Western Ave near Winthrop in Albany

pothole art Western near Homestead

Sure, you might call them "potholes."

But we prefer to think of them as spontaneous works of public transit art.

Comments

It's really fun when you can see trolley tracks.

I used to live up that way and loved to see the cobbles, most Albany streets have them still, I still think they should start restoring them again at random intersections....worked out great on Lark.

The cobblestones at the intersections on Lark are a pain in the ass unless you're in an SUV.

Unfortunately, my left front tire didn't enjoy the spontaneous work of art as much as you.

That pothole has been there forever - it's a result of drainage problems at that end of the street - once the "thaw" happens: insta-crater. The city refills it every other year (or so), but it keeps reappearing. Actually that stretch of Winthrop from Western to Melrose is just hideous...

"Art should be in a frame. That way you know where the art stops and the wall (street?) begins."

-Frank Zappa

Looks like the city will be paving over this masterpiece this summer -- white spraypainted lines have appeared up and down Western Ave cross-streets, indicating that repaving is on its way. Thank goodness.

Yep, they're definitely re-paving a looong stretch. been mapping out gas, water lines for several weeks. Hopefully we see this done sooner than later. gonna need new shocks.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Approval for another large residential project in downtown Albany that could be the first of many notable projects, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

A row of buildings gone, except for one

A follow up of sorts about the old, beautiful Mechanics and Farmers Bank building at the corner of State and James in downtown Albany and... (more)

BUILT 2018 call for entries

This year's Historic Albany Foundation BUILT event -- "Albany's Architecture through Artists' Eyes" -- will be at the State Museum November 3. The annual fundraiser... (more)

"Gambling was the bedrock of every day of our lives growing up in Schenectady"

At the center of this Ringer profile of new Monday Night Football play-by-play man Joe Tessitore is an account of his childhood in/around Schenectady and... (more)

The Breeders at Upstate Concert Hall

Catching up a bit: The Breeders are set to play Upstate Concert Hall October 28. Tickets are on sale now -- they're $30 ahead /... (more)

Recent Comments

Who would have thought that the way to finally get Exit 3 made after 30+ years was to just name it 'Exit 4 II: The Other Exit 4'.

A row of buildings gone, except for one

...has 2 comments, most recently from Greg

BUILT 2018 call for entries

...has 1 comment, most recently from Pamela Howard

Debbie's Kitchen is returning (with Debbie)

...has 9 comments, most recently from BS

Morning Blend for Aug 17

...has 1 comment, most recently from ethan

The Movies Under the Stars series returns to Albany this summer

...has 3 comments, most recently from Elena