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Around Albany Highlighting the interesting people, places, and things happening around the city of Albany, NY

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Albany is as beautiful as the art it produces 🏙🖌🎨: @artbyritvik
06/17/2021

Albany is as beautiful as the art it produces 🏙🖌

🎨: @artbyritvik

A 6 story mixed use building may be coming to Clinton Square! This project has the potential to revitalize the Arbor Hil...
06/10/2021

A 6 story mixed use building may be coming to Clinton Square!

This project has the potential to revitalize the Arbor Hill and Clinton Square areas of Albany. With the combination of affordable housing and mixed use (retail and residential) development, this could attract new people to the area while providing opportunities for existing residents.

What do you think about this?

We’ve had many questions about the #AroundAlbany Logo...The Empire State Plaza was built on bedrock. Pile drivers were p...
06/10/2021

We’ve had many questions about the #AroundAlbany Logo...

The Empire State Plaza was built on bedrock. Pile drivers were pounding steel into bedrock for years! Many residents still remember the sounds it made.

The ESP image sits upon a base that represents not only the ground beneath it, but the lives and stories of those who were displaced in the 1950s-60s in order to build the plaza.

The sun sets behind the plaza and creates a beautiful (and blinding) view in the evenings. So we positioned the sun exactly where it sets.

Blue and Orange represent Albany’s early settlers - The Dutch. These are also the colors that make up the current flag of Albany.

Now you know! ⚡️

When it rains in Albany, it pours! ⛈☔️📸: @albany_ny #albanyny #albany #518 #upstateny #rain #storm #aroundalbany #stormb...
06/08/2021

When it rains in Albany, it pours! ⛈☔️

📸: @albany_ny

#albanyny #albany #518 #upstateny #rain #storm #aroundalbany #stormbreaker

When it rains in Albany, it pours! ⛈☔️

📸: @albany_ny

#albanyny #albany #518 #upstateny #rain #storm #aroundalbany #stormbreaker

Check out the #Albany swag! Courtesy of @phddesign - Pick up your swag at various locations in the #518! #capitalregion ...
06/06/2021

Check out the #Albany swag!

Courtesy of @phddesign - Pick up your swag at various locations in the #518!

#capitalregion #capitalregionny #518bloggers #swag #shoplocal

The Alfred E Smith building is an Art Deco gem! Standing at 34 stories and at 388 feet, many would consider this a skysc...
06/04/2021

The Alfred E Smith building is an Art Deco gem! Standing at 34 stories and at 388 feet, many would consider this a skyscraper.

You may notice all 62 NYS counties are engraved in the facade along the perimeter....

But did you know there’s a “secret tunnel” connect the building to the Capitol?

Now you know! ⚡️

📸: @kc1yankeefan

#albanyny #nowyouknow #capitalregion #518 #aroundalbany #albany #artdeco #architecture #city #newyork #capitalregionny @discoveralbany @onlyin.newyork @thehistoricalbanyfoundation @albablogblog @albanydoesntsuck @gocapny

The Alfred E Smith building is an Art Deco gem! Standing at 34 stories and at 388 feet, many would consider this a skyscraper.

You may notice all 62 NYS counties are engraved in the facade along the perimeter....

But did you know there’s a “secret tunnel” connect the building to the Capitol?

Now you know! ⚡️

📸: @kc1yankeefan

#albanyny #nowyouknow #capitalregion #518 #aroundalbany #albany #artdeco #architecture #city #newyork #capitalregionny @discoveralbany @onlyin.newyork @thehistoricalbanyfoundation @albablogblog @albanydoesntsuck @gocapny

Albany has the most beautiful downtown with a mix of awesome businesses and restaurants. We want to see more awesomeness...
06/03/2021

Albany has the most beautiful downtown with a mix of awesome businesses and restaurants. We want to see more awesomeness here, and we know you do too! It’s time to bring some life and energy back to @downtownalbany

