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Step by step, revival of Crane Street moves on

Neighborhood group mirroring Metroplex effort

Mont Pleasant Neighborhood Association President Sharron-Linn Schmidt, left, and Vice President Patty Smith plant flowers beneath a tree on Crane Street on Thursday.
Mont Pleasant Neighborhood Association President Sharron-Linn Schmidt, left, and Vice President Patty Smith plant flowers beneath a tree on Crane Street on Thursday.
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Dedicated longtime members of the Mont Pleasant Neighborhood Association have formed a poor man’s version of the Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority to breathe life back into Crane Street. The business corridor once was bustling, but fell into disrepair as store after store closed. Garbage blew freely down the street, weeds overtook garden squares and city workers began to cover the windows of vacant buildings with plywood. Now, vacant buildings are being renovated, new stores are ...


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safny
July 13, 2014
10:47 a.m.

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I was fine until I read "Exit Bar and Lounge." The LAST thing Schenectady needs is more bars. How is this going to help being back the neighborhood - by having people drink until all hours of the night? Arguments, fights, people hanging out. While the city is going on and on about convenience stores, what about all the bars and private clubs where there have been fights and shootings???? A business corridor requires either the people who live there to spend money or people willing to come from outside the neighborhood to spend money. And the kind of people who will come to go to a bar are NOT it.

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