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    Casino to host rappelling for 150 daredevils

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    From the Buffalo News:

    If you’ve always wanted to step off the roof of a 26-story building and live to tell about it, here’s your chance.

    Seneca Niagara Hotel will host a fundraising rappelling event for Special Olympics of New York on July 29. As many as 150 people will be allowed to use ropes to make their way down the side of the building behind the Seneca Niagara Casino.

    Outdoor Summer Concerts Returning to Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls, NY

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    From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:

    Outdoor concerts are coming back to Niagara Falls, New York this summer.

    The city council has voted to use $180,000 in revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino to host six free concerts.

    Pieces of the casino cash pie

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    Niagara Falls has received $60,262,670 in funds from Seneca Niagara Casino since 2004. Only $56,763 remains unallocated as of this week, not including interest earned. Here is a breakdown of the area’s the money has been spent.

    60 stories would be height limit within Falls

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    From the Buffalo News:

    A new system of tiered building heights proposed for the downtown commercial district would allow buildings as tall as 60 stories on some blocks under a newly revised set of proposed zoning codes.

    Allowing even taller buildings on some city streets closest to the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel was an attempt to strike a balance between an earlier proposal approved by the Planning Board and concerns from the City Council about restricting downtown development.

    The previous proposal would have allowed buildings as tall as 30 stories on some blocks — 10 stories taller than what is currently permitted — but was criticized by some as placing too many limitations on building heights.

    “I think that this is an excellent compromise,” said Planning Board member Michael F. Lewis.

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