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”

Exploring New York’s Capital Region with Your Furry Friend: Dog-Friendly Parks, Trails & Restaurants

Part 1: Albany, Schenectady, Troy If you’re a dog owner looking to explore this beautiful region with your four-legged companion, you’re in for a treat. From scenic parks and hiking trails to charming restaurants and cafes, there’s no shortage of dog-friendly activities and eateries in this area. In this article, we’ll guide you through aContinue reading “Exploring New York’s Capital Region with Your Furry Friend: Dog-Friendly Parks, Trails & Restaurants”

CapNY Spring Weekend Itinerary: Albany County

Itching for a weekend getaway or staycation this spring? Book a trip to Albany for must-see museums, craft beverage experiences and much more! With blooming tulips and blue skies, it is a picture-perfect time of year to visit Albany. Scroll on for a weekend itinerary to discover Albany this spring.   This blog post is presentedContinue reading “CapNY Spring Weekend Itinerary: Albany County”

5 Romantic Spots in CapNY

Valentine’s Day is in the rearview, but why can’t we celebrate love all year long? No matter the season, the Capital Region has some of the most romantic spots for a date night with your special someone! Schenectady Central Park Rose Garden While you may think of this as a strictly summer activity, the CentralContinue reading “5 Romantic Spots in CapNY”

Autumn in CapNY: Finding the Fun in Fall

For many, Fall is a time for tradition, nostalgia and change. We welcome the new season by saying farewell to Summer and breathing in those first chilly breaths of Fall. Often, those breaths energize us into participating in our favorite Fall activities; the activities we look forward to all year long.  Great Adirondack Corn MazeContinue reading “Autumn in CapNY: Finding the Fun in Fall”

CapNY Eats: Independent Korean Restaurant Spotlight

It wasn’t that long ago in the CapNY where you would either have to have a Korean friend or personally know a Korean family to enjoy Korean Food in Upstate NY. ..(no longer)! Photo: Bon Vivant Photographe, Seoul Korean Restaurant They’d invite you over for a sit down style family meal consisting of white rice,Continue reading “CapNY Eats: Independent Korean Restaurant Spotlight”

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”

The Authentic CapNY Guide to Speakeasy Bars

Ever find yourself in the mood for some swanky, jazzy vibes to transport you back a hundred years or so? Luckily for us, CapNY is home to some actual bootlegging legends (check out @bootleggerbungalow on Instagram, you won’t be disappointed). We’re also home to entrepreneurs who know just how to leverage our rich history intoContinue reading “The Authentic CapNY Guide to Speakeasy Bars”

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”