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Albond saved park once before

Harvey Albond

Back in the 1970’s, Harvey Albond, when he was Director of Planning and Development for the City of Niagara Falls, and later as City Manager, led a movement demanding that the Parkway be removed from the Park and the South Robert Moses Parkway be terminated at Quay Street.

Mayor E. Dent Lackey called this portion of the Parkway in the Park a “Chinese Wall” separating the park from the city.
At that time, motorists could drive into and through the park on the Parkway and actually view the Falls without getting out of their cars, emerging at the Howard Johnson Hotel and finding themselves on the Rainbow Bridge to Canada.

Albond’s efforts were partially successful. He got the Parkway removed from the heart of the Park and it was no longer a ‘drive-by the Falls road,’ yet the south segment of the Parkway remained within the boundaries of the park where it is most useful in routing tourists from the thruway into the park.



Niagara Falls Reporter - Publisher Frank Parlato Jr. www.niagarafallsreporter.com

Jan 15 , 2013