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The Edward M. Cotter, believed to be the oldest working fireboat still in service, breaks ice at the Erie Basin Marina so crews can repair the docks on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The docks were damaged this year by a seiche created by strong winds. (Drone video by Buffalo News photographer John Hickey) Take a closer look at the Edward M. Cotter, which was designated a Nati…

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A February windstorm containing gusts of over 70 mph created giant mountains of ice to pile along the breakwater that protects Buffalo's Outer Harbor from Lake Erie's full force. Now, more than a month after the storm, the frozen waves remain, creating a dazzling icy landscape offshore. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News) https://youtu.be/7WfATwMz_78

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Lake Erie is nearly covered in ice with only a relatively small section of open water around the breakwaters that mark the entrance to the Buffalo Harbor on Jan. 28, 2019. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPiPAgbll4I&feature=youtu.be

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The Buffalo Museum of Science, built in 1929, is a fixture of the Buffalo landscape. News Photographer Derek Gee offers a perspective of the museum as you have never seen it, including an overhead view of the newly restored Kellogg Observatory and closeups of the ornate carvings on the exterior of the building, in this video shot using #BNDrone. https://youtu.be/TbKN5IN…

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What draws so many people to Zoar Valley? Zoar Valley has claimed six lives in the last 15 years, most recently that of Conor J. Long, 20, a Town of Boston resident who fell to his death in the gorge Sunday. If you've never been there, you might wonder: What is it about this gorge that keeps drawing people, in spite of how dangerous it seems to be? News Chief Photograp…

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You may think you know Buffalo — but have you ever seen it like this? From dawn to dusk, from summer to winter, go above and beyond Buffalo through these breathtaking photos and aerial video by Buffalo News Chief Photographer Derek Gee, an FAA licensed drone pilot and a founding member of the #BNdrone team.

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We are seeing Western New York in a whole new way. A year ago, The Buffalo News bought a drone. Since then, News photographers Derek Gee and John Hickey have treated readers to spectacular views of our region. They have made more than 300 flights, posted hundreds of photos on BuffaloNews.com and shot a dozen videos. Starting today and for the next eight Sundays, w…

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Shortly after a fire severely damaged St. Patrick's Church in Lackawanna, Father Nelson Baker dreamed of replacing it with a grander building dedicated to Our Lady of Victory. The Basilica construction began in 1921 and was finished by Christmas of 1925. Take a look inside one of Western New York's most beautiful churches with our gallery. https://youtu.be/WDCTx8z0bCI …

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It's one of Buffalo's historic landmarks — but from above it's an even more impressive sight. Watch the video, then explore the Richardson Olmsted Complex in greater depth through our Closer Look. https://youtu.be/cft9dk9O_jM

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There is perhaps no more idyllic picture of post-industrial decay in America than Silo City, a sprawling complex of dormant grain silos and rusted warehouses along the Buffalo River that has been revived by artists, architects, musicians, poets and citizens seeking new adventures in ancient surroundings. All of this is thanks to Buffalo businessman and cultural impresar…

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Gravel, sand and silt dredged from the bottom of the Buffalo River were once so toxic they had to be hauled off to a special site. But now, after a $75 million cleanup, sediment coming out of the river is healthy enough to be used to build a new habitat for fish, shorebirds, turtles and other aquatic wildlife on Buffalo's Unity Island. The first-of-its-kind project i…

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Have you ever seen the sunrise from Buffalo's Japanese Gardens when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom? Buffalo News photographer Derek Gee captured this stunning aerial drone footage of the blossoming cherry trees by the Buffalo History Museum and Hoyt Lake. https://youtu.be/NN6shH4r9R0 https://buffalonews.com/2018/05/07/gallery10535/ If you've taken photos…

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Yeah, yeah, New York City. We see your Chrysler Building and raise you Buffalo City Hall. There are few finer examples of Art Deco architecture in the world than this sandstone sentry, an astonishing piece of 20th century design filled with the pride and promise of a city on the rise. Standing tall on the western side of Niagara Square, the 1931 building anchors a view …