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Inside Albany[edit]

The show is gone, :( Chivista 19:09, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Price Chopper[edit]

I appreciate your attention to this very fine food chain. Chivista 19:22, 4 January 2007 (UTC)s

Thanks! Albany NY 02:20, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Image:Albany8.jpg - Graphic Lab Request[edit]

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Cultural Education Center[edit]

Hey Albany, just thought i would drop a line and let you know that I started a page for the CEC. Since you seem to be the person most-interested in Albany around here, I figured you would like to take a look and throw your two cents in - keep in mind, its still very "stubby" at the moment. As you've probably seen, i've been dabbling with some albany material, especially the NYSM page - if you have any comments or critiques of what I write, please don't hesitate to let me know.

But I have a question about the CEC that you might be able to answer - among many of the pages around here, it says that the building is 10 stories tall. However, there is an 11th floor (where OCE staff are located) while the 4th floor appears, at least to me, to be at least 2 stories. Do you know how the stories are counted? -- Oaxaca dan 05:34, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi, Oaxaca dan, I'm glad you started the CEC page; it looks great. I added an infobox and geolinks template. Concerning the number of floors, I got the number ten from Emporis. They usually seem to be correct, but they could be wrong in this case. Feel free to fix the floor number on the affected pages. (I don't know how they count floors.) In regards to the museum page, thanks for adding all that information. Perhaps one of us could add a brief description of each permanent exhibit (like the descriptions of the research projects); I think this would enhance the page. Finally, thank you for creating the category "Buildings and structures in Albany, New York". I've been meaning to do that but never got around to it. Please contact me if you have any more questions of comments. --Albany NY 19:32, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
Sounds good - I'll do a little dabbling with the museum exhibit descriptions (at least, the ones I can off the top of my head). I saw the floor reference on that Emporis page, and I guess what it comes down to is that I just don't know if floors are counted differently among engineers/architects then what it says in the elevators. Its a very minor detail, so I don't think we need to loose too much sleep over it. No problem with making the cat and the other stuff, and it's good to find someone actually interested in Albany. Take care -- Oaxaca dan 19:50, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

We need to talk.[edit]

First of all I'd like to thatnk you for cleaning up Rene Paul Chambellan. It was pretty much my baby until RPC,s grandson showed up and added some invaluable inside stuff, like his picture, but the article got a bit lopsided and I'd not taken the time to fix it. It now looks great. Your picture is another good addition, but I am wondering if you could shoot something lower so that the details of the sculpture can be seen better? One of the problems with architectural sculpture is that it is often hard to see and while your picture is a great example of that . . . something closer would be (opinion) better. Moving on. I have done over 20 years research into the life and work of Corrado Parducci and the last thing he did, as age 80 or so, was a lintel in one of the chambers of the New York State Capitol building that included a portrait of HH Richardson. I have a picture somewhwere of him working on it in his studeo in Detroit, but nothing of it in situ. IS that something you could shoot sometime? I was in Albany years ago and some of the pictures that I took thre can be found in Charles Keck, HH Richardson, and J. Massey Rhind - but none for my man Parducci. Life is supposed to be interesting. Carptrash 15:30, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Cleaning up the RPC page was no problem. I also did some work on the Chanin Building page. I'm sorry the Home Savings Bank picture isn't zoomed in enough; I took it as a general structural picture more than a sculpture-detail one. In regards to the Capitol, the carvings inside of it are magnificent. Unfortunately, new security measures put in place following September 11, 2001 make it harder to enter the building. --Albany NY 19:32, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I have been told several times by fellows carrying guns that it is a crime to "photo recon a federal building." That means take a picture of. i have found that it is often possible to ask around and get permission, but NOT always. Your picture of the City Hall will probably get removed from Richardsonian Romanesque because the article is about buildings influenced by HH and not ones by him. See you around, Carptrash 00:00, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
I should have realized that the picture didn't belong. I removed it today. --Albany NY 14:02, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
However since you have it uploaded you might as well put it in the HH gallery. Yours is a completely different view of the building and would be a nice addition. Carptrash 18:01, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
Good idea. It's a nice picture that was uploaded by Wknight94. --Albany NY 02:44, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Iwerks Wikiproject[edit]

Hi. I noticed some of your contributions to the article Iwerks, so I figuired that you might be interested in joining the Iwerks Wiki-project. So, if you are interested, feel completely free to add your name to the list. Happy editing....

