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TROY, N.Y. : The New Brooklyn

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TROY, N.Y. : The New Brooklyn

 

Duncan Crary has a true love of the town he lives in.

And is doing what he can to restore its glory, as a walkable community.

Are his efforts rewarded? Clearly, he thinks so.

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On the way back from a visit to Southern Vermont, KMO and Olga stopped in Troy, NY, a small city that has seen good times and bad. They met fellow podcaster, Duncan Crary, atthe Lucas Confectionary to talk about why Duncan believes that Troy is staging a real deal comeback. Vic Christopher, co-owner of a suite of businesses housed in a cluster of historic buildings he rescued from demolition, describes what drives him to help re-create Troy’s vibrant downtown scene. Later, Duncan leads KMO and Olga on a walking tour of the streets. Duncan also details the controversy over the original authorship of the poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” which was first published anonymously in The Troy Sentinel and begins with the famous line, “‘Twas the night before Christmas…”
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Capsule Summary

 

City------- : Philadelphia : New York : Detroit- : Cleveland : Buffalo-NY : Troy-NY :

 

US Rank - : --- no.5 -- : --- no.1 -- : --- no.18 -- : -- no.48 - : -- no.73 - : -- no.?? - :

Population : - 1.55 mn : - 8.41 mn : - 681,090 : - 390,113 :- 258,959 :--- 50,129 - :

1970 Pop.. : - 1.95 mn : - 7.89 mn : - 1.51 mn : - 750.9 K : - 462,768: --- ??? ---- :

Growth>'70: -- 20.5%- : - +6.59%- : -- 55.01% :-- 48.05% :-- 44.04% :-- ? ? ? % :

Density ---- : 4,337/sm : 66,940/sm: 5,144/sm : 6,167/sm : 7,206/sm : 4,840/sm :

Urban Area: - 5.44 mn : -19.95 mn : - 3.73 mn : - 1.78 mn : - 935,906 :

Metro Area : - 6.03 mn : -23.48 mn : - 4.29 mn : - 2.06 mn : - 1.13 mn :- 870,716 :

Elevation -- : ---- 39 ft.- : --- 33 ft.-- : --- 600 ft. - : -- 653 ft.- :--- 600 ft.- :--- 250 ft.- :

GDP, metro : $ 388 bn. : $1,390 bn :

Rank,US/Gl : -no.? / 9- : - no.1 /1 - :

Median HHI : - $37,016 : - $51,865 : - $26,955 : - $26,556 : - $30,502 : - $38,122 :

AvePrice,av: $ 142,300 : $501,500 : - $59,700 : - $80,900 : - $66,700 : $147,500 :

Price/Income: -R: 3.84 - : -R: 9.67 - : -R: 2.21 - : -R: 3.04 - : -R: 2.19 - : -R: 3.87 - :

AvePrice,tu : $140,000 : $1.138mn : - $39,400 : - $68,000 : - $90,000 : $140,000 :

YronYr-chg. : - - 5.9% - : - + 11.78% :- - 6.6% - : - - 0.0% - : - - 4.0% - : -- 11.1% - :

Vacancy-- : ???

% White nh : -- 36.3 %- : -- 33.3% - : -- 07.8% - : -- 37.3% - : -- 54.4% - : -- 69.7% - :

% Black ---- : -- 44.2 %- : -- 23.0% - : -- 82.7% - : -- 53.3% - : -- 37.2% - : -- 16.4% - :

% Chinese- : --- 2.0 %- : --- 6.3 % - : --< 1.0% ? : --- 1.0% ? : --- 1.0% ? : --- 3.0% ? :

 

Transport - : -MTR, t67 : -MTR, t81 : cars, t.?? : light rail,t47:- ???? etc :- ???? etc. :

Walkscore- : ws77, #4- : ws88, #1 - : ws52, --- : ws57, #16 : ws.65, #?- : ws.54, #?- :

Bike/ Live - : bs68,L71 : bs62 , L76 : bs??, L62 : bs51, L67 : bs53, L67 : bs??, L72 :

City------ : Philadelphia : New York : Detroit---- : Cleveland : Buffalo-NY : Troy-NY :

 

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> TruliaValue: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/philadelphia-pennsylvania/market-trends/

> AreaVibes : http://www.areavibes.com/philadelphia-pa/livability/

> Walkscore : https://www.walkscore.com/PA/Philadelphia

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Vic Christopher & Heather Lavine, The Lucas Confectionery, Troy, New York

 

= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slt16aDMVn0 =

Published on Nov 14, 2014

A talk recalling one couple's migration from Brooklyn to Troy with the dream of opening a wine bar and their grassroots effort to restore the Lucas Confectionary. Part of Session I: Small Batch: The Maker Economy and its Impact on Historic Places

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