The Ten Broeck Triangle Preservation League
Mimi O’Neill, President
Dear Neighbors and Friends,
Greetings to all!
I am happy to announce to you that St. Joseph’s Church, the centerpiece of our Ten Broeck Triangle has been handed over to the City of Albany. The process has been a long and arduous one, beginning back in June of 2013 when Historic Albany Foundation chose to hand the church back to the City. A transfer audit ensued in June 2013 of all the grants HAF had received from the State of New York for repair and renovation of the building. This was required for the handover. It was completed several months ago. Since then we have been waiting for this exciting event – namely the City taking over the ownership of the church.
We, the residents in the neighborhood, have been waiting for the handover to occur so that more repair, renovation, and a future use can be developed for the church. Over a year ago, we formed a Task Force to research and develop plans for its future. The Task Force met consistently for quite a number of months and came up with some inspiring and innovating ideas for the church. At the top of the list was developing the building as a “training school” for historic renovation.
In recent days we reached out to the City about being part of the ongoing planning and development of the church. Yesterday, the Planning Department contacted me regarding our participation in this process. We will be re-constituting our Task Force to participate in this endeavor. I invite anyone who is interested or who has expertise in the reuse of historic buildings and would like to contribute to join us in this project. Please contact me if you would like to serve in the Task Force (monthly meetings to be scheduled in the future). After our initial meetings with the Planning Department, we will report back and share whatever is planned.
What an exciting time! We look forward to a positive and constructive relationship with the City and the Department of Planning regarding our most amazing and noble center piece, St Joseph’s Church.
I welcome your comments,questions and suggestions!
We will schedule a TTPL neighborhood meeting in the near future.
Mimi O’Neill,President, The Ten Broeck Triangle Preservation League
Date: Monday, January 19, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: King’s Place Gallery
29 North Swan Street
Albany, New York 12210
The Albany County Historical Association presents…
Exhibit Opening: “The Brothers: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in Albany”
The Mid-1960’s was a time of turbulence and triumph that challenged the social consciousness of America. As we consider the 50th year Anniversaries of important milestones of the Civil Rights Movement of that period, including the March on Washington, The Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, the War on Poverty…and remember “Selma”…the question is asked what was Albany doing? This exhibit offers a glimpse.
Documentary screening (19 minutes); Light Refreshments
- Kathy Sheehan, Mayor City of Albany
- Brian Keough, Chair, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany
- Members of the Brothers: Earl Thorpe, Purcell McDowell
Peal Palozza is set for Saturday September 13th! Check out more information at All Over Albany.
Welcome to the antique installment of Nearby! Silver Fox Salvage’s warehouse is located in the warehouse district, a few blocks from the triangle. Taking a trip to Silver Fox is a great way to find incredible salvaged material for your home. They have everything from antique lights to fireplaces and moldings. It is a must stop for anyone looking for antiques. While it is walkable you may want to drive, just incase you find something real good that you can’t carry!
Traffic Advisory – Traffic Pattern Changes in the City of Albany
On Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., the following roadways will have traffic pattern changes:
North Swan Street between Clinton Avenue and Livingston Avenue will be converted from a ONE WAY street northbound to a TWO WAY street.
TenBroeck Place between TenBroeck Street and North Swan Street will be switched from a ONE WAY westbound to a ONE WAY eastbound.
Hall Place between TenBroeck Street and Second Street will be switched from a ONE WAY southbound to a ONE WAY northbound.
Traffic Engineering crews will be changing the signs at these locations on Wednesday morning.
On Monday March 10, the Ten Broeck Triangle Preservation League will host its quarterly meeting at the Ten Broeck Mansion from 7- 8:30 PM.
Our Guest Speaker will be our Common Council Member for the Third Ward
Other topics for the Meeting:
-Update on the Task Force for St. Joseph’s Church
-The creation of a permanent fund for our St. Joseph’s Park holiday lights.
-Spring Plans for the Neighborhood
You are warmly invited to join us for this event. Come meet your neighbors!
For more Information: TenBroeckTPL@aol.com