the W. Huron Lofts.



  • City Hall
  • Valero Gas Station
  • Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant
  • Starbucks

Elmwood Village Apartments | 209 Summer

Elmwood Village Apartments | 209 Summer

This building features beautiful 1 and 2 bedroom Buffalo apartments located within walking distance from the vibrant Elmwood Village.

These unique loft-style apartments in Buffalo feature functioning fireplaces and bedrooms that are on the second floor with the living space on the ground floor. This property also offers two bedroom apartments. The Elmwood Village is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Buffalo NY. There is always something to do, someone to meet, or something new to do. For a great new home, check out these Buffalo Loft apartments!

Food / Convenience Stores

Elmwood Market
Price Rite – Food Store
Walgreen’s Pharmacy

Nightlife / Entertainment

Elmwood Village & Elmwood Avenue strip of bars and restaurants.
Delaware Avenue bars and restaurants
Kleinhans Music Hall
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Other Places of Interest

Elmwood Auto Care
The UPS Store
Key Bank
Near Bus Route
The Womens and Childrens Hospital of Buffalo