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Encyclopedia > Albany, New York
City of Albany, New York
Downtown Albany as seen from the Corning Tower.
Motto: Assiduity
Location in Albany County and the State of New York
City of Albany, New York (New York)
City of Albany, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°39′35″N 73°46′53″W / 42.65972, -73.78139
Country United States
State New York
County Albany
Founded 1614
Incorporated July 22, 1686
Government
 - Mayor Gerald D. Jennings (D)
Area
 - City 21.8 sq mi (56.6 km²)
 - Land 21.4 sq mi (55.5 km²)
 - Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km²)  2.15%
Elevation 200 ft (60 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 95,658
 - Density 5,488.1/sq mi (2,118.4/km²)
 - Metro 1,147,850
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 518
Twin Cities
 - Tula Flag of Russia Russia
 - Nijmegen Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
 - Quebec City Flag of Canada Canada
 - Verona Flag of Italy Italy
 - Nassau Flag of the Bahamas Bahamas
FIPS code 36-01000
GNIS feature ID 0977310
Website: http://www.albanyny.org/

Albany is the capital of the State of New York and the county seat of Albany County. Albany is 136 miles (219 km) north of New York City, and slightly to the south of the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers.[1] The city has a population of 93,963 (July 2006 est.).[2] The name Albany is an ancient and literary name for Scotland, north of the Firth of Forth (east) and Firth of Clyde (west). ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1170x800, 79 KB) Summary Made using US Census Bureau Data. ... Location in the state of New York Formed November 1, 1683 Seat Albany Area  - Total  - Water 1,381 km² (533 mi²) 25 km² (10 mi²) 1. ... This article is about the state. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... 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The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and...


Albany has close ties with the nearby cities of Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs, forming a region called the Capital District. This area makes up the bulk of the Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) with a population of 850,957, making it the fourth largest urban area in New York State, and the 56th largest MSA in the United States.[3] Looking west down Broadway at downtown Troy. ... Schenectady (IPA ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... Saratoga Springs redirects here. ... The Capital District is an imprecise regional definition (much like Upstate New York) that generally refers to the four counties surrounding Albany, the capital of New York: Albany County, Schenectady County, and Rensselaer County. ...


The Albany-Schenectady-Amsterdam, NY CSA, consists of the Albany-Schenectady-Troy MSA, the Glens Falls MSA, and the Amsterdam MSA. Using this definition, the area has a population (as of 2006) of 1,147,850, making it the third largest metropolitan area in New York State, and aside from New York City CSA, the only area that has shown any population growth.[citation needed] The Albany-Schenectady-Amsterdam, NY CSA is also the 36th largest in the nation.[4] New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Capital District is an imprecise regional definition (much like Upstate New York) that generally refers to the four counties surrounding Albany, the capital of New York: Schenectady County, Albany County, Saratoga County and Rensselaer County. ...


Albany is built on the site of the Dutch Fort Orange and its surrounding community of Beverwyck. The English acquired the site from the Dutch in 1664 and renamed it Albany, in honor of James II, Duke of Albany. A 1686 document issued by Thomas Dongan granted Albany its official charter. Fort Orange (Dutch: Fort Oranje or Fort Oranije) was the first permanent Dutch settlement in New Netherland. ... Beverwyck was a fur-trading community north of Fort Orange on the Hudson River in New Netherland that was to become Albany, New York when the English took control of the colony in 1664. ... James II (14 October 1633 – 16 September 1701)[1] became King of England, King of Scots,[2] and King of Ireland on 6 February 1685. ... Duke of Albany is a peerage title that has occasionally been bestowed on the youngers sons in the Scottish and later the British Royal Family, particularly in the Houses of Stuart and Hanover. ... Thomas Dongan, 2nd Earl of Limerick (1634-1715), was a member of Irish Parliament, Royalist military officer during the English Civil War, and governor of the Province of New York. ...

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Albany, from Van-Unsselaens Island, by John Howard Hinton (1846)
Albany, from Van-Unsselaens Island, by John Howard Hinton (1846)

Albany is the fourth oldest city (behind Santa Fe, St. Augustine, and Hampton, Virginia), and the second oldest state capital (behind Santa Fe) in the United States. The original native settlement in the area was called Penpotawotnot. Its colonial history began when Englishman Henry Hudson, exploring for the Dutch East India Company on the Halve Maen (or Half Moon), reached the area in 1609. In 1614, the Dutch company constructed Fort Nassau, its first fur trading post near present-day Albany and left Jacob Eelkens in charge. Commencement of the fur trade provoked hostility from the French colony in Canada and amongst the native tribes, who vied to control the trade. In 1624, Fort Orange was established in the area. Both forts were named in honor of the Dutch House of Orange-Nassau. Nearby areas were incorporated as the village of Beverwyck in 1652. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 483 pixelsFull resolution (1593 × 962 pixel, file size: 436 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Date 1846 Author John Howard Hinton (1791-1873) Permission File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 483 pixelsFull resolution (1593 × 962 pixel, file size: 436 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Date 1846 Author John Howard Hinton (1791-1873) Permission File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects... John Howard Hinton (23 March 1791–11 December 1873) was an English author and Baptist minister who published, along with many other works, The History and Topography of the United States of North America together with his brother Isaac. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Fe County, New Mexico Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Fe Founded ca. ... Nickname: Location in St. ... Motto: Americas First Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: County Independent City Mayor Ross Kearney II Area    - City 352. ... Penpotawotnot was the original name of the Indian settlement near the site of the Dutch Settlement of Fort Orange, later Albany ... No portrait of Hudson is known to be in existence. ... This article is about the trading company. ... The Halve Maen (Half Moon) was the name of a Dutch East India Company yacht which sailed in what is now New York harbor on September 11, 1609. ... The name Fort Nassau was used by the Dutch in the 17th century for several fortifications, mostly trading stations, named for the House of Orange-Nassau. ... The fur trade was a huge part in the early economic development of North America. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Fort Orange (Dutch: Fort Oranje or Fort Oranije) was the first permanent Dutch settlement in New Netherland. ... The House of Orange-Nassau (in Dutch: Huis van Oranje-Nassau), a branch of the German House of Nassau, has played a central role in the political life of the Netherlands - and at times in Europe - since William I of Orange (also known as William the Silent and Father of... Beverwyck was a fur-trading community north of Fort Orange on the Hudson River in New Netherland that was to become Albany, New York when the English took control of the colony in 1664. ...


