Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. (HOCN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to create, facilitate and support housing and neighborhood development in Buffalo’s core communities.

HOCN in the Media

PBN Buying and Redeveloping Sycamore Street Building

December 19th, 2019- Buffalo Rising Online View Original Article Preservation Buffalo Niagara acquired 72 Sycamore Street from Rocco Termini with plans to protect the landmark and bring new life to this part of Sycamore Street.  The previous owner of 72 Sycamore proposed demolition of the former boarding house in 2017. In addition to opposing the …

Termini hands 72 Sycamore over to Preservation Buffalo Niagara

December 19th, 2019- WBFO News View Original Article By Michael Mroziak He bought the building two years ago to spare it from the wrecking ball. Thursday morning, local developer Rocco Termini donated the property at 72 Sycamore Street, handing the deed over to Preservation Buffalo Niagara, which plans to revive the pre-Civil War structure for …

Termini’s donation will give historic but neglected building new life

December 19th, 2019- The Buffalo News View Original Article By Mark Sommer A developer and preservation group have partnered to save a pre-Civil War-era Sycamore Street building that not long ago was threatened with demolition. Preservation Buffalo Niagara announced Thursday that it has been given a four-story red brick building at 72 Sycamore St. near …

251 Grant Street Gets Underway

August 24th, 2019 – Buffalo Rising Online View Original Article By Newell Nussbaumer A long deserted storefront on Grant Street is finally seeing new life. Slowly but surely, this commercial district is being buttoned up, one building at a time. It was back in January that I posted on Buffalo Cooperative Federal Credit Union scooping …

Grant Street Gets a Big Boost

July 18, 2019 – Buffalo Rising Online Click Here to View Original Article By Newell Nussbaumer Grant Street is getting a big boost thanks to an infrastructure revitalization project, which is being funded with $17,000 from the office of Majority Leader David Rivera and a $99,600 grant from the Oishei Foundation. New York State Assemblyman …

Business Owners, Neighbors Gather to Clean Up Grant Street

May 4, 2019- WGRZ Click Here to View Original Article BUFFALO, N.Y. — For two hours, volunteers picked up garbage that had built up during the winter along Grant Street and surrounding neighborhoods. Local business owners and neighbors gathered for two hours Saturday morning for the second annual Grant Street Cleanup. It was held from …