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  • Madison Ave & Lark St Albany, NY, 12210, USA - Center Square
    Please Madam Mayor, Chief of Police, BID Members, Neighborhood Association Presidents, and Council Representatives, HELP US. It's miserable in the Dana Ave., Lark, Madison, and Washington Park areas. The Motorcycle noise, loud car stereos and engines, and very dangerous driving by these vehicles, are ruining this area. We can't have our windows open for air. We can't sleep at night. We can't enjoy peace in our homes, or dine outside at area restaurants and it's also very dangerous. Children can't even play outside. These motorcycles, and many off-road vehicles, are speeding, doing wheelies, doing U-turns in the middle of traffic, driving into oncoming traffic, bullying other drivers, driving on the sidewalks, the grass, through the park playground and more. Why is this being allowed? We watch officers witness the behavior and not make any effort to address it, take a photo, take down a license number, NOTHING. When asked why, they say they've been told not to. Why is the safety and quality of life of so many people being put at risk for the possibility of a high speed chase that might never happen? It's absurd, negligent and dangerous.
  • Other Open
    Washington Park Rd Albany, NY 12210, USA - Albany
    Washington Park Road is not supposed to be used my ANY commercial vehicles. there Used to be signs posted at the entrances of the park. Every single day there are beer trucks, busses -cdta and school busses, USPS haulers, and 18 wheelers traveling through the park. signs for non commercial use and enforcement need to be put BACK in place. it would also be nice if speed limit signs could be replaced as well. 20 mph signs have been removed, damaged, etc and never put back.
  • Other Open
    Lark Street And Madison Ave Albany 12210 United States - Center Square
    SOMETHING absolutely has to done about ATVs being driven through city streets at high speeds and disregarding traffic signals, etc. Around 7:45 tonight, a gang of 12 or more ATVs came blasting east on Madison Avenue with a number of them blasting right through the busy Lark/Madison/Delaware intersection. They were revving engines, doing wheelies, weaving in and out of a row of moving cars, speeding, and using both the east and westbound lanes. Some of these idiots (and that’s the politest word I can use for them) decided the sidewalk was theirs with several of them jumping the curbs and speeding down the sidewalk. One of them came within inches of a man walking down the odd side of the street -even hearing them coming gave him almost no time to get out of the way. And if I hadn’t already walked up my front steps seconds earlier, I probably would’ve have been hit and killed. An older person or someone with children or with mobility issues would not have been as fortunate as the young man and myself. I realize the police can’t risk a high speed chase with these ATV riders, but something HAS to be done. Someone will eventually be seriously hurt or killed because of these riders. I’ve heard them roaring through Park South, Hudson Park, and other adjacent neighborhoods all summer. I’ve seen one or two riders speed the wrong way on side streets. And there have been multiple complaints here on SeeClickFix this year. Calling the police after the fact doesn’t help - the gang that blasted down Madison tonight was long gone before I’d even turned my key in my door. But this problem needs to addressed before there is a tragedy. After tonight, enough is enough.
  • Washington Park Rd Albany, NY 12210, USA - Albany
    there are now a few tents where people are living in Washington Park. they stay overnight and relieve themselves in the bushes and trees in the park.
  • Morris Street At Sefcu Albany, New York - Park South
    For six months, the residents of this area have asked the city to put a stop to AMC valets monopolizing residential parking on both sides of Morris, illegally parking on alternate parking days so we don't get street sweeping, and illegally and dangerously double parking their vehicles (blocking traffic flow) rather than use the parking garage as AMC leaderdhip promised the neighborhood. No one from the city will answer. Why is this allowed and why is no one giving us the courtesy of a response. If we were a higher income street this would have been stopped a long time ago.
  • Street Repair Archived
    Lark Street At Lancaster Street Albany, New York - Center Square
    The roadbed appears to have failed where it meets the granite curbing and belgian block crosswalk. Some vehicles swerve to miss this deep pothole, but others - especially emergency vehicles, trucks and buses - hit the potholes with a force that causes my house to shake 1/2 block to the west. Would it be possible to fill the potholes - at least temporarily - with crushed stone and/or place an electronic sign on Lark to urge and monitor reduced speed?
  • Morris Street At New Scotland Ave. Albany, New York - Park South
    Do we need to call the media to receive the courtesy of a response from the city regarding the valet issue allowed to adversely affect an entire area with impunity for a long time now? Someone is buying a load of nonsense given it sounds like the Mayor's Office thinks the valet parking is effecting 3 spaces. Who is telling them that? The office who circumvented tax payers and residential permit purchasers to allow Albany Med to intimidate people out of parking spots, install signs (poured in cement) in residential areas saying, "Valet Parking Only," and open the car doors of legally parked citizens, without permission, to demand they move? This is not effecting 3 spaces. It's effecting parking all around EACH of the kiosks Albany Med has. It's effecting customers at SEFCU who have complained and the employees at SEFCU who get no response from the city or Albany Med. It's effecting customers and employees at CVS because the valets use that entire lot as well and CVS has had to resort to towing at times. Citizens have nonchalantly struck up conversations with the valets who've revealed they are told to use all of the spots on the street and lots rather than the Albany Med garage (which is a complete contradiction of what the Albany Med leadership promised the neighborhood when they wanted support for their expansion). Residents have paid for permits yet struggle to find spaces. Businesses are aggravated because customers are complaining they can't find parking, and when someone does park legally, the valets open their car doors and demand they move because they "get to use all the street spaces." They do this because they can. There is no accountability. It's benefiting someone, but it's not the residents or other businesses and none of our tax bills will be decreased to account for the inconvenience and hardship it's causing hardworking people who just want to be able to park in legal spots on our streets without being overtaken by cars that should be in the parking garage and valets who confront legally parked citizens. There have even been photos on Seeclickfix of how they double park, dangerously blocking driving lanes and still there is no accountability. It's time for Councilman Conti and others to stand up for this community and insist Albany Med use their own parking facilities as promised and to at least give the appearance of giving a care about the neighborhood in which they prosper.
  • 67 Chestnut St Albany 12210 United States - Center Square
    I called the people listed on the sign and they said they do not have any apartments available at 67 Chestnut St. They also don’t seem to have apartments available now at 71 Chestnut either. Which means both of these signs are illegal and are basically just advertising for the company. They should be removed.
  • Morris Street At New Scotland Albany New York - Park South