When the land was taken by the English in 1664, the name was changed to Albany, in honor of the Duke of York and Albany, who later became King James II of England and James VII of Scotland. Duke of Albany was a Scottish title given since 1398, generally to a younger son of the King of Scots. The name is ultimately derived from Alba, the Gaelic name for Scotland. Albany was formally chartered as a municipality by Governor Thomas Dongan on July 22, 1686. The "Dongan Charter"[5] was virtually identical in content to the charter awarded to New York City three months earlier. Pieter Schuyler was appointed first mayor of Albany the day the charter was signed. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... James II (14 October 1633 – 16 September 1701)[1] became King of England, King of Scots,[2] and King of Ireland on 6 February 1685. ... This article is about the country. ... Duke of Albany is a peerage title that has occasionally been bestowed on the youngers sons in the Scottish and later the British Royal Family, particularly in the Houses of Stuart and Hanover. ... The Peerage of Scotland is the division of the British Peerage for those peers created in the Kingdom of Scotland before 1707. ... This is a list of British monarchs, that is, the monarchs on the thrones of some of the various kingdoms that have existed on, or incorporated, the island of Great Britain, namely: England (united with Wales from 1536) up to 1707; Scotland up to 1707; The Kingdom of Great Britain... This article is about a name for Scotland. ... The Goidelic languages (also sometimes called, particularly in colloquial situations, the Gaelic languages or collectively Gaelic) have historically been part of a dialect continuum stretching from the south of Ireland, the Isle of Man, to the north of Scotland. ... This article is about the country. ... Thomas Dongan, 2nd Earl of Limerick (1634-1715), was a member of Irish Parliament, Royalist military officer during the English Civil War, and governor of the Province of New York. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1686 (MDCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Pieter Schuyler ( September 17, 1657 – February 19, 1724) was the mayor of Albany, New York and the head the Albany Commissioners for Indian Affairs. ...

New York State Capitol Building, completed in 1899 at a cost of $25 million was the most expensive government building of its time. Three teams of architects labored on it.
New York State Capitol Building, completed in 1899 at a cost of $25 million was the most expensive government building of its time. Three teams of architects labored on it.

In 1754, representatives of seven British North American colonies met in the Albany Congress. Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania presented the Albany Plan of Union, the first formal proposal to unite the colonies. Although it was never adopted by Parliament, it was an important precursor to the U.S. Constitution. Albany native Philip Livingston was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. William Alexander, a general in the Revolutionary War, died in Albany in 1783. Several US Navy ships have since been named USS Albany in honor of the City's historical and military importance. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 417 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 417 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... New York State Capitol The New York State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of New York. ... The Albany Congress was a meeting of representatives of seven of the British North American colonies in 1754 (specifically, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, & Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island). ... Benjamin Franklin (January 17 [O.S. January 6] 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the most well known Founding Fathers of the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Albany Congress was a meeting of representatives of seven of the British North American Colonies in 1754. ... Page I of the Constitution of the United States of America Page II of the United States Constitution Page III of the United States Constitution Page IV of the United States Constitution The Syng inkstand, with which the Constitution was signed The Constitution of the United States is the supreme... Philip Livingston Philip Livingston (January 15, 1716 – June 12, 1778), was an American merchant and statesman from New York City. ... The United States Declaration of Independence was an act of the Second Continental Congress, adopted on July 4, 1776, which declared that the Thirteen Colonies in North America were Free and Independent States and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to... For other persons named William Alexander, see William Alexander (disambiguation). ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Five United States Navy ships have borne the name Albany, after the city of Albany, New York. ...


In 1777, the state capital of New York was moved from Kingston to Albany, about 50 miles north. The State Capitol building was constructed between 1867 and 1899 and inspired by the Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) in Paris, France. Notable architectural features include its "Million Dollar Staircase." Kingston is a city in Ulster County, New York, United States. ... New York State Capitol The New York State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of New York. ... The Hôtel de Ville houses the office of the Mayor of Paris. ...


Albany's location on the Hudson River made it a center of transportation from the outset. In 1807, Robert Fulton initiated a steamboat line from New York City to Albany. On October 26, 1825 the Erie Canal was completed, forming a continuous water route from the Great Lakes to New York City. The Mohawk and Hudson Railroad between Albany and Schenectady, New York opened on September 24, 1831 and subsequently became part of the New York Central Railroad. Erastus Corning, a noted industrialist and founder of the New York Central, called Albany home and served as its mayor from 1834 to 1837. His great-grandson, Erastus Corning II, served as mayor of Albany from 1942 until 1983, the longest single mayoral term of any major city in the United States. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... For other persons named Robert Fulton, see Robert Fulton (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Steamboat (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Erie Canal (currently part of the New York State Canal System) is a canal in New York State, United States, that runs from the Hudson River to Lake Erie, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Great Lakes from space The Laurentian Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes in North America on or near the Canada-United States border. ... The Mohawk and Hudson Railroad was the first railroad built in the State of New York and one of the first railroads in the United States. ... Schenectady (IPA ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... For the current company, see New York Central Lines LLC. The New York Central Railroad (AAR reporting marks NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the Northeastern United States. ... Erastus Corning (December 14, 1794 – April 9, 1872), American businessman and politician, was born in Norwich, Connecticut. ... The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity and with the AAR reporting mark of NYC, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... Erastus Corning II was a mayor of Albany, New York. ...

Between 1965 and 1978, the Empire State Plaza was constructed in Albany's Midtown, west of Downtown and south of the Capitol building. It was, and remains, controversial, in large part because it required the demolition of several historical neighborhoods and the forced removal of Jewish, Italian, Black, and Latino inhabitants. The Plaza was conceived by Governor Nelson Rockefeller and is now named in his honor. The Erastus Corning Tower stands 589 feet (180 meters) high and is the tallest building in New York State outside New York City. Four other smaller towers, the Legislative Office Building, the Cultural Education Center (which houses the State Library and Museum), the Justice Building, and the impressive performing arts center known as "The Egg" make up the rest of the Empire State Plaza. The design of the Empire State Plaza is based loosely on the National Congress complex in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 763 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1080 × 849 pixel, file size: 591 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Empire State Plaza I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 763 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1080 × 849 pixel, file size: 591 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Empire State Plaza I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... A glimpse of The Egg—the egg-shaped performing arts center at the Empire State Plaza—as seen from State Street. ... A glimpse of The Egg—the egg-shaped performing arts center at the Empire State Plaza—as seen from State Street. ... Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 – January 26, 1979) was an American Vice President, governor of New York State, philanthropist and businessman. ... The Corning Tower is the tallest building in the Empire State Plaza. ... The Cultural Education Center is attached to the south side of the Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York. ... The New York State Library, located in Albany, New York, was established in 1818 to serve the government of New York State. ... A destroyed firetruck in the museums 9/11 exhibit The New York State Museum is a research-backed institution in Albany, New York, adjacent to Empire State Plaza. ... A glimpse of The Egg as seen from State Street. ... Bras lia is the capital city of Brazil and is located in the center of the country in a federal district created in the state of Goi s. ...


A number of north-south streets in Albany are named after birds (for instance, lark, dove, hawk, eagle, partridge, swan, etc.) At one point the east-west streets were named for animals, for instance- Lion (Washington Ave.), Fox (Sheridan Ave,), Deer (State Street west of Eagle), Wolf (Madison Ave.); the only ones to keep their animal names are Elk Street in the Sheridan Hollow neighborhood and Beaver Street downtown. For other uses, see Lark (disambiguation). ... Subfamilies see article text Feral Rock Pigeon beside Weiming Lake, Peking University Dove redirects here. ... Genera Accipiter Micronisus Melierax Urotriorchis Erythrotriorchis The term hawk refers to birds of prey in any of three senses: Strictly, to mean any of the species in the bird sub-family Accipitrinae in the genera Accipiter, Micronisus, Melierax, Urotriorchis, and Megatriorchis. ... Genera Several, see below. ... For other uses, see Partridge (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Swan (disambiguation). ...


