Police building rises; crime falls

MLK Day was no holiday on the police headquarters construction site.

There's no apparent connection, but as Albany is building its new police department headquarters, serious property crime in the city seems to have taken a substantial drop. Continue reading

One downtown restoration nearly done

The rear of the renovated Fortmiller Building gleams in the winter sunshine on Monday, Jan. 16.

The city-supported renovation of the Fortmiller Building at 420 Third Ave. S.W. looks nearly complete, at least from the outside and from the back, and on Wednesday the advisory board of the Central Albany Revitalization Area plans to take a look inside. Continue reading

Stay out of city court: Here’s why

Here you see yet another reason --- in addition to the countless others -- that makes it wise to avoid having to sit in Albany Municipal Court: New and uncomfortable seats. Continue reading

Apartments proposed in North Albany

The plan for the "Hickory Street Apartments" shows parking where those evergreens now stand.

More growth is coming to North Albany, this time in the form of a proposed 48-unit apartment complex on Hickory Street on the west side of North Albany Road. Continue reading

How’s the view from up there?

The guy at the top went for the best view.

Men were swarming over the roof the Albany Carousel building this morning, tempting passersby like me to take yet another photo of this downtown landmark as it is taking shape. Continue reading

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