Jake's market .... was that the little corner mom & pop on Ontario St at Hudson? Jake was old in the early eighties and always had a cigar in his mouth. His business was cigarettes, candy and beer. Everything else in the store was dusty. I often wondered how he made any money. It was later discovered that his buddy, Erastus Corning, the mayor of Albany had all the supplies of the city purchased through Jake's Market. The really great part for Jake was he never handles a single case of toilet paper or cleaning solution and he didn't have to give any volume discounts. The money just flowed right to him.
It was also discovered that hundreds of dead people were regularly voting democrat in Albany, it was a fine example of a Democrat machine. Acorn was just in its infancy then.