A modern hotel should be built on the Hudson Riverfront property now occupied by Troy City Hall, state Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno said Thursday.The politically powerful Brunswick Republican will ask that the state commit up to $1.5 million in funds to assist the city in the first phase of developing a new government center in the Proctor's Theatre block on Fourth Street. He said he expects to get approval for the funding before the state Legislature adjourns for the session on June 23.
Bruno's plan would not leave the current administration out in the cold. Bruno suggested that Mayor Tutunjian would manage the hotel, Mr. Crawley would become chief bellhop and Bob Mirch would manage the housekeeping department.
One source believes that Senator Bruno wants Troy, NY to host the 2012 Olympics.