PCA Sponsors

    PCA News - February 23, 2018 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

    PCA Traffic Committee:
    Neighborhood Traffic Workshop

    Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 1PM
    Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214

    Please join us in our efforts to develop workable solutions and action plans for our neighborhood traffic issues. 

    Membership & Fundraising Committee

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 6PM
    Daily Planet Coffee Company | 1862 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216

    Join PCA board members to generate ideas for increasing PCA membership and fundraising initiatives. 


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    News from the PCA

    Dash's Pays it Forward

    Dash's gave generously to the PCA because you shopped at Dash's Market and then donated your receipts to us! Thank you for all your contributions in 2017 and please continue to collect receipts in 2018. Donations like these help to advance the work we do here in Parkside.

    Your nearest Dash's Market | 1770 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216

    1. Every time you shop at Dash's Market, please save your receipt.

    2. Turn original receipts into the PCA office, 2318 Main Street (near the corner of W. Oakwood), anytime (drop in our mail slot!) and we will submit them to Dash's office for a cash back.

    There are no increased premiums, no sign up forms, no fees, no new key tags. Simply drop off your receipts. We will take care of the rest. 


    20th Annual Tour of Homes

    We are recruiting houses for the Parkside Tour of Homes!
    Sunday, May 20, 2018

    Every year the Parkside Tour of Homes invites people from the city, suburbs, and even Toronto and Rochester to visit our neighborhood. It's a chance for us to show off a little, share our unique slice of Buffalo, and raise money for PCA efforts throughout the year. 

    The PCA Tour of Homes Committee is hard at work planning our event for 2018, and we still have room on our roster for a more homes - including yours, hopefully!

    We'd be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have, and even put you in touch with homeowners in the neighborhood who have had their homes on the tour in the past. If you're thinking about being a part of the line up, please get in touch at pcadirector@gmail.com or call 716-838-1240.

    Merchant Discounts

    Do you have a Parkside area based business that you'd like to promote through a PCA membership discount offer? Reach out to the office for more details: PCAdirector@gmail.com or 716-838-1240.

    Already have a PCA membership? Take advantage of the Merchant Discounts that are provided by these area businesses:

    • Bonn Electric: 5% discount off $250 or more in electrical work. Call 694-1634.
    • City Creatures Animal Hospital: 2113 Delaware Avenue, 873-7000. 10% off all vet services.
    • Monro Muffler/Brake: 2955 Main Street, 836-0500. 15% off all stocked items, parts, and labor. Does not include collision work.
    • Shawn Tybor: 830-2515. Simonton replacement windows, free installation of every 4th replacement window, 10% off interior labor for winter months.
    • Sherwin Williams: 1470 Main Street ONLY, 884-2346. 10% discount for area customers with registration at Sherwin Williams as part of their membership program.


    You must present your valid Parkside Community Association membership card, or the receipt that was emailed to you with an online renewal, to take advantage of these discounts. No discount can be combined with other coupon/discount offers. Participation by businesses should not be construed as an endorsement on the part of the Parkside Community Association.


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    Quality of Life Committee Update

    Efforts to Expand Access to NYS Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit

    In January of 2018, The PCA sent the below linked letter to Assembly members Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Sean Ryan to express our support for expanded access to the New York State Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program to all of Parkside. It is currently restricted by census tract to the areas indicated on the above map, which excludes much of Parkside.

    To view the letter submitted by the PCA, please click HERE.

    Parkside is already designated as a Historic District in the National Register, but all of the benefits of this designation have not yet been extended. The biggest benefit would be to homeowners who would have access to the New York State Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit. Work on the residential structures may qualify for tax credits, which would cover 20% of qualified rehabilitation costs, up to $50,000 in tax credits. 

    If you would like to sign on to support this effort, please click HERE.


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    PCA Traffic Committee Update

    Has Winter Been Rough on Your Sign?

    We still have a few traffic signs in the office if you would like to replace a damaged sign, and participate in this campaign to make our streets safer. We would be happy to accept a donation if you are willing to make one.

    These signs have gotten the attention of the media, as well as drivers and residents who are frustrated by the constant barrage of traffic infractions throughout our neighborhoods.  

    Signs may be picked up, and donations may be made at the PCA office, 2318 Main Street. 

    WIVB coverage of PCA efforts: Parkside residents send message to drivers to slow down


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    Information from the Community

    Home Repair Assistance

    Delaware and University District residents may be eligible for Home Repair assistance through the University District Community Development Association, Inc. programs, including emergency repairs, weatherization, and rehabilitation matches.

    Call UDCDA: 716-832-1010, for more information.

    Landlord/Tenant Rights and Responsibilities with Neighborhood Legal Services

    Sean M. Ryan, 149th Assembly District Office | 65 Grant Street Buffalo, NY 14213

    A representative from Neighborhood Legal Services will be sharing information about your rights and resources as a renter, and what processes are available to you if you feel that your landlord is not meeting their obligations. This representative will also be able to provide information for landlords who have questions about their properties.

    Choose any of the following meeting dates:

    • Wednesday, February 28th , 10:00am – 10:45am
    • Friday, March 16th , 3:00 – 3:45pm

    You can learn more by viewing the flier above or by RSVPing on the Facebook page by clicking HERE. If you have questions about these trainings, or any other state matter, call: 716-885-9630.

     Feedback Saught on GBNRTC Plan Overview

    GBNRTC is working on the region’s updated long-range transportation plan, Moving Forward 2050. We’re interested in your feedback on the Plan Overview. Note that we will have a full draft ready for review in March. If you’d like to discuss more or have any questions, just let us know. 

    438 Main Street Suite 503 Buffalo, NY 14202
    716-856-2026 | staff@gbnrtc.org


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    Neighborhood photo of the week!

    Help us showcase our beautiful Parkside community by submitting a photo of the neighborhood for inclusion below. 

    If you've got a great shot you would like to share, please send it to PCADirector@gmail.com!

    Foggy night on Crescent Avenue.

    This week's photo was selected from Instagram user, DelanoPatterson.

    Tag your public Instagram photos with #parksidebuffalo or @parksidebuffalo and maybe we will feature you!



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    Fun Facts!

    March was the beginning of our western calendar year. We changed to the 'New Style' or 'Gregorian calendar' in 1752, and it is only since then when the year began on 1st of January.


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    Sign Up to Volunteer!

    Would you like to Volunteer with the PCA's events? Take a look at which events the PCA needs assistance with by clicking below! Thank you! 

    Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

    Annual Appeal

    Please consider donating to Parkside Community Association Annual Appeal!

    All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association—among them are the Summer Arts Camp for kids, Aging in Place, Crime Prevention, Housing Advocacy, Arts and Crafts Show, Traffic Safety, the renowned Parkside Tour of Homes and Garden & Architecture Tour, and the popular free summer “Movies in the Meadow” series.