March on Albany updated info

—– Original Message —–
From: allen coniglio
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2009 8:54 PM
Subject: ReformNYS: Re: March on Albany bus charter news

We might wind up taking cars with whatever number of riders we can fit in each one. Right now, we have about 12 or 13 definites and 6 or more “maybe’s” with more writing in all the time. I just heard from the coordinators and I will relay the salient points of their message below. Please note that I have removed all bus information as we are not likely to be using buses to make the trip. For any of the people receiving this who are not members of ReformNYS, I would urge you to join ReformNYS so that you can stay in touch with up to date information on this and all other upcoming events. To join, write to Allen at .

March on Albany – Rally Logistics Information

The following information is provided to help with the planning and management of the June 16, 2009 March on Albany rally.

Rally Location & Setup

The rally will take place at the East Capitol Park. It is located on the east side of the Capitol building. Setup will start at 8:00 AM. See Figure1: Rally Setup Map. Locations of the Podium, Tables, Command Post, Press Area, and Porta-Johns are noted on the map. The Rally will start at Noon and continue to 3:00 PM. Cleanup will start at 3:00 PM and be completed by 4:00 PM.

Directions & Parking

Driving Directions

From the North: Take Interstate 87 (Northway) to Interstate 90 (East) exit, proceed east to Interstate 787 and take Empire Plaza exit.

From the South: Take New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) to Exit 23 – straight through Toll Booth to Interstate 787, then take Empire Plaza exit.

From the East: Take Interstate 90 and cross Hudson River. Take exit to Interstate 787 South, along river. Take Empire Plaza exit.

From the West: Take the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) to Exit 24 (Albany), proceed east on Interstate 90 to Interstate 787 South, along river. Take Empire Plaza Exit.


These directions from MapQuest may be better for those driving from Buffalo:

Buffalo, NY

1. Head west on Niagara Square toward Delaware Ave/NY-384 0.1 mi
2. Turn right at Delaware Ave/NY-384 0.2 mi
3. Turn right at Church St/NY-16
Continue to follow Church St 0.2 mi
4. Take the ramp to I-190 S 128 ft
5. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-190 and merge onto I-190 S 5.1 mi
6. Take exit 1 – 52 to merge onto I-90 E toward Albany/Buffalo
Partial toll road 283 mi
7. Take exit 6 to merge onto US-9 1.1 mi
8. Turn left at Clinton Ave/US-9 0.1 mi
9. Turn right at Lark St/NY-443/US-9W 0.3 mi
10. Turn left at NY-5/Washington Ave
Destination will be on the right 0.4 mi

Daily News Capitol Building
State Capitol Bldg
Albany, NY 12223

(I would not count on finding a place to park as there will likely be thousands of people there. I would try to park away from the city center on a main route or in a plaza or wherever you won’t get a ticket and/or towed and ride the bus to the event. Again, AAA could probably help you. Order your trip tickets now.)


Command Post

Volunteers will be available near the podium at a “Command Post,” (see Figure 1), at all times for any issues/emergencies that may arise.

Press Area

We will make a volunteer or volunteers available to the Press nearby for any questions.


No wooden, metal, or PVC sticks are to be used for signs or flags. (Exception is made for flags for a Color Guard.) Signs using cardboard tubing/”sticks” are allowed. The State Police will confiscate anything that they deem could be used as weapons. Please leave your pitchforks and torches at home. Of course, no firearms or other weapons will be allowed.

Event Costs

Insurance: $300.00

EMS Coverage: TBD

Individual Bus Costs: $65 per bus, to be paid to Albany PD following the event.

Porta-Johns: TBD

Sound System: TBD


Me again: Please be prepared to contribute a few dollars – $10, $20. or more to the event organizers as they are paying for all of this out of their own pockets. I would guess that they are going to be requesting donations at some point during the event. Ellie said that Albany is about 5 hours driving time so that means that you will have to be on the road by no later than 6AM as there may be delays and you will have to find parking, etc.. Bring some food and drink with you so you won’t have to stop. You might want to go the day before and eithere do a tour of the capital or find a campground in the area where you can sleep in your tent. Motesl, hotels, and campgrounds can be found by contacting AAA or by googling “Albany NY campgrounds” and you will get dozens of hits. One good page is

Again, AAA would have the best info.

Please write to me on ReformNYS or privately at and let me know if you are driving and how many people you can take. We need to have this all coordinated as soon as possible. Contact me for questions, info, etc., but also pleae try to help yourselves as much as possible. Thanks.


—– Original Message —–
From: Sandra Stypick
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2009 9:46 AM
Subject: ReformNYS: Re: March on Albany bus charter news

I agree with Ellie. We can also use my car if needed


— On Thu, 6/4/09, wrote:

Subject: ReformNYS: Re: March on Albany bus charter news
Cc: “allen coniglio”
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2009, 1:42 AM

Allen…I honestly think it would be cheaper to take cars. I’ll volunteer mine.

coniglio wrote:
> So far, the only information I have on the bus to Albany for June 16 is that there is a 27 passenger charter available for $1100 plus tips which means that if we fill the bus, we can make the trip for less than $50 each. I will keep you posted. So far, we have about 12 people who would like to make the trip. Until we get enough response to really start to plan this, I cannot be very specific as to anything. If anyone is planning to go, please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks.
> Allen
> >


2 responses to “March on Albany updated info


    • buffalonyteaparty

      Hi Roy – Sorry this was missed. We are working from ReformNYS now, a once daily e-mail digest with news of the tea party.If you would like to join, contact me at and I will add you to the list. Thanks. Allen

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