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    Rediscovering Niagara Falls

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    From Niagara Frontier Publications:

    One of the greatest attractions on Earth is less than 15 minutes from your backyard.

    It’s a wonder of the world, located within America’s oldest state park.

    And you’re missing out on it.

    “The thing that amazes me every day is that every day there are people here who save money their whole lives to come here – from around the world,” said Angela Berti, APR, marketing and public affairs officer for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

    Locally, “We get all these people that just – they take it for granted,” Berti said. “And at the same time, people are saving to come from China and India. And we need to respect that, and take more advantage of it.”

    Plans call for section of Robert Moses to be removed

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    One section of the Robert Moses Parkway will soon be no more.

    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, announced Monday that the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has confirmed that it will release a plan in June to remove the southern section of the controversial roadway and replace it with an at-grade road. The removal would involve all four lanes of the southern section of the roadway which runs between John B. Daly Boulevard and Niagara Falls State Park. As part of the project, it would be replaced with a two-lane road that would be designed to allow for a more pedestrian-friendly crossing and improved access to the waterfront.

    Also see:

    • WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo – Schumer Reveals Plan to Demolish Portion of Robert Moses Parkway
    • Buffalo News – Plan to remove portion of Parkway advances

    Robert Moses Parkway changes appear unlikely anytime soon

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    From the Buffalo News:

    With the summer tourist season fast approaching, the controversial Robert Moses Parkway between Niagara Falls and Lewiston appears likely to remain unchanged for the immediate future.

    The city’s Tourism Advisory Board has endorsed dismantling that section of the parkway, a committee chairman said last week.

    But the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the lead agency in planning the parkway’s future, still is gathering ideas and residents’ suggestions for what should be done with the roadway.

    The Parsons Group, a consulting company, has been retained to present four alternatives but not a specific recommendation.

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