Buffalo Basics at 153 Eaton Street

Buffalo Basics at 153 Eaton Street

It may be hard to believe, but Buffalo, New York, was once a pinnacle of high-tech innovation, even dubbed the City of Light for being one of the first electrified towns in America. But today, with the century-old houses in the city’s low-income East and West Side neighborhoods standing in disrepair, a new organization called Buffalo Basics is hoping to reenergize the city with a low-tech approach—hands-on training.
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At the heart of the efforts are Megan McNally and Whitney Yax, two Buffalo natives who met in 2008 through Barnard College’s Centennial Scholars Program, which awards students funds for a project of their choice.

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