FOR SALE: Nipper… Yes, the Big One!

December 9th, 2014, 12:00 pm by Greg

The Arnoff Building is for sale.

By Greg Haymes

Nipper – the four-ton, 28-foot-tall canine icon who has been the faithful guardian of the Albany skyline for 60 years now – is up for sale… along with the building atop which he (or she) stands.

Nipper and the four-story building at 991 Broadway, as well as several adjacent properties are all owned by Arnoff Moving and Storage, which is looking to sell and relocate to a larger facility.

The asking price? $3.97 million.

Well, that’s a wee bit out of our price range, even for a giant multi-national comglomerate like But then one word flashed into our heads…

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Signs o’ the City: Where’s Nipper?

August 11th, 2014, 2:00 pm by Greg


Photograph by M.R. Poulopoulos

“I found Nipper and his Gramophone on South Congress Street mural in Austin, Texas, at an electronics repair shop just past the hip strip…”

Portraits o’ Nipper

August 30th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Sara

Nipper (photo by M.R. Poulopoulos)

Photograph by M.R. Poulopoulos, who notes:

I shot this photo on Saturday, July 14 while on the road. This old Nipper statue sits in the front store window on Mynotera Old Books at 65 E. Market Street, Suite 101 in Corning, NY. I was stuck in Corning on Friday night, busked Saturday morning and afternoon (was kicked out of the square by “The District”) and wandered after a bit.

Portaits o’ Nipper

August 27th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Sara
(photo by Tim Livingston)

(photo by Tim Livingston)

A Great Big Thank You to Metroland Readers

March 3rd, 2011, 3:15 pm by Greg
Hey, somebody out there likes me!

Hey, somebody out there likes me!

We’ve uncorked the champagne, and the bubbly is flowing in celebration of the results of the Metroland Readers’ Poll in today’s issue of the weekly.

Metroland readers bestowed double honors on, voting us as the Best Local Website for Arts, as well as the Best Local Website for Music.

And we’re just as proud of the results in the Best Local Arts Coverage category, where we were competing against the Big Boys of Print – Metroland, The Daily Gazette, The Times Union, etc. – and grabbed second place, behind our friends at Metroland.

We’d also like to congratulate our mascot Nipper, who garnered at least one vote in the write-in category of Best Local Celebrity Whom You’d Like To Marry for Their Money. (Void where prohibited by law.)

So thank you, astute and discerning Metroland readers, for showing us (and, of course,all of our contributors) some big love. And we promise to do all that we can to continue to make your go-to click-to for area music, arts and entertainment info.

Photo of Nipper by Al Goldberg

The Dog Whisperer Comes to Nippertown

January 5th, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg

Cesar Millan

Best-selling author, television star and canine behavior specialist Cesar Millan is headed into Albany for an appearance at the Palace Theatre at 7pm on Sunday, March 27.

Priced at $35.75 and $45.75, tix are slated to go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday, January 14. In addition, a limited number of VIP tickets – which includes a ticket to the appearance as well as a post-show meet ‘n’ greet with Millan – will also be available for $75.

Millan is the co-creator and the two-legged star of cable television show “Dog Whisperer” on the National Geographic Channel, as well as the co-author of three books: The New York Times #1 bestseller “Cesar’s Way,” bestseller “Be the Pack Leader” and “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: The Ultimate Episode Guide.”

At his appearance at the Palace, Millan will touch upon his life experiences and teach attendees how to apply his techniques in the training and rehabilitation of their own dogs.

Let’s just hope that Millan doesn’t coax Nipper down from the roof…

It’s The Weekend!

October 23rd, 2010, 9:58 am by Sara

Nipper! (Photo of Nipper in an eyeglasses store on West Broadway in Manhattan by TL Stone)

Thanks to the wonderful writers and photographers who contributed to this week:
Tim Livingston
Matt Mac Haffie
Kirsten Ferguson
J Hunter
Al Goldberg
If you’d like to see your name on this list next week, it’s simple. Just send us something – a review, preview, interview, photo, rant, whatever’s on your mind. We can’t do it without you. Remember, Nippertown is your hometown.

Thanks to the fab folks who contributed free tickets for our giveaways:
The Linda
The Eighth Step at Proctors

Thanks to the folks who provided review tickets for their events:
Caffe Lena
The Egg

And, of course, most importantly – thanks to you, our devoted Nippertown readers. Please help spread the word…

Photo of Nipper in an eyeglasses store on West Broadway in Manhattan by TL Stone.

Dog Grooming in Nippertown

October 15th, 2010, 10:00 am by Sara

Hey, just don't get paint in my ears...

Hey, just don't get paint in my ears...

On October 3, Al Goldberg happened to notice that Albany’s beloved pooch was getting a beauty treatment and snapped these stunning photos.

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