Nik Wallenda Wants to Tightrope-Walk Niagara Falls; Lawmakers to Vote Shortly


Last week, a bill that would allow Nik Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas to traverse Niagara Falls on a tightrope passed the Senate. The bill still has to pass the Assembly and then receive Governor Cuomo’s approval. The Assembly could vote on the measure as early as today. If Wallenda is allowed to perform, he will be the first person to do so in over 100 years. In 1859, The Great Blondin walked across Niagara Falls on a tightrope for the first time. Supporters are optimistic that Wallenda’s act would bring back tourism to the dwindling town. He has agreed to pay all costs if something should go wrong and even to provide additional security for the event. Don’t New York politicians have more pressing matters to deal with than tightrope walking right now? Cough. Gay Marriage. Cough.