June 2017:

Tuesday, June 20 @ 5:30
Bring food or beverage and your effervescent personalities. Use the 2nd Street Gate. Volunteers always needed for set up.

Jackie Baldwin Celebration
Mon, June 19 @ 5:30 @ Franklin Terrace Ballroom, 126 Campbell Ave for the fundraiser for the Jackie Baldwin Memorial Scholar-ship for the SCCC Culinary Arts Program. Event features 20 top Capital District chefs, SCCC student demonstration table, band & DJ, silent auction.Tkts are $60 & up & can be secured at the Chef Jackie Baldwin Memorial Scholar-ship FB page. A superb chef & involved citizen, Jackie died last year. Generous, kind & full of energy, Jackie lived life to the fullest. Bring a cookbook to add to the Friends of Prospect Park auction item. Expect good food at the event.

Daydreaming…to Spaceout
The Park’s Owen Bush is in the midst of rebranding his VR goggles & app business from to Spaceout.VR. Owen has been the subject of several articles concerning the sale of to Goggle.

Hazard on the Road
The Park’s David Hamlin is now a licensed motor vehicle driver. Be sure to look both ways when crossing the street in case David is texting or talking. We have every confidence that he will be a courteous & cautious driver. Plus he can now be available for all sorts of errands.

Happy Anniversary
The Park’s John & Jane Pattison celebrate their 38th anniversary. When asked how many of those years were happy, they both fondly said all of them.

Successful Tour
Many thanks to the Bolands, John Johanson, Sandra Rouse, Steve & Sue Ridler, Hannelore Wilfret, the Sinopolis, the Pattisons homes/gardens for the HVCC Center for Creative Retirement tour last month. Thanks to David & Michele for decking out the Washington Place planters & green spaces. The Boland Siblings outdid themselves with a fabulous reception.

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 25.

Region’s First Bike Share Program is Ready to Roll
CDPHP Cycle! Provides 160 bikes at approximately 20 stations in Albany, Troy, Schenectady & Saratoga Springs. The bikes work like regular bikes with the addition of smart technology. They include GPS as well as other on-board technology to track calories burned, distance traveled & ride duration. Riders create an account on the CDPHP Cycle! App or thru, providing affordable access to a bike 24/7. Visit

Speaking of Bikes…
Several of our residents are seeking companions for lengthy bike rides. If you are interested, reach out via the WPA website contact info.

Break a Leg
Riverside’s William Heatley starred as the lead player in St Rose’s production of Pippin in May. William is a very accomplished actor.

Welcome to Julian Adams, the Community Services Program Coordinator for the NYS Historic Preservation Office. A native of Georgia, he holds a Masters of Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia at Athens. Now comfortably ensconced on 2nd St, Julian will certainly be giving us his guidance on the preservation of our local treasures. As Director of the Bureau of Community Preservation Services, overseeing several state and federal programs, including the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit, Certified Local Government program, National Register, Survey, and Capital Programs review within NYS OPRHP he assists communities, municipalities & SHPO across NYS with preservation issues.

Welcome to Melanie & Meagan in Riverside. Visit Melanie at her O’Malley’s Bakery at the Troy Farmer’s Market.

Death of Resident
Historic Sage’s Dave Trong died unexpectedly in late May. A longtime resident of 2nd Street, Dave was a fixture on his stoop at 123 2nd St. A cat lover, Dave adopted an Operation Snip cat as his beloved companion. Dave recently retired from TRIP & was beginning to relax. Our condolences to his family.

Positive Press/Media Darlings
The Hidden Garden Tour generated tons of press. Emily Menn & Peter Grimm were quoted in the Record.

Contemplate the Flowering Baskets
The flowering baskets on Washington Place & 2nd Street are hung. Anyone wishing to help with watering should contact Lynn at 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 8! 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 @ 279-7189 for permits & info.

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

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

2nd Wed 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.

Support our very local businesses!!!

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

Building Inspections
Bill Hughes of the Marina District does building inspections thru his company
Habitat Home & Building Inspection Services. If buying a property & need advice, call Bill @ 833-0456 or

Tutoring Available
Riverside’s Natalie White is a 5th grade teacher in Niska-yuna. She is looking for a few tutoring jobs this summer. Experience in grades 1-6 curriculum. Contact Natalie @

Extra Help
Energetic young mom available for gardening, weeding, general clean up. Can bring 7 & 9 yr old boys to play with your kids or pets. Call Sylva @ 698-7882.

Thanks to Don Windelspecht & Sandra Daigler! Our activities depend on your support.

