June 2018:

Tuesday, June 19 @ 5:30
Bring food or beverage and your effervescent personalities. Use the 2ndStreet Gate. Volunteers always needed for set up.

It’s An Honor
Downtown’s Wally Altes is the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce Edward H. Pattison Citizenship Award recipient for 2018. A man of many talents, Wally is being recognized for his pro-fessional success & public service.

It’s An Honor
Downtown’s Alane & Paul Hohenberg are the 2018 Rensselaer County Historical Society honorees for the 91styear. The Hohenbergs are recognized for their commit-ment to local history, historic preservation, the arts & education. Gala is Sept. 20.

Jackie Baldwin Celebration
The Chef Jackie Baldwin Memorial Scholarship committee is proud to announce the first winner was selected by SCCC:  Vanessa Liegeot. Vanessa was presented her Scholar-ship Certificate at the Honor’s Convocation on May 17 by the Park’s Lori Hackathorn. This year’s fundraiser is Mon, June 25 at The Malt Room, Hudson River side of Brown’s Brewery from 5:30 – 8pm.  Doors open at 5pm. $40 donation at the door. Small bites available. Cash bar.

Off to College
The Park’s David Hamlin will be a college student this fall. He graduated LaSalle & is on his way to St. Rose to play soccer (& maybe study a bit). David is working at the Dutch Udder this summer so stop in & wish him well.

The Park’s Andrew Ridler is off to Hofstra to study business.

Happy Anniversary
The Park’s John & Jane Pattison celebrate their 39thanniversary.

Love Jogging? Hate Litter? Try Plogging!
Fitness Trend of the Year – Swedish multitasking practice – Jogging & “Plucka Upp”. Squat down to pick up trash. Equipment: plastic bags & latex gloves. Helps people take ownership of their community! Helps runners work on muscles they don’t typically focus on thru squatting, bending & activating glutes. Google plogging for more details.

Neighborhood Alley Rally
Once again, our alleys will be filled with bargains & bargain hunters. Neighborhood gad-abouts Diane Bell, Sandra Rouse, Kathy Marczak & Andrea Daley are organizing a bigger & better version of the 2017 alley garage sale. Tentative Date: August 25. Details to be announced. Contact Diane at dianehbell@gmail.comto participate.

Successful Tours
Many thanks toJohn Johanson, Sandra Rouse, Sylvia & Fred Haefeli & Pam Abele for opening their homesfor the HVCC Center for Creative Retirement tour last month.

The Decorative Arts Trust stopped in Troy as part of their field trip thru the Hudson Valley. Thanks to Lynn Kopka for hosting the reception & Michael Flynn, Pam Abele, Peter Lucas & Alan Scott & the Boland Siblings for opening their homes. Both tours were well received.

Hidden Garden Tour
The Friends of Prospect Park sincerely thank all the neighborhood gardeners who worked tirelessly since April to prepare their gardens for the annual Hidden Garden Tour, held May 24.

Bike Share Program is Rolling
The community bikes are back. Visit

Positive Press/Media Darlings
The Hidden Garden Tour generated tons of press. Historic Sage’s Rhe Potenza was pictured on the Record front page in living color. Pg 2 saw Deb Henderson & Bob Guerin pictured in their garden. Great turnout; great gardens.

Franklin Place’s Gary Pavlic was pictured on the front page also as he greeted Downtown’s Erica Groff as she voted in the Troy School District board elections.

Contemplate the Flowering Baskets
The flowering baskets on Washington Place & 2ndStreet are hung. Anyone wishing to help with watering should contact Lynn at 518-274-6434.

Contemplate Life (Without Dogs)
Washington Park is an ornamental park & is not for recreational use. Therefore, activities such as bicycling, ball games, Frisbee tosses, athletic practice, badminton, tree climbing, jogging, loud music, etc are not allowed. The Park is also dog-free. Any group activity/organized use must receive prior approval thru its Exec Comm


Happy birthday to John Johanson; Sharon Bates, Natasha Winters,Harriet Graham,Little Italy’s Andrea Daley; Washington Park’s Janet Douglas,Michele Kansu,Garrett Hamlin. Osgood’s Lila Burke-Lipiczky turns 9! Time flies.

