Downtown Sarasota was filled last night as a block party was held to cheer on resident Nik Wallenda as he attempted to be the first person ever to walk across Niagara Falls -- from the American side to Canada. Nik is a 7th generation circus performer...as in The Flying Wallendas. It was broadcast live on ABC and the crowd watched nervously as he walked on a 2-inch wire high above the falls -- and even talked to the anchors mid-walk. It went flawlessly! Nik even bowed on one knee and waved to the crowd toward the end and ultimately ran the last several feet. Although ABC required him to wear a safety tether (which Nik made clear he did not prefer) he did not need to use it. Sarasota is so proud of Nik Wallenda. Congratulations!