On bike rides through Albany’s east end, I often pass the “Keyhole House” at the corner of First Avenue and Denver Street. This summer I could not help but notice that a house was being built next door.
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.
Do you think Albany will do anything else to keep trucks from hitting the railroad overpass on First Avenue? Me neither, but at least the subject came up — briefly, and without resolution — at Wednesday’s meeting of the Central Albany Revitalization Area advisory board.