With 13 turns, the NASCAR Truck Series race in Mid Ohio, which is based after the O’Reilly Auto Parts 150, is expected to be challenging for all truck drivers. The first turn is the one immediately after the checkered line, therefore it requires driving all the way to The Keyhole at turn 2 before continuing on to turns 4 and 5, which are collectively referred to as the Beach. You don’t want to get stranded at the beach given that to the hefty turns and the hotspot for cautions, so avoid doing accordingly. The Esses are near to the Alternate S/F Line at turns 6 through 9, while Thunder Bay is at turns 10 and 11. The last two turns are the final two turns. Lastly for the final 2 turns is the Carousel which is the biggest risk for drivers to take the victory lap.
The race started off with a rain delay due to heavy downpours and the team had to wait for a while the race decided to line up the drivers to go around the lap just to test out the race track but it was too slippery to start the race. It took 20 minutes to drive around the track the official has the flag waved the green flag to start the race which was already a caution from Jake Garcia the #35. After the 1st caution at the 8th lap Tanney Gray the #15 was stuck in the mud. Short afterwards, Tanner Gray got into the beach at turn 4 but managed to drive through the dirt sand which didn’t have to release the caution flag. At the 15th Lap Carson Hocevar the #42 truck pushed Colby Howard the #9 truck into the mud at turn 5. More truck drivers has been getting caught at the beach and others had issues getting out of the mud. Zane Smith pushed Taylor Gray the 17 truck into the grass. In the meantime, Spencer Boyd the #12 truck blocked Conner Jones the #66 and got into the dirt which released the 4th caution with 2 laps to go and Ben Rhodes the #99 Truck and won the 1st stage.
When the 2nd Stage began, there was already a multi truck ruckus after the 2nd turn which the race continued while others drove to the grass. Eventually, Matt Crafton #88 pushed Lawless Alan the #45 truck at the Keyhole. Ben Rhodes and Ty Majeski and Zane Smith took over the Top 3 during most of the 2nd Stage. Corey Hiem decided to pass through Zane Smith with 5 laps to go. Hallie Deegan and Wayne Self were losing control and Self pushed Will Rodgers the #02 truck into the grass. Before the final lap, Hiem and Rhodes drove in the same speed and turned next to each others truck until Hiem gained speed to get extra boast to 2nd. Ty Majeski stayed in the lead and won the 2nd Stage. While battling for 6th Place, there was Steward Friesen #52, Tyler Ankrum #16, Matt DiBenedetto #25, and Rajah Caruth #24 which Friesen won the battle of the blue trucks.
At Stage 3, Daniel Dye #43 truck already got stuck in the dirt at turn 1. Ty Majeski pushed Ben Rhodes at turn 5 at the Beach but luckily neither of them were stuck and quickly went back into the race. Ty Majeski just had some tire problems after getting back on the race track. Moments later Jack Wood was stuck in the bit and demanded a forced caution and Rodgers was also stuck in the mud. After one back from the last caution, Brett Holmes #32 was stuck at the dirt on turn 1 and had trouble getting out which it’s the 6th accident and released the 8th caution. With 15 Laps left to go, Hiem and Smith took the front row to get the lead until Tanner Gray landed at the beach but survived to leave the dirt. Will Rodgers and Austin Wayne Self were stuck at the dirt at the Carousel for the 7th Accident. Within 10 Laps to go, there always another accident at the 1st turn and also debris on the race track which at first Taylor Gray #17 started traffic and caused a multi crash. Which means it’s the 8th accident for 10th caution. By the time there’s 5 laps to go, Corey Hiem was tight to Christian Eckes, Zane Smith, Matt Crafton and Tyler Ankrum in the Top 5 Drivers. Corey Heim stayed in the lead and Zane Smith stay a second behind during the final 3 laps and Corey Hiem has won the O’Reilly Auto Parts 150. Corey Hiem has got his 2nd win of the Season since Martinsville on the 14 of April. It was also Corey Hiem’s Birthday Weekend Victory which it worked out perfectly for his unforgettable performance for the win.
The Hudson Valley is experiencing gentrification as wealthy New Yorkers invest in local real estate and use Airbnb to experience the upstate lifestyle. This is leading to neighborhood conflicts and affordability issues. Efforts are underway to combat gentrification, including using land banks and community land trusts to move low- and middle-income residents from renting to homeowning. A 2017 study found that community land trusts help reduce gentrification’s effects by slowing displacement and keeping neighborhoods affordable. Several Hudson Valley cities are exploring using land trusts to combat gentrification. The media’s coverage of the region has also played a part in this phenomenon, with the New York Times promoting the business efforts of transplants and encouraging pioneers to take advantage of urban decay. The quest for radical community, whether driven by religion, politics, or art, has often been depicted as requiring a literal journey from the city to the countryside. Adrian Shirk’s book Heaven is a Place on Earth: Searching for an American Utopia explores the history of intentional communities in rural America, such as the Bruderhof community and Gate Hill Cooperative. However, Shirk’s search for a more communal life unintentionally illuminates rural gentrification, the migration of affluent urbanites and suburbanites to the country, which is often under-recognized. Shirk’s desire to not work as much and be around like-minded people led her to seek a more communal lifestyle. n Adrian Shirk’s book, she notes that rural living is not her first choice. While she dreams of moving upstate, her ideal commune does not require a view of nature but a cooperatively owned apartment building in an outer borough. However, Shirk admits that this scenario would lead to gentrification, so instead, she moves upstate where it is more affordable and doesn’t count as gentrification.
