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Building for the old-folks boom

One wing of the Bonaventure project in North Albany.

One wing of the Bonaventure project in North Albany.

A construction project in North Albany is further testimony, as if any was needed, to the fact that people living longer and eventually getting feeble amounts to a great business opportunity. Continue reading

A speed record? Hardly!

When I'm on the bike, those speed-control trailers set up by the police always represent a challenge. And yes, unlike most traffic signal loops, those radar trailers actually do register something as small as a bike. Continue reading

Trestle traps another truck; blame GPS

Wreckage lies under the railroad trestle on First Avenue.

Where it happened: Wreckage lies under the much-scarred railroad trestle on First Avenue.

Albany's truck-eating overpass did it again this afternoon, illustrating yet another shortcoming of relying for driving directions on GPS. Continue reading