Imagine the plight of a streetscape designer who’s supposed to place a few benches on the newly rebuilt sidewalks of Albany’s downtown. How to position this street furniture so it is inviting and does future bench sitters some good?
Albany’s urban renewal board had three options for repaving seven blocks of two downtown streets. It chose the one that would take longer and cost more than the others because it should result in stronger pavement and less maintenance through the years. The full reconstruction covers four blocks of Second Avenue, from Washington to Lyon […]
Here’s a heads-up about curbside parking in downtown Albany: If you cross the white lines painted on the street, you run the risk of getting a $25 citation, even if crossing the line is the only way to fit between cars already parked.