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City may be willing to transfer Daly Boulevard to Seneca Nation for canal construction

Stuck deep in a fiscal crisis that could force a 20% budget cut to restructure the City of Niagara Falls, Mayor Robert Restaino is unwilling to fund the construction of new canals and public spaces near Niagara Falls State Park.

Transportation

State Route 77 may be renamed in honor of Vietnam hero

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) announced today that he has introduced legislation that designates State Route 77 between Pembroke Town Park and the intersection of Indian Falls Road in the town of Pembroke as the “Specialist Four Clarence ‘C. Jay’ Hall Memorial

Urban Design

Younger Americans don’t hate suburbia

BY SAMUEL J. ABRAMS As a college professor who teaches courses about politics and geography at an extremely progressive liberal arts college, my students regularly want to talk about the narratives surrounding deep urban-rural divides which routinely make the news or the seemingly

Urban Design

We need more family-friendly cities

BY AARON RENN In January, Malaysia Goodson was killed when she fell down the stairs at New York’s 7th Avenue subway station while carrying a stroller with her one-year-old daughter in it.  The baby girl survived but now faces life without her mother. The 7th Avenue

Urban Design

In praise of the front porch

BY NORBERT RUG It’s almost summer and it’s nice to sit on my porch again. The house that my wife and I purchased over 40 years ago has a full-width porch on the front that is about 10 feet deep.

Transportation

Buffalo scrambles for train station money

BY JAMIE MOSES When the state announced it was providing $25 million for a new Amtrak station in Buffalo, with the likelihood that the federal government would match that figure, it created a scramble for the money by competing interests

Urban Design

It’s time to reinvent the Broadway Market

THE EDITORIAL BOARD   With talk of redeveloping the Old Central Terminal, which has been under the control of Hamilton developer Harry Stinson, who claims that he preparing the building for mixed use redevelopment. Skeptics site his unfilled promise to