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Vacant buildings

Schumer pushes for federal loan for Schenectady

$3M HUD package would demolish 80 buildings

Senator Chuck Schumer, speaks to Mayor Gary McCarthy at a news conference on Broadway near Hegeman Street Tuesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Senator Chuck Schumer, speaks to Mayor Gary McCarthy at a news conference on Broadway near Hegeman Street Tuesday.
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The former Tony’s Meat Market has become the poster child for all that ails Schenectady. Politicians have stood in front of the burned-out building on Broadway to argue that vacant buildings like it must be demolished to improve the neighborhoods. On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer became the latest politician to stand outside the building and call for its demolition. Schumer, D-N.Y., used the location to announce his support for a $3 million loan that ...

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cfield
November 27, 2013
6:33 p.m.

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wrong, wrong, wrong. if you own a building you MUST pay taxes, everyone else has to. for the city to pay for the demo of the old dss building is crazy. is galesi going to pay back the money after they are paid for the building or start collecting rent ??? very bad decision making on the city's part. make the owners pay for their own buildings. can i stop paying my taxes with no repercusions?? doubt it. galesi should be paying taxes on a building they own and bringing it up to code ON THEIR OWN, just like city residents have to. different rules for different people is why poeple leave this city instead of moving into it.

hodgkins.t
November 30, 2013
8:41 a.m.

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Galesi is clearly the preferred builder of the shadow government and the elected government. Why?
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It's a 19th Century public school, not the dss building.
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Why was information about the development of the film studio withheld from the city council by the mayor and the shadow mayor until they gave galessi half a million for the destruction of our heritage?

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