Interstate-787, Albany, New York

By Mason Rowe, Urban Studies and Economics, Class of 2026. A towering concrete wall known as Interstate 787 defends the Hudson River from the City of Albany. The elevated interstate spans 9.4 miles, running adjacent to the water, starting in the south of Albany and ending in the Village of Green Island. The span of… Continue reading Interstate-787, Albany, New York

Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York

By Mason Rowe, Urban Studies and Economics, Class of 2026.  The Empire State Plaza, the largest capital improvement in Albany’s history and one of the largest such projects in the history of the United States, forever changed the layout and atmosphere of the city and the capital region. Albany, New York’s capital, is perched on… Continue reading Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York

Runyon Heights Fence

End of Moultrie Avenue, Yonkers At the northern end of Moultrie Avenue in the Runyon Heights neighborhood is a seemingly innocuous sight: a thin strip of land between two neighborhoods which effectively cuts them off from one another. For some years after Runyon Heights was first established, there was a fence at the end of… Continue reading Runyon Heights Fence

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