North Central Troy, NY

Released: May 5, 2011.

In this enhanced podcast, JHK & Duncan explore North Central Troy, NY with Billie-Jean Greene, a KunstlerCast listener who recently purchased a home in this area. This once wealthy neighborhood on the Hudson River has suffered from urban blight for many years. But a group of neighbors, known as The Uptown Initiative, are committed to helping turn their neighborhood around. Billie-Jean leads this tour and introduces us to some of the neighborhood residents, including a bed & breakfast owner, another homeowner, and some urban chickens named Ruby and June. Also along the route is a Hells Angels clubhouse.


For photographs of this neighborhood by Neil Grabowsky of Through The Lens Studio, visit:

For information about the Uptown Initiative, visit:

For information about the Old Judge Mansion Bed & Breakfast, visit:

For information about the Sanctuary for Independent Media, visit:

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KunstlerCast_155.mp3 (Audio Only)
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(70 MB | 45:55 mins.)

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This week’s sponsor is The Congress for the New Urbanism, the nation’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions.