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New Audio from Occupy Albany Eviction

As promised, here is the audio from my live reports during the Occupy Albany Eviction on December 22, 2011.  This audio aired on the Al Roney Show on Talk 1300.

The entire Al Roney Show can be heard on the Talk 1300 website.

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Occupy Albany Eviction

On December 22, my news supervisor at Talk 1300 gave me an interesting assignment:  To go to Academy Park and report live from the site of the impending Occupy Albany eviction.

This post will serve as a placeholder for on-going updates on this story.

I have plenty of photos and video that will be added to this post over the weekend.  Stay tuned!

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Occupy moves to the other side of the street

When I walked up to the site of the Occupy Albany encampment, I quickly noticed that many of the protesters had begun moving their belongings to the sidewalk across the street from Academy Park.  After a few moments, many of them began setting up their signs and sitting in chairs, seemingly wishing to continue their message from the public portion of the street.

 

Valentine’s Rumors

Rumors are circulating (and as yet unfounded) that the property on which Valentine’s sits has been sold to the hospital down the road.  The rumors state that the venue and pizza place next door will be demolished to make an additional parking lot for the hospital.

Photo credit: Dan Goodspeed

The owner of Valentine’s does not own the actual building.  Valentine’s (name, business, equipment, etc.) itself has been up for sale for a couple of years.

Revolution Hall is No More

This is very disappointing for those of us who love live music. 

After former General Manager Jared Kinglsey vacated his position in January, a new GM was never hired.  Yours truly was interviewed for the position, but was then told that his position would not be filled, with the owners instead opting to use outside promoters to book performances.

Here’s the article from the Times Union website

It looks like Northern Lights is the last remaining mid-sized, general admission venue in the game.  They hold around 1,500 at capacity.  The Washington Avenue Armory also holds quite a number of patrons but is closed during the summer months for concerts due to lack of air conditioning.