Now back in the prime of Niagara Falls, New York we had a population of about 100,000 people or more, people can't agree on the exact size but it was a decent sized city. Niagara Falls, New York was just like other rust belt city, its economy was based on Chemical Plants, and Industrial Plants. As the industry left, poverty and crime went up.
On the other hand, Niagara Falls, Ontario managed to keep most of it's industry, and now it is focusing on tourism by using casinos. The Niagara Falls, Canada skyline is getting bigger and bigger each year. The Niagara Falls, Ontario skyline now rivals big American cities.
Niagara Falls, New York was run into the ground by corrupt, and mentally retarded politicians. Now it is a crime ridden slum. Not only that but in order to boost tourism the local politicians have prevented the news media from talking about the rise in violent crime.
So basically you have 2 different cites on each side of a waterfall. You have a vibrant and growing city on the Canadian side, and the American side is struggling to catch up with it's Canadian twin,
Niagara Falls, New York has turned into a small version of Gary, Indiana.
Mugger: Give me your money bitch!
Tourist: Oh Reginald this town is so dirty, my goodness, this man is wearing a trash bag.
Mugger: Bitch! Don't talk shit about the bag, just give me the money.
(Mugger Stabs tourist)
A thriving, affluent city of 80,000 people with casinos, hotels, high rise buildings and good nightlife. It surpasses its American neighbor, Niagara Falls, New York due to a more vibrant tourism industry which was largely built up in the 1990s, and a stronger economy. Niagara Falls, Ontario also has a better view of the falls.
Niagara Falls, New York:
A Rust Belt city remotely resembling the nearby city of Buffalo, New York in a region known as Buffalo-Niagara. The area originally had several chemical plants and industries, due to the vast power of the Niagara River, but now has a high unemployment rate of about 12% and a failing economy. It is the site of Love Canal, one of the worst pollution disasters in US history. At its peak it boasted well over 100,000 people but has since declined to nearly half of that. It falls behind its Canadian neighbor, which has a much stronger economy and a vibrant tourism industry.
Parent: Hell, no! We're going to Niagara Falls, Ontario!
Niagara Falls, ON, Canada: Slightly better than Niagara Falls, New York, but still a shithole, despite what people think. Due to the tourism many are deluded into thinking that Niagara Falls is a clean, thriving city. This is primarily due to the upkeep of the tourist section of it, however, one only has to go up a couple blocks from the main tourist area to be in the dirtiest, grimiest part of town.