Elizabeth Licata


Elizabeth Licata is the editor of Buffalo Spree, Western New York’s city/regional magazine. A lifelong area resident, Licata has been writing about Buffalo arts, architecture, and gardens for over thirty years. She is a nationally published art critic and garden writer who has written several books about Western New York art and gardens.


I have compiled a list of my favorite books about Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, and the surrounding regions, including the Genesee Valley, Finger Lakes, Western New York, Central New York, and the Southern Tier.

TRIFECTA – Three authors who focus on local attractions will sign their books from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in 42 North Brewing Co., 25 Pine St., East Aurora. Appearing are Bruce Kershner, Jennifer Hillman and William McKeever (Secret Places

Like so many elements of life, the pandemic changed the approach of co-authors (and wife and husband) Jennifer Hillman and Bill McKeever as they worked on their book Secret Places in Western New York: 25 Scenic Hikes. They had been