Leaders in Niagara Falls want to build a new convention and event center downtown. The center would be much larger than the current one on Old Falls Street. Officials say they’re currently waiting for the state to sign off on a feasibility study.
New York State Asemblyman John Ceretto said, “Once they approve it, which I hope is soon, it will go to the power proceed board and they will allocate the funding and our estimate is, we are talking about $150,000 for a study. We are not talking about a huge amount of money.”
Before 2002, the City of Niagara Falls had a much larger convention center, which is now the Seneca-Niagara Casino. The replacement for the old convention center on Old Falls Street is much smaller.
From the Buffalo News:
Nik Wallenda, who is planning to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls this summer, will be featured on “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” on HBO at 10 p.m. today, State Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, and Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-Lewiston, said Monday.
Wallenda will be interviewed about his upcoming walk and will talk about the history of his acrobat family, the Flying Wallendas, and the previous walks he has made.
I don’t get HBO, so I looked online to see if I could watch the broadcast (it was shown last night). The HBO Real Sports web site has a brief clip, but that’s all I can find. Here are a couple of screenshots. I think the second one is particularly interesting. He was chatting with the interviewer as he was standing on a wire. He stood there and looked like he was as comfortable on a wire as I am on the ground.