The article discusses how gentrification is not just limited to cities but can also happen in rural areas. The author notes that the protagonist of the article, who moved upstate, is hesitant to acknowledge that her migration could contribute to gentrification. She fails to see the divide between high-end businesses and more traditional local spots when she is upstate. The article discusses the issue of gentrification in Newburgh, New York, and how it affects long-time residents and small business owners. Many are concerned about being priced out of the area as development continues and property values rise. This has led to tensions and anger in the community. Still, some are working towards solutions by inviting housing activists and neighbors to discuss including local people in the city’s success. There is also a recognition that it will take the entire community to work together to address the issue and prevent displacement. Similar challenges are being faced in other communities, including Rochester and Buffalo. Other communities, including Rochester, Buffalo, and Hudson, are also facing the issue, where property values are rising rapidly. Ward 2 Councilwoman Ramona Monteverde emphasizes the need for housing activists and small business owners to work together to prevent displacement and fight for laws and policies that benefit the local community. She plans to hold community meetings to discuss possible solutions to the problem. The article details a three-part series of dialogues and conversations called “Gentrification is Colonialism,” hosted by the Forge Project, a Native-led arts and decolonial education initiative based in Ancram. The series aims to explore the historical roots of gentrification in the displacement and genocide of Indigenous people, particularly in the Hudson River Valley, and to offer ways to counter its effects. Each panel, moderated by a local artist or organizer, will feature local activists and an Indigenous activist, architect, artist, or scholar in dialogue. The series is free and open to the public, and pre-registration is appreciated. The first panel, “Anti-Institutions and Indigenous Liberation,” will explore Indigenous models of refusal, resistance, and organizing with art and gentrification.
Before the middle of the 20th century, Albany’s downtown neighborhoods were predominantly white, with large populations of Italian, Irish, and German immigrants. These areas, including the South End, Arbor Hill, and West Hill, were initially redlined in the 1930s as risky for investment by banks and realtors. At this time, these neighborhoods had few Black residents, while the majority of residents were foreign-born European immigrants. However, with the second wave of the Great Migration in the 1950s, the Black population grew rapidly every decade, reaching 16% in 1980. While the descendants of European immigrants were able to assimilate and buy homes or rent apartments anywhere in the city, this was not the case for Black residents, who were locked out of many neighborhoods due to discriminatory practices and policies. The neighborhoods in Albany, New York, were redlined in the past, leading to distinct borders that particularly affected Black residents, with socioeconomic differences stuck in certain parts of the city. Black residents knew not to cross certain borders and experienced police harassment when walking through white neighborhoods. Moving to the suburbs, the neighborhoods in Albany, New York, were redlined in the past, leading to distinct borders that particularly affected Black residents, with socioeconomic differences stuck in certain parts of the city. Black residents knew not to cross certain borders and experienced police harassment when walking through white neighborhoods. Moving to the suburbs. Albany’s Black population faced racist roadblocks that limited their access to suburbs like Colonie. These roadblocks included exorbitantly high rents or harassment from white neighbors. Black residents often worked low-paying jobs that didn’t allow them the capital needed for homeownership, leading many families to stay in the South End for decades.
As the Black population grew, white flight caused the suburbs’ populations to boom while Albany’s population decreased. The suburbs offered little incentive for Black residents to leave Albany due to their overwhelmingly white demographics, and many who did move faced racism. Albany’s Black population growth coincided with white flight to the suburbs, causing a significant drop in the city’s overall population. The demographic shift in neighborhoods like West Hill was also partially influenced by public initiatives, such as school integration and public housing projects. The construction of Bleecker Terrace Apartments in the 1980s, which was public housing, co-integrated West Hill in a way it had not been integrated before, causing some white residents to be displeased. Before this development, West Hill was a predominantly white, working-class neighborhood.
Between 1950 and 1980, Albany’s population decreased while suburbs like Colonie, Guilderland, and Bethlehem saw significant population increases. Colonie, in particular, became a popular destination for those looking to escape the city. However, because the suburbs were so predominantly white, there was often little incentive for Black residents to move there. For those who did, racism and harassment were common. Jasmine Higgins’ great-grandfather, a prominent Albany attorney, had his house in the predominantly white Buckingham Lake neighborhood burn down in a racially motivated incident. Jim Bouldin, one of the first Black families to move to Colonie in 1976, experienced racism and harassment from white neighbors and ultimately moved back to Albany, where he bought a brownstone in Arbor Hill. The South Mall project in Albany, now known as the Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, displaced around 7,000 residents in 1963, including an estimated 1,000 Black residents. The displacement had unequal ramifications for Black and White residents, with displaced white residents fleeing to the suburbs while many Black residents remained in inner-city neighborhoods. The government’s response to the displacement was to build three public housing projects, one placed near an industrial zone, which tends to lower residents’ quality of life and physical health and exacerbate segregation. The South Mall project in Albany, now known as the Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, displaced around 7,000 residents in 1963, including an estimated 1,000 Black residents. The displacement had unequal ramifications for Black and White residents, with displaced white residents fleeing to the suburbs while many Black residents remained in inner-city neighborhoods. The government’s response to the displacement was to build three public housing projects, one placed near an industrial zone, which tends to lower residents’ quality of life and physical health and exacerbate segregation. During the construction of the South Mall in Albany, the city’s Democratic machine controlled governance and citizens’ lives. The machine saturated the city with jobs, tax breaks, and support for loyalists who tended to be white and Catholic. When white residents fled to the suburbs, they sold their houses to landlords who then housed Black tenants in buildings that were in terrible conditions, prompting civil rights groups to demand the city to crack down on slumlords. A series by journalist William Kennedy in the Times Union exposed these conditions, but some critics blamed residents for their living situations, leading the paper’s editorial board to mollify them by stating that they did not mean to sympathize with those who chose to live in filth.
