From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:
It’s been one year since Governor Andrew Cuomo touted the “Wonder Falls” project set to revamp downtown Niagara Falls.
The $150 million project is called “the biggest private sector development in the Niagara Falls in a generation.”
Wonder Falls is one of the major Niagara Falls developments set for the First Avenue area of the city. Last year Governor Cuomo spoke about how this will bring big business. He said, “How do you know its going to work? Because it’s a natural. Just look out the front door of the Rainbow Mall. Twenty-two million tourists, an international tourist destination. Just give them a place to go.”
From the Buffalo News:
The best ideas for new downtown development projects will have a crack at $40 million in public incentives, state and city officials announced Thursday.
The state and the City of Niagara Falls are offering access to public dollars over the next five years as part of a competition dubbed the “Downtown Niagara Falls Development Challenge.”
Officials said they are looking for proposals for “signature projects” to boost tourism from world-class designers, developers and operators.
The hot news last week was about Governor Andrew Cuomo suggesting that the way to resolve the dispute the state has with the Seneca Nation (and their casinos) is to open a private casino:
Yesterday I posted a few links to articles about Nik Wallenda and how Governor Cuomo has approved his proposal. If you are interested, here are bunch more links. Note that many of them use material from the Associated Press, but then add in their own comments:
From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:
New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey on Tuesday outlined a three-part plan to ensure that Niagara Falls State Park offers a welcoming and attractive visitor experience that matches the natural beauty of the Niagara River falls and gorge.
“Governor Cuomo’s administration is fully committed to revitalizing New York’s economy, and Niagara Falls State Park is a critical part of the economic future of Western New York,” Harvey said. “The facilities at Niagara Falls State Park need to match the expectations of 8 million visitors coming from around the globe each year to see the iconic falls. State Parks staff takes great pride in the park and we will dedicate ourselves to improving and enhancing the facilities that complement the falls.”