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Oh, SmAlbany!

Daily posts and occasional longer essays about politics, culture, and life in the Capital Region...updated M-F, midmorning


"I write this not as a booster of Albany, which I am, nor an apologist for the city, which I sometimes am, but rather as a person whose imagination has become fused with a single place, and in that place finds all the elements that a man ever needs..." -W. Kennedy, from O Albany!

Cermak on track...

Cermak on NYRA: Marv Cermak's "covering Schenectady" column in today's TU asks why NYRA lets 150 trackside parking spots at the track sit fallow everyday in August, when they could be making $10 a pop and be cutting a bit into their ginormous financial defecit. A better question is why did they shift the general admission lots to being free, when they could be making $2 a pop on thousands of cars a day? [An even better question is why is Cermak writing about this now instead of the first week in August, when it was relevant?-ed. And an even better one is why is this obviously blog-level story being covered in the papers? That's my turf you're standing on, Mr. Cermak! And still better is why are you still trying to squeeze out track-related posts at this late date? -ed. Ok. Shut up.]
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