The Towns that are on the list that are n a startup is Albany, Binghamton, Syracuse, Rochester, Kingston, Middletown, Port Jervis, Ithica, Johnstown, Saratoga Springs, Rome, New Amerstdam, Hudson, Schenectady, Watertown, Oneonta, Elmira, Jamestown and Plattsburgh.
Central New York
In the past few years, the downtown core has improved significantly, which can be partially attributed to the construction of student housing projects, resulting in a few thousand students in the middle of downtown. There are also some good breweries, bars, restaurants, and stores that are not overrun by college students. Utica is a city in New York dubbed the “second-chance city” and the “city with a warm heart” due to its openness and support for refugees. However, integrating refugees into the community has proven challenging, as many are employed in low-wage, night-shift jobs with limited opportunities for advancement. While the city is optimistic about the return of manufacturing jobs to the area, it’s unlikely that refugees will be able to take advantage of these new positions due to their lack of formal education. Otisco Street, located in the Salt District of the Near Westside, was once a dilapidated, lifeless street with broken windows and graffiti. However, a group, including Syracuse University, The Gifford Foundation, and Home HeadQuarters, worked together to create the Near Westside Initiative to revitalize the area. Today, Otisco Street is home to a diverse group of individuals, including a family, artists, architects, educators, and social workers dedicated to changing the neighborhood from the inside out. Despite the challenges, these settlers were drawn to the area by the opportunity to make a positive impact and affordable homes, some costing only $1.
As part of Syracuse’s ambitious $800 million plan, the affordable housing complexes underneath Interstate 81 will be transformed with a new neighborhood where low-income people can live next to those who pay the average rent in the city. It will also mark the end of the oldest public housing in the state, an assortment of gated-off condominiums built with institutional brick that were constructed in 1938 just south of Syracuse. City planners are anticipated to request the first $50 million from the federal government in the form of grants to review the ideas. They are looking for doctors who can walk up the hill to work to live in the same neighborhoods as those who take the bus to minimum-wage jobs in nursing homes and retail establishments. Depressing blocks of apartment buildings in Syracuse’s most severe neighborhoodswould be replaced by modern, colorful townhomes and multi-story structures with high-end appliances along tree-lined, walkable walkways. There would be no more enclosed courtyard parking lots attracting behavior that is antisocial Parks on every unit, a grocery store, communal gardens, better educational institutions, and more opportunities for employment can be all on the agenda. They hope that the people who ride the bus to work at nursing homes and retail stores will be able to live in the same houses as doctors who can walk up the hill to work. They want doctors who can walk up the hill to work and live in the same neighborhoods as those who ride the bus to laborers employment opportunities such asnursing homes and retail shops.
They are ready to hand a plan to the state and federal government at the same time there is political will to lift a neighborhood suffering from every ill of concentrated poverty. They expect there will be millions of state and federal dollars available as part of the I-81 rebuild and federal spending on infrastructure. The government erected a highway overpass through the Black area known as the “15th Ward” in the 1950s and 1960s, tearing it apart. Now that the highway has outlived its useful life, the government officials have pledged to rebuild it in a way that makes amends for previous mistakes. Blueprint 15 is a non-profit entrusted with reinventing the area. The nonprofit was established by the city of Syracuse, the Syracuse Housing Authority, and the Allyn Foundation, which is fighting poverty using revenues from the sale of Welch Allyn. They are prepared to present a strategy to the state and federal governments at the same time that there is political will to lift a neighborhood suffering from every ill associated with concentrated poverty. In Syracuse, planners have spent ten years anticipating directives from the top down. However, the 4,000 people who reside there are quite concerned about the reconstruction. The housing authority has promised, and the federal government requires, to ensure it will provide a new apartment to each person who currently resides there. Some residents are pleased with the adjustment. Others have apprehension of getting evicted from their residences and lacking companions they rely on. “I know it will be different, entirely different, and I apologize. “I’m sad,” Alice Daigle, who has lived in Pioneer Homes for 40 years, said. Residents pushed for themselves and city planners around the country to ensure the project has been finished with dignity. The structures of being, according to Walsh, “have failed the citizens every occasion the city of Syracuse has had to pursue a substantial development opportunity that incorporates older, affordable housing.” So, history is not on our side. They are correct to be skeptical until we demonstrate that we can accomplish it in a different way.
Rochester (Port Charles)
These days, urban regeneration is a major subject. Most people would characterize it as an increase in rent costs, the influx of upscale eateries and nutritional food shops, an increase in young professionals or “hipsters,” as well as the destruction of older homes and structural features to make room for opulent condominiums. In actuality, it happens when individuals with higher incomes start coming into low-income communities and drive away the existing residents because of the greater cost of living the wealthier newcomers bring. A affluent white population may frequently do this by evicting impoverished black and brown communities from the neighborhoods in which they have long resided. It has happened in several well-known places, including Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles, California. This has been taking place in Rochester, New York, gradually but certainly.
