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Editorial: Schenectady Y has stuck by city

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In the past, we've criticized the Capital Region Y for building big, expensive new facilities in the suburbs, seeing it as a lack of commitment to the downtowns where the YMCA movement started, and the social role it has historically played. We are now happy to report that in the case of Schenectady, at least, those fears were unfounded. While the Y leaders could have used the antiquated, expensive-to-maintain facility at 13 State St. as ...


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cfield
January 15, 2013
11:14 a.m.

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why not fix the dss building before the Y moves next door

SchenectadyScott
January 15, 2013
11:25 a.m.

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They could of fixed up the YMCA building on State, that they say they are going to renovate anyways...why is the Broadway building ideal?....and cfield makes the point as well...fix up the dss building and make use of that as well...it all comes out of the taxpayers pocket in the end.....there is no parking at the Broadway facility....there was enough when it was the Mica Plant and the Schenectady Chemical Labs....not now there isn't...and they want to placy 155 apartments there?...poor planning....they never made the Bus cutout for DSS for the other building....Traffic is backed up worse then when GE was at high levels of employment in the 70's....But I guess the Gazette did a study and decided this is all for the best....None of this makes sense...other than to move people out of downtown and take taxpayer money to rehab buildings to place in pockets of those selling the snake oil.

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