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Orange: 6 facts about my home town
1. Things seem to come in threes. The metropolitan area I’m from is the Capitol District of New York State, generally understood to be comprised of the cities Albany, Schenectady, and Troy. My actual hometown, Selkirk, is part of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk school district. Yeah, Italian, Dutch, and Scottish. Who knew? :P
2. I grew up right on the border between Selkirk and Coeymans. My dad worked at the Powell & Minnock Brickworks just down the road, which was the last operational brick plant in New York State before it shut down for good in 2001.
3. Albany was recently chosen as one of America’s top 10 least-friendly cities, it seems. The general reaction to this news?
4. I’ve always loved that my hometown is so centrally located— 2 1/2 hours from New York City, 3 hours from Boston, and 4-5 hours from Montreal depending on border traffic.
5. One of the best things to do around here in the summer is head up to the flat track at Saratoga and bet some long shots. The Saratoga meet is rather short and boasts at least one stakes race every day. Horse quality being generally high and bettor knowledge somewhat low, it’s a great place to cash in on some good horses with longer odds.
6. These days I’m living in the Clifton Park area, and I cross the Mohawk River every day when I go to work. I’ve always found it funny that the bridge used for this is known by everyone as ‘The Twin Bridges’ when it is in fact technically called the Thaddeus Kościuszko bridge. Dunno why we don’t use the real name ‘cos it SURE IS CATCHY. :P
I hope you have enjoyed these six boring facts about my hometown, anon. LOL!