Category: Niagara Falls New York

Niagara Falls Days Inn to unveil new ‘sky suites’

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From the Buffalo News:

A downtown Niagara Falls hotel will unveil the results of a six-month-long makeover of its top floor Thursday.

The Days Inn at the Falls, 443 Main St., will show off four Diamond Sky Suites and 16 premium guest rooms on the eighth floor, in space that previously was a banquet room. The new rooms and suites increase the Days Inn’s room total to 188, said Maggie Barnett, director of e-commerce and marketing.

Smartphone app offers virtual tour of Niagara Falls State Park

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From the Buffalo News:

A smartphone app called “The Official Niagara Falls State Park Tour” is now available, according to Delaware North, which operates concessions in the park.

The app, available in the Apple App and Google Play stores, can be used as a tour guide while walking in the park, or a way to check out the attractions anywhere. It includes photos and stories about 17 sites in the state park, as well as an interactive map, videos and links to the gift shop.

‘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.

The gritty side of Niagara Falls

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From Macleans:

Hi I am Michelle Siu (@michellewsiu). I’m a documentary photographer and I am sharing a diptych project called “The Forgotten Dream” that I am grateful to have produced with a grant from The Economic Hardship Reporting Project (@economichardship) to document Niagara Falls, New York. Thanks for following along.

There are a series of photos that documents a bit of how Niagara Falls, USA has struggled. I wasn’t terribly impressed with the photos or their captions. I don’t think they shed any light on much of what has happened there.

Twisted Olives restaurant opens in Niagara Falls hotel

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From the Buffalo News:

A new restaurant opened two weeks ago in the Wingate by Wyndham Niagara Falls, a hotel on Rainbow Boulevard.

Twisted Olives, 333 Rainbow Blvd., boasts some of the roomiest patios downtown, with a total of 135 feet of patios stretching along two sides of the building.

Despite its hotel location, the restaurant has so far drawn many Niagara Falls residents, said Kristen Clark, managing partner.

Niagara Falls approves $35,000 for Erendira Wallenda stunt

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

The Niagara Falls Common Council approved $35,000 for a June 15 stunt over Niagara Falls that will feature the wife of famed Niagara Falls tightrope-walker Nik Wallenda.

Erendira Wallenda, an acrobat, plans to dangle by her teeth from a helicopter over the falls on June 15, the five-year anniversary of Nik’s stunt.

CITY DESK: Bullish on the Falls

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From the Niagara Gazette:

If you are down on Niagara Falls, USA, then Frank Strangio’s not your guy.

Ever the optimist, the local hotelier has been one of the city’s biggest boosters for years, both as a private business owner and as a former chairman of the county tourism agency, formerly known as the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. and now known as Destination Niagara USA.

It seems like whenever I run into Frank he’s working.

Niagara Falls may have more visitors than it thought

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From the Buffalo News:

Niagara Falls tourism officials customarily say that their city draws 8 million visitors a year, but a new study may show the figure may be larger than that.

A consultant estimates 7.3 million Americans visited Niagara Falls last year. Longwoods International is still working on numbers for Canadian and other foreign tourists, said John H. Percy Jr., president of Destination Niagara.

Niagara Falls announces summer events

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From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:

Niagara Falls announced events and activities for this summer.

Destination NiagaraUSA, Old Falls Street, USA, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Niagara Falls State Park held a joint press conference Thursday to announce the plans.

“I am so pleased that all of our downtown partners have come together to share all of the exciting events and activities that will be taking place this summer,” said John Percy, President & CEO of Destination Niagara USA in a statement. “As we look forward to another extremely successful tourist season, we are thrilled that our visitors and residents will have access to such a diverse and entertaining list of things to do.”

Consultant hired to study feasibility of events center in Niagara Falls

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From the Buffalo News:

A Minneapolis consulting firm, Conventions, Sports & Leisure International, has been hired to study the feasibility of a sports and events facility for the City of Niagara Falls.

The consultant has been directed to deliver the report by Oct. 1, according to Samuel M. Ferraro, Niagara County economic development commissioner. The $113,000 cost will be split equally among the county, city and state.

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