📸: @the.broke.adventurer

#albanyny #albany #aroundalbany #518 #capitalregion #statestreet @discoveralbany @thehistoricalbanyfoundation @discoverupny @thehistoricalbanyfoundation @onlyin.newyork @parkalbany @gocapny @albablogblog @albanydoesntsuck #capitalregionny @loch_and_quay @stagecoachcoffee @thehollowalbany @parishpublichouse_ @dunkin @fortorange @stacksespresso

Albany has the most beautiful downtown with a mix of awesome businesses and restaurants. We want to see more awesomeness here, and we know you do too! It’s time to bring some life and energy back to @downtownalbany

📸: @the.broke.adventurer

#albanyny #albany #aroundalbany #518 #capitalregion #statestreet @discoveralbany @thehistoricalbanyfoundation @discoverupny @thehistoricalbanyfoundation @onlyin.newyork @parkalbany @gocapny @albablogblog @albanydoesntsuck #capitalregionny @loch_and_quay @stagecoachcoffee @thehollowalbany @parishpublichouse_ @dunkin @fortorange @stacksespresso

The ESYO Soundwalk is an immersive musical audio tour in Washington Park that accompanies you as you walk throughout the...
06/02/2021

The ESYO Soundwalk is an immersive musical audio tour in Washington Park that accompanies you as you walk throughout the park. It’s available today!

Follow the directions in slide #2 or
See the link in our description to gain access to @esyosoundwalk!

#albanyny #518 #soundwalk #esyo @esyosoundwalk @discoveralbany @washingtonparkconservancy #youth #washingtonpark #capitalregion @gocapny @capsciny @capalbanycorp

06/02/2021

So does this mean the pandemic is officially over???

Heads up to all our Lark, Center Square, Washington Park, Park South neighbors - timed parking is once again being enforced in Washington Park 😅

📸: @rsedwsnisback

#parking #albanyny #albany #518 #washingtonpark @parkalbany @discoveralbany @liveinalbany #capitalregion #capitalregionny #aroundalbany #albanythings @upstatenymemes #itsover

Aerial views of Albany are absolutely breathtaking! This city is BEAUTIFUL! 📸: @capitalregiondrone #albanyny #dronephoto...
06/01/2021

Aerial views of Albany are absolutely breathtaking! This city is BEAUTIFUL!

📸: @capitalregiondrone

#albanyny #dronephotography #aerial #albany #518 #capitalregion #capitalregionny @discoveralbany @downtownalbany @liveinalbany #allthewayup

Swipe to see what’s happening #AroundAlbany in this installment of Albany Recents! 📸🏙@jeremyfromrei walked the entire Er...
06/01/2021

Swipe to see what’s happening #AroundAlbany in this installment of Albany Recents! 📸🏙

@jeremyfromrei walked the entire Erie Canal Trail and got the fastest time on record! Congrats 🎉

@milkshakegodfather DJ’d on the top of our beautiful parking garages

@tsa_albanyny packed 140 lunches to be delivered from their mobile canteen to people around Albany in need!

@kimberleyjayneagain reminds us there’s no (billly) IDLING in #Albany @billyidol

@thehistoricalbanyfoundation is giving tours of 48 Hudson - Albany’s Oldest Building built in 1728! This is the oldest standing Dutch wood timber frame structure in the USA.

@john.pursell shared with us that the Mystery Machine passed through the #518

@newschannel13 shared the storm brewing over us this past week!

This concludes this installment of #AlbanyRecents! To be featured next time, tag @aroundalbany is or use #aroundalbany! See you then!

#albanyny #upstateny #recents #capitalregion #capitalregionliving #capitalregionny #downtownalbany @discoveralbany @liveinalbany @downtownalbany @livinginalbanyny @albanydoesntsuck @albablogblog

Liberty Street is one of the oldest streets in Albany, being named in 1803! Its name celebrates the liberties we’ve been...
05/29/2021

Liberty Street is one of the oldest streets in Albany, being named in 1803! Its name celebrates the liberties we’ve been granted by the Declaration of Independence - which was signed just 25 years before the street was named!

