‘Shadow Selfies’ bring life to vacant Niagara Falls storefronts

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    Niagara University students spent Wednesday morning decorating windows of vacant buildings in Niagara Falls.

    “So we’ve been working with about 4 or 5 people all morning just taping them up, trying to better the community make it more attractive,” said Jake Martineau, Niagara University student.

    Several life-size silhouettes or ‘shadow selfies’ can now be seen on vacant storefronts at the corner of Main and Third street.

    “I know overtime that a number of these have been shoe stores, restaurants, closed and shuttered since then. But the idea is hopefully it will spur people to say I’m going to take a chance, I’m going to invest in Niagara Falls,” said Michael Beam, Niagara University Castellani Art Museum Special Projects.

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