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Crossing on Queen to be fixed next week

Written September 23rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The Queen Avenue railroad crossing, long the bane of Albany motorists because of its extreme bumpiness, is finally going to get fixed starting next week.


Periwinkle Path gets ‘multi-use’ extension

Written July 4th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

From the Periwinkle Bikepath to Geary Street, the sidewalk on the north side of Queen Avenue is torn up for the construction of a wider walkway that will double as an extension of the bikeway too.


Where bike path ends, solution in the works

Written May 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you ride your bike south on the Periwinkle Bikepath, you come to a dead end at Queen Avenue, where the path stops in the middle of the block. This may change soon.


Along Queen, street trees to come down

Written March 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

A reader asked me Sunday if the trees on Queen Avenue marked with green ribbons were to be cut down. I told her I would check on Monday. And the answer is yes, the city intends to have those trees felled.


Queen Avenue crossing: A saga without end

Written December 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When it comes to fixing the Queen Avenue railroad crossing in Albany, the motto seems to be: What’s another year or two?


Albany swimming holes? Not hard to find

Written July 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On social media, I’ve seen questions along the lines of: “Where can we go swimming this summer?” By now these people new to the Albany area no doubt  have figured it out, but if not, here’s a suggestion or two.


West’s spiffy front also has a new address

Written June 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

There’s one odd little detail I had not noticed before about the new part of West Albany High School, the $62 million expansion that was completed this year. It’s that although the building hasn’t moved, its address has changed.


 
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