With the growth of new structures in inner city East Ave, Center City, and other formerly low-income districts, this has been slowly but surely occurring in Rochester, New York. The development of gentrification will be mapped out and investigated using open source data and arcGIS, demonstrating the expulsion of low-income and minority groups from their areas. Redlining, a tactic banks adopted in the middle of the 20th century to control where people of color might live, has origins in gentrification. They were forced to live in “declining and degrading” communities, while loans to “nicer” places were denied. Moreover, small company loans were typically not available in these areas, which prevented individuals of color from enjoying financial stability. The map on the left depicts this. Each neighborhood received a grade, ranging from “Excellent” to “Hazardous,” ranging from A to D. The red and yellow regions on this map demonstrate how generally speaking, central city was “dangerous” and “certainly decreasing.” Given the lack of dedicated resources to “declining” neighborhoods and employers’ preference for locations in nicer neighborhoods, it’s only natural that these neighborhoods have continued to decline. Despite being outlawed in the 1960s, redlining still has a significant impact today. The proportion of each Rochester neighborhood’s population who lived in poverty in 2014 is depicted on the right-hand map, with darker red denoting a greater percentage and the deepest green denoting 0%.
The red and yellow areas from the redlining map are mostly located in the same regions as the darker red sections. By comparing these maps, these data demonstrate that minority populations typically reside in these even impoverished locations. Gentrification has increased in Rochester in recent years, commencing with the construction of high-end residences. New building is being built all throughout the city, and East Avenue’s inner-city section has recently undergone a comprehensive renovation. As an illustration, the old Rochester Subway entrance is being covered by the Nathaniel luxury apartment building, transforming the historic monument into a parking lot. Even though this process has already started, many people in Rochester are actively trying to stop it. Gentrification isn’t always a terrible phenomenon, and its displacing effects may be stopped through creative solutions, wise public
In order to connect its downtown to some of its at-risk communities, Rochester has started planning to fill the northeastern section of its Inner Loop freeway and rehabilitate approximately 1.5 miles of land. The expressway was constructed, according to a spokeswoman for the city of Rochester, “to divert white people who come downtown away from Black people.” The Inner Loop freeway inside the city’s north is being rebuilt in an effort to restore equality to the areas that, according to local authorities, were mistreated when the highway was built three generations ago. The remaining Loop might be filled in during a ten-year period. Although the project’s strategy has been approved, dispute still exists over what lies beyond the Central Boulevard that will be built in its place. Policy, and community pride. How can a society assist its members regardless of their financial level rather than favoring the wealthier ones? A pricey cereal bar restaurant can appear hip and fashionable, but a neighborhood community center can foster relationships among residents while costing next to nothing to use. The city of Rochester has to look into these patterns, aggressively develop policies to help the communities who are being uprooted, and make sure that all areas are open to people of all races and socioeconomic backgrounds. Its obvious that the phase-one project that reconstructed three-eights of a mile of the loop from behind the Strong National Museum of Play to just shy of University Avenue is not the same as Inner Loop North. Less direct neighborhood connections and more room for mixed-use development along Union Street were features of the three-eighths-mile project. The Inner Loop’s first phase served as a “proof of concept” project, demonstrating how elevating an urban roadway might create the possibility of linking communities. Phase two will aim to finish the final mile and a half of the road. This project’s size is four times greater than Inner Loop East’s. Parks, homes with green spaces, and other projects beneficial to local business are being explored. The additional neighbors who will live closer to the project’s transformation, which it would be satisfied for the major changes. The Expressway extensions have been reclassified as a contributing factor in the deterioration of neglected urban communities. Constructed to convey trade when they first appeared, they are today seen as discriminatory public works from a time when officials did not take their influence into consideration, much more like redlining. Residents of Rochester, however, are concerned that gentrification will follow this attempt to make things right as the Inner Loop is filled in. The city of Rochester has to look into these patterns, proactively develop policies to help the communities who are being uprooted, and make sure that all areas are friendly to people from all racial backgrounds, socioeconomic levels, and walks of life.
Residents of Buffalo and community-based groups have been raising awareness of gentrification’s detrimental effects on communities of color, low-income families, and working-class families, who make up the bulk of the city, for nearly a decade now. The city of Buffalo’s official response when the warning was initially raised was “not yet.” Alarmists were those who raised worry. Since then, in one of the most segregated and impoverished mid-sized towns in the nation, Buffalo—where more than a quarter of the population is impoverished, gentrification and displacement have become the norm. Over the recent years, rents have been steadily rising, and evictions, according to media reports, had also increased dramatically. Many tenants are being evicted by landlords in Erie County, notably in Buffalo, than in any other part of the state, including the boroughs of New York City. More than 55% of East Side tenants, as according Henry Louis Taylor’s research at the University at Buffalo, spend 30% or more of their income on housing, with more than a third paying 50% or more alone on rent. These figures and the uprooting of communities of color as well as those with lower incomes have become far too typical in America. Yet the City of Buffalo still lacks a comprehensive development strategy that would foster a just, equal, and inclusive city, based on efficient anti-displacement techniques and legislative action that gives Buffalo residents priority over property speculators and out-of-town investors. A Buffalo Tenant Bill of Rights was created by organizations in collaboration with those whose lives were directly impacted in order to redress the disparity in power between renters and landlords.
