A Matter of Decorum

Albany Railway Must Explain

Ah, the glorious days of yesteryear, when all the men were gentlemen, all the ladies ladies, and society knew how to behave. The lowliest laborer wore a suit, f’cryin’ out loud. Not like today! That must be why, in 1898, the Albany city board of health was most perplexed at the failure of the Albany …

The Rice Mansion

The Rice Mansion from Dove Street

When we began our career in Albany not quite 30 years ago, a group of young and hungry (literally) Senate Fellows sometimes found lunchtime solace with a touch of imagined elegance in the quiet confines of the Rice Gallery of the Albany Institute of History and Art. Every now and then we wondered how it …

For Whom the Bells Toll

Proud City Hall PIgeons

Soon we’ll have much more on the installation of Albany’s City Hall carillon – it was quite the endeavor – but for now, this interesting little snippet from the Albany Evening News of August 23, 1927: Proud City Hall Pigeons Worried by Strange Operations in Their Home With Cuyler Reynolds Away and Food also Scarce, …