I’ve been to the Larkin District twice in the past few weeks since Paul and I moved to Buffalo. It’s such a cheerful area!
Both visits occurred on a Tuesday so we could take part in Larkin Square’s Food Truck Tuesday event. They just started doing this in May and it was an immediate success. From 70 or so people the first week, to over 200 the second week, they now have thousands of people who come by to eat from a wide variety of food trucks, listen to music, and mingle outdoors. It’ll be a shame when they have to shut down for the winter.
You may remember these shots of Larkin Square that I took last September when the area was devoid of people:
Well, on a beautiful evening in mid-August, the crowd looks more like this:
And I even found one of Mark Weber’s Pianos in Public!
Our visit on July 30th was even more eventful because we signed up to take a tour of the Larkin District through the WNY APA. My friend Angela is a member of the group and told us about the tour earlier in the day — luckily that was enough advance notice for us to jump at the chance.
The tour guide was super informative and we learned a lot about the history of the area. It lasted about an hour and a half with a Q&A session at the end with Larkin District developer Howard A. Zemsky. Here are a few shots I took during the tour:
I will definitely be back!