Remember the Alamo
The Alamo is open on the third Saturday of each month from 7:30 am til noon til Sept. Dump your stuff there instead of the streets & alleys.

Apartments, Etc.
Park – 224 3rd St – 2nd floor, 2 BR, LR, DR, kitchen, bath, sunroom. W/D in basement. $1250 inc H & HW. Call Pete @ 518-210-4421.

Historic Sage – 148 2nd St. – Original East Lake 1873 owner occupied bldg. Dbl parlors – 1st can be used as LR, BR or office; 2nd parlour, usually used as DR or LR is equally handsome. 1 bath, patio, kitchen, 1BR. Pets may be negotiable after a pet/owner interview for $30 per month add’l rent. Use of the shared laundry is an add’l $25 per month pp. Visit for pictures. $1,390 includes heat & water, carriage house parking bay, WiFi signal. Tenants pay electric & gas for hot water. Contact Harriet or David Graham at (419) 304 7854 or

Pottery District – 3rd St. 3rd floor, 1 BR in owner occupied bldg. LR; DR; kitchen w/gas range, MW, DW; BR; bath; dressing room w/walk in closet; office. WiFi. Small porch overlooking garden. W/D in basement. Off street arking readily available. Near bus stop, easy access to 787 & 90. Walk to Sage, RPI, downtown. No smoking/no pets. $850 + utilities, lease & sec dep. Call Kathy @ 810-2960 or

Marina District – 2136 & 2140 5th Ave

1.Furnished studio w/beauti-ful woodwork. Full bath & kitchen. No smoking/no pets. $750 inc. heat, HW. 1 yr lease w/sec dep.

2nd floor boutique apt. w/hardwood floors. Clawfoot tub w/shower. No smoking/ no pets. $750 inc heat, HW. 1 yr lease w/sec dep.

Room in shared furnished apt. $525 inc all utilities.

2nd floor, 1 BR. Open kitchen/living area. Full bath. Walk in closet. No smoking/ no pets. $725 inc H, HW. 1 yr lease w/ sec dep.

Contact Beth Anne @

Website Update
Please check out the website – – for more listings. Not responsible for accuracy!


Park Picnic
Tuesday, June 20 @ 5:30
Cancelled in case of rain.

TNO – Downtown
June 30 from 5-9

Friends of the Gasholder Movie Nights
Friends of the Gasholder are holding 2nd Saturday Cinema at the Gasholder, 1115 5th Ave on 6/10, 7/8 & 8/12. Brief intro by HMIG’s Michael Barrett on the history of the gasholder. Movie starts at 8:30. Free. Light refresh-ments available for purchase. Limited seating so BYO chair. Hook is the 6/10 movie.

14th Annual Troy Riverfest
Sat, June 17 from 10 to 9. Downtown. Be seen!

Troy Flea
Troy Flea is held rain or shine in Riverfront Park on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month from June-Sept from 10-3: 6/11 & 25; 7/9 & 23; 8/13 & 27; 9/10 & 24. Vintage clothing, new & reclaimed furniture, jewelry, comic books & more.

Friends of Chamber Music
Quintet of the Americas on Sat, 6/10 @ 7:30 @ Kiggins Hall, Emma Willard, 285 Pawling Ave. Tkts: $25/$15 student. Call 518-833-1874 for tkts/info.

What’s on Tap for the Summer
Brown’s/Ryan’s Wake 6/15 – June 8- July 13
6/8 Ron Gallo w/Joe Mansman & the Midnight Revival Band
6/15 Sir Sly w/Midnight Revival Band & Good Fiction
6/22 Rustic Overtones w/Angels on the 4th & Cindy Ambulance
6/29 Eastbound Jesus w/Black Mountain Symphony

Rockin’ on the River
Wednesdays from 5-8:30 from June 7-Aug 9
6/7 – Almost Queen w/Troy Music Academy All Stars
6/14 – Deerhoof w/Aficionado & Another Michael
6/21 – Skeeter Creek w/Anthony Fallacaro
6/28 – Alex Torres y Su Orquesta w/Heard

50th Annual Flag Day Parade
Sun, June 11 from 1-3. 4th Street from the Point to downtown. This is the last Flag Day Parade so be sure to be a part of it.

Free Fitness in Riverfront Park – Heartspace Yoga
Sundays from 9-10, 6/25-8/27

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

Capital Pride 2017
2 full weeks of PRIDE thruout the Capital Region! See the PRIDE website for details.


           Enjoy the Lazy, Crazy, Hazy Days of Summer! 

June 20 @ 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.