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A landmark

Jack’s Oyster House marks 100 years of fine food, politics

The dining room at Jack’s Oyster House on State Street in Albany is pictured ready for business.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
The dining room at Jack’s Oyster House on State Street in Albany is pictured ready for business.
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The Capitol at the top of the hill may be where legislation becomes law, but it’s often at the bottom of the hill, Jack’s Oyster House, where bills are born. “Lord knows how many deals were settled over a table at Jack’s,” said Jack McEneny, a former state assemblyman, who had his wedding reception at Jack’s Oyster house back in 1968. “It was always a place to go where you would see politicians and lobbyists, ...

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