Category: Amsterdam

Breaking: Warm Weather Roils Upstate City

Amsterdam, NY (March 1, 2011) — In the upstate city of Amsterdam, NY , the sunshine and warmth of a spring-like day brought unwelcome news to local residents — the imminent arrival of Spring. Unlike most communities eagerly awaiting the spring thaw and slow rise in temperatures, residents of Amsterdam look upon the change of seasons and their celebrants with a leery and distrustful eye.

“I’m totally opposed to spring”, longtime resident Kim Flanders remarked recently. “I do not see why Amsterdam needs spring. It’s wholly unnecessary”.

Meme Watch 12010

Wish I was a kid again when Saturday mornings were fun — cartoons and sleeping late. As a non-young guy, now I have to suffer with a blog , on Amsterdam. Can’t be all bad though: I’m sure this will inspire some child to pursue...

Guest Post: Chalmers

Bill takes my challenge and outlines his thoughts on Chalmers: OK…Rather than apartments that nobody will occupy, or senior apartments, or a Stewarts that will squander the grandeur of the Mighty Mohawk, how about a covered amphitheatre at which the audience faces the river and the north side...

Equivalencies

Today’s Recorder story highlights that Chalmers is not the singular historic property in the city. True. However, Chalmers sits on a singularly unique piece of waterfront property that none of the other buildings cited possess. If you look at the arterialization around the clock building,...

If I May

The Gazette editors wonder what has happened to the support for Chalmers in their editorial today: Where did all the people who argued against demolition of Amsterdam’s vacant Chalmer’s Mill Building go? Let me try to give a short answer; I think the long answer...

Authoritah!

Here we are with Chalmers and as always, let’s not let  facts on the National Register of Historic Places get in the way of punditry and politicking. Let me point out two salient notes from the National Register of Historic Places: National Register Listing Process...

Jumping the Shark

It’s official, the prime time psychodrama, “Amsterdam 12010”, has jumped the shark: Long Island developer Uri Kaufman filed a lawsuit today to block the demolition of the Chalmers knitting mills in Amsterdam… Can someone just yell “Cut!”…

Losers!

Paul Antonelli,  the sports editor at the Recorder, makes a passionate case for the proposed civic center at Bacon school. He states: Spagnola, who is also in charge of looking over the city’s abandoned properties, is the go-to guy here. He does wear a lot...

Just Make It Stop

I get the feeling I’m stuck in a soap opera that jumped the shark a few seasons ago. Now we have a whole new round of debate on the Bacon property. I’m just not into talking it about it any more. It’s exhausting. Not to...

Giddy

With Chalmers now on the National Register of Historic Places, the giddiness of the demolitionists  will reach unparalleled heights at not only demolishing a building but an historic building that will make it all the more thrilling when the wrecking balls hit. Why, it’s just...