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Revitalize

by Ali Hibbs October 23, 2014

  New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced last week that he’s awarding $20 million to land banks across the state as part of his Land Bank Community Revitalization Initiative intended to “Help New York ...

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Bringing Back the Neighborhood

by Dan Kildee February 20, 2014

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  In 2010, the Beach Street corridor of Flint, Mich., was pockmarked with 16 trash-filled vacant lots. A year later, this two-acre area a mile south of downtown Flint had been consolidated into Flint River Farm, ...

Now What?

by Natasha Scully February 20, 2014

  There is now a new entity, the Albany County Land Bank Corporation, to address blight within Albany County. Community advocates and some politicians are not sitting in celebration, however, following the vote on Democratic Majority ...

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How to Not Get People to Trust You

by Miriam Axel-Lute February 13, 2014

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  This column brought to you by the majority leader of the Albany County Legislature and the proposed chair of the newly approved Albany County Land Bank’s board, via the question and answer session held Monday ...

Blight Fight

by Erin Pihlaja April 24, 2013

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  Jackie Jenkins-Cox stands at the intersection of North Lake and Clinton avenues in Albany’s West Hill neighborhood. She points to an empty lot on the corner and reminisces about a meat market that once stood ...

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Bank On It

by Miriam Axel-Lute September 26, 2012

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  Albany has a vacant buildings problem. The number may fluctuate depending on who you ask, and how you define “vacant,” but the latest count by the city puts us at over 800. This certainly not unique ...