Explore Downtown Schenectady: What’s New & Hot in the Electric City

Schenectady is experiencing a vibrant economic renaissance with a wave of hot new businesses setting the city abuzz. From innovative eateries to cutting-edge boutiques, these establishments are reshaping the local landscape and contributing to the city’s growing reputation as a hub for entrepreneurship and creativity. Gabby Fisher here! As a homeowner and entrepreneur in Schenectady,Continue reading “Explore Downtown Schenectady: What’s New & Hot in the Electric City”

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”

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”

5 CapNY Family Owned & Operated Drive-In Movie Theaters

Before there was cable TV and the internet (my own kids can’t imagine such a primitive time) families went out together to enjoy a movie in a car, packed full of kids. Sometimes the neighbor’s kids were mixed in the bunch too. I remember being about 8 years old, and walking to the drive-in movieContinue reading “5 CapNY Family Owned & Operated Drive-In Movie Theaters”

5 Family Friendly Museums You MUST Visit in CapNY

As a mother of three children, my boys have always been curious individuals. My middle son is autistic and mentally disabled. Finding family friendly places to take my children that were fun, engaging, and interactive… but also educational and inspiring… was absolutely a challenge with school aged kids and one with special needs. When myContinue reading “5 Family Friendly Museums You MUST Visit in CapNY”

Juneteenth in CapNY: 4 Changemakers Paving the Way

“Juneteenth is important because it is the beginning of our history.” – Lashawn Hawkins, Founder of the I Can Breathe and I Will Speak organization in Fulton County New York CapNY Celebrations June 19th. Many Americans know that date as Juneteenth, a federal holiday that acknowledges and commemorates the legal ending of slavery in theContinue reading “Juneteenth in CapNY: 4 Changemakers Paving the Way”

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”

Making an Impact: 3 Black Entrepreneurs in CapNY

Despite systemic barriers in place for marginalized communities, there are countless thriving Black-owned businesses in CapNY. Many use their resources to pay it forward, bettering the communities around them. Leaving a Legacy Whether it’s by combating poverty through transportation, supporting new business owners from marginalized groups, or creating a gym that welcomes those often leftContinue reading “Making an Impact: 3 Black Entrepreneurs in CapNY”

The Authentic CapNY Guide: Old-School Italian Restaurants

The Italian American community in New York City is as established and historic as the city itself. Luckily for us, many Italian Immigrants also ventured upstate to CapNY during the waves of European migration of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These communities quite literally built and shaped the cities we see today. GenerationContinue reading “The Authentic CapNY Guide: Old-School Italian 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”