SLIDESHOW: It's Down to the Wire
Wire-walker Nik Wallenda is all set to make his historic crossing of the Niagara Gorge tonight.
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- Michele M. Kos
WALLENDA WALK: Tourism, government leaders discuss what comes next
With the one-day spectacle that was Nik Wallenda's wire walk from Terrapin Point to Table Rock complete, the question on most minds is how can the region capitalize long term?
WALLENDA WATCH: Wire walk schooled us on making dreams come true
First one deliberate step, and then another. Nik Wallenda’s balancing poll wobbled precariously late Friday night, giving his movements an element of uncertainty and danger.
WALLENDA WALK: Old Falls Street the place to be Friday night
Matt and Patti Lane had no idea Nik Wallenda was planning to walk a high-wire across Niagara Falls until they arrived in the city to visit some friends last week.
Standing on Old Falls Street, enjoying a couple of cold drinks and taking in the atmosphere downtown prior to Wallenda’s big show, the couple agreed - their timing couldn’t have been better.
SLIDESHOW: The scene on Old Falls Street
For several hours on Friday, Wallenda’s walk proved what some city and state officials have been saying ever since they lobbied to tear down the old Wintergarden building and re-open Old Falls Street to the public as part of an events-based strategy.
Their logic: Give people something to do in a safe and fun atmosphere and you’ll bring them back to downtown Niagara Falls.
WALLENDA WALK: Mother Nature sets stage for event
Almost from the crack of dawn, Nik Wallenda had a background of unmatched beauty for his date with destiny.
As “Good Morning America,” the ABC-TV network show began its 7 a.m. segment Friday, countless viewers around the nation glimpsed at the gorgeous panorama of the stage Mother Nature provided for a world-class event.
WALLENDA WALK: Life returns to the Turtle
Visitors to downtown Niagara Falls saw something they haven’t seen in quite some time on Friday — signs of life at the Turtle building.
Awaking the Turtle, an event featuring music and dance that celebrated Native American history and culture, took place out on the lawn and stage of the famed domed building.
WALLENDA WALK: Vendors try to cash in downtown
Local businesses were out in force looking to cash in on Nik Wallenda’s wire walk.
Vendors were out selling their wares from Niagara Street to Rainbow Boulevard. Food from barbecue to frozen bananas was available. Memorabilia, jewelry and other trinkets were also being sold at other tents as Falls visitors walked through downtown in the summer heat.
WALLENDA WALK: Traffic no issue in the Falls
Standing in the middle of the intersection of John Daly and Rainbow boulevards Friday night, Falls Police Traffic Capt. Salvatore Pino was a little bit busy after Nik Wallenda’s walk.
BLOTTER: Police reports published June 15
Police are investigating a burglary in the 500 block of 27th Street.
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