Historic District Review
Please remember that most of our neighborhoods are in the historic district & changes to exteriors of our buildings are subject to review for appropriateness. Please call Carlo @ 518- 279-7189 for permits & info.

Neighborhood Watch/LI
3rdWed of every month @ 6/7 pm. ICC

2ndTuesday of every month.
6-7, TAUM, 392 Second

2ndWed of every month @ 6:30-7:30, Troy Public Library

Cruelty to Animals
Please report all incidents of animal cruelty to your community police officer. Please report all incidents involving aggressive dogs. Please keep dogs on leashes when walking or in public.

Thanks to Don Windelspecht & Sandra Daigler, the Grahams & Bev Traa! Our activities depend on your support.

Support our very local businesses!!!

Take a stroll downtown – lots of new shops & dining establishments.

Check out the newest food offering at The Little Rice Bowl, 6 Franklin Place. 

Dog Walking
The Park’s Peter Swanson is a certified & background checked Dog Walker on WAG! where he offers bonded & insured rates. WAG! is an App for your smartphone where you can book Peter’s dog walking services, use his referral code: PETER90923 for $25 in walking credit. Peter offers better rates if you just give him a call (202) 650-9686.Long term care, visiting home multiple times per day to look after pets while you are on vacation. He is available everyday 10:30 am – 5 pm. His email is

Charles Lanier, owner of 7 Washington Place, operates a painting & brick restoration business called Cobblestone Painting—named after the street in front of his building on Washington Park.  He does all types of interior (e.g., patching plaster & sheet rock; wood restoration) & exterior (e.g., deck & fence staining; brick restoration) work. Charlie’s home at 7 Washington Place is a great example of a masonry surface being restored.  The brick façade of this 3-story structure was once covered in numerous layers of paint applied over many decades.  Charlie can be reached at 518-281-6034, or

Abstract Painting
Osgood’s Armando Soto teaches on Mondays, 6/11-7/2 & 7/16-8/6. $40 studio fee. Arts Ctr, 265 River St. Call 518-273-0552 to book.

Apartments, Etc.

Park Summer Sublet
Large 1 BR overlooking Washington Park. Artistically furnished, fully stocked, extra-large rooms, high ceilings & windows, Victorian features, marble mantles in both rooms, utilities & AC included, also gated park access, parking, wi-fi hookup. Quite beautiful. $850/mo. Thru August. Call Bill 339-223-0359 to see.

Downtown – 81 4th St– 2ndfloor 1 BR, W/D hardwood floors, DW. Custom cabinets & counters. Clawfoot tub in bath. Located in the heart of downtown. $1200. Please call Erika at: 518-273-6103 to schedule a viewing.

Park – 171 2ndSt – 3rdfloor. 2 BR, LR, DR, kitchen, sun-room w/W/D hook up, 1 ½ baths. Hardwood floors. Lots of windows. Access to backyard. Some basement storage available. Owner occupied bldg.. Pets w/per-mission of owner. No smoking. $1500 includes h & HW. Sec dep required. References. Call 518-527-2009.

Park – 7 Washington Pl. 4 BR, 3.5 bath, duplex. Combined 1st & ground floor unit (70’ from front to rear) approximately 3,000 sq. ft. 1st floor has a large, open living space with LR, DR & Kitchen sharing a common line of sight. Sliding rear doors in the kitchen open onto a large private deck which provides access to the fully enclosed yard. Off-street parking space is accessed thru yard. Kitchen has over the stove MW, DW, pantry, spacious counters & cabinets, 6’ island with cabinets. 1st floor also has BR & full bath located off the kitchen. Hardwood floors, 13 ½’ ceilings. Ground floor has 3 BR, 2 full baths, family; all have ceiling fans; wired for cable. W/D. Separate front & rear access. Located near CDTA bus line, walk to downtown. Easy access to 787.  No smoking; lease required.  Call 518-281-6034, or e-mail

146 3rdSt – 1500 sq ft 1st floor (+ part of basement) recently renovated. Simple, clean, huge.  LR, DR, 2 spacious BR, office, lg EIK w/gas range & DW, full bath. HW on demand heating system, lg private storage room & W/D hook-ups (in tenant’s basement laundry area). Walk to downtown. Sage is 2 blocks away; RPI is 5 minute drive. Bus stops are across the street. Visit the apt blog for contact info$1,175 + utilities (first month prorated). 1st mo rent, 1 yr lease & sec dep required for move in. Pets additional $30 per month per animal. To schedule an appt, email, text, or call Harriet (or Dave) at 419 3047854 or  NO SMOKING building