On Allen Street, Buffalo went ahead and altered the name of a neighborhood to reflect the name of its great quarterback Josh Allen as it destroyed the AFC East and advanced to the AFC Championship Game. “Welcome to Josh Allentown Buffalo’s Wonderful Historic Neighborhood,” said a sign near the intersection of Allen Street and Main Street. From Elmwood Avenue to west of Mariner Street, Allen Street has been COMPLETELY CLOSED to traffic. Traffic is being diverted along College Street to Maryland Street through a sign-posted diversion. Please adhere to the 30 mph city speed limit. The new 24″ watermain and new copper pipes are now connected to all water services for buildings on Allen Street. To take in the sights and sounds were Allen and Elmwood. Of course, this is one of the neighborhood’s busiest junctions. Living in Allentown has provided an opportunity for me to live a car-free life. It was a walkable city in their definition is regarded as a walker’s paradise due to the near proximity of shops, companies, hospitals, and other necessities. Indeed, there seem to be stores, bars, restaurants, art galleries, included a bicycle shop, Rick Cycle, the oldest in the city having opened its doors in 1898. Within a short stroll are the Theater of Youth, housed in the former Allendale Theater, the magnificently inspiring Symphony Circle, one of many Buffalo circles created by Frederick Law Olmsted, the site of the renowned Kleinhans Music Hall (home to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra), and the venerable First Presbyterian Church. A short stroll or bike ride will take you to Downtown Buffalo and The Elmwood Village, along with everything they have to offer. Additionally, the UB School of Medicine and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The land’s initial owner, James Falley Allen, is the origin of the name Allentown. It’s believed that the neighborhood’s principal street, Allen Street, was formerly a cow trail. The city quickly expanded northward when Allen sold the land, taking up the streets that are today part of Allentown. Three urban parks can be found in Allentown: Days Park, which was created in 1887 and is named after Thomas Day, who donated the land to the city in 1854; Arlington Park, where Frederick Law Olmsted resided while creating Buffalo’s extensive park system; and Sisti Park, which is the smallest of the three and is located at the intersection of North, Franklin, and Linwood. It is named for Anthony (Tony) Sisti, a boxer and artist who was raised and educated in Greenwich Village and kept a studio nearby. Many people attribute Sisti’s role in making the arts synonymous with the area. He also helped create the Allentown Art Festival, and the Buffalo AKG Art Museum has some of his pieces on display. I
The city’s area code, 716, serves as a shorthand for a place that is rich in culture, sports, and positive attitude. Buffalo’s residents are also strongly linked to one another; it’s a running joke that, as opposed to the usual “six degrees of separation,” there are sometimes only one or two degrees separating us here. There are several linkages between the people in the profiles that follow and what they do in the community.
Buffalo, New York’s second-largest city, boasts a diversified population of more than a quarter-million people, including longtime Buffalonians, returned ex-pats, refugees, university students who stayed beyond graduation, and others searching for a comfortable — and inexpensive — metropolitan location to call home. The drive for change in East Buffalo is not new; nonetheless, the city is aiming to “accelerate development and job creation in Buffalo,” according to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown. Leaders hope to accomplish this by constructing more housing, yet some claim that such an approach isn’t the best solution. “We do not require more housing; we need to fix up the houses we already have,” one Buffalo resident adds, going on to state, “fix up the neighborhood; fix the streets; clean up the neighborhood.” Everyone understands that we require more than one food shop.” According to Mayor Byron Brown, the city is expecting dozens of development projects in 2022, with a total expenditure of $9 billion in private and public funding since 2012. The majority of the money is sent toward Eastern and Western parts of Buffalo.
New York State used to have settlers from Europe like England, Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands that used to take over the colonists of Upstate New York and make these major towns into a historic landscape but the didn’t last when the late 20th century took down business and collapse of industry businesses in the 1970s and had more people leaving the cities because it was getting rundown. By the 21st Century, Some of ht most Iconic regions of New York had some major renovation to make more people come back to those Iconic cities and make a greener New York and take down the outdated buildings and added brand new apartments and shops for high quality lifestyle. It also wanted to keep the historic houses but rather renovate the inside and keep the outside for people who love the memory of historic houses.
New York State used to have settlers from Europe such as England, Ireland, Scotland, and the Netherlands who made an effort to take over the colonists of the upstate region of New York and turn these major towns into a historic landscape. New York’s history began approximately 10,000 B.C., when the first people arrived. By 1100 A.D., two major cultures had emerged as the Iroquoian and Algonquian evolved. The Italian Giovanni da Verrazzano led the European discovery of New York in 1524, followed by the Dutch’s initial land claim in 1609. The area was once home of the origin of the Native Americans until the European Settlers took over the area. The colony was vital in the fur trade as part of New Netherland and subsequently became an agricultural resource because to the patroon system. In the 1600s, England christened the colony New York after the Duke of York and Albany, port city in the 18th century major trading port in the Thirteen Colonies. Shipping has been crucial to Albany’s growth and success ever since it established a trade station in 1614. While European people and goods were imported, the main exports were furs, particularly beaver fur, timber, and agricultural products. Albany became a city under the Dongan Charter, which also designated it as the sole market town in the upper Hudson River Valley. The port’s initial structure was made up of hurriedly constructed docks that were devastated each winter by ice, erosion, floods, and tidal action. In 1766, the primary set of three docks owned by the city was built; the southern and northern docks were eventually developed into wharves. The Port of Albany-Rensselaer, occasionally referred to as the Port of Albany, is a seaport of entry in the United States having facilities at both Albany and Rensselaer, both in New York, on each side of the Hudson River. Since the 17th century, both cities have had private and public port facilities, and after the Albany Basin and Erie Canal were constructed using public funds in 1825 shipping increased. Jesuit missionaries described salty saline springs on the southern end of what is now known as Onondaga Lake in honor of the illustrious tribe and was called as “Salt Lake” in their reports. The Iroquois began trading with French fur traders in the New York region. English and Dutch colonists both exchanged, and the English officially claimed the region from their headquarters in upstate New York at Albany. The extremely decentralized Iroquois split up into two tribes that backed the American-born patriots and groupings and bands that supported the British during the American Revolutionary War. Following the American Revolutionary War, various treaties with Native American tribes, and land sales by these groups, settlers moved into central and western New York from the eastern parts of the state and New England. Commercial salt production was made possible thanks to the state of New York’s later designation of this region as the Onondaga Salt Springs Reservation. From the late 1700s to the early 1900s, such production occurred. In the 19th century, brine was created from wells that tapped into halite (common salt) layers in the Salina shale in Tully, New York, 15 miles south of the city. The “salty springs” along the Onondaga Lake shoreline get their salt from the north-flowing brine from Tully. This region was known as “The Salt City” because of the industry’s explosive growth in the 18th and 19th centuries. Following the American Revolution, the Iroquois were compelled to cede their territory to Rochester after Britain was defeated. Four significant Iroquois tribes were driven out of New York after embracing the British. They received a sizable land grant on the Grand River in Canada as payment for their loyalty to the British throne. A wave of English-Puritan immigrants from New England who were eager for new agricultural land created Rochester soon after the American Revolution. For more than a century, they dominated Rochester’s cultural landscape. The Paleo-Indians, who were nomadic and lived in the area before the 17th century, were replaced by the Neutral, Erie, and Iroquois peoples. The French started looking into the area around the beginning of the 17th century. A tiny settlement was built at the headwaters of Buffalo Creek in the 18th century when Iroquois territory surrounding it was donated as part of the Holland territory Purchase. The area was sparsely inhabited and residence to the agricultural Erie people in the south and the Wenrohronon (Wenro) of the Neutral Nation in the north during French discovery of the area in 1620. Tobacco and hemp were grown by the Neutral for commerce with the Iroquois, who exchanged furs for European goods with the French.
