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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jay Street

Once upon a time, this was an ordinary city street, with cars and sidewalks and parking hassles. Then someone had the idea to make it a pedestrian-only walk, and small stores moved in and trees were planted and it was even re-paved. It's quite a nice place today. It's one of downtown Schenectady's hidden gems, Proctor's on one end and City Hall on the other. If you're driving (I walk there) you can usually park on the City Hall side, but the municipal parking lot behind Proctor's is free on the weekend.

I've been here plenty of times, but it wasn't until recently that I noticed how the rain brings out the pattern of the paving stones.


  1. Turning road into pedestrian-areas seems to be happening almost everywhere. But I think that it is good and encourages people to spend more time walking around in the cities.

    Nice shot

  2. It's always gratifying when city projects turn out well and revitalize an area.

  3. I used to work on Jay Street back in the day when you could drive on it. Have been out there to visit and love the pedestrian walkway and all the little shops. Hoping all the revitalization in downtown Schenectady will help. It hasn't been the same since the malls came in.


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