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Old 10-03-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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What kind of community is Rensselaer? Is it more of a working class, blue collar town or is it a mix of things? Is it safe? Are there things to do there?
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Menands/Albany
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The city of Rensselaer, the County of Rensselaer or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute?
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:51 PM
 
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The city of Rensselaer, the County of Rensselaer or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute?
I meant the city of Rensselaer.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Menands/Albany
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The City of Rensselaer, not so much to do, but it is close to Troy and Albany and there is much more to do in those areas. Parts of Rensselaer are located on a strip of road, Routes 9 and 20 as well as 3rd Street that goes to the Amtrack Station and then up the hill to North Greenbush. Those last areas are spread out and more "country" than Rensselaer proper. I think the housing is less expensive, but some parts are a little rough. Good Luck in your endeavor.
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Albany, NY
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I should say that by a little rough, it's not necessarily dangerous, just "dirty". The outskirts of Albany are usually "rough" if it's poorer families that want to be close to Albany. There really aren't any dangerous areas outside of Albany, with the exception of some parts of Schenectady (ie, Hamilton Hill)
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Menands/Albany
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I should say that by a little rough, it's not necessarily dangerous, just "dirty". The outskirts of Albany are usually "rough" if it's poorer families that want to be close to Albany. There really aren't any dangerous areas outside of Albany, with the exception of some parts of Schenectady (ie, Hamilton Hill)

Yes, that! Thanks for explaining what I meant.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:31 PM
 
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Or "gritty" as some would say.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Rensselaer, NY
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What kind of community is Rensselaer? Is it more of a working class, blue collar town or is it a mix of things? Is it safe? Are there things to do there?
"Gritty" is gradually on it's way out - Rensselaer, NY is launching some serious gentrification. About $7M has been awarded to revamp Broadway. The waterfront has fantastic views of Albany, and the former high school site is being developed for upscale residential, including a harbor and retail. You can see various articles and photos if you Google keywords: Rensselaer waterfront site.
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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"Gritty" is gradually on it's way out - Rensselaer, NY is launching some serious gentrification. About $7M has been awarded to revamp Broadway. The waterfront has fantastic views of Albany, and the former high school site is being developed for upscale residential, including a harbor and retail. You can see various articles and photos if you Google keywords: Rensselaer waterfront site.
Man, I sure wouldn't call this gritty:Rensselaer Waterfront Development
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