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]

Comments

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.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Tips for buying firewood?

Wade asks: I'm looking for a reliable source of high quality seasoned firewood. Does anybody have a firewood guy they would recommend? Delivery preferred but... (more)

Walk/don't walk

In an opinion piece over at the Times Union, Walkable Albany's Andrew Neidhardt urges the city of Albany to change its use of pedestrian signal... (more)

Chad Orzel: Breakfast With Einstein

Check it out: Union College physics professor/science writer Chad Orzel has a new book out today called Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday... (more)

Morning Blend

Fatal shooting in Albany + Albany police say a 28-year-old man was fatally shot near the intersection of the Judson Street and Second Street (map)... (more)

A big chunk of downtown Albany was just sold, and there are some big plans for the buildings

A large group of historic properties were sold in downtown Albany this month, and the deal could be a major milestone in the ongoing transformation... (more)

Recent Comments

I've seen a steady increase in cycling trips along Madison Ave. after the road diet. I've been one of those riders, too. It's made summertime trips from my house to the Point on Madison that much faster than walking, and there's really no need to drive that short distance - thereby saving a spot for another patron. I've not only enjoyed the F out of the trip, but burned a few calories, too, which considering my diet, is much needed. I'm very very pleased with this effort and thank CDTA, CDPHP and CDTC for their efforts in making this happen. I'm resolving to make MORE trips in 2019!

The new Zaitoon Kitchen location is open

...has 3 comments, most recently from June E Thorpe

Morning Blend for Dec 11

...has 1 comment, most recently from Bob

Bike share grew in both use and reach this year -- here's what CDTA's thinking about for next year

...has 7 comments, most recently from jake

Here's when the seasons really start and end in the Albany area*

...has 2 comments, most recently from Ra

The Albany Public Library is eliminating late fines for books and other items

...has 20 comments, most recently from Ra