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Plan to increase parking on riverfront lot

Written August 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Planning Division has invited public comment on what seems to be the first work proposed as part of the city’s Waterfront Project — making changes on Water Avenue between the two highway bridges including the city-owned parking lot there.


Revisiting a perplexing, puzzling puddle

Written May 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

We may or may not come back to important matters. But in the meantime, here’s an update on a perplexing puzzle along Albany’s Water Avenue: The puddle that won’t go away.


On the riverfront: New use for historic building

Written April 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A construction fence blocking a Water Avenue parking lot drew my attention as I rode past on my bike. So I stopped to see what was up.


Riverfront project: Check the final design

Written March 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany and its consultants, Walker Macy, have published the final designs of the proposed riverfront redevelopment project. They ask people to take a look at the details online.


Those old iron rails: Keep them, or what?

Written January 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The news is mostly bad and getting worse, so let’s consider something completely different: What should Albany do with the remnants of long-abandoned railroad tracks in its streets?


Small mystery: How come this puddle?

Written December 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Has it come to this — a story about an Albany puddle? Apparently so. But it’s a special puddle because in its silent way it poses a question: Why is it there?


Checking for problems along the track

Written September 29th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It is mid-day on Tuesday, and this is one small part of the passing Albany scene: The Portland & Western is doing a routine track inspection on the Water Avenue line.


 
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