Empire State Plaza

The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza is a unique architectural masterpiece which houses 11,000 New York employees in a complex of ten buildings. The Plaza offers a world-class modern art collection, New York State's Museum, Library and Archives, a distinctive performing arts center, convention center and more. It serves as a monument to the diversity and significance of New York, and also as a testament to Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, whose determination and vision brought about its creation.


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New York State
Albany County
Albany, NY
Legislative Office Building
New York State Museum
Academy Park, Albany New York
Albany Corning Preserve
Albany County Legislature 2011 Results
Albany Legislature 2011 Results
Albany Pine Bush
Albany Schools
Bulldozing the Albany Pine Bush
Center Square Pub
Central Ave Powerhouse
Corning Tower Observation Deck
Downtown Albany, NY
Empire State Plaza
Empire State Plaza - Concourse
Empire State Plaza Skating Center
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
Hoffman Park
Lincoln Park
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Price Chopper
Site of Former Tandor Palace
The Egg Performing Arts Center
Tivoli Lake Preserve
Washington Park
West Capitol Park

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Good evening! Light drizzle and 59 degrees in Albany. There is a north breeze at 11 mph. The dew point is 48 degrees. No serious rain just a tad bit damp. Leaves are falling all around with the breeze and rain. The skies will clear tomorrow around 11 am.

Pretty long delayed on the 787 heading home this evening. Stop and go traffic, probably an accident up ahead. But I’m sure I’ll be home by six and I’m not driving so it really doesn’t matter. With the dark and wet weather it might actually be close to the to dark once I’m there. 

The sun will set at 6:18 pm with dusk around 6:46 pm, which is one minute and 40 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for rain showers and 58 degrees. The dew point will be 47 degrees. There will be a north breeze at 11 mph.

Tonight will have showers likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low of 47 degrees at 6am. Six degrees above normal. North wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. In 2016, we had mostly cloudy skies, clearing in the early hours of the next day. It got down to 47 degrees. The record low of 22 occurred back in 1964.

Tonight will have a Waning Gibbous Moon with 54% illuminated with the moon rising at 11:16 pm. The moon will set tomorrow at 2:19 pm. The Last Quarter Moon will be tomorrow. The Beaver Moon is on Friday, November 3rd. The sun will rise at 7:04 am with the first light at 6:36 am, which is one minute and 9 seconds later than yesterday. Tonight will have 12 hours and 47 minutes of darkness, an increase of 2 minutes and 50 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high of 63 degrees at 3pm. Two degrees above normal. East wind around 6 mph. A year ago, we had sunny skies with more clouds in the afternoon. The high last year was 67 degrees. The record high of 85 was set in 1954. There was a dusting of snow in 1904.

Awesome weekend on tap, with temperatures running 15 degrees above normal. Saturday, partly sunny, with a high near 74. Maximum dew point of 61 at 3pm. Sunday, partly sunny, with a high near 79. Maximum dew point of 63 at 4pm. With that high pressure in control, it’s like the summer that never ends despite the leaves rapidly falling. Typical average high for the weekend is 61 degrees.

I am thinking about asking for next week off and doing a try two on my West Virginia trip. I think it would be a fun trip although I’m increasingly thinking about spending more time in Western New York over West Virginia and the Blue Ridge Parkway. I just kind of get tired of taking down and setting up camp every day. I also don’t really enjoy staying in developed campgrounds or so much driving. Maybe I’ll just find a place in the National Forest down there and stay multiple days. I’ll have to think about it more. 

In four weeks on November 8 the sun will be setting at 4:38 pm (Standard Time), which is one hour, 39 minutes and 36 seconds earlier then today. In 2016 on that day, we had patches of fog, mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 59 and 26 degrees. That was the day after Election Day 2016, when people were shocked about the results of the presidential election. Typically, you have temperatures between 51 and 34 degrees. The record high of 75 degrees was set back in 1975.

Looking ahead, World Pasta Day is in 2 weeks, Coldest Day of Year (Avg. 14-30 degrees) is in 13 weeks and Inaugeration Day 2021 is in 171 weeks.

Long hot summer of 1967

"Long hot summer of 1967 refers to the 159 race riots that erupted across the United States in 1967 that left 76 people dead, 2,100 injured, and 11,000 arrested for participating in riots."

"In June there were riots in Atlanta, Boston, and Cincinnati, as well as the Buffalo riot (in Buffalo, New York), and a riot in Tampa, Florida. In July there were riots in Birmingham, Chicago, New York, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Britain, Conn., Rochester, N.Y., and a riot in Plainfield, New Jersey."

"The most serious riots of the summer took place in July, with the riot in Newark, New Jersey and the Twelfth Street riot, in Detroit, Michigan. As a result of the rioting in the Summer of 1967, and the preceding two years, President Johnson established the Kerner Commission to investigate the rioting."