HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > My City Photos

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Jan 11, 2019, 5:56 PM
kznyc2k's Avatar
kznyc2k kznyc2k is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: MANHATTAN
Posts: 1,822
We've got it ALLLL in Albany, NY!

We sure do!! Another nickname for the town: Smallbany

These photos start with my trip up for Thanksgiving and then we'll fast forward to Christmastime. We had unusually cooperative weather this time around, which I'll never take for granted given how cloudy and cold the upstate weather usually is at this time of year. There really is a lot to like here, but I also find myself wanting to get the hell out after about three nights

Near the old man's home



And on towards the citay























Quick morning trip up to Troy, NY whose downtown has seen quite a dramatic turnaround in the past ~5 years







And final shot from Thanksgiving showing off the sexy Hudson River Valley farmland that I grew up around



And onto December!









































__________________
Politicians, ugly buildings and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Jan 11, 2019, 7:22 PM
East72nd East72nd is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 58
Nice work. Just curious those brownstones close to downtown you photographed, is this a safe part of town or is it the hood? And if a nice part of town are these in demand and what are prices?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Jan 11, 2019, 7:35 PM
Crawford Crawford is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Brooklyn, NYC/Polanco, DF
Posts: 17,059
Albany has great urban bones.

Looks like Rennselear is building some TOD by the rail station? That looks promising. Would be nice if Metro-North were extended further north (I know the Albany station added a fourth track a few years ago).
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Jan 11, 2019, 8:02 PM
mrnyc mrnyc is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 5,074
this thread is alllll-right.

different perspectives than just the state office towers area we usually see.

maybe you keep adding to it now and again ?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Jan 12, 2019, 3:14 AM
lio45 lio45 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lévis, QC
Posts: 21,287
I recognize the east end of 1st Street looking down to Ten Broeck St I almost bought a property in that area back when I came within a hair of investing in Albany real estate.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Jan 12, 2019, 3:18 AM
lio45 lio45 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lévis, QC
Posts: 21,287
Quote:
Originally Posted by East72nd View Post
Nice work. Just curious those brownstones close to downtown you photographed, is this a safe part of town or is it the hood? And if a nice part of town are these in demand and what are prices?
I don't see any brownstones in there...?

There are some in Albany, but they're not that common compared to rowhouses with brick facades.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Jan 12, 2019, 3:39 AM
AviationGuy AviationGuy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 3,599
Nice thread. Haven't visited Albany, but would like to.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Jan 12, 2019, 3:45 AM
lio45 lio45 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lévis, QC
Posts: 21,287
Quote:
Originally Posted by AviationGuy View Post
Nice thread. Haven't visited Albany, but would like to.
It's really nice. To me at least. (Mostly, I like that it's got all the same architectural styles as NYC; to someone from the City though, this characteristic may not be as visit-worthy.)
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Jan 12, 2019, 7:02 AM
kcexpress69's Avatar
kcexpress69 kcexpress69 is offline
Out of Myself
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Metro KCMO
Posts: 1,949
Nice work!! Albany is definitely on my list of cities to visit when I travel to New York later this year!!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Jan 12, 2019, 5:59 PM
CastleScott CastleScott is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sacramento Ca/formerly CastleRock Co
Posts: 962
Great job and Albany looks like a gorgeous quiet river city with an almost 600ft tower downtown-thanks for the pics man!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Jan 12, 2019, 7:23 PM
The North One's Avatar
The North One The North One is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,408
Albany looks beautiful but that damn massive urban renewal project in the very center of the city will always make me cringe, unfortunate.
__________________
Spawn of questionable parentage!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Jan 12, 2019, 7:50 PM
kznyc2k's Avatar
kznyc2k kznyc2k is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: MANHATTAN
Posts: 1,822
Quote:
Originally Posted by East72nd View Post
Nice work. Just curious those brownstones close to downtown you photographed, is this a safe part of town or is it the hood? And if a nice part of town are these in demand and what are prices?
I took pictures of two different residential neighborhoods: Arbor Hill and Center Square. If you're talking about this picture...



