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Readers’ Poll: You said what?

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Readers’ Poll: You said what?

We asked you questions. You answered. Here are your choice responses. 

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Should New York legalize marijuana?

Of readers who responded, 85 percent support legalization. (We’re an alt weekly. Shouldn’t the percentage be a bit higher?) 

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Should Gov. Andrew Cuomo run for President?

Out of readers who responded, 78 percent were against Cuomo running for president. 

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Should Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand run for President?

Out of the readers who responded, 44 percent said Gillibrand should not run for President. 

 

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Should Attorney General Eric Schneiderman run for Governor? 

Out of the readers who responded, 53 percent said that Schneiderman should not run for Governor.  

What is Albany Missing?

An accessible waterfront. 

Subway service. 

Major sports team. 

Walkability. 

A hostel.

Regular bus service to Saratoga. 

What is Troy missing?

A movie theater. (Vic is that you?)

Parking. (What’s Watervliet for?)

City Hall. (SICK BURN) 

A deep breath. 

Ethical politicians. 

What is Schenectady missing? 

24 Hour Bus Service 

Not enough film geeks to support eclectic film programing at Proctors. (Someone’s lonely)

Mayor who can direct revitalization. 

Coolness. (This person definitely lives in Troy.)

  1. (Oh snap!)

Fast train to Troy. (This person really wants to live in Troy.)

What is Saratoga missing? 

An Ikea. (No. Go back to NJ.) 

Excitement after track season. 

Protection for race horses. (Yes!)

Egalitarianism. 

Diversity (PREACH!) 

Compassion. (Oh, this has taken a turn.) 

A soul. (I think I see where we’re going here.) 

Best thing for the suburbs?

More CDTA. 

Everyone move to Albany. 

Abandonment and revegetation. (I thought things were getting dark.) 

Burn them to the ground. (OK now, listen up! Everyone calm down. Clifton Park, you stand on that side of the room. Armchair anarchists, you go to the other. Now say one nice thing about the other or you won’t get dessert.) 

Biggest challenge facing the Capital Region. 

Public transportation. 

Infrastructure. 

Pessimism. 

Political corruption. 

Racism, segregation. 

Not enough support for creatives. 

Trader Joe’s parking lot. (“It’s funny because it’s true!”)

Environmental cleanup. 

Lack of private industry. 

Favorite part of Capital Region

Location to other gateways. 

Walkability. 

Affordability. 

Friendly people. 

Proximity to the Adirondacks. 

Troy Night Out. 

Access to nature. 

Rich history.

 

Best Kept Secret

Can’t tell you.

Christman Sanctuary.

Albany Barn.

Tara Kitchen.

City Beer Hall.

Cheesecake Machismo.

Peebles Island.

Albany parks.

Ballston Spa.

Schenectady is awesome.

Rose Garden in Central Park.

Upstate New York is just as good, if not better than NYC and the surrounding areas. it’s central to all metropolitan areas and is the best place to live!

How possible it is to live well without a car.

Thatcher St. Pub.

La Domaine Esemar.

Williamstown Theater Fest.

 

Best Reason to Move to Albany

Washington Park.

Food.

It’s closer to Troy.

The art.

Music.

Greenery.

Livable.

Accessible.

Interesting nooks and crannies.

You work in state government.

To live in a city with nature close by.

Unique variety of neighborhoods.

School.

Free events.

Close to the bars.

Libraries.

Beer scene.

Albany Barn.

It’s the capital of the state!

Times Union Center.

Economy.

Diversity.

Tolerance

Honest Weight Co-op.

Downtown.

Sheehan could be voted out soon.

Historic buildings.

Love.

Jobs.

Decent restaurants and music venues.

Everything.

 

Best Reason to Move to Troy

Food scene.

Walkable.

Downtown.

Troy Music Hall.

Farmer’s Market.

Friendly.

Nightlife.

Bars.

Art amenity.

You have a hipster beard.

The Ruck.

Beer.

Accessible real estate.

Get lost in the scene.

The Hangar on the Hudson.

To build a better alternative world.

Riverfront.

You want an afterlife in hell to be an improvement over your previous life.

 

Best Reason to Move to Schenectady

Food.

Casino.

Proctors.

To be closer to Troy.

Revitalization.

The Stockade.

New restaurants.

Cheap rent.

You’re poor.

Doubles.

Downtown.

Jay Street.

Central Park.

Strong local community.

Mohawk Harbor.

Best variety of restaurant types.

Not as shitty as Troy.

Historic buildings.

Money.

Proctors and Mexican Radio are rad.

Don’t.

 

Best Reason to Move to Saratoga Springs

Track.

Food.

The Shops.

Ponies.

Saratoga Spa State Park.

Music.

You’re rich.

Closer to the dicks.

Close to the Adirondacks.

Walking city.

SPAC.

Sightseeing.

Parks.

Saratoga Monument.

Atmosphere.

Walkable downtown with plenty of outdoor activities and festivals for all seasons.

Downtown.

Art.

Not too far from Troy.

You can wear your bigotry and money on your sleeve.

You’re a douche.

Neighborhoods.

Skidmore.

It’s gorgeous. There’s a Disney resort named after it for Christ sake.

 

 

 

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