Steamboat Square got a visit from the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile today, did you see it?
“Your support made it possible to provide dynamic programming to the residents of Albany, and successfully implement a series of fitness programs, out-of-school activities and our inaugural Allympics event. Our department has already begun brainstorming and planning for next year, and plan to introduce more new programs in 2015. Again, I thank you for your support this past summer without it this would not have been a success. We look forward to your continued support in the future!” – Jonathan P. Jones, Commissioner, City of Albany, Department of Recreation.
Albany Housing Authority and Norstar Development USA were recognized with an honorable mention for the 2014 Historic Development that Best Demonstrates Financial Innovation for transforming the former St. Joseph’s Academy parochial school into affordable loft apartments for artists in Albany, NY.
The development team brought a variety of federal and state resources totaling $10.5 million, including Federal and state HTCs, federal low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs), bond financing and a grant.
“Placing [New York] state credits is difficult enough in a straight HTC deal. Combining LIHTCs as well had to be challenging, as there are only so many investors who will wade through complicated financing structures,” Panno said.
Mayor Kathy Sheehan will recognize on Tuesday the efforts by residents of Townsend Park Homes in collecting donations during the summer’s city-wide food drive.
During the July 28 to Aug. 8 drive, Sheehan challenged collection sites to team up for a good cause and encouraged community engagement toward the effort of fighting hunger.
Townsend was not one of the designated collection sites, but its residents combined to contribute 1,200 pounds of the total 2,300 pounds of food collected citywide.
Albany Housing Authority Employees raised $374 and then challenged Steve Longo and Peter Ragsdale to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
They happily accepted the challenge and the video of the occasion is below.
Join us Saturday, August 23rd from 10:00AM until 3:00pm for the Allympics.
There will be:
Kick Pass and Punt
50 Yard Dash
Fast Pitch Competition
Water Balloon Toss
Fun, Music, Food, Games and much more!!
Click Here for the Flyer!