It didn’t last when the late 20th century took down business and the demise of industry businesses in the 1970s and had more people leaving the cities because it was getting rundown. By the twenty-first century, some of New York’s most recognizable regions had undergone significant improvements in order to entice more people to return to those legendary cities and create a more environmentally friendly New York by demolishing outdated structures and introducing brand new apartments and shops for a high-quality lifestyle. People would like to see certain modifications that would allow New York to continue to preserve its historical attractions while simultaneously renovating the surrounding area in order to make the historic landmarks, which might involve those in New York State University cities, look vibrant and something novel. Regardless of your age or objectives, it’s worthwhile spending time in New York’s college towns because these cities are surrounded by stunning countryside and have vibrant main streets. From the Hudson Valley and the vast regions of North Country, the appeal of New York State is evident in every corner and crevice. Many of the state’s college towns are teeming with eateries, shops, and cultural institutions but are only a short drive from the natural environment. Here are the top five charming towns in the state. Students who wish to experience the moment of strolling through the historical housing complex will find themselves through a transitional time.They develop lifelong friendships and get important knowledge that will prepare them for their future careers.
I have always wanted to see the evolution of changes of taxis since the 2010s and onward of the Pandemic. I loved seeing taxi cabs because there is also public transportation and local attractions. I would love to see taxi ranks at city centers and develop taxi apps so people can request a cab online, especially in this day and age of technology.
Since the Ride shares has been taking over the taxi industry, I would like to see them find a way to stay in business. This could be a good opportunity like having a competition of the success which I would like to see who would be busier or keep the same prices without changing rates. One thing that taxi’s outsmart ride share companies is that they never change the surge price while ride shares companies often change price surge like a major holiday for an example like the price doubled or tripled the amount when there’s hardly anyone available. When the taxi cabs are unavailable due to night goers, there lucky enough to keep a same price for the destination home.
Why I’m obsessed with taxi ranks because I like the idea of taxi cabs standing at ranks when they don’t have reservations or automatic pickups on the app. Like England and town centre taxi ranks has still become of thing in most countries which there lucky.
Taxis came from different background of characteristics of business and vehicles of age.
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The first thing that Dr. Christine and I did was that we stopped by at the Cafe called Golden Russet Cafe & Grocery. It was a Cafe and Grocery Store which is very interesting and it only happens in less populated areas especially in the woodlands or the rural suburbs.
I ordered myself a bacon and egg and cheese sandwich with tomato which was really delicious.
There was a play room and a reading station for the kids while the grownups got to have coffee time with friends and family. I thought that was a great idea !
I was able to meet Jenny( the owner) so Christine and I interviewed her about the place and how she and her husband ran it so successfully. We also got to discover the beautiful historic houses, a local farm, and a local brewery around Rhinebeck. We also visited the Omega institute which is the most famous health and holistic retreat center in the United States.
Afterwards, we stopped by at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, a hamlet in Dutchess County, New York. We saw a very old tree which was over 350 years old, It is called the survivor tree as Christine always teaches us the tree pose and how to stand tall with resilience. ,
I also thought it would be a very nice spot for holiday tourism or a weekend for a day trip in the area.
When we drove to Poughkeepsie, there was a section of Marist College which is near the downtown area of Poughkeepsie.
We also had great exercise and spa time at Mike Arteaga’s Health and Fitness
We got to go swimming in a great salt water pool, and there was a hot tub included and a cold plunge and sauna that we rotated over and over for detox
There’s also a cardio room in a movie theatre room where you can go on the treadmill while watching a movie. That was so cool , and we made a pact to go tomorrow again at 7 am.
Then we got onto our obligation to wash our service animal doggies ( Mabel n Moon and company , of which their books are coming at soon!)
Foam and wash is also a car wash which opens 24 hours a day. Two for one ! As conscious and accountable news makers, Christine has taught us how to really effectively multi task.
Afterwards, we drove through the Mid Hudson Bridge which was beautiful with the rainbow lighting on the bridge which was meant to be as it represents us at Autisticana.
