Trestle: Simple solution isn’t feasible

The long view shows why it's impractical to just raise the First Avenue rail overcrossing.

View from a block away shows why it's impractical to just raise the First Avenue rail overcrossing.

Now that we're talking about Albany's infamous truck-eating trestle on First Avenue, why not solve the problem by lowering the street or raising the structure holding the track? Because while it sounds like the most straightforward solution, it's impractical. If it were feasible, it would have been done long ago. Continue reading

Truck-eating trestle gets council look

Albany's First Avenue trestle bears the marks of standing up to countless vehicles taller than 11-4.

Albany's First Avenue trestle bears the marks of standing up to countless vehicles taller than 11-4.

For the first time that I can remember, the Albany City Council has talked about the truck-munching trestle on First Avenue and whether anything could -- or should -- be done about it. Continue reading

Albany’s new flag: The latest

The flag design symbolizes and is supposed to represent "Confluence and Crossroads."

The flag design symbolizes and represents "Confluence and Crossroads."

In case you're wondering what's happening as the result of this month's Albany flag decision, stick around and with the help of Marilyn Smith, the public information officer at City Hall, you're about to find out. Continue reading

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