No Boundaries

No Boundaries 2 Introduction

No Boundaries is produced by Rise Collaborative - a Buffalo lifestyle brand promoting small businesses and non-profits via social media and public events. We believe that a true renaissance in our region will incorporate every community and every neighborhood. These stories are meant to spark…

NB2: Sprawl Damaging Buffalo & Its Suburbs

Examining Buffalo's failure to contain its sprawl, its negative effects, and the successful plan Portland, Oregon implemented decades ago. By Chuck Banas Buffalo is experiencing a rejuvenation of sorts, and there is reason to think the region’s long decline is ending. New demographic trends belie…

NB2: Variety is Spice of Life at Casa Azul

By James Colombo III We’re fortunate to have a growing restaurant community in Buffalo. Amongst the ever changing culinary scene, one spot stands out - Casa Azul in downtown Buffalo. The Genesee Street restaurant, owned and operated by Zina Lapi and Victor Parra Gonzalez, dishes…

NB2: #LiveNF, A Hashtag Lifts a City

By Seth Piccirillo A simple hashtag is communicating a renewed confidence in Niagara Falls, NY. Beyond the hashtag, #LiveNF is a civic group of local residents focused on helping people discover and rediscover the Niagara Falls community. Through events like Niagara Falls Pints for Progress,…

NB2: LGBTQ Homelessness in Buffalo

By Kevin Thurston “When a transgender client comes to you and says, ‘This is who I am,’ you have to decide whether you will help them, what they need [and] if you will show your discomfort. Most of you won’t have that problem. You are…