Modern day Albany consists of many neighborhoods with different characteristics.

Main article: Neighborhoods of Albany, New York

The city of Albany, New York, consists of many neighborhoods with different characters. ...

Economy

The economy is heavily dependent on the state government, with much of Albany's population being employed by various state departments and legislators. Another top employer is Golub Corporation, the family-owned operator of Price Chopper supermarkets, which is headquartered in nearby Rotterdam, New York. Rotterdam, New York may refer to: Rotterdam (town), New York Rotterdam (CDP), New York This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


Albany is increasingly seen as a leader in nanotechnology, with the University at Albany's nanotechnology program leading the nation. Buckminsterfullerene C60, also known as the buckyball, is the simplest of the carbon structures known as fullerenes. ...


Geography

The Albany skyline as viewed from across the Hudson River
The Albany skyline as viewed from across the Hudson River

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1770x1168, 852 KB) retouched version of Image:Albany8. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1770x1168, 852 KB) retouched version of Image:Albany8. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and...

Geography

Albany is located at 42°39′35″N, 73°46′53″W (42.659829, -73.781339).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.8 sq mi (56.6 km²). 21.4 sq mi (55.5 km²) of it is land and 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km²) of it (2.15%) is water. The Pine Bush, located on the far edge of the city with Guilderland and Colonie is the only sizable inland pine barrens and sand dunes in the United States and home to many endangered species including the Karner Blue butterfly. Four lakes exist within city limits, including Buckingham Lake, Rensselaer Lake, Tivoli Lake, and Washington Park Lake. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Pine Bush is a globally rare ecosystem, located between the cities of Albany and Schenectady in the Capital District region of New York. ... Guilderland is a town in Albany County, New York, USA. The population was 32,688 at the 2000 census. ... Colonie is a town located in Albany County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 79,258. ... The Sopranos episode, see Pine Barrens (The Sopranos episode). ... This article is about the sand formations, for other meanings see Dune (disambiguation) Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian (wind-related) processes. ... The Karner Blue, Lycaeides melissa samuelis, is a small, blue butterfly found in small areas of New Jersey, the Great Lakes region, and eastern upstate New York. ... Sunset over Buckingham Lake Buckingham Lake, also referred to as Buckingham Pond, is a body of water located in a residential area of Albany, New York. ... Rensselaer Lake is a body of water in Albany, New York. ... Tivoli Lake is a body of water in Albany, New York. ... Washington Park Lake is a body of water in Albany, New York. ...


Climate

Albany has a humid continental climate, with cold, snowy winters, and hot, wet summers. Snowfall is significant, with annually about 63 inches, but much less than the lake-effect areas to the north and west. Albany is far enough from Lake Ontario to avoid significant lake-effect snows, but does receive some. Albany is close enough to the coast to receive heavy snow from Nor'Easters, and the city gets the bulk of its yearly snowfall from these types of storms. Winters are often very cold, with temperatures occasionally dropping below 0 °F (-18 °C). Summers in Albany can contain stretches of excessive heat and humidity, with temperatures above 90 F and dew points near 70. Severe thunderstorms are common, as the city is located in a conducive area for severe weather near the Mohawk Valley. Tornadoes are rare but not unheard of. The humid continental climate is found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. ... Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... A rolling thundercloud over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... For other uses of Tornado, see Tornado (disambiguation). ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F (°C) 65 (18.3) 68 (20) 89 (31.7) 92 (33.3) 94 (34.4) 99 (37.2) 100 (37.8) 99 (37.2) 100 (37.8 89 (31.7) 82 (27.8) 71 (21.7)
Norm High °F (°C) 31.1 (-.5) 34.3 (1.3) 44.5 (6.9) 57.3 (14.1) 69.8 (21) 77.5 (25.3) 82.2 (27.9) 79.7 (26.5) 71.3 (21.8) 59.7 (15.4) 47.5 (8.6) 36 (2.2)
Norm Low °F (°C) 13.3 (-10.4) 15.7 (-9.1) 25.4 (-3.7) 35.9 (2.2) 46.5 (8.1) 55 (12.8) 60 (15.6) 58.3 (14.6) 49.9 (9.7) 38.8 (3.8) 30.8 (-0.7) 20.1 (-6.6)
Rec Low °F (°C) -28 (-33.3) -21 (-29.4) -21 (-29.4) 10 (-12.2) 26 (-3.3) 36 (2.2) 40 (4.4) 34 (1.1) 24 (-4.4) 16 (-8.9) 5 (-15) -22 (-30)
Precip inch (mm) 2.71 (68.8) 2.27 (57.7) 3.17 (80.5) 3.25 (82.6) 3.67 (93.2) 3.74 (95.0) 3.5 (88.9) 3.68 (93.5) 3.31 (84.1) 3.23 (82.0) 3.31 (84.1) 2.76 (70.1)
Source: USTravelWeather.com [3]

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 95,658 people, 40,709 households, and 18,400 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,474.6/sq mi (1,727.5/km².) There were 45,288 housing units at an average density of 2,118.4/sq mi (817.9/km².) The racial makeup of the city was 63.12% White, 28.14% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 3.26% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.15% from other races, and 2.98% from two or more races. 5.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 40,709 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.3% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 54.8% were non-families. 41.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.95. The median home value in Albany, NY, is $217,100. Home appreciation is 12.70% over the last year. The median age of Albany, NY, real estate is 63 years.[6] Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 19.3% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $33,375,[7] and the median income for a family was $39,932. Males had a median income of $31,535 versus $27,112 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,340. About 16.0% of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Culture

Nightlife and entertainment

The Egg, a performing arts center in the Empire State Plaza, is a major cultural attraction in Albany.
The Egg, a performing arts center in the Empire State Plaza, is a major cultural attraction in Albany.

Albany's geographic situation as a "Crossroads City" (roughly equidistant between New York, Montreal, Buffalo and Boston) also makes it a convenient stop for nationally touring artists and acts. The Palace Theatre and The Egg provide mid-sized forums for music, theater and spoken word performances. The Times Union Center, previously the Knickerbocker Arena ("The Knick") and the Pepsi Arena, serves as the city's largest musical venue for nationally and internationally prominent bands, as well as trade shows, sporting events and other large-scale community gatherings. The New York State Museum is a major cultural draw in Albany, focusing on fine arts, natural history, and New York's economic, political and social histories. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 1020 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 1020 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... A glimpse of The Egg as seen from State Street. ... A glimpse of The Egg—the egg-shaped performing arts center at the Empire State Plaza—as seen from State Street. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... The Palace Theatre is an entertainment venue in downtown Albany, New York. ... A glimpse of The Egg as seen from State Street. ... The Times Union Center is an indoor arena located in Albany, New York, with a maximum seating capacity of 17,500 for sporting events. ... A destroyed firetruck in the museums 9/11 exhibit The New York State Museum is a research-backed institution in Albany, New York, adjacent to Empire State Plaza. ...


