From the Buffalo News:
When David Stebbins was growing up near 15th and Pine streets, the Falls fostered a love for cities that has carried through his decades-long career as an urban planner.
“When I was a young boy, when you walked down Falls Street, the sidewalks were wall-to-wall people. There were shops and restaurants and movie theaters and all kinds of stuff,” said Stebbins, 57, vice president of Buffalo Urban Development Corp. “[Now], it’s not the Niagara Falls that I knew when I grew up. I’m saddened by the decline.”