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Artists and Urban Renewal

by Miriam Axel-Lute July 17, 2014

  Conventional wisdom says that artists and gay people are tend to be pioneers in distressed neighborhoods, signs that change is ’a coming. While there have been some funny, and likely apocryphal stories about unlikely conservatives ...

The Three-Legged Stool of Economic Development

by Miriam Axel-Lute December 31, 2013

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  Urbanist gadfly Richard Florida recently attempted to tip the sacred cow of "eds and meds" (universities and hospitals) economic development by arguing that cities with a high percentage of employment in those sectors tended to ...

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Practical Magic

by Miriam Axel-Lute August 15, 2013

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  Many years ago when I was on staff at Metroland covering the ongoing story surrounding Albany Police officer Chris D’Alessandro’s suspension and the efforts of a little innovative community prosecution office headed up by Albany ...

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Art To Rebuild

by Ali Hibbs April 4, 2012

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  “The first time I came in here with Darren Scott from the Housing Authority, we got dive-bombed by hawks,” Jeff Mirel says, noticing this reporter’s expression as I step over yet another dead crow. “There ...

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The Art of Urban Renewal

by Josh Potter September 15, 2011

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In the past two weeks, they started appearing around town. A council of penguins on Sheridan Avenue. A giant crow on Lexington. A gold chain hangs from two blown-out windows. A man holds his hands ...

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