Albany’s College Town Problem

St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Albany got out of hand this year as students took to the streets and damaged public property, behaving lewdly and violently.

David King writes for Metroland about Albany’s Kegs and Eggs riot, student ghettos, and the full-time communities, businesses, and residents affected by it.

…there are more important questions than who will serve how much jail time. Like: How did an entire neighborhood slip out of the city’s grasp? What made conditions ripe for such an ugly riot, and what can be done now? They are all pertinent questions, but not all of them have easy answers, and not everyone will want to hear them.

If you haven’t seen them, tons of videos are on Youtube documenting the events.