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  • Erastus Corning II Tower

    Erastus Corning II Tower

    Erastus Corning II Tower (1973) was named for Albany NY’s long-time mayor, who served the city for over 40 years, from 1941 to 1983. It’s the tallest skyscraper in New York State outside of NYC. Corning Tower – and the others on the Plaza – have facades of marble and glass. While the architecture on…

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  • Smoky Upstate

    Smoky Upstate

    The first photo is overlooking the Hudson River in Albany toward Rensselaer. The second shows The Egg and Corning Tower, also in Albany, obscured by smoke and haze. Due to the terrible wildfires in Canada, the air quality throughout much of New York (a Canadian neighbor) has plunged. While this limits outdoor activities for many…

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  • Every Month. Every Day.

    Every Month. Every Day.

    This month is Pride Month in the United States. But, we should not limit the show of support and pride to one month. Let’s strive to make our world a more accepting and supportive place every month, every day.

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  • Good Morning Albany!

    Good Morning Albany!

    It’s a beautiful day at the Capitol!

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  • Albany’s Hudson River Way & Riverfront Park

    Albany’s Hudson River Way & Riverfront Park

    Take a walk with me along the Hudson River! Albany’s pedestrian walkways and the Skyway provide access to the Albany Riverfront including the Port of Albany and the Corning Preserve. If you are following the Empire State Trail …

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  • Buckingham Lake Park

    Buckingham Lake Park

    Buckingham Lake Park is home to Buckingham Pond, which is roughly 5 acres in size. The park is a City of Albany park but is also supported by the Buckingham Pond Conservancy – an all-volunteer organization that organizes cleanups, works with the city on improvements, and plans events. I visited on a beautiful early spring…

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  • USS Slater

    USS Slater

    The USS Slater is moored on the Hudson River in the Port of Albany. Today, the Slater serves as a museum, commemorating its proud history as the only remaining WWII Destroyer Escort. The USS Slater is the home of the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, which tells the story of Destroyer Escorts and their service in…

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