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Show up and Speak up!

May 31, 2022 at 6 PM Virtual Information Meeting and Hearing  Attend this virtual event through Zoom at the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88482381382 Phone number: 646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 884 8238 1382 June 1, 2022 at 6 PM In-Person Informational Meeting and Hearing Attend this In-Person event at The Palace Theater (19 Clinton Ave, Albany, NY 12207). June 15, 2022 – Public Comments Are Due…

So Much Good News

There’s been a whirlwind of Good News for the waterfront lately it’s been hard to keep up. Unless you’ve been living in suspended cryosleep on a spaceship then you must know the Skyway opened last week with great fanfare.   What an exciting day for the City of Albany. Governor Hochul cut the ribbon with local dignitaries and agency heads…

Howdy, Neighbor!

Last night the Albany County Legislature approved selling the former Central Warehouse for $50,000 to a development team that anticipates investment of more than $100 million to renovate the derelict structure. CW Skyway LLC, which consists of two of the largest developers in the region – Redburn Development Partners and Columbia Development Companies – will be the joint venture leading the redevelopment charge.…

Local and State Officials Praise funding the Livingston Avenue Walkway

The Schenectady Gazette did the round-up work to gather reactions to the Governor’s State of the State Address. Some salient responses below. “Assemblymember John McDonald III, D-Cohoes: “The governor is prioritizing replacement of the Livingston Ave. Bridge between the cities of Rensselaer and Albany, a major regional and upstate rail connector that needs pedestrian and cyclist access.” Jill Delaney, president and…

Livingston Avenue Bridge Replacement, AND Walkway, Mentioned in the New York State of the State Address

On January 5, 2022 New York State Governor Kathy Hochul outlined the State’s New Transportation and Infrastructure Priorities in her State of the State Address. These priorities include the replacement of the Livingston Avenue Railroad Bridge in Albany: “The Livingston Avenue Bridge provides a critical link for passenger rail service from the Northeast Corridor to Albany-Rensselaer. The rail bridge has deteriorated to the point where…

Schumer to Amtrak: Use federal windfall to fix key Albany train bridge

Could this Tuesday be giving to Albany? ALBANY — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer is urging Amtrak to prioritize repairing the historic 120-year-old Livingston Avenue Bridge that carries rail service across the Hudson River from Rensselaer to Albany. We’ve been so happy to have the Senator’s support of the walkway. Read more about it here: https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Schumer-to-Amtrak-Use-federal-windfall-to-fix-16663015.php?IPID=Times-Union-HP-CP-Spotlight

NY Times Features the 750-mile Empire State Trail – but misses the gap in the the center

The New York Times profiled New York’s Empire State trail this morning. The result of this commendable, ambitions effort to connect the state via multi-use trails via a “combination of protected paths, city streets, highway shoulders and country roads that pass by small towns and cities — offers views of wetlands, waterways, grasslands and mountain ranges. It is a showcase…