It had some previous names that we find quite entertaining - Grass Lane and Cow Lane 🐮🍃

Now you know!👏🏼⚡️

These fun street facts wouldn’t be possible without the help of @the_hiking_veteran - Erik Schlimmer - who compiled a book of this history of every street in Albany.

“Craddle of the Union: A Street by Street History of New York’s Capital City” Signed copies are available to order in the link of our description. Thanks Erik!

📸: @caldrone.llc

#albanyny #albany #capitalregion #518 #streetnames #craddleoftheunion @discoveralbany @downtownalbany #capitalregionny @parishpublichouse_ @fortorange @loch_and_quay @thehistoricalbanyfoundation @historicmarkersofny #nowyouknow

Liberty Street is one of the oldest streets in Albany, being named in 1803! Its name celebrates the liberties we’ve been granted by the Declaration of Independence - which was signed just 25 years before the street was named!

It had some previous names that we find quite entertaining - Grass Lane and Cow Lane 🐮🍃

Now you know!👏🏼⚡️

These fun street facts wouldn’t be possible without the help of @the_hiking_veteran - Erik Schlimmer - who compiled a book of this history of every street in Albany.

“Craddle of the Union: A Street by Street History of New York’s Capital City” Signed copies are available to order in the link of our description. Thanks Erik!

📸: @caldrone.llc

#albanyny #albany #capitalregion #518 #streetnames #craddleoftheunion @discoveralbany @downtownalbany #capitalregionny @parishpublichouse_ @fortorange @loch_and_quay @thehistoricalbanyfoundation @historicmarkersofny #nowyouknow

A room with a view 📸: @vanjacernjul #aroundalbany #albanyny #518 @plazaevents @corningtower @downtownalbany @discoveralb...
05/28/2021

A room with a view

📸: @vanjacernjul

#aroundalbany #albanyny #518 @plazaevents @corningtower @downtownalbany @discoveralbany @albany_ny @parkalbany @liveinalbany @nippertown #capitalregion #capitalregionny

A room with a view

📸: @vanjacernjul

#aroundalbany #albanyny #518 @plazaevents @corningtower @downtownalbany @discoveralbany @albany_ny @parkalbany @liveinalbany @nippertown #capitalregion #capitalregionny

What a beautiful story... THIS is what community is about. Albany Victory Gardens
05/28/2021

What a beautiful story... THIS is what community is about. Albany Victory Gardens

This young man came by around 7:00 in the evening. He said he was looking for some work and asked if we had any. I told him "sure young man come back tomorrow in the morning and we'll see what we can do". He told me "no I'm looking for some work now”.

He's only 13 years old. We spent the next hour working together and cleaned up the blueberry orchard and the mushroom farm.

He worked hard with care and diligence. When we were done I paid him and he headed home.

I had some more work to do to button things up before dark and when I left a few minutes later I found him across the street on 1st Street sweeping.

I said I didn't know you lived here. A woman in the house yelled out he doesn't he just came by asking if there was anything he could do to help out for a couple of bucks and I told him he could sweep the sidewalk.
...

Our project provides opportunities for lots of kids in our neighborhood but this young man was extraordinary. Such a special kid and a ray of Hope of what can happen when we all work together and support our youth.

He told me he was working to get money to buy a computer. He never had one and he knew he needed one, so he was going to keep looking for work until he could afford it.

I told him I was proud to have met him, to have worked with him and that our door was always open for him.

This 36-column colonnade facade structure is one of the longest in the world.  The State Education Building was also the...
05/27/2021

This 36-column colonnade facade structure is one of the longest in the world.

The State Education Building was also the first major building constructed in the US solely as a HQ for the administration of education.

At the time of completion, the Education Building was a modern Marvel. It remains quite marvelous to this day.

