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Albany, the capital of New York State, uses the Prinsenvlag (horizontal orange-white-blue) with the arms (dating from 1789) in the centre.
Mark Sensen, 3 June 1998
Abstracted from the Albany Times Union:
"Albany's flag was created as part of the massive 1909 Hudson Fulton Celebration, which commemorated both the discovery of the Hudson River by Dutch explorer Henry Hudson and the invention of steam-powered navigation by Robert Fulton. That flag was adopted by the city sometime after the 1909 celebration, said state Assemblyman Jack McEneny, a prominent local historian." and "...in 1916, the city's Common Council voted to adopt a new flag, with the American colors of red, white and blue. The only thing that stopped that from happening was a veto by then-Mayor Joseph W. Stevens, McEneny said."
Ned Smith, 30 November 2004