The image appearing to be of an Albany street, as shown on "Jeopardy!" as a clue on "urban blight"
Sheridan Avenue in Albany
ALBANY -- A photo of Albany's Sheridan Avenue appeared on Tuesday's episode of "Jeopardy!". The picture popped up as part of a question on urban blight. None of the contestants on the national game show got the question correct.
"You'd rather be on national television for something a little more positive but there does need to be a lot of clean up," Bruce Fellows, an Albany resident said.
Some were more critical of the game show.
"They need to apologize to the residents of Albany and let us know they don't think of us like that," Jasmine Sanders, an Albany resident said.
After speaking with employees from "Jeopardy!", it doesn't appear an apology is coming anytime soon. But we did learn a bit more about where that picture can from. We're told it was a stock photo, likely taken by a freelancer.
A spokesperson with the show told News10 the photo house where the image came from lists it as being a picture of New York City.
"Who would want their town to be represented in urban decay? Especially, when you know they could do a lot to rectify the problem," Lawrence Budd said.
Mayor Jerry Jennings admits he too was disappointed, but said he's working with other city officials to improve that section of the city.
"We're trying to put together a program and work with people like Habitat for Humanity and investors that want to come in and really help the resurrection, its working," Mayor Jennings said.
Jennings did have an idea for how "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek could help the city.
"If Alex wants to come and donate some of his money to help us with it I would love to have him," Mayor Jennings said.
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