Wednesday, October 24, 2018



CBID leadership attending the Times Union Leadership Luncheon with Eric Hawkins, Albany's Police Chief at eth TU Conference Center.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Community Benefit Dinner
Proceeds to benefit the survivors 
of the September 30, 2018 fires

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 5:30-8:30pm
First Lutheran Church of Albany 
646 State St, Albany, NY  12203

An opportunity for neighbors to come together as a community to heal and help those who have lost everything recover from these devastating fires!  

Pay What You Can - Suggested Donation for Entry: 
  • $5 for Students & Seniors
  • $10 for Adults
  • $15 for Families
We will also have raffles - including a 50/50 raffle - and a silent auction.  We will be creating cards for survivors as well.

Dinner will be an Italian Feast of 
  • Chicken Parm
  • Baked Ziti
  • Carmelized Green Beans
  • Tossed Salad
  • Desserts
  • Assorted Beverages
If you can't make it and want to donate, please go to the following:
  • Cash Donations can go to United Way of the Greater Capital Region, Albany City Fires Fund.  Mailing address is Albany City Fires Fund, PO Box 13865, Albany, NY 12212. All funds will go directly to the fire survivors. Donations can also be made at any of CAP COM Federal Credit Union’s 11 branches in the Capital Region
  • Cash Donations can also go to the Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery - indicate Fire Survivors in the Comments Section.  Mailing address is Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, 40 North Main Avenue, Albany, New York 12203. Use the Donate Form to direct funds to fire survivors
This dinner is sponsored by UAlbany Student Affairs, Pine Hills Neighborhood Association, and First Lutheran Church with support from Hon. Alfredo Balarin, Hon. Doug Bullock  

Contact Pine Hills Improvement Group at PHIGPineHills@gmail.com or 518-852-7878 with any questions.  

More details will be available on the Community Benefit Dinner event page  on the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association Facebook Page  I will also be sending out a flyer to share in the next day or so.

Please share with your neighbors in PIne Hills and beyond! 

Thank you!
Carolyn Keefe, Coordinator
Pine Hills Improvement Group (PHIG)
Committee of Pine Hills Neighborhood Association (PHNA)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Harris Sanders

Sharing some sad news of the passing of CBID Board member Dan Sanders Father.   His lifes story is told well by the Obituary below

Services will be held at Temple Israel 600 New Scotland Avenue tomorrow September 19th, 2018 at 11 am.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Free Small Business Legal Clinic By Appointment

In Partnership with the CBID- Albany The Legal Project, on October 11th, from 6 PM to 8:30 PM 
will hold a free legal clinic for small businesses.  It’s an opportunity for individuals with business ideas or existing businesses to receive a free 30-minute legal consultation with an attorney.

The flyer has the appointment information included. It is not an exclusive event for CBID members, all small businesses are welcome by appointment.

National Cheeseburger Day-On the Avenue

Happy September 18th, 2018!  It National Cheeseburger Day. There are over 20 places to buy cheeseburger along the Avenue. some of our restaurants are offering plenty of deals to make it even more enjoyable to savor this truly American treat!  Here is a story from USA today!  Enjoy


USA Today Story

Monday, September 17, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Plan calls for the DMV to Move to Central Avenue

Time Union Report

City Ave Albany launches new facade Improvement program

Is your storefront or business in need of an upgrade? 
The city of Albany has a program for you. Find out more at the city of Albany website or check the links on our website for programs

 Or check the link below

CBID lends a hand in planning First Ever ALERT Event

Pastor David Traynham the founder of ALERT and was on site in Washington Park with the Albany Police Department to layout plans for the first-ever ALERTS Community event.

Community groups from All Over Albany will be on site in an effort to bring the community together. learn how your organization can get involved by contacting the bid office 
directly. 

The event was put on by ALERT (Albany Law Enforcement Resolution Team). Their goal was to connect members of the community with various community programs and services that could help reduce and prevent violent crime.

Follow up news at WNYT Covers the event

New Police Chief

Chief Hawkins was sworn in and took the lead as the chief of the Albany Police Department after leaving Suburban Detroit.  Members of the Central Avenue business Community were on hand to welcome the new chief.