There seems to be this fatalist narrative re-forming here in the Cataract City.
I say “re-forming” somewhat sarcastically, as it seems it never left.
The citizens of Niagara Falls have been declaring it to be the apocalypse since at least the 1960s, as the Niagara Gazette archive has taught me.
We do, however, have one issue: we’re almost out of money.
Is this shocking? No. We ran our budget on an unstable form of income. It was finite: it was going to be gone eventually.
The issue is that our funding was pulled from us earlier than we predicted.
Does this mean Niagara Falls is doomed?
We are a wonder of the world: New York, and even the US, are not going to let us collapse. It looks bad for the state, and it makes the country look bad in comparison to Canada.
Yes, our money is running out. Money does that: no matter how much you have stowed away, eventually you will run out. It’s nothing to worry about in the long run.
In the short run, enjoy the media spectacle that will soon form: it is an election year, after all.