In recent years, the city's government has invested marketing and financial resources to cultivate venues and neighborhoods that can attract after-hours business, as well as public art installations. Pearl Street, Broadway and Lark Street now serve as the most commercially active entertainment areas in the City. Lark Street is most closely identified with the City's contemporary cultural identity, and is often noted as being "Albany's Greenwich Village". Technically the westernmost border of the Center Square neighborhood and located one block east of Washington Park, Lark Street is home of many independent shops, coffee houses, restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, bars, and a tattoo parlor. Although the Southeastern most strip was rebuilt in 2002-2003 to place new roadways, trees, and sidewalks in front of the new shops in the active portion of Lark Street, some local residents have protested the neglect of the northwestern side of the street (crossing west of Central Avenue), which runs down into the less-affluent Arbor Hill neighborhood. Lark Street is a historic street in Albany, New York known for being the unique Greenwich Village of the city. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ...


Summer concert series are sponsored by the City and local businesses at the Corning Preserve, Riverfront Park, Washington Park, Tricentennial Square and the Empire State Plaza. Metroland, the alternative newsweekly of the Capital Region, generally provides a focal point for previewing, reviewing and interviewing local artists and performers, as well as traveling events that pass through Albany. A glimpse of The Egg—the egg-shaped performing arts center at the Empire State Plaza—as seen from State Street. ... Metro-land was a magazine published annually by the Metropolitan Railways publicity department for the railway that went through the counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex to the North West of London. ...


Last call is at 4:00 AM in Albany, unlike the earlier 2:00 AM in most areas of the nation.[citation needed] This is often attributed to the historically high density of industrial facilities and the demand of second and third shift patrons. New York law allows bars to be open until 4:00 AM (However, local municipalities can override it to an earlier time.) This law was designed to accommodate the thriving late nightlife of New York City, but Albany has adopted it as well.


Festivals

  • The Tulip Festival, or the Tulip Fest as it is locally known, is set in Albany’s Washington Park. This traditional Albany event marks the beginning of spring as thousands of tulips bloom in the Park in early May. Tulip Fest is a celebration of Albany’s rich Dutch heritage, and draws both local and regional attendance.[8]
  • Lark Fest is an annual community festival that includes painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors, ceramicists, glass artists and live shows on several stages. The event has an average attendance of 55,000 people, with peak attendance of 80,000 in 2006.[8]
  • Alive at Five is a concert series held downtown on Thursdays throughout the summer. The concert series features local, regional and national artists and hosts different genres of music each week.
  • The African American Family Day Arts Festival takes place in early August and provides musical acts, cultural cuisine, and family entertainment.
  • Latin Fest offers Latin music, food and crafts every year in Washington Park.
  • The Albany Jazz Festival is held at the end of summer every year in the Albany Riverfront, Park Amphitheater.

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Artistic community

Albany possesses an active artistic community and culture that is often regenerated by students at the region's colleges and universities, the region's many nonprofit cultural organizations, and by former residents of regional megalopolii such as Boston and New York relocating to take advantage of Albany's affordable, historic housing and commercial spaces. The Albany Symphony Orchestra, Capital Repertory Theatre [4], Albany Institute of History & Art and Palace Theatre provide outlets for locally composed, created and curated works, as well as traveling exhibitions and shows. There are several small, private art galleries and antiquarian book shops in Albany, mainly clustered around Lark Street between Washington Avenue and Madison Avenue. Also on Lark Street there is the annual Art on Lark, an outdoor sidewalk gallery featuring artists exhibiting and demonstrating their original work. This annual Sidewalk Art Show and Sale celebrates local artists and musicians.[8] Albany also has one independent film theater (the Spectrum 8), one chain theater (The Madison)[5], as well as performing and fine arts venues associated with the University at Albany and College of St. Rose. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 506 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1011 pixel, file size: 521 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 506 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1011 pixel, file size: 521 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation... The Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA) is a museum in Albany, New York dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art, and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley region.[1] The museum is located at 125 Washington Avenue in downtown Albany. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... The Albany Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is a professional symphony orchestra based in Albany, New York. ... The Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA) is a museum in Albany, New York dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art, and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley region.[1] The museum is located at 125 Washington Avenue in downtown Albany. ... The Palace Theatre is an entertainment venue in downtown Albany, New York. ... Lark Street is a historic street in Albany, New York known for being the unique Greenwich Village of the city. ... The University at Albany, (formerly known as Albany State University until the early 1990s) located in Albany, New York, in the USA, is one of four university centers of the State University of New York. ... The College of Saint Rose In Tuo Lumino Videbumus Lumen (In Thy Light We Shall See Light) The College of Saint Rose is a private, independent, co-educational college in Albany, NY, United States of America, founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. ...


Albany is home to a large and important collection of modern art. The Empire State Plaza Art Collection, which belongs to the public of New York State, includes works by Alexander Calder, Robert Motherwell and Jackson Pollock. Much of the collection features the work of artists who practiced in New York in the 1960s and 1970s, who were known as the New York School. Glenn Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, has called the collection "the most important State collection of modern art in the country."[9] For other persons named Alexander Calder, see Alexander Calder (disambiguation). ... Robert Motherwell, 1971 Robert Motherwell (January 24, 1915 – July 16, 1991) was an American abstract expressionist painter and printmaker. ... Controversy swirls over the alleged sale of No. ... The New York School (synonymous with abstract expressionist painting) was an informal group of American poets, painters, dancers, and musicians active in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s in New York City. ... This article is about the museum in New York City. ...


Albany is sometimes referred as "Smallbany," with varying degrees of affection or derision.[10] Local media have reported on the "Smallbany mentality" and its effects, both positive and negative, on the local arts and music communities.[11] The Smallbany concept may be reinforced by common derisive references to Albany as a provincial backwater in sitcom or film scripts. (See Albany in Popular Culture). For other uses, see Albany. ...


Civil Rights Movement

The Brothers group was organized by Leon Van Dyke, a civil rights activist who tended to the needs of Black communities. Publishing "The Liberator," a local newspaper from 1967-1972, The Brothers were active before and during the Black Panther Party's Albany chapter. Both groups shared offices on the same street. The Black Panther Party opened a chapter on 170 North Diamond, November 10, 1969. The Party emphasized a free children's breakfast program, lead poisoning testing, as well as free clinics, clothing and food drives for all poor communities. The Black Panther Party was active in Albany from 1969 through 1971 and influenced city officials to adopt all of its survival programs after noting its success within the community.[12]


Notable residents

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Government and politics

Albany City Hall was completed in 1883.
Albany City Hall was completed in 1883.

From Albany's formal organization in 1686 until 1779, mayors of Albany were appointed by the royal governor of New York, per the provisions of the original City Charter. From 1779 until 1839, mayors were chosen by the New York State's Council of Appointment, typically for a one year term that began in September. After 1840, Albany's mayors were directly elected by the city's residents. Albany has had 74 mayors since its inception. Gerald D. Jennings is the current Democratic mayor; he was first elected in 1993 and is currently serving in his fourth term of office. He is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition[14], a bi-partisan group with a stated goal of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets." The Coalition is co-chaired by by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (2304 × 1536 pixel, file size: 722 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Albany, New York... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (2304 × 1536 pixel, file size: 722 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Albany, New York... Albany City Hall is the seat of government of Albany, New York. ... From its formal chartering on 1686-07-22 until 1779, the Mayors of Albany, New York were appointed by the royal governor of New York, per the provisions of the original City Charter, issued by Governor Thomas Dongan. ... From 1777 to 1821, there existed in the state of New York a Council of Appointments. ... Gerald D. Jennings (b. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition is a coalition of mayors from 225 different United States cities, with a stated goal of making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets. ... In a two-party system (such as in the United States), bipartisan refers to any bill, act, resolution, or any other action of a political body in which both of the major political parties are in agreement. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Thomas Michael Menino (born December 27, 1942) is the current mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, United States and the citys first Italian-American mayor. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) is an American businessman, founder of Bloomberg L.P., and the current Mayor of New York City. ...


