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”

Charming CapNY Towns on the Outskirts

Centuries before automobiles emerged as the singular mode of transport, the Industrial Revolution exploded upward from its epicenter of Manhattan, through the waterways that carve the landscape of Upstate New York. As a result of this rapid expansion, mill towns popped up along the creeks and streams that branch from the Hudson River. Plan yourContinue reading “Charming CapNY Towns on the Outskirts”

5 Sizzling CapNY Summer Arts Experiences

Here are five art experiences that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone — solo, on a date, or with your kids. Visit one at a time, or make a day trip out of it! So, get outside and enjoy the summer weather, AND support our amazing creative economy. Summer Exploration! After more than aContinue reading “5 Sizzling CapNY Summer Arts Experiences”

CapNY Cocktails at Home: Janesha “Jaja” Levons

Janesha “Jaja” Levons is a mixologist and model. She lived all around the world as part of a miliary family, and then settled down in Saratoga Springs, where her love for entertaining and creativity began. Jaja shares two signature drink recipes with CapNY readers. Cheers to all! After working as a mixologist, model, and otherContinue reading “CapNY Cocktails at Home: Janesha “Jaja” Levons”

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”

8 Can’t Miss Spots in Washington County, NY

Washington County, NY, has natural beauty, family owned farmland, innovative culinary arts, charming Main Streets and creative artists of various disciplines. Traverse the abundant wilderness and enjoy farm-based food culture. while taking in its languid, neighborly atmosphere. Want to find my favorite 8 can’t-miss spots in Washington County? Read on! Off the Beaten Path LargelyContinue reading “8 Can’t Miss Spots in Washington County, NY”

First Date Ideas in CapNY – Beyond the Ordinary

Dating looks a little different these days…but we’re hopeful first dates will be a “thing” again sometime soon. So when it’s time to connect in person with that crush you’ve been texting  for months throughout quarantine, or that new connection you just made on Hinge, Becky and Gabby have your back. First Date Ideas FromContinue reading “First Date Ideas in CapNY – Beyond the Ordinary”

5 Cool CapNY Food and Drink Spots That Opened in 2020

Despite the challenges of 2020 and 2021, these five brave CapNY’ers launched cool, new food businesses. They’re rising above the challenges of building a customer base and keeping their doors open. And, they’re doing it with constantly changing health regulations and rules. Left Bank Ciders, Catskill Left Bank Ciders began when a large, nearby orchardContinue reading “5 Cool CapNY Food and Drink Spots That Opened in 2020”

Top Picks in Downtown Troy: CapNY Freelancer, Corey Aldrich

“One of the things that attracts me to Troy the most is the diversity of culture, thought, gender and generally, the open-minded vibe I get hanging out downtown. The diversity spans socio-economic and age demographics. This is seen in many of the downtown residents and also the city government.” Beautiful Urban Balance Choosing favorites orContinue reading “Top Picks in Downtown Troy: CapNY Freelancer, Corey Aldrich”