Originally posted on Koffeefrkeleven's Blog:
I brought the new-to-me Kodak digital camera downtown today around 9 am to shoot some pictures as The Wellington Annex was demolished. The city must have thought that people were there to celebrate because they set off fireworks: derp.   I wasn’t there to celebrate the demolishing of the…

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There are 37 names on the Vietnam Wall from Albany, NY. USA Capt. Thomas J. Bergin, 30, 3/14/64 USAF Maj. Theodore R. Loeschner, Jr., 37, 4/24/65 USMC Pfc. Hans Jorg Rudolph Lorenz, 21, 4/26/66 USA Spec 4 Keith Knott, 19, 5/9/66 USA Pfc. Robert G. Burrell, 19, 8/2/66 USA Pfc. Arthur J. McNally, 23, 10/17/66 […]

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Yesterday (2/24/14), Albany lost a legend – Pat (Pasquale) Rocco, chef extraordinaire and all around mensch.  Pat started out with a small restaurant on upper New Scotland Ave.  Pat  then went on to become  the Executive Chef at the legendary Ambassador Rstaurant – first on State St. and then on Elk St. when it was […]

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The Albany Business College was a private, for profit  educational insitution and  was a maintain of the city for over a century.  It was established in 1857  as a subsidiary of Bryant and Stratton in 1857 by C.E. Prentice, John Carnell and Benton Hoit.   In later years it severed its affiliation with Bryant and Stratton […]

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The old NYS Museum in the wonderfully iconic State Education Building was a garden of earthly delights. Tens of thousands of  NYS school children visited  the museum during its 60 some odd years, until it closed when the “new” Museum in the Cultural Center in  the Empire State Plaza opened in the 1970s. But for […]

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The first Fair was sponsored by the Albany Agricultural Society in 1813. From then until 1892, fairs were held in Albany and other surrounding towns, including Bethlehem Center and Slingerlands. The Altamont Driving Park and Fair Association was incorporated on May 20, 1893. The Board of Directors voted to establish a grandstand (which would be […]