A great place in America

Amsterdam Mayor Michael Villa, center, receives a plaque from the American Planning Association designating the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook bridge as one of 13 Great Places in America in 2019. Shown with him, from left, are Congressman Paul Tonko; Kurt E. Christiansen, president of the APA; state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara; and Sean Maguire, vice president of the New York chapter of the APA. Other area locations listed as 2019 great places are Albany’s Arbor Hill and Saratoga Springs’ Broadway. According to the APA website, “For 12 years, APA has recognized the neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces that make communities stronger and bring people together through good planning.” (Photo submitted)
By Josh Bovee

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