Photos of Albany, New York - from the historic to the random.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
This plaque on a lower Madison Avenue building (just east of Grand Street) identifies it as the Bleecker Flats apartments. The name of the building, as well as Bleecker Park (just up the hill) recalls the fact that nearby Bleecker Place was once the southern boundary of property owned by the Bleecker family whose history in Albany dates back to the arrival of Jan Janse Bleecker in 1658.
A lifelong resident of Albany, N.Y. who loves history and writing, I'm also the site admin for Broadway actor Hugh Panaro. Currently working on a history of the Albany Rural Cemetery. Oh, and a Whovian.