Now you know 📚✔️

📸: @bostonomics

#aroundalbany #albanyny #518 #education #stateofny @nysednews @discoveralbany #nowyouknow #architecture #capitalregion

Did you know the first brick house in the New World was built on State Street? Did you also know that State Street had f...
05/26/2021

Did you know the first brick house in the New World was built on State Street?

Did you also know that State Street had five names before it? Prince St, Jonkers St, Joncaer St, Jonckaer St, and lastly Yonkers St.

State Street was the very first street to be illuminated in 1771, by using whale oil lamps.

Now you know ... 😎

📸: @kareemjandali

#aroundalbany #albanyny #518 #downtown #statestreet #capitalregion #capitalregionny #architecture #bankofamerica @novelcoworking @expansiveworkspace @futureofsmallcities @albanydoesntsuck @discoveralbany

Did you know the first brick house in the New World was built on State Street?

Did you also know that State Street had five names before it? Prince St, Jonkers St, Joncaer St, Jonckaer St, and lastly Yonkers St.

State Street was the very first street to be illuminated in 1771, by using whale oil lamps.

Now you know ... 😎

📸: @kareemjandali

#aroundalbany #albanyny #518 #downtown #statestreet #capitalregion #capitalregionny #architecture #bankofamerica @novelcoworking @expansiveworkspace @futureofsmallcities @albanydoesntsuck @discoveralbany

Without UNITI there is no power, without power there is no strength. Together, we can concur it all. @unitiworld_ is an ...
05/25/2021

Without UNITI there is no power, without power there is no strength. Together, we can concur it all.

@unitiworld_ is an Albany based lifestyle brand that is working towards inspiring their community to come together. They use fashion as a vehicle to drive their positive message and build bridges across the community.

Our good friends @unitiworld_ are all about our community, creating a positive environment, and knowing their neighbors.

The Members T-Shirt is now available online ‼️ Check the link in our description or head over to @unitiworld_ to show your UNITI!

#aroundalbany #albanyny #unity #inspire #spreadlove #culture #fashion #motivation #coalition #community #capitalregion #capitalregionny

This building took 32 years to complete using 5 different architects. It has a Million Dollar Staircase and is home to o...
05/24/2021

This building took 32 years to complete using 5 different architects. It has a Million Dollar Staircase and is home to our NYS Senate & Assembly, while sitting upon a granite foundation.

Now you know.

📸: @almadeviaje

#albanyny #aroundalbany #518 #nyscapital @discoveralbany @downtownalbany @nyscapitolvisit @albanynyleg @albany_ny

This building took 32 years to complete using 5 different architects. It has a Million Dollar Staircase and is home to our NYS Senate & Assembly, while sitting upon a granite foundation.

Now you know.

📸: @almadeviaje

#albanyny #aroundalbany #518 #nyscapital @discoveralbany @downtownalbany @nyscapitolvisit @albanynyleg @albany_ny

Do you have vintage Albany goods? Let us know! @thevintageroundup is looking to add vendors to the June 26th market loca...
05/20/2021

Do you have vintage Albany goods? Let us know! @thevintageroundup is looking to add vendors to the June 26th market located at @lostandfoundalbany

Maybe we’ll see you there!

#aroundalbany #albanyny #vintage #518 #fleamarket #lostandfound

I spy the @theeggpac📸: @preytatt #albanyny #518 #aroundalbany #capitalregion #thankyou #capitalregionny #empirestateplaz...
05/18/2021

I spy the @theeggpac

📸: @preytatt

#albanyny #518 #aroundalbany #capitalregion #thankyou #capitalregionny #empirestateplaza @parkalbany @unitedway_gcr @downtownalbany @discoveralbany @plazaevents @corningtower

I spy the @theeggpac

📸: @preytatt

#albanyny #518 #aroundalbany #capitalregion #thankyou #capitalregionny #empirestateplaza @parkalbany @unitedway_gcr @downtownalbany @discoveralbany @plazaevents @corningtower

What a perfect day to explore Albany! Get out there and make it a good day 👏🏼📸: @bigbalthazor #albanyny #aroundalbany #5...
05/15/2021

What a perfect day to explore Albany!