No Republican has been elected since 1921. 60.68% of the people in Albany are registered as Democrats. 37.28% are registered Republican. The remaining 2.04% are independent. [15]


Albany has been dominated by the Democratic Party since the 1920s, although the local branch was more moderate than the national party, being made up of mainly working-class Catholic families. Daniel P. O'Connell established a political machine in the city with the election of William Stormont Hackett in 1922. O'Connell's operation survived well into the 1980s, as the machine put forth candidates which the electorate dutifully voted for. Mayor Gerald D. Jennings' shocking upset in the 1993 Democratic mayoral primary over Harold Joyce, who had the Democratic Party’s formal endorsement and had only recently been its chairman, is often cited as the end of the O'Connell machine era in Albany. More recently, David Soares' 2004 election as District Attorney has similarly been seen as a breaking of the mold, as Soares was not the favored candidate of the local Democratic Party. Although its founding base Catholics have shifted toward the Republican Party in recent decades, Albany continues to be dominated by the Democratic party. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Daniel Patrick OConnell (died 1977) was the leader of the United States Democratic Party political machine in Albany County, New York from about 1919 until his death. ... In this 1899 cartoon from Puck, all of New York City politics revolves around boss Richard Croker A political machine is an unofficial system of a political organization based on patronage, the spoils system, behind-the-scenes control, and longstanding political ties within the structure of a representative democracy. ... P. David Soares (born October 26, 1969, Brava, Cape Verde) is the current Albany County District Attorney. ... GOP redirects here. ...


Architecture

The Erastus Corning Tower flanked by The Egg. Both are part of the Empire State Plaza
The Erastus Corning Tower flanked by The Egg. Both are part of the Empire State Plaza
  • The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza (commonly known as simply the Empire State Plaza or The South Mall) is a large complex of several state-owned buildings downtown, including The Egg, Corning Tower, and Cultural Education Center (home of the New York State Museum).
  • Albany City Hall is the city's seat of government. It houses the office of the mayor, the Common Council chamber, and the City and Traffic Courts. Designed by Henry Hobson Richardson in his trademark Richardson Romanesque style, the granite building was constructed between 1880 and 1883. Albany City Hall is known for its pyramidal-roofed clock tower, which contains the nation's first municipal carillon. The largest of the instrument's 60 bells weighs 11,200 pounds, and the carillon is still played regularly.
  • The New York State Capitol is the capitol building of the state of New York. Housing the New York Legislature, it is located in on State Street in Capitol Park. The building, completed in 1899 at a cost of $25 million (roughly half a billion current dollars), was the most expensive government building of its time. It is a National Historic Landmark. The Capitol was constructed between 1867 and 1899 and inspired by the Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) in Paris, France. It is one of only ten capitol buildings in the United States that does not have a dome.
The New York State Capitol viewed from the east, with the Alfred E. Smith Building in the background
The New York State Capitol viewed from the east, with the Alfred E. Smith Building in the background
  • The Alfred E. Smith Building, officially known as the Alfred E. Smith State Office Building and sometimes called simply the Smith Building, is a structure located in downtown Albany across the street from the New York State Capitol and One Commerce Plaza. The building's namesake, Alfred Emmanuel Smith, was a four-term governor of New York State and the Democratic Party's nomination for the 1928 Presidential Election. The Art Deco skyscraper has 34 stories and at 388 feet (118 meters) is Albany's second tallest structure (after the Erastus Corning Tower). Completed in 1928, it houses offices of the New York State government. The building underwent an extensive renovation that began in 2002. This modernization, which cost at least $103 million, is now finished. Perhaps one of the most notable features of this building is the carving of all of the state's counties' names scrolling around the entire building.
  • The Home Savings Bank Building and One Commerce Plaza are among downtown Albany's other high-rises.
  • The Quackenbush House is Albany's oldest standing building (circa 1736), when built it actually sat just outside the city limits (which was at Clinton Ave.). Schuyler Mansion is the popular, modern-day name for a large brick edifice built just inside Albany's southern boundary line in 1761. Situated on a large and commanding stretch of land, this Albany landmark was the home of General Philip John Schuyler. Other historic mansions include the Ten Broeck in Arbor Hill and the Cherry Hill on South Pearl Street.
  • Originally an Army National Guard armory, the Washington Avenue Armory Sports and Convention Arena is a mid-size venues for sports, entertainment and business. It is home of the Albany Patroons of the Continental Basketball Association and United States Basketball League.

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Recreational areas

A sunset over Buckingham Lake
A sunset over Buckingham Lake
Winter in Washington Park
Winter in Washington Park
  • Washington Park is recognized as one of New York State's oldest city parks.[16] The Park was officially organized in 1809, but its current location has been used as a recreational site for well over 300 years.[17] Washington Park's current layout was designed in 1868 by Frederick Law Olmsted. It was opened for the public use in 1871.[18] Frederick W. Brown's Lake House was added in 1876.[16] Previously it had been a cemetery and when the made it into a park they moved the graves to Albany Rural.
  • Lincoln Park was organized in 1886. It was originally known as Delaware Square and later as Beaver Park. [19] Today, the park has a pool that is open to city residents during the summer months.
  • The Pine Bush is the only sizable inland pine barrens sand dunes in the United States, and is recognized as a unique pine barrens ecosystem. It contains over 300 species of vertebrate animals, over 1,500 species of plants, and over 10,000 species of insects and other invertebrate animals. Many of them are rare and restricted to the Pine Bush habitat. The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is sung by the Indian brave from the Vale of Tawasentha located in the Pine Bush. George Washington wrote of the Pine Bush in his diaries while traveling in upstate New York during the Revolutionary War. In Moby Dick, Herman Melville describes the dark beauty of the Pine Bush in a long account of a stage coach ride from Albany to Schenectady.
  • Albany Riverfront Park at the Corning Preserve is home to an 800-seat amphitheatre which hosts numerous events from Spring through Fall. In addition, a visitors center houses an explanation of the Hudson River’s tides. The park also features a bike trail and boat launch.
  • Buckingham Lake Park contains a pond with fountains, a footpath, a playground, and picnic tables.

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Education

The Albany City School District enrolls about 10,000 students. It includes Albany High School, the city's public high school. The district also includes the Abrookin Vo-Tech Center High School and Harriet Gibbons High School for 9th Graders.[20] The district also has 11 elementary schools and 3 middle schools. Albany public schools spend $9,227 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $6,058. There are about 13.7 students per teacher in Albany.[21] The city is also home to six charter schools. [22], with three more planned in the coming years. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 888 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 888 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... For other schools of a similar name, see Albany High School. ... The Albany City School District is the school district of Albany, New York. ... For other schools of a similar name, see Albany High School. ... In the United States, a charter school is a school that is created via a legal charter. ...

