Category: Amsterdam

Bringing industry back

The Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicates that conditions deteriorated in November for New York State manufacturers. For the first time since mid-2009, the general business conditions index fell below zero, declining 27 points to -11.1. The new orders index plummeted 37 points to -24.4, and...

Dear Mayor Thane

Dear Mayor Thane, I see in a recent blog post that you still decry the lost opportunities for redevelopment of the Chalmers Building. You even quip ‘Lucky Cohoes’. I must state, quite adamantly, how supremely convinced I find myself in pointing out your profound and...

Bacon School — Two Years Later

I recently walked by Bacon school as my dog tends to like the run through the Sassafrass. As the school windows have been boarded with huge plywood sheets, the aestehetic of the building has long faded. As I neared the building, I felt I was...

Spring Migration

Well, I’ve made a leap to WordPress so here is a straight copy of prior posts from my blogspot site: The Architects of Decay “He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” Harold WilsonThe...