Get out there and make it a good day 👏🏼

📸: @bigbalthazor

#albanyny #aroundalbany #518 @discoveralbany @downtownalbany #spring #broadway #cityscape #iconic

What a perfect day to explore Albany!

Get out there and make it a good day 👏🏼

📸: @bigbalthazor

#albanyny #aroundalbany #518 @discoveralbany @downtownalbany #spring #broadway #cityscape #iconic

Hey, Albany! Next Tuesday, if you visit a participating restaurant you can have your bill split!
05/14/2021

Hey, Albany! Next Tuesday, if you visit a participating restaurant you can have your bill split!

What happened to Albany’s tunnel under the Hudson?Plans were set in the mid-1800s for a tunnel to carry “carriages, anim...
05/14/2021

What happened to Albany’s tunnel under the Hudson?

Plans were set in the mid-1800s for a tunnel to carry “carriages, animals, and foot passengers, at any place between the north and south bounds of the city of Albany, and the county of Rensselaer opposite thereto” but records went mysteriously silent after 1852.

The tunnel, with a clear inner width of 24 feet, and 12 feet high, with an arch crown 18 inches below the bed of the river was to be 300-400 feet from the east of the Albany pier to the island was estimated to cost $300,000.

Should we revive this concept?

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#albanyny #albany #518 #capitalregionny #aroundalbany #urbanplanning #architecture

Breaking news! Albany’s Central Warehouse will be put up for auction. All 11 stories and 500,000 sq/ft are being auction...
05/12/2021

Breaking news! Albany’s Central Warehouse will be put up for auction.

All 11 stories and 500,000 sq/ft are being auctioned if the right buyer presents themselves. Bids are due June 10th.

This isn’t a done deal, but something must be done to spark real progress for not just the Warehouse District, but the city as a whole.

What would you do with it?

#albanyny #centralwarehouse #capitalregion #architecture #urbandecay #aroundalbany #newyork #redevelopment

Open mic tonight at Madison Theater! Signup at 6:30 show starts at 7:00... Every Wednesday.... See you there!
05/12/2021

Open mic tonight at Madison Theater! Signup at 6:30 show starts at 7:00... Every Wednesday.... See you there!

Albany in watercolor 🎨🏙🎨: @staatsfasoldt Go check out Staats Fasoldt for beautiful watercolors #AroundAlbany and beyond.
05/12/2021

Albany in watercolor 🎨🏙

🎨: @staatsfasoldt

Go check out Staats Fasoldt for beautiful watercolors #AroundAlbany and beyond.

Albany in watercolor 🎨🏙

🎨: @staatsfasoldt

Go check out Staats Fasoldt for beautiful watercolors #AroundAlbany and beyond.

We’re doing a giveaway on Instagram! Hop over there to enter to win a $50 giftcard to Son of Egg ! The winner will be an...
05/11/2021

We’re doing a giveaway on Instagram! Hop over there to enter to win a $50 giftcard to Son of Egg !

The winner will be announced along with next weeks “Behind the Egg” ...

Check out these photos from the most recent First Friday event at 48 Hudson! (Albany’s Oldest Building) Tours are free! ...
05/10/2021

Check out these photos from the most recent First Friday event at 48 Hudson! (Albany’s Oldest Building) Tours are free!

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Welcome to Albany 📍🏙📸: @danielle_ravitzki#albanyny #albany #empirestate #518 #capitalregion #aroundalbany
05/10/2021

Welcome to Albany 📍🏙

📸: @danielle_ravitzki

#albanyny #albany #empirestate #518 #capitalregion #aroundalbany

Welcome to Albany 📍🏙

📸: @danielle_ravitzki

#albanyny #albany #empirestate #518 #capitalregion #aroundalbany

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05/09/2021

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