Finally we drove all the way to Kingston to stop by at a progressive urban book store called “The Rough Draft Bar” and Books, which it’s a cafe where writers can work on their blogs or their upcoming books. The place was very interesting and we ended the night with a healthy and delicious dinner.
I had a nice adventure and a great trip around the Mid Hudson Valley.
When the NASCAR Trucks Series hosted their final tournament of the season, it was called Lucas Oil 150 Race at Phoenix Raceway by having the best 4 drivers and could only have one winner to determine themselves. All 35 Drivers participate the event for season finale and it has 150 Laps with 3 Stages for all together. The 4 Drivers that has to determine the is #18 Chandler Smith, #38 Zane Smith, #66 Ty Majeski and #99 Ben Rhodes. Whatever who has the best performance will win the Truck Series Champions.
The Race was all lined up with trucks in a row of 2 before starting the race. When the pit crew truck got off the racetrack, the person at the white checker flag waved the green flag to start the race for one last time of the 2022 Season. When the action began, Zane Smith made a pass next to the #62 Driver Layne Riggs during most of the 1st Stage but finished it by taking an easy note to win the 1st Stage. During the 2nd Stage, everyone dives into the shortcut to get all spread out by getting the lead but Corey Heim the #51 Truck held the spot to take the lead. During most of the 2nd Stage, the Smith Brothers were fighting for the lead even Ben Rhodes while the #4 Driver JH Nemechek tries to take the lead but did got eliminated during the last race at Miami Speedway. Zane Smith held his position to beat Corey Heim and JH Nemechek which won the 2nd Stage.
During the 3rd and Final Stage, the entertainment started when Chandler Smith took the lead with the rest of the drivers after turn 1 but it wasn’t fir long when Tyler Ankrum the #16 Truck pushed Christian Eckes the #98 truck and he was spun hit by the wall which they release the first caution flag. After a mishap start of the 3rd Stage another caution came out but this time was Taylor Gray the #17 Spencer Boyd the #12 and Rajah Caruth the #7 and Derek Kraus the #19 all got his at turn 2. After 2 Cautions, the race resume and its rush hour of pickups going through all 4 turns and all if the drivers were started to get aggressive for taking the top spot. The top 5 Trucks were going for the battle to give themselves the winning spot. It was Zane Smith, Ben Rhodes, Stewart Friesen, Chandler Smith and Ty Majeski. Not for long, Hallie Deegan the #1 Truck was caught hit in the wall with only 16 laps to go and then got wind up with a flat tire, but was unable to resume to race. So she put her truck back to the garage because the truck also not fully stabilize. The battle of the top 10 drivers resume and all the way to 4 laps to go, Ty Majeski was going to going to do a little contact to Zane Smith but lost control and did a 90 degree angle spin which was unfortunate for his luck. He got hit in the wall and the Caution came out which means the race is going to finish in Overtime.
During the Final few laps of Overtime it was the battle of the 3 Drivers that are still in the Playoffs. It could be Zane Smith, Ben Rhodes again like last year or Chandler Smith the rookie driver of 2021. The battle started with Chandler Smith taking the lead, then Ben Rhodes & Zane Smith took inside of turn 1 while giving a bit of a dash to go up front. By turn 2 to 3, Chandler got to Zane’s spot to fight for the win, while Zane had other ideas to slide up to creep back and capitalize the idea to the lead at turn 4 which brings in the final lap. By the final lap, Ben Rhodes give a small push to Chandler but hang on to survive the completion. Chandler Smith almost got his spot back in the inside, but Ben Rhodes cut through the outside and the Orange Trucks fought hard to battle for 1st Place for the final 2 turns. By the the time the 2 Orange trucks reached to the final spot before the finish line, Ben Rhodes wanted to hit the bumper in the final corner and had a minor hit in the wall but managed to hang on and crossed the finish line less than a truck length behind while Chandler Smith so close but took 3rd and took 0.259 seconds back of the winner, which means Zane Smith is Officially the 2022 NASCAR Truck Series Champion of the season. Zane Smith’s Crew Cheif celebrated their moment of victory lane. Even though Zane Smith got his 4th victory of the season, and it was a clean sweep but won all 3 stages. Smith earned the pole position for the race of Phoenix Raceway and won both stages before claiming the victory of the series title.
