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The Neighborhood Lives On

by Ann Morrow May 28, 2015


Pinned to Mary Paley’s denim jacket is a prized possession: a medal representing a Sicilian-American society for “the Black Madonna,” Maria del Tindari. The South End had several such societies, and a three-day street festival ...

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South End Stories

by Ann Morrow December 11, 2014


  “All these little people, the farmers, the businessmen, they were completely obliterated.” That’s how one former resident of Albany’s South End remembers the devastation of the building of the Empire State Plaza, which bulldozed 98 ...


The U.S.S Corning Revue

by Ann Morrow June 19, 2014

  The Airship U.S.S. Corning is preparing for take-off—and so is its crew of scintillating dancers, torch singers, and comedians. On June 21 (Saturday), the observation deck of the Corning Tower, 42 floors up, will be ...

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Message to You, Andrew

by The Staff January 8, 2014


  Amid the hubbub of State of the State day at the Capitol, as many as two thousand demonstrators lined a long section of the Empire State Plaza Concourse yesterday (Wednesday) to remind Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

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“B” is for Bouchercon

by Erin Pihlaja September 26, 2013


  Over 1500 people stole stealthily into the Empire State plaza last weekend (Sept. 19-22), to attend Bouchercon 2013, a convention for fans and authors of crime fiction. OK, they bought tickets, but they were there ...

Local Legends Live

by The Staff September 7, 2012


For the second year now, the good folks over at the New York State Department of General Services are opening up one of the biggest stages in the land to a crop of local talent. ...

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Places We Love

by The Staff April 11, 2012


  If you search for quotations about the importance and the power of place in our lives, a few ideas recur on a regular basis: among them, that without a sense of place there is no ...