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Photo and Caption: N.Y. Power Authority, Buffalo Community Associations and Elected Officials Dedicate New Park in Buffalo Old First Ward Neighborhood

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June 12, 2012

 

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Mutual Riverfront Park in Buffalo on June 12, 2012

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At the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to dedicate and open Mutual Riverfront Park in Buffalo on June 12, 2012 are from left, Comptroller Mark J. F. Schroeder, Congressman Brian Higgins, Margaret "Peg" Overdorf, executive director of the Valley Community Association, John R. Koelmel, NYPA trustee and a Western New Yorker, Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and chief executive officer and D. Patrick Curley, former NYPA trustee and resident of Orchard Park.

 

NYPA Trustee John Koelmel speaks at the dedication of Mutual Riverfront Park

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NYPA Trustee John Koelmel speaks at the Dedication and Opening of Mutual Riverfront Park. Joining him are, NYPA President and Chief Executive Officer Gil C. Quiniones (left) and Congressman Brian Higgins.

 

NYPA Dedicates Mutual Riverfront Park

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View of entrance to newly dedicated Mutual Riverfront Park.

 

Photo of Buffalo River and historic grain elevator

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Buffalo River and historic grain elevator are among the visual sights from Mutual Riverfront Park, a new neighborhood park built by the New York Power Authority in Buffalo’s Old First Ward.

 

Photo of historic grain elevator

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View of historic grain elevator from Mutual Riverfront Park.

 

A plaque at Mutual Riverfront Park honors the Buffalo rowing clubs

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Plaque at Mutual Riverfront Park honors 19th-to-early 20th-century rowing club that was founded by the park site.

View along the promenade on South Street

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View along the promenade on South Street with historical grain elevators in the background.

 

Photo of Old First Ward

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Mutual Riverfront Park includes a building (center) housing historical artifacts of Old First Ward from Buffalo’s Waterfront Memories & More Museum. The new park’s boat storage building (left) supports the use of kayaks, rowboats and canoes.


Photo Credit: NYPA


About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.

 

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