Congressman Brian Higgins joined Mayor Byron W. Brown today to unveil commemorative street trailblazing signs that are now posted on Woodside Avenue in South Buffalo where Tim Russert grew up. The signs are located at each end of the block of Woodside Avenue where the Russert family once resided. The intersections are Woodside Avenue and McKinley Parkway and Woodside Avenue and South Park Avenue. Since the trailblazing signs are commemorative street signs, the street’s formal name will not be changed. The signs read: “This Route is Designated Tim Russert Way.”
In a communication filed on June 19th with the Buffalo Common Council, which approved the measure, Mayor Brown stated, “I believe it is fitting that the City of Buffalo honor the memory and legacy of one of the City’s greatest ambassadors and favorite sons. Therefore I respectfully request that Your Honorable Body authorize the placement of trailblazing signs on Woodside Avenue in honor of Tim Russert, near the very home where he grew up in the City of Buffalo.”
"Tim Russert's contribution to this neighborhood, this city, and our nation is unmistakable. The sense of loss is tremendous, only surpassed by the sense of pride in the amazing accomplishments of a guy from South Buffalo," said New York State Assemblyman Mark Schroeder.