Making the Move from North Carolina to CapNY: A Career Transplant Story

If you follow Forbes on social media, you might’ve noticed that they recently posted a study by Niche that ranked Albany as the #4 best places in country to be a young professional. CapNY is booming with potential, opportunity, & young professionals from all over the world are making the move to our Upstate NYContinue reading “Making the Move from North Carolina to CapNY: A Career Transplant Story”

Celebrating Pride Month in CapNY: 3 Leaders Who Make it Happen

Pride Month is recognized around the world, to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. It takes place every June, in honor of the historic June 1969 Stonewall Uprising, which helped kickstart the Gay Rights Movement. It’s a month not just to celebrate, but to remember, to honor, to raise awareness, and to support. This June, there wereContinue reading “Celebrating Pride Month in CapNY: 3 Leaders Who Make it Happen”

Thriving in CapNY: Women in Digital Gaming

CapNY offers a level up for those looking to break into the gaming space. Jobs in game design, character development, software, and so much more are plentiful with 24 studios (7 large, 17 indie) calling the region home. An Industry BOOMING Many have produced games of our childhoods such as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater asContinue reading “Thriving in CapNY: Women in Digital Gaming”

4 Millennial Changemakers in CapNY Housing

If you’ve spent time in Albany, there’s a chance that you’ve noticed a bright red ‘X’ on multiple buildings. Albany has a lot of homes that are currently vacant, dilapidated, and not up to safety codes. Seeing all of those properties that have great potential, you can’t help but to dream of all the possibilities,Continue reading “4 Millennial Changemakers in CapNY Housing”

Arts on the Move: CapNY Creative Transplants

The myth of Upstate New York being a place where art and culture is lacking is officially over. In the last couple of years, not only have our own residents paved the way for arts to take the forefront, but the recent influx of urban creatives have helped the growth of arts communities. An UptickContinue reading “Arts on the Move: CapNY Creative Transplants”

Anthony D’Argenzio: Hudson Valley Entrepreneur

Anthony D’Argenzio was named one of The 100 Most Creative People in the U.S. by Country Living Magazine. His work has been featured in Condé Nast Traveler, Domino, and Architectural Digest. Why does Anthony love CapNY? READ ON! Photo by: Winnie Au “I’ve always been interested in upstate New York and the Hudson Valley,” saysContinue reading “Anthony D’Argenzio: Hudson Valley Entrepreneur”

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”

Charisse Bellante Making Space: CapNY Transplant

Charisse Bellante is an actress, bartender, Pilates instructor, drummer…just to name a few of the things she does. Born and raised in Kansas City, she moved to NYC when she was 18 years old. After living there for 21 years, at the end of April 2020, she decided to take the leap to start aContinue reading “Charisse Bellante Making Space: CapNY Transplant”

CapNY Transplants: Chrissy and Ben Traore, See and Be

Chrissy and Ben Traore met while working in a New York City restaurant. Soon, they were commuting upstate on weekends for a cooking gig. To their great surprise, they began dreading going back to Brooklyn during the week. “We’ve always worked 70 to 100 hours a week,” Chrissy said. “And the city and the expensesContinue reading “CapNY Transplants: Chrissy and Ben Traore, See and Be”

CapNY Transplant: Jeffrey Mirel, Rosenblum Companies

Jeff Mirel is the Founder of Albany Barn, Inc. a non-profit which operates creative arts incubators in Albany and Schenectady, AND a Principal of Rosenblum Development Corp. Plus, he’s a die-hard CapNY enthusiast. Originally from Westchester County, Jeff moved to CapNY in 2004. He lives in Albany’s upper Washington neighborhood with his wife and twoContinue reading “CapNY Transplant: Jeffrey Mirel, Rosenblum Companies”