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UB prof: Niagara Falls needs critical mass of distinctive attractions

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I wrote a story that appeared on today's front page about how officials want tourists to stay longer in the Falls but how visitors say there's nothing to do here.

I did talk to some visitors who said they absolutely loved it here - much of the time it was for the natural qualities this side offers.

But while some people do enjoy it, not enough people are staying. City and state economic development officials see the obvious need to try to get them to stay longer, spend more money while here, etc.

“It shouldn’t be such a hard struggle,” Ernest Sternberg, chairman of the University at Buffalo’s department of urban and regional planning, told me.

Stenberg says what the Falls needs is a critical mass of distinctive attractions.

Read the full story here.

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Aaron Besecker

Aaron Besecker

Aaron Besecker joined The Buffalo News in 2007, where he has covered communities in Western New York as a beat reporter, multimedia journalist and assistant online editor. A Buffalo native, he began his career in journalism at the Niagara Gazette.

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