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DOT building shouldn’t be empty for long

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I remember when Gov. Mario Cuomo adopted a policy of dispersing state offices to depressed cities like Schenectady and Troy so they might serve as stimulants to economic growth, which was a fancy way of saying office workers would buy coffee and sandwiches in those needy cities rather than in downtown Albany. Well, time moves right along. Nine years ago, the state Department of Transportation did move one of its 11 regional offices to downtown ...

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February 2, 2012
2:14 a.m.

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The perfect place for a "bigg casino"! Once the state's constitution is changed to allow casino gambling, hey, we already have hookers and drugs. All we need, is a relaxed "open container law", and we can be the Vegas of the East.

February 2, 2012
9:08 a.m.

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Everyone reading out of the same hymnal today. Losing 240 high paying jobs Downtown is no big deal. Maybe the State can fill the old KEM Cleaners, Olenders and Trustco too?

February 2, 2012
1:07 p.m.

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Anyone know, or even care, who the State might move in there? I guess State workers don't matter (as usual), as long as the building is filled for the merchants nearby. Maybe a good reporter can find out who's coming in....