"The Riverline" is unveiled as the new name for Buffalo's former DL&W Corridor

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"The Riverline" is unveiled as the new name for Buffalo's former DL&W Corridor

"The Riverline" is unveiled as the new name for Buffalo's former DL&W Corridor

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"The Riverline" is unveiled as the new name for Buffalo's former DL&W Corridor

.WE'RE TALKING ABOUTTHIS ONE-AND-A-HALF-MILE STRETCHOF FORMER RAILCORRIDOR THAT RUNSFROM CANALSIDE TOTHE BUFFALO RIVER....ACROSS FROM THENEW TESLA FACILITYAT RIVERBEND.HERE'S 7 EYEWITNESSNEWS REPORTERGILAT MELAMED ..KEITH THE PROJECT'SNAME REFLECTS THEINFLUENCE LOCALWATERWAYS HAVEHAD ON THE BUFFALOSHORELINE-- NOWKNOWN AS THERIVERLINE.PEDESTRIANS ANDBIKERS WILL BETAKING OVER THOSEOLD RAILROADTRACKS.-- THE CORRIDOR WILLBE DIVIDED INTOTHREE SECTIONSCALLED THE DEL, THEJUNCTURES, AND THEBASSWOODS.ALL PAYING HOMAGETO ORIGINAL ASPECTSOF THE HISTORICLOCATION.THE WESTERN NEWYORK LANDCONSERVANCY SAYSIT'S WORKING TOMAKE SURE PEOPLENOT JUST IN BUFFALOBUT ALL COMMUNITIESENJOY THE SPACE.LEIUTENANTGOVERNOR KAHTYHOCHUL SAYS THISPROJECT ISN'T JUSTABOUT CLEANING UPAN ABANDONEDSPACE, BUT MAKING ITBETTER THAN IT WASBEFORE."IT JUST TELLS ME THETESTAMENT OF THEPEOPLE OF OURCOMMUNITY AND HOWSTRONG IT IS, THATPEOPLE REALIZE ITTOOK US TOO LONG TOEMBRACE OURINDUSTRIAL PAST, BUTTHAT DAY HAS FINALLYARRIVED.THE WESTERN NEWYORK LANDCONSERVANCY ISEMBRACING THATINDUSTRIAL PAST BYWORKING WITH THEPEOPLE BEHIND THEHIGHLINE IN NEWYORK CITY.IT'S A LOCATION INMANHATTAN IS ALSOAN ABANDONED RAILLINE TURNED INTO APUBLIC GREEN SPACE.THE FIRST PART OFTHE RIVERLINE'S RE-DESIGN PHASE WILLBEGIN IN THE COMINGWEEKS.THE LANDCONSERVANCY SAYSTHERE WILL BEOPPORTUNTIES FORTHE COMMUNITY TOGET INVOLVED ALONGTHE WAY.

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