--TomasBat (@)(Sign) 20:54, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the invitation. I don't have enough knowledge about Iwerks to join the project, but I would be glad to help it with copyediting for grammar, punctuation, wording, etc. It's good that you started this project because Wikipedia's coverage of Iwerks is lacking (especially when compared to IMAX coverage). Good luck on your new project. --Albany NY 13:30, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

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Lark Street[edit]

Please review and make any corrections, updates, and cites, please. Bearian 21:31, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Capital District[edit]

Hello fellow Capital District resident! I am working with another user to create and spread the word of WikiProject Capital District. I noticed your edit counts have gone down in recent times, but I'm wondering if you'd be interested in taking part in this project? We're very excited about it and could use some help! Many thanks in advance! ~ ωαdεstεr16«talkstalk» 17:53, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello! I would be glad to join the project. --Albany NY (talk) 18:54, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
We appreciate the support! Our main goals are listed on the page and we're also going through a proposals situation (at the request of another user). Please check out the new project and consider commenting on the proposals page with your feelings on the topic. Thanks and welcome! ~ ωαdεstεr16«talkstalk» 19:18, 25 January 2009 (UTC)


Just so you know. ~ ωαdεstεr16«talkstalk» 11:21, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

NYS Education building[edit]

Hi Albany NY, it's a great pic you took of the NYS Education building.

Camelbinky and i are starting an article about the building, now in a sandbox at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Capital District/sandbox New York State Department of Education Building, which will be another use of your pic. It would be great if you wanted to help develop the article. The article could use several pics, or perhaps a whole gallery. Did you take more? I gather that the building has a really long or grand colonnade, perhaps record-setting in some way. Do you have any pictures (or could you take one) showing the length of the colonnade? Please feel free to chat at wt:capdis or any other way, i'll watchlist here for now. doncram (talk) 08:39, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi Doncram, I'm really glad you like the picture. I see that Wadester16 has uploaded another image that gives a better sense of the length of the colonnade. I may be able to take a different one, but for now you might consider placing a request at the CD Wikiproject's image requests page.
In regards to the article, it looks like a great start. I will see about making some edits to it soon. It may be a good idea to take a direct quotation from the NRHP application as a source for information about the colonnade's significance. Also, do you know when the museum left the Education Building? I know that it opened in the Cultural Education Center in 1976, but I don't know if it was closed (and for how long) before the new location opened. If we can find this out, it would be good to add to the article. --Albany NY (talk) 04:15, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Capital District compilation image[edit]

You input would be appreciated. wadester16 04:03, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Tulip Queen[edit]

Kudos on your work on Tulip Queen. The latest revision is much improved and now stands as a legitimate article. Thank you, ThaddeusB (talk) 03:33, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

No problem! Thanks for your work on the article, and especially for saving it from deletion. --Albany NY (talk) 03:41, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

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Happy Holidays[edit]

Thanks! --Albany NY (talk) 04:08, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

P:NYCD DYKs[edit]

Please consider adding some of your DYKs (or new ones) as suggestions for the DYK section of Portal:Capital District. We need a bunch. Thanks! upstateNYer 15:54, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Rewrite of Albany, New York[edit]

FYI, Camelbinky and I are working on a rewrite of Albany, New York at User:UpstateNYer/Albany, New York Rewrite‎ if you're interested. upstateNYer 00:45, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Glad to hear it. I'll certainly contribute if I see anything amiss. Just make sure to incorporate recent (good-faith) edits that were made to the original article into to the rewrite before switching over so they aren't lost! I'll add mine right now.--Albany NY (talk) 04:34, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Just so you know, I added you to the {{maintained}} template at Talk:Albany, New York. Feel free to remove yourself, but you have some of the most edits of active users on this article. upstateNYer 21:36, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

ARS page[edit]

If you want other users to comment, perhaps you should add {{rfctag}} at the head of the section.   pablohablo. 18:49, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion! --Albany NY (talk) 04:07, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Your input requested[edit]

Cscr-candidate.svg Albany, New York is a current featured article candidate. Your input and a review would be appreciated as I try to get this to the Main Page! All comments, criticisms, praise, etc. are welcome! upstateNYer 23:28, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Haha, where did you get this from? And thanks for the userpage shoutout! --Albany NY (talk) 23:48, 29 October 2011 (UTC)


...for your help with the article NXIVM!Chrisrus (talk) 05:24, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

No problem — I thought that was an important external link for the article to have.--Albany NY (talk) 20:14, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

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San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge won't open in 2013?[edit]

