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MAKING AN ENTRANCE

At Riverside, pillars for the park

City, county, Stockade group cooperate for renovation

Mayor Gary McCarthy speaks to residents of the Stockade and the press at the H.O.M.E.S. (Homeownership Made Easy in Schenectady)Key to the City Monthly Open House Weekendat Riverside Park’s newly built pillars Ribbon cutting ceremony.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Mayor Gary McCarthy speaks to residents of the Stockade and the press at the H.O.M.E.S. (Homeownership Made Easy in Schenectady)Key to the City Monthly Open House Weekendat Riverside Park’s newly built pillars Ribbon cutting ceremony.
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It looked like there was a garden party at the entrance to Riverside Park on Washington Avenue on Sunday. Men in suits and women in summery outfits and wide-brimmed hats chatted amiably beside a well-tended flower garden. They gathered there for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of Schenectady’s newest landmark — the brick-and-limestone entryway to Riverside Park. A joint effort between the city, the county and the Stockade Association, the new entryway is an addition ...

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hodgkins.t
June 24, 2013
9:49 a.m.

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$40,000 spent on something that does nothing to improve the lives of anyone, while the playgrounds are broken, unsafe and generally neglected. Swings are broken for months and dead limbs tower above the highly trafficked areas of the park and playground. When the limbs fall, they have not hit anyone yet, they sit for weeks before they are removed even when they make the playground unsafe. Broken benches, benches that were removed for missing one board out of six are all neglected. However, spending money on oversized and awkwardly proportioned phalluses topped with dim duplicative lighting wins the day. It is clear that people and children are not the priority in Schenectady.

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