Now that parking for the Albany Carousel has become an issue, people keep asking why off-street parking was not provided when this attraction was built. The answer is that it was not required by the city’s rules.
Hundreds of people showed up Tuesday morning for the opening of the Albany Carousel. That means you’ll be treated to thousands of photos and videos on social and various other media. Here’s a collection of sidelights.
At City Hall they’ve been thinking about what to do if an acute parking shortage hits downtown once the Albany Carousel opens. And no, the alternatives so far don’t include asking visitors to come by bike, as much sense as that (in theory) would make.
Albany officials cite several benefits of the back-in diagonal parking that will be installed on three sides of the post office starting in January. They don’t mention the downside, which motorists will probably notice when they try to use the new setup.
It was nice last week to see that the crew building the Albany Carousel had observed the ancient custom of “topping out.” When they had finished framing the roof, they crowned the peak in a fashion fitting the season.
They’re digging a pretty big hole where the new Albany Carousel building will be, and somebody wondered why the excavation has to be so deep. As luck would have it, the Answer Man had nothing else to do and got on the phone.