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  • April 14
  • June 9
  • September 8
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Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month.
Meetings are at the Sheehy Palmer VFW Post - 7:00 PM
525 Delaware Avenue ~ Albany, New York ♥


♥  Welcome

Next Meeting: June 9, 7pm

Each time someone stands up for an ideal,
or acts to improve the lot of others,
or strikes out against injustice,
they send forth a ripple of hope.
~~ Robert F. Kennedy

Midtown Colleges and University Study Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 7:00PM- 9:00PM
Page Hall, Downtown SUNY Campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany NY

Mayor Gerald D. Jennings the City of Albany and the Midtown Colleges and University Technical Committee invite you to a presentation of plan concepts and strategies for the Midtown Plan area.

The City of Albany began a planning effort in late 2004 of Albany's "Midtown" with funding provided by the NYS Quality Communities Program. The "Midtown" area is generally bound by Central Avenue to the north, Lark Street to the east, West Lawrence Street to the west, and the UHA campus to the south. A primary focus of the Quality Communities Initiative in the City of Albany is to develop an implementation strategy for a portion of the City directly impacted by investment activities of SUNY (downtown campus), the College of Saint Rose, the University Heights partners, and the Park South Redevelopment Plan.

The purpose of this meeting is to review the final draft of the Midtown Plan and to follow up on the changes in plan concepts that have been made since the March 9th public meeting and the series of subsequent neighborhood meetings that provided valuable public comment. Copies of the final plan will be available at this meeting.

The Department of Development and Planning will be presenting the revised plan concepts and strategies for stabilization and new development within the Midtown Plan area.

If you have questions regarding the meeting or questions regarding the plan please call the City's Department of Development and Planning at 434-2532. Ext. 14

Rebecca L. Brownell
Neighborhood Planner
City of Albany
Department of Development & Planning
21 Lodge Street
Albany, New York 12207
Office: (518) 434-2532 ext. 14
Fax: (518) 434-9846
E-mail: Rebecca L. Brownell


New head of codes is Nick DeLello. If you have something to report, his direct line is 434-2218.

Next DANA meeting will be held on Thursday, June 9 at 7 pm at the VFW. The new librarian Sarah Hinman may join us.

Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit Strawberry Festival will be held on Thursday, June 16 from 7 to 9 pm.

→ A Letter from the Board of Trustees
Concerning the Albany Public Library

Elder Network of the Capital Region (ENCR)
and the Capital District Senior Issues Forum (CDSIF)
request your participation in the following program:
Faith Community Initiatives Promoting Healthy Seniors
Friday, May 13, 2005, 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
First Lutheran Church of Albany
646 State Street, Albany, New York 12203
Please RSVP with your name, program name and contact information to:
Polly Petruska Phone at: (518) 442-5203

See our Calendar Page For The Program Description

banner Welcome to the Delaware Area Neighborhood of Albany NY Website. The Delaware Neighborhood is truly a place where we believe that you don't have to move to live in a better neighborhood!

Our site is updated regularly to bring you the latest information about our community.

The Delaware Neighborhood is a great place to grab a bite to eat, catch a movie, find a book, or just take a stroll. Our website has a listing of restaurants, including access to menus.

Visit the Spectrum Movie Theatre.

C A N A Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month
from 7-9 at the Albany Public Library.

Save Our Libraries!!

O CAPTAIN! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won.
~~ Walt Whitman

Our goal is a new library in our neighborhood. We want to make sure DANA is well represented. You could write a letter to the Director Jeff Cannell expressing your support of having a library in our neighborhood.

Albany Public Library
Jeff Cannell, Executive Director
161 Washington Ave, Albany 12210
(518) 427-4379
(518) 449-3380 Switchboard
Fax (518) 449-3386

Application for the Citizen Police Academy

Community Accountability Board
Amanda M. Paeglow Community Coordinator
phone: (518) 487-5460

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About Our Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is friendly, vibrant, affordable and diverse. It's a convenient neighborhood where many everyday needs such as shopping, banking, and entertainment are within easy walking distance. We have a wide selection of activities along Delaware Avenue, including a movie theater, bookstore, retail stores, restaurants, churches, a post office, a bank, pharmacies, a beautiful and historic firehouse and numerous other small businesses.

homes Once settled as farmland, Delaware Avenue began to build up more than 100 years ago around the turn of the 20th Century, when farmers began selling off parts of their land to individual builders, many of whom built homes for themselves before building for others.

The Delaware Avenue neighborhood of Albany, southwest of the Empire State Plaza, is a melting pot of many nationalities: Italian, Jewish, Greek, Irish and Chinese, among others. It`s the kind of place, say residents, where you can walk to almost anything - to the cleaners, the hairdresser and grocery store, or to restaurants and movies.

engine9Residents include college students, families and retirees. It`s a neighborhood that has stayed the same for many years, except for a few businesses coming and going.

This patchwork of streets is intersected by Delaware Avenue, which is similar to a traditional Main Street neighborhood strip, and by Whitehall Road, which turns into Second Avenue east of Delaware Avenue.

Cardona'sDelaware Avenue features the bulk of the retail and professional operations. Whitehall Road and Second Avenue feature several professional offices, a school and restaurants.

The City Square Plaza shopping center on Delaware Avenue is where the Albany Hyatt Billiard Ball Co. used to be. It was here that the plastic celluloid was first invented for billiard balls.

Parts of the neighborhood are zoned as C-1 neighborhood commercial, and others are R-2 for one- and two-family residential. Homes are either single- or two-family, with a few apartment buildings. Most are well-kept two-story homes constructed of brick, stone, shingle, clapboard and aluminum siding; many have a small lawn in front.

Adapted from
A Neighborhood For the Walking in Albany
by Frances Ingraham


Delaware Area Neighborhood Association

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