Jingle Falls USA kicks off on Saturday, December 2, 2017, with a 5 pm candlelight stroll from Niagara Falls City Hall to the tree lighting at Seneca Square. The fun continues of December 9 and 16. The community is welcomed to come together to celebrate this festive time of year at three Saturdays full of activities.Read More
The City of Niagara Falls Community Development Department invites local residents to have a slice and discuss the 2018 DRAFT Community Development Action Plan on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6 pm.Read More
Let’s get together and support a new local business right here in Niagara Falls. We are organizing a Cash Mob at Wilbur's (504 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls, New York) on Saturday, November 25 at 6 pm.Read More
The 2018 City of Niagara Falls budget proposal calls for our director to supervise Code Enforcement at no additional cost. Saving the tax payers money, breaking down old bureaucratic silos and stronger partnerships make sense. Learn more in this blog from Seth Piccirillo, CD Director.Read More
On Tuesday, October 24, the Zombie Fight Project placed signs in front of 17 local buildings stuck in Ocwen Financial Corp foreclosure. The signs read "How Did This Zombie Get Here? We're Looking At You, Ocwen Financial?"Read More
On Friday, October 7, the Zombie Fight Project (ZFP) sent letters to Ocwen Financial Corporation and their servicer, Altisource, to notify them of code violations found on their 17 Niagara Falls properties.Read More
Most people only interact with government when there is complaint, emergency, or bill to be paid. Few people leave these experiences feeling like their ideas were the focal point of the transaction. That is where the annual Niagara Falls Community Development Action Plan comes in. Not only are we listening: you are driving the entire process.Read More
Niagara Falls: let’s build a playground at Gluck Park. Let’s put it together, as a community. Let’s build. We know it will not cure the world’s problems. We are not naïve. But, this is a chance for us to add real value to one of our neighborhoods. Instead of just reacting to the day’s events, tweet or piece of news, (real or fake), let’s be proactive.Read More
You may have noticed colorfully painted crosswalks and bike sharrows popping up on Forest and Independence Avenues and Niagara and Third Streets in Niagara Falls. Great – That’s the point. There are more coming.Read More
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department invites volunteers to participate in Community Build Days at Gluck Park on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 8 am to noon, both days. Volunteers will help install a new playground at Gluck Park, under supervision from certified playground installers.Read More
9/28/17 Niagara Gazette article by Philip Gambini. City officials have filed what they say is among the first regional legal claims under a new state law meant to arm governments against the spread of urban blight.
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is kicking off the public participation and application phase of the for 2018 Niagara Falls Community Development Action Plan. Our team welcomes local residents to once again be the most important component of this annual planning effort.Read More
In our department, we treat “Community Development” as both a name and a call to action. We do everything we can to enhance the social capital of our city, working to strengthen the networks and bonds that make our city something more than a place on a map – a community.Read More
The City of Niagara Falls officially served Citizens Bank with a legal complaint at company offices in Rhode Island and Virginia. Pursuant to the New York State Zombie Property and Foreclosure Prevention Law, the complaint details violations of the newly enacted law at five vacant houses, stuck in lengthy Citizens Bank mortgage foreclosures.Read More
Let’s get together and support a new and delicious small business in Niagara Falls. We are organizing our second #LocalThursday Cash Mob at The Cataract Grill (2501 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, New York) on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 12 pm to 2 pm.
Definition of a Cash Mob: A cash mob is a group of people who assemble at a local business to make purchases. The purpose of these mobs is to support both the local businesses and the overall community and providing a social opportunity. They are a form of flash mob, and are inspired by them.
We are also asking all attendees to check in to social media platforms during lunch, offering reviews ofThe Cataract Grill, helping this new small business gain more attention and customers, visitors and locals alike.
We recommend the steak and cheese sub. See you on Thursday!
Today, the Niagara Falls Community Development Department (NF CD), with help from the Department of Public Works, posted signs that read “How Did This Zombie Get Here? We’re Looking At You, Citizens Bank!” at properties stuck in bank foreclosure.Read More