Mark Goldman’s City of My Heart casts a revealing spotlight on Buffalo, its rich history and the origins of the preservation movement. Each chapter focuses on a compelling theme. The twist-filled story of Chippewa Street. Vivid glimpses of Buffalo’s diverse neighborhoods, including Black Rock, Central Park, North Buffalo, South Buffalo and the West Side. The city’s developing waterfront. It even delves into contemporary controversies, including the noisy debate over efforts to bring a Bass Pro to the city’s shoreline.
For more than 50 years, Goldman’s life has been intertwined with the life of the City of Buffalo. His work as an historian, author, teacher, creator of the Calumet Arts Café and the Allen Street Hardware Café, in addition to his extensive engagement in some of the most important public policy debates, has provided him with unique insights into the region’s recent history.
City of My Heart is romantic and infused with hope, an effort to extract from the often painful pages of our history aspects of our past that will inspire faith in ourselves and our community.
“I want this book to water the wholesome, to help us hold on to hope and the promise of tomorrow,” writes Goldman.
235 pages, softcover