Are you suggesting that the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge won't open in 2013? It's not a grammar change, it's a factual change you've made. A bridge can be completed and not open. The one does not imply the other. - Denimadept (talk) 05:13, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

I have made another edit to deal with your concern. --Albany NY (talk) 18:50, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Just to let you know[edit]

I happened to see this Talk:Alexa_Internet#Merge_proposal, and thought you may be interested since you started Alexa Toolbar XOttawahitech (talk) 12:43, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your courtesy. However, I did not start that article; my edit was simply at the bottom of page one of the history. Guaka started the article back in 2003. [1] --Albany NY (talk) 17:25, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Prism (disambiguation)[edit]

Hi, I just thought remind you that we don't pipe links on DAB pages per WP:MOSDAB, thanks Widefox; talk 17:06, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the reminder. I don't edit disambig pages too often, so it's most welcome. --Albany NY (talk) 02:59, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for catching my error! --Albany NY (talk) 18:01, 20 November 2013 (UTC)


Hi there. I've come to bother you because you seem to be active on Albany topics, and Wikipedia:WikiProject Capital District doesn't get much traffic. Amtrak is testing a brand-new Viewliner II baggage car at the Albany–Rensselaer (Amtrak station). See here for discussion and here for a picture of the car. This is the first such car produced, the first new Viewliner in almost twenty years and the first new single-level baggage car in decades. I was hoping you might be in a position to take a photograph of it, or to point me in the direction of someone who could. To the best of my knowledge it's still there, but it probably won't be much longer. Thanks, Mackensen (talk) 12:52, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I'm afraid that time does not permit me to take a photo of the Viewliner, but you might try asking UpstateNYer. Best of luck. --Albany NY (talk) 17:34, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Mackensen (talk) 19:32, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

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Buk missile system[edit]

If you don't mind, I added a WSJ link. Bearian (talk) 16:03, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Looks good. --Albany NY (talk) 16:14, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

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Alejandro González Iñárritu[edit]

"Woefully incomplete" though the article might now be, it is actually infinitely more appropriate. We cannot have masses of unreferenced content about living people per WP:BLP and WP:V. GiantSnowman 09:31, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

I've started a discussion at Talk:Alejandro González Iñárritu. --Albany NY (talk) 18:40, 27 February 2015 (UTC)


Captions are not sentences, they don't need capitalization unless they are. Nor is "theatrical poster" a proper noun. No capital is necessary, I don't give a tinker's cuss whether other articles -- GAs or FAs or World Class SuperDuper Articles or whatever -- may use it incorrectly.

Don't edit like a robot, engage your brain. BMK (talk) 00:05, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

See my latest edit to the article. --Albany NY (talk) 18:07, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Central Ave[edit]

What do you know about the history of Central Ave Albany/Colonie and State St Nisky/Schenectady? It used to be called the Albany-Schenectady Turnpike and was built in the 1790's and is of extreme historic importance because it was the nation's main shipping route from the East Coast to the Midwest before the Erie Canal was built. I wrote a pretty good bunch about it in the article Central Avenue, Albany, New York but I'm no expert.

Thank youDigbyDalton (talk) 16:33, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Good to hear from you, and thanks for your contributions to the article. I'm not an expert either, but I have some suggestions for getting more information. You might contact the authors of the following websites on Albany history: Albany Muskrat, Hoxsie, and Albany Archives. Also, the contact information for Albany's city historian can be found on this page. Finally, I'd recommend contacting the other editors involved in WikiProject Capital District (see the participants list). Best of luck! --Albany NY (talk) 01:26, 26 April 2015 (UTC)


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Thank you, "fairly passionate inclusionist", for quality articles such as Albany Institute of History & Art and Schenectady Museum, for adding substantially such as to the New York State Capitol, for gnomish work from adding infoboxes to capitalization, for restoring referenced content and boldly requesting comments, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Thanks very much for your kind words! --Albany NY (talk) 17:13, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

A year ago, you were recipient no. 1233 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:39, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
Nice to meet you on the actor's discussion, - don't miss the image of my flash mob, to which I am sure they think you belong ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:43, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

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Rudolf Abel[edit]

Albany NY,

Have you seen the movie? I am assuming you have. Unfortunately, it is more about James B. Donovan than Rudolf Abel. Yes, based on true events on that period. Unfortunately, what is portrayed in the movie is not 100% accurately true. This is why I haven't added anything about the movie to the article, only the movie trailer to the external links. Adamdaley (talk) 22:34, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

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