    A valet service has been blocking residential and public parking with orange cones and signs on Morris Street for months and installed a "valet parking only" sign right into the sidewalk in an area designated as residential parking.

    Parking Enforcement is not addressing this commandeering of spaces and the head of Traffic Engineering told Park South residents they were not aware of this issue and did not approve it and it would be addressed. That was weeks ago and the problem continues. The valet drivers refuse to use the parking garages and are taking up street and residential parking all day. A valet staff member even came into SEFCU demanding to know which of their customers' cars were parked alongside SEFCU because they wanted them moved. Who do these people think they are? This is a public street and a residential permit area. Their cones and valet signs are also a driving hazard which has been reported before but not addressed. Albany Medical Center has plenty of garage space and needs to use it. The valet drivers have no right monopolizing necessary public and residential parking. Someone has to stand up to this valet service. Please do your jobs Parking Enforcement and Traffic Engineering or can anyone just put cones and signs in the street and keep people from parking where it's designated they have a right to?

  • Illegal Trash Acknowledged
    234 Lark St. Albany, New York - Center Square
    There are loads of garbage out front of 234 Lark St. Providing one more reason, the Lark corridor has a reputation for looking trashy. If we want to draw customers, start with the litter issue, the increasing and harassing panhandling, trash out front of buildings at illegal times and days, the filthy sidewalks and the lack of holiday spirit. The only pre-holiday First Friday was yesterday and it was dead. Some store windows look nice, but the trees up and down Lark need to be lit.
  • Morris St. And New Scotland Albany New York - Park South

    After promising the Park South neighborhood, that it would use its garages and work diligently not to impact community parking, Albany Med has sanctioned multiple valet stands in the neighborhood around the hospital who admit they are not only using all the street parking before even considering the garage, but who are now blocking off street parking with valet service cones. Note from the sign in the photo (far right side) that this valet stand is also blocking designated residential parking on both sides of Morris that is much needed. Albany Med also advertises this valet service and the service refers community complaints to AMC, so it's clear the hospital is fully aware.

    This is also impacting Sefcu customers who have as much right as AMC to find parking to do business. Both sides of Morris (residential parking) are being dominated by the valet service and they also use the CVS lot.

    The answer is NOT to remove the residential parking signs and give one more area of our community over to Albany Med. The appropriate response is to respect and protect our community's rights and for Albany Med to honor its promises and use their garage. If AMC wants to provide valet parking, they need to provide it on their own premises by having patients and visitors pull up onto its own property and valet drivers can take the vehicles to the garage. It's way past time for such encroachments and disregard to be addressed rather than sanctioned by any arm of the city if that is what is happening.

  • Motorcycles Archived
    102 Willet Albany, New York - Center Square
    This site should be called “see click do nothing” because that’s what Albany PD does about the constant dirt bikes and motorcycles revving all around the park and Lark St all night long. Every. Single. Night. Almost nightly people post about it. It never changes.