Then that's Arbor Hill/Ten Broeck Triangle, which unfortunately is somewhat crime-ridden and isn't seeing much movement/demand. Here's a listing for one of the homes in that picture: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1...45552819_zpid/

And if you're talking about this picture...



That's Center Square, is a couple notches more stable of an area, and is about as gentrified of a neighborhood as Albany gets (which isn't saying much). Here's a typical listing: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3...42538925_zpid/

Looks like regardless of the neighborhood the going rate is somewhere between $200-300k for a single family property.
__________________
Politicians, ugly buildings and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Jan 12, 2019, 8:03 PM
Urbanguy's Avatar
Urbanguy Urbanguy is offline
Go Beavs! Go Niners!
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Portland | Honolulu
Posts: 6,127
Very cool pics! Albany, at least to me, looks like it could be a city in some foreign (non-US) country.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Jan 12, 2019, 8:46 PM
EastSideHBG's Avatar
EastSideHBG EastSideHBG is offline
Me?!?
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Philadelphia Metro (Norristown, PA)
Posts: 10,076
There really is a lot to like here, but I also find myself wanting to get the hell out after about three nights

You sound like me with Harrisburg Great pics!
__________________
Right before your eyes you're victimized, guys, that's the world of today, and it ain't civilized...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Jan 13, 2019, 6:37 AM
lio45 lio45 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lévis, QC
Posts: 21,287
Prices in (the southeasternmost part of) Arbor Hill have gone up pretty sharply in the past few years; I have been assuming that meant some sort of gentrification going on. (It's been a couple years since my last visit, but I've been keeping an eye on prices just for kicks.)

Same thing in the Mansion District - used to be full of supercheap properties, now everything's moderately pricey. Speaking of that area, tradition dating back from when I was in the area more often, I try to always stop and eat at Lombardo's when I'm on my way to FL. Cool place, nice time capsule, I liked to encourage them. (Last time was last year. I just noticed it's closing )
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #16  
Old Posted Jan 13, 2019, 11:08 PM
boden's Avatar
boden boden is offline
Reach for the Clouds
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Great Neck, NY
Posts: 4,390
Great thread with some unusual vantage points. Albany has lots of character.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #17  
Old Posted Jan 15, 2019, 6:41 PM
kznyc2k's Avatar
kznyc2k kznyc2k is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: MANHATTAN
Posts: 1,822
Quote:
Originally Posted by lio45 View Post
Prices in (the southeasternmost part of) Arbor Hill have gone up pretty sharply in the past few years; I have been assuming that meant some sort of gentrification going on. (It's been a couple years since my last visit, but I've been keeping an eye on prices just for kicks.)

Same thing in the Mansion District - used to be full of supercheap properties, now everything's moderately pricey. Speaking of that area, tradition dating back from when I was in the area more often, I try to always stop and eat at Lombardo's when I'm on my way to FL. Cool place, nice time capsule, I liked to encourage them. (Last time was last year. I just noticed it's closing )
This is all good to hear. Albany can stand to see some positive price movement!
__________________
Politicians, ugly buildings and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #18  
Old Posted Jan 18, 2019, 9:29 AM
IMBY IMBY is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 833
Quote:
Originally Posted by The North One View Post
Albany looks beautiful but that damn massive urban renewal project in the very center of the city will always make me cringe, unfortunate.
That was Nelson Rockefeller's dream $2 billion project back in the 70's. The biggest spending Republican Governor the country has ever seen? In office 15 years he promised to create one new university every year of his governorship. He topped that by 2 more!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #19  
Old Posted Yesterday, 10:33 PM
subterranean's Avatar
subterranean subterranean is offline
homesick alien
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Portland
Posts: 2,551
I can't think of this area without thinking of James Howard Kunstler and the World Made by Hand Series. I also used to listen to his podcast before he went (way) off his rocker.

I have a very funny story that happened in Troy, NY when I was doing a New England road trip with a buddy of mine. Let's just say we weren't quite used to bars staying open until 4 AM.

Anyway, nice photos and thanks for the tour.
__________________
SW Portland | NW Portland
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > My City Photos
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:05 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.