  • Albany Free School – Founded in 1969 by Mary Leue, is the oldest inner-city independent alternative school in the United States.
  • The Harriet Tubman Free School – The high school program of the Free School of Albany was founded in 1969. HTFS states that they are "built upon principles of autonomy, respect, and personal responsibility".
Further information: list of high schools

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Media

The Albany Times Union is Albany's primary daily paper and the only one based close to the City; its headquarters have been located in nearby Colonie since the 1970s after a dispute over land needed for expansion with then-Mayor Erastus Corning 2nd. The newspaper celebrated its 150th year of publishing in 2006. Serving Albany to a lesser degree are the Daily Gazette (which focuses primarily on Schenectady) and Troy Record. Metroland is the most notable alternative newsweekly in the area, publishing each Thursday, while The Business Review (nee Capital District Business Review) is a business weekly published each Friday. This is a list of media of Albany, New York and the Capital District of New York State // Albany Times Union Daily Gazette (Schenectady) Troy Record The Saratogian Metroland (newspaper) - printed in Albany Albany Student Press - published by the students of the University at Albany Fringe FM signals which can... The Albany Times-Union is a daily newspaper, serving the area around Albany, New York. ... Colonie is a town located in Albany County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 79,258. ... Erastus Corning 2nd (October 7, 1909 - May 28, 1983) was a mayor of Albany, New York. ... The Daily Gazette is an independently-owned daily newspaper based in Schenectady, New York. ... The Record (also known as The Troy Record) is a tabloid-style daily newspaper published in Troy, New York. ... The Metroland Aug. ...

Downtown Albany viewed from across the Hudson River
Downtown Albany viewed from across the Hudson River

In terms of broadcast media, Albany is considered a medium market (Arbitron market 64 in radio, Nielsen market 55 in television); the market, however, has several traits that set it apart. The pioneering influence of General Electric in nearby Schenectady directly contributed to the area emerging as the birthplace of station-based television (WRGB) and one of the earliest FM radio stations (today's WRVE), in addition to a powerful 50,000 watt AM station (WGY). In addition, in the early 2000s the greater Albany market was considered to have the highest concentration of FM stations east of the Mississippi River. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 749 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1209 × 968 pixel, file size: 741 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Downtown Albany I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 749 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1209 × 968 pixel, file size: 741 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Downtown Albany I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ... Nielsen, a surname originally meaning son of Niels (cf. ... “GE” redirects here. ... WRGB is the CBS-affiliated television station for the Capital District of New York State and Western New England. ... WRVE (99. ... WGY is a 50,000 watt radio station licensed to Schenectady, New York. ... In telecommunications, frequency modulation (FM) conveys information over a carrier wave by varying its frequency. ...


The Albany Metro area has affiliates of many of the major television networks including WRGB-CBS (the world's first television station), WTEN-ABC, WNYT-NBC, WXXA-FOX, WMHT-PBS,WCWN-CW, WNYA-My Network TV, and WYPX-i, although it should be noted that the last two are not real stations, only television programming by remote satellite control. In addition, the area has a cable-only news channel, Capital News 9, which features local news 24/7. On the radio side, the Capital Region has three News/Talk radio stations, WGY, WROW, and WCBI on the AM band. Both feature a mixture of local and syndicated programming. There are also 2 Sports Talk stations, WOFX, which features some FOX Sports Radio programming, local programming, and Play-by-Play, and WTMM, an affiliate of ESPN Radio. In addition, WAMC, aka Northeast Public Radio, is an NPR affiliate which serves the Albany area. (Information from www.fybush.com and call sign information based on FCC records) WRGB is the CBS-affiliated television station for the Capital District of New York State and Western New England. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... WTEN is the ABC-affiliated television station for the Capital District of New York State and Western New England. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... WNYT is the NBC television affiliate for New York states Capital District (Albany-Schenectady-Troy). ... This article is about the television network. ... WXXA is the call letters for a television station broadcasting on UHF channel 23 in Albany, New York. ... This article is about the animal. ... WMHT is the call letters for a television station and radio station in Schenectady, New York owned and operated by WMHT Educational Telecommunications. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... “WEWB” redirects here. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... WNYA, channel 51, is the callsign of the UPN affiliate for the Albany, New York area. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... WYPX is a broadcast television and radio station in Albany, New York. ... . The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... Capital News 9 is a cable-only 24-hour news channel on Time Warner Cable in New Yorks Capital District. ... WGY is a 50,000 watt radio station licensed to Schenectady, New York. ... WROW is an AM radio station broadcasting on 590 kHz licensed to Albany, New York with its tower in Glenmont, New York. ... WCBI (Talk 1300) is an AM radio station broadcasting on 1300 kHz licensed to Rensselaer, New York. ... WOFX could refer to two broadcast stations broadcasting in the United States: WOFX, a radio station broadcasting at 980 kHz on the AM band, licensed to Troy, New York. ... Fox Sports Radio, abbreviated FSR, is an international radio network consisting of sports talk programming all day, every day. ... WTMM-FM (ESPN Radio 104. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... WAMC is a public radio station out of Albany, NY, broadcasting on the 90. ... NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. ...


