Tag Archive for Corning Preserve

Albany’s Past and Present Bicycle Tour this Satirday, 9-1, Albany Area Heritage Visitors Center

Join advocates on Saturday May 2, 2015 for a bike tour of the proposed South End Bikeway Link (SEBL) to connect Albany’s Corning Preserve Waterfront to the new Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail. The tour will  kick off at 9:30 am from the Albany Area Heritage Visitors Center. The eight-mile ride through Albany will highlight a proposed SEBL route and some very interesting and historic sites with commentary at selected locations including…

South End Bikeway Link Tour #1 scheduled for March 7th

From our friends with the Albany Bicycling Coalition: The South End Bikeway Link Coalition wants to build interest and support for protected bicycle lanes as key part of the proposed 1.5-mile South End Bikeway Link. The Albany Bicycle Coalition is joining with other cycling organizations to sponsor monthly rides of the proposed route with stops at points of interest along the…

Join us tomorrow night for a Rally for Albany’s South End Bikeway Link

This rally will take place tomorrow, January 21 from 6-8pm at the Albany Public Library – Main Branch, 161 Washington Ave. For those of you not cycling to the meeting, a parking lot is located behind the library on Elk Street. Transit access via CDTA’s #5 or #905 Bus Rapid Transit route. At the meeting, advocates will share information about the proposed South…

Jan 21: Roundtable discussion on Bike Trail Connections in Albany’s South End

In October of this year, when the 128-year-old former Delaware & Hudson rail line re-opens as a county-owned multi-use path for cyclists, runners and walkers, it will stretch more than 9 scenic miles from Albany’s Port rail yards at Rt 32/South Pearl St. through Delmar to the Village of Voorheesville — a country mile from Indian Ladder Farm’s apple orchards. From the west New York’s iconic 386-mile…

The Sun Sets of the Half Moon

The Albany Times Union is reporting that the iconic Half Moon replica ship, which was a prominent feature Capital Region for a quarter century will sail off into the sunset next year. Or sunrise, rather, as it will be headed east.  The board of directors of the New Netherland Museum on Tuesday said that the ship, which has suffered from financial difficulties…

$2.3 million in Waterfront Improvements near the Livingston Avenue Bridge

Capital Region projects got a combined $60 million in the Regional Economic Development Council awards announced Thursday. Of the $60 million in awards (receiving the second-lowest amount out of the state’s 10 regions) more than $2.3 million was dedicated specifically to projects, both public and private, for waterfront development at or a short distance away from the Livingston Avenue Bridge –…

American Planning Association: Arbor Hill, one of America’s Great Neighborhoods

Albany’s Arbor Hill neighborhood was just designated one of the American Planning Association’s “Great Places in America” because of it’s great historic assets, community engagement and civic pride, and it’ context sensitive development. “Albany’s Arbor Hill is a community of notable strengths and exciting opportunities, including rich historic districts and important community institutions. The neighborhood has experienced difficult times and a…

Anticipated waterfront improvements require solid connections

We’ve been busy, albeit we haven’t been posting much so forgive us. There’s so much energy directed to attract development and enhance community connections to the Hudson River Waterfront it’s hard to keep up! The Corning Preserve, at the base of the Livingston Ave. Bridge’s west side, is a 15-acre multi-use waterfront in Downtown Albany, is an essential piece of the City’s urban…

Improvements at Albany’s waterfront could impact access to the future Livingston Avenue Bridge

How will implementation of bike and pedestrian improvements at the waterfront benefit connections to the Livingston Avenue Bridge? Come find out! To start the implementation of the Corning Preserve Riverfront Master Plan, the City of Albany, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration is developing designs to enhance the connections between the…