Niagara Falls: WNY Land Conservancy announces ‘Restore the Gorge

From Niagara Frontier Publications: The Western New York Land Conservancy invites the community to attend a project unveiling at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Niagara Falls Public Library, for “Restore the Gorge,” its planned ecological restoration of the Niagara Gorge. With funding from phase two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion economic development…

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In Niagara Falls visit, Cuomo hails new hotel overlooking rapids

From the Buffalo News: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday that a new 191-room hotel overlooking the Niagara River rapids was the latest evidence that the state’s efforts to strengthen the Niagara Falls economy are working. In a speech to nearly 200 local residents and officials, Cuomo said he wants Empire State Development to “step…

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Cuomo seeks to complete Empire State Trail by 2020, add Goat Island lodge in Niagara Falls

From Niagara Frontier Publications: Also, speaking of the outdoors and encouraging guests to stay longer, Cuomo announced big plans for Niagara Falls State Park and the Niagara Gorge on Monday while at the University at Buffalo. “We’re going to reclaim 135,000 acres of the Niagara Gorge corridor, preserving the rich ecology,” Cuomo said. “It will…

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More time granted for Rainbow redevelopment

From Buffalo Business First: The two development groups vying for the rights to bring a large portion of Niagara Falls’ Rainbow Centre Mall have been given extra time to fine tune their bid package. Empire State Development has pushed back the final submission deadline from Dec. 12 to Jan. 31, officials confirmed.

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Niagara Falls Aquarium assessment approved for $66,100

From the Buffalo News: A $66,100 agreement to pay for an assessment of conditions at the Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., was approved Wednesday by directors of the USA Niagara Development Corp., a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corp. The assessment is intended to help the aquarium make informed decisions about future reconstruction…

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