Transportation

A line of CDTA buses on State Street
  • Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) provides bus service throughout Albany and surrounding areas (including Schenectady and Troy) and provides management for the local rail station (see below) and those in Schenectady and Saratoga Springs.
  • Albany International Airport, located in nearby Colonie, serves Albany and the greater Capital Region with air service across the US and to one Canadian destination.
  • Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station (located right across the Hudson river in Rensselaer, hence the station's name) was Amtrak's tenth busiest station and the second busiest in the state behind New York Penn Station with a ridership of over 730,000 passengers, as of 2006 and serves as a connection point for many Amtrak trains.[24]
  • Greyhound Lines, Trailways, and Peter Pan/Bonanza buses are all served by a downtown terminal which is not far from most state office buildings and is convenient to most CDTA lines.
  • The New York State Thruway travels as Interstate 87 into Albany from New York City, curving west through Albany, becoming Interstate 90 at Exit 24, then travelling through Guilderland, Schenectady, and Rotterdam, finally heading west towards Syracuse and Buffalo.
  • Interstate 787 runs from the Thruway at Exit 23 through downtown Albany, intersecting Interstate 90 and finally ending in Troy.
  • Interstate 90 before meeting the Thruway, runs through the north side of the city of Albany, making this portion of the highway the only non-tolled section in New York State outside the small non tolled portion in Buffalo. I-90 runs from the Thruway at Exit 24, loops around Albany, intersects I-787, runs through the western suburbs of Rennselaer County, and finally meets back up with the Thruway on the Berkshire Spur.
  • Interstate 87, after leaving the Thruway system, runs north to Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, through the Adirondack Mountains, forming a vital link between Albany and Montreal.
  • Other nearby interstates include Interstate 890 running through Schenectady, and Interstate 88 which runs from the Thruway towards Binghamton. A cancelled extension would have had I-88 running through the Capital District to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 647 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) CDTA NABI 35-LFW in its original scheme with several Nova LFS buses behind, State Street, Albany NY, June 2006 I, the creator of this work... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 647 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) CDTA NABI 35-LFW in its original scheme with several Nova LFS buses behind, State Street, Albany NY, June 2006 I, the creator of this work... The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is a public benefit organization which provides transportation services to the Capital District of New York State (Albany, Schenectady, and Rensselaer counties plus part of Saratoga). ... Schenectady (IPA ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... Looking west down Broadway at downtown Troy. ... KALB redirects here. ... Colonie is a town in Albany County, New York, USA (IPA pronunciation: ). As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 79,258. ... The Albany-Rensselaer Rail Station is the long-distance rail terminal serving the Albany, New York area from the nearby town of Rensselaer, 1. ... Rensselaer is a city in Rensselaer County, New York, located on the Hudson River, directly opposite Albany. ... For the Pennsylvania Station in Newark, New Jersey or Baltimore, Maryland, see Pennsylvania Station (Newark) or Pennsylvania Station (Baltimore). ... Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America , serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ... The Trailways Transportation System is a group of 63 independent bus companies that have entered into a franchise agreement. ... Peter Pan Bus Lines is a long-distance bus carrier that operates in the northeastern states of the United States. ... The New York State Thruway (officially the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway) is a limited-access toll highway in the U.S. state of New York. ... Interstate 87 (abbreviated I-87) is a 346 mile (558 km) intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of New York. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... Nickname: Location of Syracuse within the state of New York Coordinates: , City Government  - Mayor Matthew Driscoll (D) Area  - City 66. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... Interstate 787 (abbreviated I-787) is a 9. ... The New York State Thruway (officially the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway) is a limited-access toll highway in the U.S. state of New York. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... Looking west down Broadway at downtown Troy. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... Interstate 87 (abbreviated I-87) is a 346 mile (558 km) intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of New York. ... Saratoga Springs redirects here. ... Glens Falls is a city in Warren County, New York, USA. It is part of the Glens Falls, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area. ... Stream on the hike to the top of Ampersand Mountain The Adirondack mountain range is located in the northeastern part of New York that runs through Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, St. ... This article needs cleanup. ... This Interstate Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Interstate Highways. ... Interstate 88 (abbreviated I-88) is an interstate highway entirely within the U.S. state of New York. ... This article is about the City of Binghamton, New York. ... The Capital District is an imprecise regional definition (much like Upstate New York) that generally refers to the four counties surrounding Albany, the capital of New York: Albany County, Schenectady County, and Rensselaer County. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: , Country State County Rockingham County Incorporated 1653 Government  - Mayor Steve Marchand  - City manager John P. Bohenko Area  - City  16. ...

Sports

NCAA college athletic programs

  • University at Albany: Currently plays at the Division I level in all of its sports, though for most of its history it was a Division III school, with a brief stay at the Division II level in the late 1990s. The football team is a member of the Division I-AA Northeast Conference, while all other sports teams play as members of the America East Conference. In 2006, UAlbany became the first SUNY affiliated school to send a team to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, where the 16th seeded Great Danes held an 11-point lead late in the second half over top seeded Connecticut, to whom they ultimately lost. UAlbany returned to the Tournament in 2007, losing in the opening round of the South Region to fourth-seeded Virginia. The men's Lacrosse team has also made multiple appearances in its sport's NCAA Division I Championship Tournament, the first University at Albany team to do so. UAlbany has hosted the New York Giants summer training camp since 1996.
  • The College of Saint Rose: The St. Rose Golden Knights play at the Division II level. They have consistent and significant post-season success in Men's and Women's Basketball and Baseball. St. Rose plays in the Northeast Ten Conference.
  • Nearby Siena College, located in the Albany suburb of Loudonville, plays at the Division I level in all sports, although it discontinued its Division I-AA football program in 2003. It is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference for most sports, with field hockey playing as a member of the Northeast Conference. In many sports, including the basketball team, play home games within the city of Albany.

The University at Albany, (formerly known as Albany State University until the early 1990s) located in Albany, New York, in the USA, is one of four university centers of the State University of New York. ... The Northeast Conference (NEC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The America East Conference is a college athletic conference whose members are located mainly in the northeastern United States. ... The University at Albany, (formerly known as Albany State University until the early 1990s) located in Albany, New York, in the USA, is one of four university centers of the State University of New York. ... The State University of New York (acronym SUNY; usually pronounced SOO-nee) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. ... NCAA redirects here. ... Conference Tournament Champions 2006, 2007 Conference Regular Season Champions 2006 The Albany Great Danes Basketball team is the basketball team that represent the University at Albany, The State University of New York in Albany, New York. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... The College of Saint Rose In Tuo Lumino Videbumus Lumen (In Thy Light We Shall See Light) The College of Saint Rose is a private, independent, co-educational college in Albany, New York, founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. ... The Northeast Ten Conference is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division II. Member institutions are located in the northeastern United States in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. ... Siena College is a nationally recognized independent Catholic Liberal Arts College situated on US 9 in the suburban community of Loudonville, New York, two miles (3. ... Loudonville is a hamlet located in the town of Colonie, Albany County, New York, in the USA. Siena College, a liberal arts college, is located in the hamlet. ... The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC, pronounced mack) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Northeast Conference (NEC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ...

Minor league professional teams

The Albany River Rats are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... The Albany Conquest are a professional arena football team based in Albany, New York. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... The Albany Patroons are a basketball team that play in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and the United States Basketball League (USBL). ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The United States Basketball League is a professional mens summer basketball league. ... Categories: Baseball stubs | Minor league baseball teams ... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ...

DIY/Grassroots Sports Teams

  • The Albany All Stars[6]is Albany's Only All Female Roller derby league, playing their bouts in downtown Albany at The Armory Center.

For the skate brand of the same name, see Roller Derby (brand). ...

Defunct professional teams

The Albany Alleycats were a soccer club that competed in the United Soccer Leagues from 1995 to 1999. ... The United Soccer Leagues (USL) is directly affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA). ... The Indiana Firebirds were a team in the Arena Football League. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... ArenaBowl is the name of the Arena Football League championship game. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... The Albany Attack was the name of a franchise which played in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) from the 2000 season through the 2003 season. ... NLL redirects here. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... The San Jose Stealth are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America. ... League Eastern League Division Northern Division Year founded 1995 Major League affiliation San Francisco Giants Home ballpark Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium Previous home ballparks City Norwich, Connecticut Current uniform colors black, blue, silver Previous uniform colors black, orange Logo design the wordmark Defenders superimposed over a black ring and... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The Albany As are a defunct minor league baseball team. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... This franchise was founded in 1990 as the top minor league affiliate of the New York Islanders in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The Albany Choppers were an independent professional ice hockey team competing in the International Hockey League. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The Albany Patroons are a basketball team that play in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and the United States Basketball League (USBL). ... NBA redirects here. ... Philip Douglas Phil Jackson (born September 17, 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana) is the current coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, an American professional basketball team. ... George Matthew Karl (born May 12, 1951, in Penn Hills, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA) player and current head coach of the Denver Nuggets. ... Hartford redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Heritage Park is a stadium in Colonie, New York. ... This article refers to the modern Northern League. ... The New York Kick was a professional indoor soccer team based in Albany, New York which competed in the American Indoor Soccer Association. ... For the NPSL of 1967 see North American Soccer League league logo 1984-1990 league logo 1990-2001 National Professional Soccer League was a professional indoor soccer league in the USA. It started out as the American Indoor Soccer Association in 1984 but changed its name the National Professional Soccer... Glens Falls is a city in Warren County, New York, USA. It is part of the Glens Falls, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area. ...

