The Castellani Art Museum could become as famous as The Louvre

The Castellani Art Center at Niagara University was founded by one of Niagara County’s most accomplished families — the founders of Tops Markets.  Many in Niagara Falls, looking to build out a cultural tourism industry that is resistant to seasonal


Vanessa Williams for Congress?

A spate of recent articles in The Buffalo News detailing celebrity superstar Vanessa Williams‘ affection for Buffalo has sparked widespread speculation among local political operatives that she is contemplating a run for Congress in New York’s 26th district.  The local political


Parking lots blight State Park, Falls’ residents argue

Urban design and tourism advocates are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to commit to removing Niagara Falls State Park’s three surface parking lots, which they argue blight the park and detract from its natural awe.  Cuomo has refused similar demands in


Paladino is considering a run for Congress in NY’s 26th district

Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino, the 2010 Republican nominee for Governor of New York, is in talks with Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy to secure the party’s nomination for Congress in New York’s 26th congressional district.  Paladino is being encouraged