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Ambitious plans for Buffalo Ave. in Niagara Falls unveiled to public

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

An ambitious proposal for the future of an industrial corridor in Niagara Falls was unveiled Tuesday night. Architecture firm LaBella Associates presented to the public long-term proposals for Buffalo Avenue. Read More…

The hidden history of Niagara Falls

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From WIVB channel 4 in Buffalo:

In Niagara Falls, historians and members of the community are working together to uncover the hidden history of the Underground Railroad in the Cataract City. Read More…

Drop Goat Island Lodge Idea and Redevelop Schoelkopf Hall

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From Buffalo Rising:

When Governor Andrew M. Cuomo made his second regional State of the State address in Buffalo and announced his proposal for a $500 million expansion of the Buffalo Billion initiative, he announced a few changes on Goat Island:

On Goat Island we will create a year-round destination for tourism and build a world-class lodge with sweeping views of the Niagara River.

U.S. travel ban may affect Niagara

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

President Donald Trump’s executive order on Friday limiting access to the United States by travellers from predominantly-Muslim countries could have a ripple effect in Niagara.

While border officials could not confirm if anyone had been denied entry at Niagara border crossings over the weekend due to the controversial travel restrictions, several posts on social media claimed a number of people living in the U.S. with Green Cards have been refused entry back home after visiting Niagara.

One message on Twitter, using the hashtag #MuslimBan, claimed two Yemen natives, who hold Green Cards, were denied entry into the U.S. at Niagara Falls on Saturday. Another tweet said a Somali doctor working in Buffalo, N.Y., on a Green Card who was in Niagara Falls for the weekend was also denied entry.

Explore New York State: Spots that will take your breath away

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From Newsday:

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that Long Island and New York City make up only a tiny fraction of the state we call home.

Sure, the city has impressive views and lovely parks and Long Island’s got some great beaches, but its the rest of New York that will take your breath away.

Head north for incredible mountain ranges; west for spectacular waterfalls and gorges; east for bluffs overlooking the ocean…

Straddling the border between the U.S. and Canada, Niagara Falls actually consists of three waterfalls: Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil. While not quite as tall as some other falls around the world, it’s the volume of water that make these drops so spectacular. More than 6 million cubic feet of water per minute flow over the crests at peak time.Take advantage of the trip way up here (about 400 miles from Manhattan) and explore nearby Buffalo.

Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo brings thousands to Niagara Falls

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

During the winter months unless you’re ice fishing, a lot of fishermen are dreaming of the days the fish are ready to be caught. This weekend, thousands are traveling to The Conference and Event Center of Niagara Falls to get prepared.

One fisherman told News 4,”Gone are the days of the little red and white bobber and a hunk of worm.”

Although it can be as simple as hook, line and sinker, fishermen at the Niagara Convention Center have lots of gadgets to help them get the best catch.

Gov. Proposes Buying Downtown NF Properties

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From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:

For the first time in a very long time, there are signs of life in downtown Niagara Falls.

On Rainbow Boulevard, construction crews have been working around the clock to build Mark Hamister’s $35 million Hyatt Place hotel, set to open later this year. The world-famous Rainforest Café opened on Old Falls Street in 2015, and a few years before that, the downtown corridor welcomed the launch of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. The Robert Moses Parkway, with its prime riverfront location, will be more accessible due to a reconfiguration project funded through the state’s Buffalo Billion investment program.

In his State of the State speech last week at the University at Buffalo, Gov. Cuomo credited the state’s Buffalo Billion investment for creating $200 million in additional private-sector investment.

Then, as he unveiled the second phase of the Buffalo Billion, the governor announced a proposal for even more state investment.

“We’ll acquire underutilized property in downtown Niagara Falls,” Cuomo said. “So we can free up that land that has been locked up for too long and actually have productive commercial activity developed on it that capitalizes on the growth.”

Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom installation planned to begin

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From Niagara Frontier Publications (from last Friday):

Placement of the 22 spans of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom is about to start.

Each winter since 1964, the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom has been installed near the outlet of Lake Erie to reduce the amount of ice entering the Niagara River. Reduction in ice entering the river reduces the potential for ice jams, which can result in damage to shoreline property and significantly reduce water flow for hydroelectric power production.

Under the International Joint Commission’s 1999 Supplementary Order of Approval, placement of the spans may begin when the Lake Erie water temperature at Buffalo reaches 4ºC (39ºF) or on Dec. 16, whichever comes first. Installation of the ice boom is planned to begin today, weather permitting.

Nature gives Niagara Falls an icy new look

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From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

If you thought it felt icy out there Friday, take a look at some of these stone-cold shots we took up in Niagara Falls!

Trees, view finders and street lamps located near one of the most breath-taking sites in all of Western New York are covered in ice! Temperatures have remained below freezing over the past few days, allowing water droplets from the falls to accumulate and freeze on to objects such as trees, cars, railings, sidewalks etc…

Unknown Stories of WNY: Tesla’s Niagara Legacy

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From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo (includes video):

As Dan Davis, Joan Johnson and Lewis Buttery sit in the cafe at the Niagara Arts Culture Center, they discuss Niagara Falls history, and how it could mean big things for the future of the Cataract City. As members of the group Tesla at Niagara, they envision the famous inventor’s creation energizing tourists of the future.

The group is trying to establish a museum dedicated to the work of Nikola Tesla and the Niagara Falls Power Company.

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