A new (online) Troy

city of troy website screengrab

Now a bit less cluttered.

Check it out: the city of Troy has a new website.

The new look is good (here's the old version). It's not cluttered, and resources appear to be well organized. We like the site's left-side column that lists links to what we imagine are frequently requested items -- stuff like applying for permits, contacting a council member, reporting a pot hole, or requesting a birth certificate. (Bonus: all the photos appear to actually be of Troy.) [TU 2010]

Most municipal websites in the Capital Region are pretty bad, so it's good to see Troy -- or any other city or town -- put effort into the medium. Because, you know, this internet thing just might stick.

We also noticed today that the city has a new Facebook page. (The city's former Facebook page -- which notes it's "not the official page of the City of Troy, NY" -- prompted some controversy in the past over how it was being moderated.) [Troy Record 2011]

And while we're at it: hey, look, Troy mayor Lou Rosamilia is now on Twitter, too (@MayorRosamilia). One of the good things about former mayor Harry Tutunjian's administration was that he often shared updates and interacted with people on Twitter (and still is -- now as @Harry4Troy). It's good to see Rosamilia giving it a shot.

[via @DanielleSanzone]


I love it. I used it yesterday to quickly and painlessly find some forms I needed. Way easier to navigate. I'm happy that Mayor Rosamilla is continuing with a strong online presence for the City of Troy.

I agree. This is very nice!

Now if only Albany would follow suit. Our city website runs like it was made on Geocities.

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.


Recently on All Over Albany

Thinking about the future of Washington Ave

Could there be a safer, friendlier, better version of upper Washington Ave in Albany? That was the question at the heart of the the public... (more)

Capital Region Grown-Up Egg Hunt 2018

The Capital Region Grown-Up Egg Hunt returns April 8, and this year the hunt will be at Collins Park in Scotia. The event is pretty... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

It's the first weekend of spring. No, really. Celebrate with an ice cream cone -- or a hot chocolate. Below you'll find our list of... (more)

Gillibrand on jobs guarantee

Kirsten Gillibrand said in The Nation this week that she supports a jobs guarantee backed by the federal government: "Corporate interests have controlled the agenda... (more)

A good gastroenterologist?

Anonymous emails: I have a bad case of persistent acid reflux. I've tried the over-the-counter medicines and they help, but I'd like to see a... (more)

Recent Comments

Washington Avenue definitely needs more than one lane in each direction, but that doesn't mean it can't be redesigned. They can reduce the size of the lanes, add a median, and add a protected bike lane where the shoulder of the road now lies. I agree, however, that the entire Harriman loop would have to be redesigned and that includes those over-passes, so this would be an extremely expensive undertaking if they want to do it right. But there could be significant development on the land that is now wasted by asphalt that could offset that cost and bulk up the tax base for the city.

Thinking about the future of Washington Ave

...has 1 comment, most recently from Mike

An orchard for Washington Park

...has 4 comments, most recently from jsc

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 4 comments, most recently from jsc

A good gastroenterologist?

...has 2 comments, most recently from Patti

787 is sticking around for a long time, but if you want to change it the time to start is now

...has 6 comments, most recently from Anonymous