Albany is the Capital City of New York
The 'Tri-City Area' encompasses Albany, Troy and Schenectady. The Capital District region broadens the area significantly, pulling in areas north towards Clifton Park, south towards Glenmont, east towards East Greenbush and west towards Mohawk. Ample job opportunities and the increasing allure of Tech Valley, compel many to commute to the Tri-City Area from outlying regions as far north as the Southern Adirondacks, as far south as the Northern Catskills, and even from areas in Vermont and Massachusetts!
The Capital City is lively and energetic, balancing its historic and legislative roots with a vibrant metropolitan atmosphere. You will always find something to do here whether you prefer outdoor recreation, cultural activities, shopping, or academic pursuits. Wherever you go in the capital region tune into an Albany NY radio station for the best music, sports & talk shows.
The Times Union Center features top entertainment venues including popular ice hockey and football teams, national and international performing artists and all types of special events for children and adults alike. Need an Albany hotel for your visit? You've got your choice! The area around Lark Street in downtown Albany offers an old-world setting with unique shops, cafes and restaurants, and Crossgates Mall has over 250 mall shops and popular restaurants. The Empire State Plaza surrounds the City's Capital Center and includes the New York State Museum, The Egg convention center, a year round Farmers Market and various other attractions.
From its busy commercial profile to its institutes of higher learning, the city of Albany and the Capital District offer countless opportunities for personal and professional growth. Its uniqueness stems from its ability to offer residents and visitors world class cultural venues in a metropolitan setting side by side with outdoor recreational activities in beautiful and scenic surroundings.