Highways of Poughkeepsie: The North-South and East-West Arterials

By Mae Buck, Geography, Class of 2026. Looking east from the gazebo of the Poughkeepsie Train Station, you can see the North-South Arterial (Route 9) overpass above Main Street. As a pedestrian on lower Main Street, walking under the overpass proves to be uncomfortable—on both sides of the street, you have to cross entry-exit ramps… Continue reading Highways of Poughkeepsie: The North-South and East-West Arterials

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 project in Albany’s history and one of the largest capital improvement projects in the history of the United States, Unitforever changed the layout and atmosphere of the city and the capital region. Albany, New York’s Capital City,… 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

Hollow Brook Golf Course (Peekskill Riots)

1060 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor On September 4, 1949, a concert for the Harlem chapter of the Civil Rights Congress, featuring Paul Robeson and hosted and chaired by author Howard Fast, took place on the grounds of what had been and would later re-emerge as the Hollow Brook Golf Course. The concert began and ended… Continue reading Hollow Brook Golf Course (Peekskill Riots)

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