Riverside – 154 First St– Spacious 1300 sq ft 3rd floor. 3 BR, LR, DR, bath.  Newly refinished hardwood floors, marble fireplace in LR. Heat, water, trash/recycling & off street parking for 2 vehicles included. No smoking, no pets, no exceptions. $950 + electric. Rental application required, 1st month & sec dep due at signing. Call Danyelle at 802.324.0990

Pottery District – 4thSt – 2ndfloor, 1 BR in owner occupied bldg. Lg kitchen w/gas stove, MW, DW & island. LR, DR (exposed brick wall), bath, office. W/D in basement. DR table & server included. Street parking readily available. Near bus stop, easy access to 787 & 90. Walking distance to Sage, RPI, downtown. No smoking/no pets. $925 + utilities, lease & sec dep. Call Kathy @ 810-2960 or

Pottery – 227 4th St. Spacious 3rdfloor, 1000 sq ft, apt in a quiet, professional bldg. Victorian details; modern amenities: hardwood floors, EIK, 1 BR with walk-in closet, LR, office space. Energy efficient appliances. Free laundry facility on premises w/new W/D. Off street parking. Convenient location: close to downtown, RPI & Russell Sage College. Easy access to I-90 & 787. $975 + utilities. 1st month rent + sec dep due at signing of lease. Non-smoker. No pets. Credit check/references required. Contact

Little Italy – 303 3rd St. –  Large 2nd floor 2 BR., modern kitchen & bath, Double LR, DR, hard wood floors throughout. High ceilings with original architectural details, office, laundry room w/washer & dryer, Off-street secure parking for 1 car, No smoking/No pets. $900 + utilities. 1stmo rent + sec dep due at signing.  Avail July 1.  If interested, call (518) 629-5520.

Osgood – 324 3rdSt – 1stfloor, 1 BR in Owner Occupied non-smoking bldg. Cable ready. Cherry hardwood floors, modern kitchen with DW, over-the-stove MW, lots of new cabinet space, Italian tile floor, sit at counter with 2 wooden swivel chairs. Bath w/tub/shower, cabinet space, Italian tile floor, & heater. Parking, camera security system. near firehouse & park, with close proximity to Sage College & downtown Troy. Suitable for 1 or couple to be part of a family building, $850 inc use of high efficiency W/D on 2ndfloor. References, 1 yr lease, 1 month sec dep. Cats O.K. Glenn (917)916-9806 or .

Website Update

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Park Picnic
Tuesday, June 19 @ 5:30
Cancelled in case of rain.

TNO – Downtown
June 29 from 5-9

15thAnnual Troy Riverfest
Sat, June 16 from 9 to 3. Downtown. Be seen!

Troy Flea
Troy Flea is held rain or shine in Riverfront Park on the 2nd& 4thSunday of every month from June 10 -Sept  23from 10-3: Vintage clothing, new & reclaimed furniture, jewelry, comic books & more.

Rockin’ on the River
Wednesdays from 5-8:30 from June 6-Aug 8 in Riverfront Park
3rdAnnual Headlocks on the Hudson
Outdoor freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling festival at Sage Field, 67 River St, from 9-4, Sunday, June 10

The Great Race
Rolls into Downtown from 3-8, Sunday, June 24 featuring antique cars.

Great Resting Place
Family Mausoleums of Oakwood Cemetery, June 16, 9-noon. $15. Reservations at 518-274-5267.

Free Fitness in Riverfront Park – Heartspace Yoga
Sundays from 9-10

Troy Farmers Market – Day and Night
Outside, every Sat, on River Street from 9-2.

Capital Pride 2018
2 full weeks of PRIDE thruout the Capital Region! See the PRIDE website for details.

   Enjoy the Lazy, Crazy, Hazy Days of Summer! 

June 19 @ 5:30
Bring a dish and/or beverage. Cancelled in event of rain.

Easy Resource for Events Check the Troy Downtown BID website for all events downtown. New businesses, restaurants, services are all within walking distance.