October 2019 Newsletter

Picnic/Brunch a Success – In Memory of Jackie Baldwin 

Our 10th brunch/picnic in the Park was a success. Thanks to everyone for help in set up & breakdown. Your tasty treats & funds were appreciated. Let’s do it again next year! 

Happy Anniversary! Happy anniversary to  Riverside’s Angie Wright & Chris Heatley; Washington Park’s Laura Ferris & Garrett 

Hamlin, Elton Dise & Jennifer  O’Neill, Riverside’s Shannon Wright & John Ham. Many more! 

Happy Birthday!  

Happy birthday to Denise 

McAvey, Dahlia Bush, Isaac 

Bellis, Scarlette & Evelyn 

Kennedy. David Hamlin turns 19. Henry Schaftlein turns 4! 

Death of Resident Downtown’s Biff Jones died on Sept 5 succumbing to lung cancer. An avid & accomplished gardener, Biff was a fixture in the Park for many years, tending to the flower beds. He often worked through the night with a miner’s hat illuminating his work. Condolences to his sister Kim & her husband Vic Martini. 

Little Italy Neighborhood  Watch  

3rd Wed @ 6/7 pm 

ICC, 5th Avenue 


2nd Tuesday of every month. 

5-6. TAUM, 392 Second Riverside  

2nd Wed @ 6:30 @ Troy 

Public Library, 100 2nd St 


2nd Monday of every month

St. Paul’s Guild House, State  St  

Positive Press  

The TU featured the 

Rensselaer County Historical Society’s Gala honoring our neighbor Michael Nofal.  Pictured were Michael & husband Rob (both looking suave, debonair & chic),  RCHS Exec Dir Karin Krasevac-Lenz, Board chair

Brendan Kennedy & wife

Tracy; Trustee Phyllis Conroy; Sage College president Christopher Ames & Peter Lucas. 

The TU’s Upstate magazine dedicated its Oct/Nov issue to 75 Essential Restaurants. 

Included were Troy’s

DeFazio’s, The Hill at Muza, Nighthawks, Peck’s Arcade, Plumb Oyster Bar, Quang’s Vietnamese, The Ruck, Sunhee’s Farm & Kitchen – all within walking distance!  The Park’s Emily Menn was featured in a TU article about her career change – from attorney to property owner and manager.  The TU interviewed Osgood’s Stanley Hadsell about reading Moby Dick. Stanley ended up loving the book but has no answer for what the white whale represents. Don’t forget to patronize Market Block Books where Stanley can assist with book suggestions.

Take the Time to Leaf Peep 

You don’t have to drive to Vermont to see red and yellow leaves. Stroll along our city streets and admire our trees. You can grab a meal at any of our local establishments. Enjoy! 

Scoop Your Poop! Curb Your Dog But Not Your Enthusiasm!  

Let There Be Light Walking in downtown Troy on uneven sidewalks is hazardous, especially in winter. It’s easy to trip & fall which can result in serious injury. The risk is greater at night in areas with limited street lighting. Homeowners can help by improving their sidewalk &/or installing lights on the front of their house that illuminate part of the sidewalk as well as the steps to the front door. Walkers can also take preventive action. Walking with a small flashlight to highlight your path can reduce the risk of falling. Third Street’s Don Bell’s solution was to buy a CREE XPE light that he attaches to his hat, belt or cord around his neck. Its powerful light, swivel base & telescopic focusing enables Don to clearly see the sidewalk in front of him. The flashing mode would be good in an emergency too.  


Thanks to Jimmy Hilts-Nofal, Kathy Marzack. Thanks to all who contributed at the brunch. 


Support Local Businesses  

Apartments, Etc 

Sage149 2nd St –  2nd floor rear, 1 BR. Cozy cottage style. EIK, LR, bath, large entrance or study. Intimate deck off LR. Private storage & W/D in basement

w/access to common work area for projects. Beautiful owner occupied brownstone. Well maintained, landscaped.