Times Union Center

The Times Union Center, originally the Knickerbocker Arena (1990-1998) and later the Pepsi Arena (1998 - 2006), is a major regional athletic venue located in downtown Albany. It has a seating capacity of up to 17,500 for sporting events. The Siena College Men's Basketball team plays its home games there, and the Center is also home to the Albany River Rats (AHL) and Albany Conquest (af2). The Times Union Center has hosted NCAA Division I hockey and basketball post-season tournaments, among many other sporting events. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1552x751, 296 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1552x751, 296 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The Times Union Center is an indoor arena located in Albany, New York, with a maximum seating capacity of 17,500 for sporting events. ... The Times Union Center is an indoor arena located in Albany, New York, with a maximum seating capacity of 17,500 for sporting events. ... The Albany River Rats are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Albany Conquest are a professional arena football team based in Albany, New York. ...


In popular culture

Albany has appeared in popular culture a number of times, including:

  • In The Office, the fictional company Dunder Mifflin has an Albany branch office.
  • In an episode of The Simpsons titled "22 Short Films About Springfield" (3F18), Principal Skinner tries to explain that "steamed hams" is an Albany expression for hamburgers.
  • In an episode of The Simpsons titled "Lisa's First Word" (9F08), Grandpa Simpson declares that as a child he was voted the most handsome boy in Albany, New York.
  • In an episode of The Simpsons titled "The Old Man and Lisa" (4F17), Principal Skinner while at the headquarters of the Junior Achievers Club at Springfield Elementary comments that the "load of garbage" they saved has given the group more money for a field trip to Albany. The children (mostly composed of the school's smartest students) cheer.
  • In "The Prototype", the second episode of the Dilbert animated television series, designers of a new product take part in a competition in which the loser is sent to the "dreaded" Albany office.
  • David Spade's character, Dennis Finch, from the popular sit-com Just Shoot Me! was born in Albany.
  • in Damnation Alley, a group of US Air Force personnel cross a war-ravaged US to reach the source of a radio transmission in Albany.

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Albany and its environs ranked against other cities

Albany as seen from across the Hudson River in Rensselaer County
  • According to a study conducted by the Acxiom Corp., Albany and its environs are the top-ranked standard test market for new business and retail products, because its population mirrors the characteristics of the U.S. consumer population as a whole more than any other. [25] (2004)
  • Forbes ranked Albany-Schenectady-Troy as the third best place in the country with the best education and named Albany a Top IQ Campus as part of its 150 Places to Live Rich. (2005)
  • Albany-Schenectady-Troy is one of the healthiest communities in the nation according to Self Magazine. (2006)
  • Small Times magazine ranked University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering as the best in the country for micro and nanotechnology. The school was tops in education, facilities and industry outreach. (2006)
  • MSN Money named Albany-Schenectady-Troy as the seventh fastest-growing region that is still cheap. (2005)
  • Popular Science named Albany among its top cities for technology. (2005)
  • Crystal IS made Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 – a ranking of the fastest growing tech companies in the U.S. On2 Technologies, Albany Molecular Research and AngioDynamics are among the fastest growing New York companies. CORESense, Inc. was named New York’s Rising Star Award Winner. (2005)
  • Albany Molecular Research and Intermagnetics General both made Red Herring’s Small Cap 100 list for bioscience. (2005)
  • The American Institute of Architects named Albany as one of five communities in the country that will participate in a program that helps local leaders and residents plan for a sustainable future through affordable housing, green buildings, walkable neighborhoods and other efforts, the city announced Wednesday.
  • Forbes ranked Albany the 18th best place to live and do business. (2006)
  • Forbes ranked Albany the 30th best place for work. (2006)
  • Forbes ranked Albany the 6th best housing market in the US.[26] (2007)

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Sister cities

Albany has five sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International.(SCI):[27] Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering town twinning, especially between cities in the United States and cities in other countries. ...

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See also

The city of Albany, New York, consists of many neighborhoods with different characters. ... This partial list of city nicknames in the United States compiles the aliases, sobriquets and slogans that cities are known by, officially and unofficially, to locals, outsiders or their tourism boards. ... The Albany Post Road was a post road - a road used for mail delivery - in the U.S. state of New York. ... Albany City Hall is the seat of government of Albany, New York. ... This is a list of media of Albany, New York and the Capital District of New York State // Albany Times Union Daily Gazette (Schenectady) Troy Record The Saratogian Metroland (newspaper) - printed in Albany Albany Student Press - published by the students of the University at Albany Fringe FM signals which can...

References

  1. ^ City Data.com. "Albany, New York". 
  2. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/SUB-EST2006-4.html
  3. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas", 2006-07-01. Retrieved on 2007-04-14. 
  4. ^ US Census CBSA Estimates 2006
  5. ^ The Dongan Charter, New York State Museum
  6. ^ Sperling's Best Places: Albany NY real estate resources
  7. ^ Sperling's Best Places: Albany, NY economic resources
  8. ^ a b c Albany Special Events (HTML). City of Albany Office of Special Events & Volunteer Services. Retrieved on 2007-04-02.
  9. ^ Lowry, Glenn D.. Introduction to the Collection. New York Office of General Services.
  10. ^ Business Journal (Albany): "Nanotechnology makes Smallbany the place to be" December 27, 2002
  11. ^ Metroland: Local Music Guide 2002
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ [2]
  14. ^ Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Coalition Members.
  15. ^ Sperling's Best Places: Albany NY Voting
  16. ^ a b http://www.washingtonparkconservancy.com/
  17. ^ http://www.wpneighbors.org/park.htm
  18. ^ http://www.newbedford.com/olmsted.html#works
  19. ^ http://www.washingtonparkconservancy.com/Lincoln_Park.htm
  20. ^ Sperling's Best Places: Albany NY schools
  21. ^ Sperling's Best Places: Albany NY (overview)
  22. ^ Sperlings Best Places: Albany NY Charter Schools
  23. ^ http://www.oce.nysed.gov/Albany_info.htm
  24. ^ http://www.amtrak.com/pdf/factsheets/NEWYORK06.pdf
  25. ^ http://www.cincypost.com/2004/06/03/aver060304.html
  26. ^ Forbes: Best U.S> Housing Markets
  27. ^ "Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI)." Retrieved 24 November 2007.

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External links

  • Official City Government Website
  • Welcome to Albany (official tourist information website)
  • Albany, New York at the Open Directory Project
  • Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Albany City Court - Traffic
  • Albany City Criminal Court
  • The Hidden City
  • PBS report on the State Capitol
  • New York State Heritage Areas
  • Hudson River Level at Albany, NY
  • Albany, New York is at coordinates 42°39′35″N 73°46′53″W / 42.659829, -73.781339Coordinates: 42°39′35″N 73°46′53″W / 42.659829, -73.781339

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