Niagara Falls police station location irks locals

NIARAGA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in the city of Niagara Falls aren’t thrilled with the state’s decision to build a new parks police station near the rim of the Niagara Gorge.

Construction crews have begun clearing trees on state-owned vacant land near the Rainbow Bridge for the police station, which will replace the current one located on Goat Island in the Niagara River.

Tourism officials tell The Buffalo News that the decision to build on the site is a slap in the face to the people who worked so long to convince the state to rip out the Robert Moses Parkway to improve public access to the gorge.

State parks officials defend the decision, saying a concrete barrier running between the selected site and the gorge already mars the view. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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