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”

Hassan Eminyawi of Urban Aftermath Books: CapNY Creatives

Meet Hassan Eminyawi, owner of Urban Aftermath Books, an online book business with a warehouse in Menands and a physical shop in the City of Albany. Hassan Eminyawi of Urban Aftermath Books Hassan Eminyawi of Urban Aftermath Books answered our questions about work and life as a creative entrepreneur, and being adaptable during the timeContinue reading “Hassan Eminyawi of Urban Aftermath Books: CapNY Creatives”

Aaron Moore: CapNY Freelancer, Acting with Aaron

Aaron Moore started “Acting with Aaron,” in 2012. Born, raised, and still living in Albany, he started teaching acting when he came back to Albany after college and noticed that there were a lot of youths in the area who were interested in the performing arts but didn’t have an outlet for it. He wantedContinue reading “Aaron Moore: CapNY Freelancer, Acting with Aaron”

Kristoph DiMaria: CapNY Freelancer, Clown-Performer-Artist

Meet Kristoph DiMaria. Many call him Rags, short for “Ragliacci,” his clown-performer-artist’s identity name. And Will Kempe’s Players (Cooperative) is the name of his other business. Freelancer, Clown-Performer-Artist Kristoph DiMaria says,“I challenge you, the readers, to consider how freelancing not only satisfies the individual creative work experience, but how it can be applied to changeContinue reading “Kristoph DiMaria: CapNY Freelancer, Clown-Performer-Artist”

Jayana LaFountaine Photographer: CapNY Freelancer

There are over 16,000 freelancers in the CapNY’s Creative Economy. The “CapNY Freelancers” segment will be highlighting talented individuals from different backgrounds, with different stories, and different visions. We hope you will take inspiration from their stories and use this as a potential opportunity to collaborate and support the freelancers in our communities. Meet JayanaContinue reading “Jayana LaFountaine Photographer: CapNY Freelancer”

Kaciem Swain Has A Vision: CapNY Entrepreneur

Kaciem Swain was born and raised in Arbor Hill and the South End of Albany, in an underserved community. His plan was to move away when he had the chance, but for his whole adult life, he’s stuck around to serve those very same communities he grew up in. Currently, Kaciem Swain is in theContinue reading “Kaciem Swain Has A Vision: CapNY Entrepreneur”

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”

Robert Fuller At Home: CapNY Creative

Robert Fuller’s retail space, “Robert at Home” in the Door 15 warehouse in Hudson, is the height of cozy cabin cool. Unique and eclectic pieces from the past 100 years mingle in playful, gorgeous, elegant style. There’s a singular talent and vision at work, and Gabby Fisher wanted to learn more! Watch the video toContinue reading “Robert Fuller At Home: CapNY Creative”

CapNY Creative: Kulton The Maker

Kulton The Maker is a music star and entrepreneur on the rise in Hudson. His music pulls in elements from R&B, hip hop, pop, and other genres. His melodic vibes, rhythmic smoothness and thoughtful lyrics made us want to learn more about where he has been and where he is going…read on! How did youContinue reading “CapNY Creative: Kulton The Maker”

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”