$950 inc. H/HW. Call John @ 518-266-0658.

Historic Sage – Garage space. Franklin St alley between Division & Ferry. Call Andi @ 518-273-3004. Osgood – 324 3rd St – 1st time vacant after 10 yrs. 2nd floor fron. 1 BR, L shape LR, bath w/shower, hardwood floors, tin ceiling, mantle. W/D in hall. Off street parking. Owner occupied bldg. $800 + utilities. 1 mo sec. 1 yr lease.

References. Contact Glenn @ 917-916-9806 or gfta.mae@gmail.com. Osgood – 407 3rd3rd floor, 2 BR, 2 LR, DR, EIK. Full bath. Owner occupied bldg. Access to yard. On street parking. Hardwood floors, mouldings, original mantles, woodwork. Great for professionals. Good block. Clean, quiet property. No smoking/no pets. $950+ utilities. 1 yr lease. 1 mo sec dep. References. Call Barbara @ 518-271-0338.

Website Update  

Please check out the website www.wpatroy.org to be sure your postings are up to date. Let us know if changes need to be made.  


Month of Activities 

Troy Night Out Celebrates  

Halloween – Mysteries & Mayhem – The Last Friday of the Month Downtown’s time to shine. Be a part of the action! Food, entertainment and more. 

Troy Farmers Market The last month of the summer outdoor market. The market moves to the Atrium beginning in November, Hours are 9-2. Fresh veggies all the time! 

Troy Makers Market

In conjunction with the Farmers Market.

Troy Music Hall, 32 2nd  Little Feat – 10/19. Celebrating 50 years of

California rock, funk, folk, all 518-273-0038 for tkts.

13th Annual Troy Chowderfest  Sunday, Oct 13 @ noon to 4. Your chance to sample creative chowders by area chefs. Get there early – it sells out fast! Centered in Monument Square, guests purchase their tickets, explore the vendors & travel to the participating Downtown Troy restaurants distributing chowder from their establishments. Numerous local retailers participate in the day’s activities with a citywide sidewalk sale. It’s a

full day of fall food, live music, family fun! See the Troy BID website for events happening in Downtown Troy, the place to be & to be seen. 

Tuesdays at Noon  Concerts Presents:  

Troy Savings Bank Music  Hall  

Tues, Oct 8 @ noon Amanda Dame, piano & flute 

St Paul’s Church 

Tues, Oct. 16 at Noon 58

Third St. Melanie

Chirignan, flute & Dan Foster, piano Free admission/free-will 


Friends of Chamber Music  

For program/tkt info, call 518833-1874 or email admin@friendsofchambermu sic.org or visit www.friendsofchambermusic. org. 


Troy Public Library  100 Second St, 274-7071 The Troy Public Library has extensive programming (in addition to books!) for all ages. Check out the TPL website for a listing. Use this great community resource!Classes are free; open to the public. Registration is required; class sizes are limited. Call 274-7071 to register or online. 

License Your Dog!  

Our neighbor and City Clerk Mara Drogan reminds all our great dog owners to license your canine companions.  NYS law requires all dogs over 4 months of age to be licensed. A dog license proves that you are the legal owner of your dog & will help reunite you & your lost pet. Licensing helps prevent the spread of rabies & promotes spaying/neutering, which reduces the stray animal population. Licensing fees help support our local shelter & animal control officer. There is an extra fine if your unlicensed dog is picked up by animal control. The City of Troy has made it easier than ever to license your dogs.  Visit https://tinyurl.com/TroyDog to download a dog license application, stop by City Hall at 433 River Street, or call 518-279-7134 or email cityclerk@troyny.gov to have one mailed to you.  Fees: $15 Spayed/Neutered; $20


$7.50 Senior Citizens (65+). Licenses must be renewed every year! Follow on Twitter & Facebook for cute dog pictures! #DogCollarCity 

Happy Autumn!   

Happy Halloween!