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Many Niagara Falls residents want the City to benefit directly from State Park operations

Niagara Falls State Park is certainly a lucrative and, some would argue, it is an underperforming asset.  Presently, the State Parks system does a very poor job programing the parks during the winter season — which is especially true at


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


The Albright Knox can transform Niagara Falls

Our region’s most renowned art museum boasts an enormous collection so large that only up to 3% of it can be displayed at any given time. The institution is considering an expansion, and finds itself landlocked at its Delaware Park


Pushback from police union on barracks blowup

By James Hufnagel, The Niagara Falls Reporter According to Manuel Vilar, president of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, the Long Island-based union that represents State Parks Police officers, construction of new barracks on the edge of the


Plans Halted for Parks Police Barracks — for Now

 By James Hufnagel, The Niagara Falls Reporter The controversy over the new State Parks police barracks has been a near media sensation over the past week. Both daily newspapers, the Niagara Gazette and Buffalo News, covered it, the News even