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News Advisory and Photo Opportunity: NYPA President Kelley to Present $2 Million for Buffalo Waterfront Development during Press Event Wednesday Morning

August 14, 2007

A $2 million payment by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) for Buffalo waterfront development will bring together top Western New York officials Wednesday morning, Aug. 15, at the Erie Canal Redevelopment site, at the corner of Marine Drive and Pearl Street.

Erie County Executive Joel Giambra, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and members of the Western New York legislative delegation are expected to be among those on hand as NYPA President Roger B. Kelley presents a ceremonial check to Charles Rosenow, president, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.

The check will symbolize the major funding the Power Authority pledged under an agreement last year for waterfront development, the Niagara River Greenway and economic development and revitalization initiatives in Western New York over the 50-year term of the Niagara Power Projectís new license. 

EVENT:                       Buffalo Waterfront Check Presentation

DATE:                          Wednesday, August 15

TIME:                           11:30 a.m.

LOCATION:                    Erie Canal Redevelopment Site
                                    (Corner of Marine Drive and Pearl Street, adjacent to the Maritime
                                    Museum development and directly behind Memorial Auditorium)

CONTACT:                   Michael Saltzman, NYPA
                                    (914) 390-8181

                                    Stefanie Zakowicz, Empire State Development Corp.
                                    (716) 856-8111

                                                                       


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