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Hospitality? Not in our backyard

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I was not surprised recently when Schenectady squelched plans for a hostel across the street from Ellis Hospital to lodge families of hospitalized children, along the lines of the Ronald McDonald House in Albany. Compassion for families in that situation is one thing, single-family zoning is something else, especially when the neighborhood in question is the most handsome and the most prestigious in your city, as the GE Realty Plot is in Schenectady. It’s a ...


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twohands
June 21, 2012
12:55 p.m.

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Eric Ely should see if there are any fast-food joints willing to take him on as an assistant-manager trainee.

Woodrow
June 21, 2012
1:59 p.m.

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Carl, thanks for the update on Eric "The Enabler" Ely.

robbump
June 21, 2012
2:06 p.m.

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Burger-Wurld manager Ely could (in a few years) hire his buddy Raucci to handle employee complaints.

Woodrow
June 21, 2012
3:42 p.m.

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Carl - More important than Ely, though, is your main column. While a hospitality house is, no doubt, a good use for this property, I can't blame neighboring property owners. With property taxes so high, and home values decreasing, owners have to protect the value of properties in the lot. The hospitatlity house doesn't have to be across the street from the hospital, does it?

MMRMIKE68
June 22, 2012
6:42 a.m.

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CARL, LOOKING FOR A PLACE FOR A HOSPITIALITY HOUSE FOR ELLIS HOSPITAL, WHY NOT THE NOW EMPTY ONIDA MIDDLE SCHOOL? MAKES SENSE TO ME. X-SCH'DY TAX PAYER, MIKE

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