Albany is home to a vigorous skateboard culture. The Washington Park tennis courts along Madison Avenue have long been the center of the local skating community, even though the pasttime was technically illegal for some 30 years. Now, the city is going forward with an ambitious plan to build a skate park.
Local African American clergy, the NAACP, and some Albany city officials celebrated what they call an improving relationship with the police today on the steps of Albany City Hall. But all was not harmonious.
The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The local event, which ranks first in the state and second out of 90 tours in the U.S., is set for Saratoga Springs this weekend.
On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, the International Center of the Capital Region, in conjunction with Global Ties U.S. and the U.S. Department of State, will be hosting a Women’s Empowerment Diplomacy summit in Albany.
Now that the nice weather is here, construction crews are a common sight. But in many cases, workers are digging up roadways to repair aging water and sewer pipes. Old infrastructure can create new challenges as well as inconveniences.
In the early part of the 20th century, hundreds of recently arrived Eastern European Jewish families lived on farms in upstate New York. Their descendants are holding a reunion this October in Rensselaer County.