During The celebration, Crew Chief Chris Lawson was very proud of him from his bravery and encouragement of a true truck driver. Zane Smith couldn’t find a job before driving the pickup for NASCAR and finally got his career into a reality. Zane Smith did the donut and he grew up from Huntington Beach, California and did the charm to become a NASCAR truck driver champion while raised the NACSAR Championship Flag. The dedication of hard work proves that he did all of the best that he is officially the 2022 Camping World Truck Series Champion. Everyone was really excited and proud of him. He thanked his crew chief and pit crew for the long journey of the season. Zane had a couple of interviews and said that “the 3rd time is a charm” which he gained momentum. He also finally thanked Michael Roberts Construction for the help and sponsor the other companies that was added on his truck throughout the Season. When it was time to check the other truck drivers, there was a different emotion that Ben Rhodes was disappointment because he wasn’t able to find a way to get the win, but he tried to use 2 tires vs 4 tires which didn’t have the pace. However, he was grateful for the opportunity this season especially the help from his crew chief, Kubota and Toyota for the fight to stay in the Playoffs and stayed in the Final 4. Hopefully, he’ll learn some technique to resume by staying in the playoffs for future seasons. Chandler Smith had good run by being mistake free with no contact but couldn’t figure out to beat Zane but the Smith’s were outstanding at Phoenix Raceway. He thanked Toyota, Satellite and KBM for the proud effort and the fighting spirit but he that the result “It wasn’t meant to be”. Finally, Ty Majeski had his interview but he a great chance to stay in, except he was being aggressive to the truck. He thought it would work if to use a little wiggle to contact Zane Smith which ended up spun out and got hit in the wall. Overall, we was thankful for the opportunity to be the Nascar Trucks Camping World Series. He was thankful that Road Ranger Cincinnati and Toyota for the accomplishment which he was proud of the performance this season and hopefully come back stronger next season. At the Championship Stage, Zane Smith was crowned as NASCAR Truck Series Championship and everyone celebrated his victory by using water and Gatorade to give him the celebration. Fox Sports Reporter Jamie Little interviewed Tamara Ward who was the Chief Operating Officer of Camping World and she was thankful for the opportunity of Truck Drivers being on the Nascar Series for so many years while still going strong. Before it the moment to shine, Jamie introduce Senior Vice President of Racing Development and Strategy Ben Kennedy which congratulate Zane Smith and all of the crew members especially all of the people who watched it on TV. Finally, Zane Smith has lifted the trophy and makes him the 2022 NASCAR Truck Series Camping World Champion. He had the interview which the win was a dream come true
The Place is beautiful where everyone can enjoy the day with so many outstanding things to do. There’s Pumpkin picking, Sunflower Station, plenty of farm animals, it’s pet friendly, it has popular photo spots, wooden play land for the kids and so much acre’s to walk around the farm. The place was also a popular hotspot for holiday goers for a weekend trip.
The day when I went there, it was busy and all of the kids took the day off of school because of the holiday, the first thing I did was that stopped by at the petting zoo farm. Next I discovered the classic cars so I wanted to take interesting photos of myself doing poses. Then I checked out the farm animals and one of the garden was beautiful. I went for a walk and played the ring on the string game which it’s fun like doing a pub game. It was challenging by I got after couple of tries. I checked out the wooden playground to walk around. Then I went on the Jumping Pad which it was a lot of fun. It was good to use up the energy while having fun. Afterwards, I went on a steamroller which it was a challenge. I checked out the photo spots and went to the sunflower fields and it was beautiful with all of the sun flowers in different conditions. I saw a scary werewolf so I call it the werewolf vampire and it a photo pose of the werewolf. Finally I went to the pumpkin patch station and there was plenty of pumpkins. Before I left there was garden and a brewery on the other side of the farm.
When I was handing out flyers countywide, I was about to help a nice guy name Scott which his car broke down and then my car broke down because mine is out of juice and the original battery was no longer working. I thought my car broke down for a meltdown which it turns out that I had no more juice left for the battery. Then I called roadside assistance for help and they came to fix my car but mine has a different type of battery because mine is a hybrid which it wouldn’t work. Then I called Dr. Grimaldi to help me stay calm while being stuck at a parking lot after sunset because I would feel terrified if I was on the shoulder of the highway then been strained in a parking lot. I talked to her on the phone as long the long wait for assistance available. Luckily there was a very nice guy name Kevin but everybody calls him “Big Irish” which he was very helpful to see the problem. I turned off the car and then turned on to press the pedal but the won’t start. We talked afterwards while waiting for the tow truck. Then Brett came to the scene to wait for the tow truck so I can go to the garage. In the meantime, John the Security came to the scene because Kevin has another situation for the next hour and The tow truck didn’t arrived for nearly 2 hours but however I wanted to take my car closer to home because it would be impossible to go back to get the car from the nearby of the scene. I brought in fun and entertainment while waiting. The guys were very helpful and never left by my side until the tow truck arrived because they wanna make sure I’m safe while staying in the scene especially at night. By the time when it was nearly the hour before midnight, the tow truck finally arrived and I was grateful that came in and it was a night to remember.
I was able to drop it off at my local garage to get my car fixed but it doesn’t have the battery for them hybrid so I called the insurance company to drop it off at the my dealership where I got my Prius. Hopefully the car lasts up to 150,000 to 200,000 miles. Within the next year or two.
We needed 2 vans for the blogging school, one for camping trips and one for the temporary taxi/Uber/Able Ride & Scat Bus [a local disability bus service]. I’ll be the driver to take friends to blogging school or take them for Boys Night Out on Tuesdays but then I’ll drive them home afterwards.
During the first week we went to the Toyota and Lincoln Dealership to check out the SUVs with 7 to 8 seats. At the Toyota Dealer we checked out the Highlander and it was a interesting SUV which I thought it was too big when I first got in at the showcase room. The whole group went into the SUV and it was wonderful having the whole group there. I always imagine myself taking the wheel when I go to the showroom because I always think of going on the road. As soon as we plan on leaving the dealer, it snowed for a short period of time which ended up in flurries. Then we went to the Lincoln Dealership and saw the beautiful sunset. We went to the Dealership to check out the Navigator, and it was too big, but very comfortable on the other hand. We checked out the showcase room which was a world of giant SUVs. Victoria took a picture of the whole group in the same SUV but it was also nice to see the workers at the dealership to promote advertisements for Autisticana.
The next week, we went to Smith Haven Jeep Dodge and Ram Dealership to test drive the Dodge Durango. Back then, I always heard it on 106.1 BLI during the commercial breaks. Christine and I each drove around the area which was challenging, but it was worth it driving around the town of Smithtown. Then we went to the office and thanked the guy who helped us on getting the SUV but I also offered the staff about our company. The final decision is that we took the Dodge Durango but it would take time to go get the purchase of the vehicle. Later, during the summer months, we’ll be taking the road with this vehicle while planning on using the camping van to go cross camping around the State.