Veteran Resources & Support in Albany

Albany is not only the capital of the Empire State but also a vibrant hub of support and resources for those who have served their country in the armed forces. With a deep appreciation for the sacrifices and contributions of veterans, Albany has developed an extensive network of services and assistance programs to help themContinue reading “Veteran Resources & Support in Albany”

Cohoes: A CapNY City The Nation is Watching

“One groundbreaking achievement that stands out is the floating solar array on the water reservoir, a project that makes Cohoes the first in the nation to generate 100% municipal electricity while offering 40% surplus energy to the school district. This has not only been environmentally conscious but also instrumental in promoting Cohoes on a nationalContinue reading “Cohoes: A CapNY City The Nation is Watching”

Living in Downtown Albany: Hot Rentals Edition

Join Gabby Fisher, lifelong CapNY resident, as she explores life in Downtown Albany and some of the hottest rental spots across the region with Redburn Development. Check out the video below! You can find more information about Redburn Development’s Albany apartments here. Video by Hunter Johns of Kovacs Productions Another NEW Redburn Development Properties toContinue reading “Living in Downtown Albany: Hot Rentals Edition”

CapNY Eats: 5 Droolworthy Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants

The plant-based food industry has boomed in recent years with myco-protein chik’n and beet burgers that bleed, branded with names like Beyond and Impossible suggesting we’re scaling new heights. Hello, Meatless Mondays The pandemic only sharpened growth with renewed interest in health conscious eating, efforts to reduce animal consumption (hello, meatless Mondays), and awareness ofContinue reading “CapNY Eats: 5 Droolworthy Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants”

5 Amazing CapNY Latin-Owned Restaurants

Welcome to our celebration of Latin-owned restaurants in CapNY! Schenectady-based, Honduran-born artist Oscar Bogran and I (Maureen Sager, Executive Director of ACE) explored a range of restaurants that are deeply inspired by Latin American heritage and culture. We tried things we’d NEVER dreamed of eating, and met amazing women who are running successful businesses andContinue reading “5 Amazing CapNY Latin-Owned Restaurants”

5 Ways to Get Around with CDTA

Living in Upstate New York, it can seem as though you can’t make it around CapNY without a car, but that is no longer the case with the Capital District Transit Authority’s (CDTA) expansion of services. CDTA along with community partners have reimagined mobility that isn’t limited to traditional city buses. Affordable & Eco-Friendly WithContinue reading “5 Ways to Get Around with CDTA”

A Night at the Ballpark with the Tri-City ValleyCats

What does summer fun look like to us? Hot dogs, beer, baseball, and good company. And this is why spending a night with our local minor league baseball team, the Tri-City ValleyCats, is the way to go. Whether you’re looking for the perfect date night, an outdoor family experience, or a casual night out withContinue reading “A Night at the Ballpark with the Tri-City ValleyCats”

5 Up-and-Coming Neighborhoods and Towns In CapNY

Do you want quiet seclusion? Bustling city life and high energy? A little of both? While the most commonly known cities and towns—Albany, Schenectady, Troy, or Saratoga Springs—are often top of mind, there are smaller neighborhoods and towns sprinkled throughout the region with historic charm and a tangible energy brewing for what’s to come. NeighborhoodsContinue reading “5 Up-and-Coming Neighborhoods and Towns In CapNY”

Best Takeout Places Under $15: CapNY Food

Our focus on the best takeout places under $15 is centered on pandemic survival. With more than 110,000 restaurants in the U.S. closed permanently, (more than 40 of which right here in CapNY), how is it that the ones who have remained open have managed to do so? One of the largest factors was takeout.Continue reading “Best Takeout Places Under $15: CapNY Food”

Moving Upstate: Miami Transplant Tony Quezada

Tony Quezada moved from Miami to Latham in 2017, to be with his fiancee, Chelsea. He’s now found a job he loves — he is an Associate at Ayco, a division of Goldman Sachs —  but he arrived here without much knowledge of the region, or a clear path or plan. Though Tony’s fiancé wasContinue reading “Moving Upstate: Miami Transplant Tony Quezada”