Robert Gioia

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Just one month after the death of artist Robert Indiana, his set of world-renowned sculptures, “NUMBERS ONE through ZERO,” are making their U.S. debut on the Western New York Waterfront.

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The "Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper" model that has proven successful in growing Canalside has been adopted for Buffalo's Outer Harbor. But the plan approved by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation is raising concerns. 

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This year’s Independence Day festivities on the downtown waterfront will extend to the Outer and Inner Harbors, and will feature what’s being billed as “one of the biggest fireworks displays Western New York has ever seen.”

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The NFTA no longer controls Buffalo's waterfront. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation approved purchasing the transit authority's Port Terminal complex on the Outer Harbor on Monday.

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Buffalo's Outer Harbor is getting an events planner of its own, to guide activity on the growing stretch of land beyond Canalside.

If all goes according to plan, there could be some new attractions at Canalside in the not too distant future.

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The new Queen City Bike Ferry has been operating for just a month, but the service has already reached a significant milestone.

A century-old wooden carousel carved by artisans in North Tonawanda could make its way to the downtown waterfront.

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Another piece of the new Buffalo Harbor State Park fell into place Monday, with the hiring of a Tennessee firm to run the small boat harbor.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is making education a priority this year, but exactly how the state will attempt to intervene in the troubled Buffalo Public Schools district is unclear. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and a city stakeholder about reforms for the city.

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Drawing nearly a million visitors to Buffalo's waterfront this past summer cost more than expected. As a result, the current contract for Canalside has been increased 50 percent.

Construction to begin on grain elevator light show

Aug 12, 2014

A permanent lighting installation is coming to the Connecting Terminal Grain Elevator in Buffalo. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation approved two contracts Monday that will allow for construction to begin on the elevator located at the First Buffalo River Marina on Kelly Island, across from Canalside.

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Planners are closer to a final design for Buffalo's Outer Harbor. A Wednesday night meeting at the WNED studios gave the public a glimpse of what to expect.

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The list of programs and events scheduled on Buffalo's downtown waterfront is bigger than ever this summer. Canalside has planned more than 1,000 things for people of all ages to do in 2014. 

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Another step in the transformation of the Outer Harbor takes place today. Development companies will be receiving requests for proposals, gauging their interest in planning the use for 150 acres of waterfront property.

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The University at Buffalo's goal of building a new medical school downtown is one step closer to reality. UB announced Wednesday it has received a $5 million gift from the Oishei Foundation.

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The future shape of Buffalo's Waterfront became more clear Monday with a major event company taking over Canalside and the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation taking over the Outer Harbor.

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Buffalo Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown has received a buyout offer to leave her job.

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Development officials say they need more time to complete one of the most prominent components in the redevelopment of Buffalo's waterfront.

While many are wondering when spring will arrive, there are a few sure signs the change of seasons is underway. Crews started removing the Ice Boom from the mouth of the Niagara River this week and construction has resumed on a new park on Buffalo's waterfront that is on track to open by the end of May.

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There is a new head of the state agency developing Buffalo's waterfront. Governor Andrew Cuomo has nominated civic leader Robert Gioia to the board of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation and recommended he be chairman.

Gioia is the president of the John R. Oishei Foundation, chairman of the Great Lakes Health System, and a former chairman of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.

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A center that provides educational services to children with moderate to severe disabilities, ranging from autism to Down Syndrome, has been awarded a major grant.

The Cantalician Center is the recipient of a $750,000 challenge grant from the John R. Oishei  Foundation.  The challenge grant will double every dollar pledged by a community campaign.

The funding will allow for completion of a new academic campus, which is currently under construction on George Urban Boulevard in Depew. The new facility would consolidate the current Main Street and Eggert Road facilities.