Niagara Falls, N.Y. - If you drive around downtown Niagara Falls you see constantly see vacant pieces of land with "Niagara Falls Redevelopment" signs on them.
The properties, totaling 140 acres in all, are owned by New York City billionaire developer Howard Milstein.
Milstein has done nothing with the properties since he bought them back in the late 1990s and that has been a major impediment to development in the Falls.
A few weeks ago, 2 On Your Side's Scott Brown asked Senator Chuck Schumer, who knows Milstein personally, this:
Scott Brown: "Are you willing to talk to Milstein to see if you can get him off the dime, to either to redevelop those properties or sell them?"
Senator Chuck Schumer: "I'm absolutely willing to do it, and I believe if I asked him he'd say yes."