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Instagrammers trying to throw out Schenectady trash (talk)

Pair promote beauty, vibrancy where others see chance to tear down the city

Kelly Marr of Schenectady, is seen on the screen of her iPhone as she takes a break from Instagramming at Riverside Park off North Ferry Street in the Stockade Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Kelly Marr of Schenectady, is seen on the screen of her iPhone as she takes a break from Instagramming at Riverside Park off North Ferry Street in the Stockade Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
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One of the earliest examples comes from Jonathan Pearson’s diary, an entry from 1832, when he was a student at Union College. Schenectady, he wrote, was a city “only fit for hogs and Dutchmen.” “Why are the ways and walks never cleaned? Why never repaired? Oh, what a world of filth,” he continued. Schenectady bashing is a pastime that dates back generations, and it’s one both locals and outsiders seem to delight in equally. School ...


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stockadian
August 31, 2014
3:20 p.m.

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I am proud to be a citizen of Schenectady, and love telling people so.

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