See inside Albany Center Gallery's new location
The Albany Center Gallery will re-open today after moving to a larger space in downtown Albany, New York.
The gallery, which opened in 1977 in the Capital District Psychiatric Center, has had several homes over the years. Now, it's located in a roughly 2,050-square-foot space in the Arcade Building at 488 Broadway.
The Arcade Building is a five-story structure that recently underwent a $10 million renovation to convert the upper floors into 60 apartments. Stacks Espresso Bar has opened its second… Read More
New brewery planned for downtown Schenectady
The Albany, New York area's craft brewing scene just keeps gaining speed.
The latest development comes from Great Flats Brewing, a craft brewer setting up shop at 151 Lafayette St. in Schenectady, reports the Daily Gazette.
The new brewery, which could open as early as next month, only plans to serve its beer on-premises for now.
In the past six months, the area has seen a number of shakeups in the brewing scene, including the acquisition of Glens Falls Brewing Co., Beer Diviner's new beer bar… Read More
Tech execs say Trump won't stop hiring (but the skills gap might)
Companies in the Albany, New York, area have few concerns about Donald Trump's presidency when it comes to hiring tech jobs, but a lack of skilled recruits still holds them back.
Linium, a recruiting company that helps tech companies find new hires, started a survey in 2015 asking hiring and human resource managers about their biggest challenges in hiring.
In the latest survey, out today, Linium found that 82 percent of the 56 companies that responded find hiring qualified coders, engineers and… Read More
Your mayor makes how much? How Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan's pay ranks nationally
A career in city government is rarely a road to riches, what with the perpetual budget challenges and ethics constraints that go hand-in-hand with public service. Some cities, however, are more generous to their mayors than others.
An American City Business Journal analysis of mayoral salaries in 60 major U.S. cities shows a wide disparity in pay in public office, particularly for the men and women elected to run City Hall. ACBJ's research includes 41 mayors whose budgeted salary tops the $100,000… Read More
GE cutting jobs in Schenectady energy business
General Electric is cutting 35 jobs in Schenectady, New York, and 41 jobs total across its clean energy business called "Current, powered by GE."
GE filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN, notice on Friday with the New York labor department, listing the economy as the reason for the job cuts in Schenectady.
A layoff date is scheduled for April 12 to give employees time to find other jobs within GE.
GE (NYSE: GE) created its new clean energy business Current, based in Boston,… Read More
This YMCA is planning a $13 million conference center, hotel overlooking Lake George
The Lake George real estate market isn't slowing down.
The Silver Bay YMCA in the Warren County town of Hague, New York, plans to invest $13 million to build an addition to its 114-year-old inn.
If approved, the nonprofit will demolish its existing dining hall and replace it with the William Boyd Center, a two-story, 42,000-square-foot building overlooking Lake George. The center will contain a kitchen, dining room, 22 guest rooms for year-round lodging, and conference and meeting space.
The… Read More
Palace Theatre plans next steps in major downtown expansion
The Palace Theatre moved forward with plans for a $65 million renovation project this week, reaching a project labor agreement with local unions.
Palace Performing Arts Center Inc., the nonprofit that runs the theater in downtown Albany, New York, announced plans for a $65 million upgrade to the 2,800-seat Palace Theatre in July.
The PLA agreement would give special construction consideration to local contractors and make sure goals set by New York’s Minority- and Woman-owned Business Enterprise,… Read More
Schenectady County seeking its first tourism director
Schenectady County, New York is searching for its first executive director and director of sales and marketing.
The job search comes as new hotels are being built, downtown Schenectady continues to be revitalized, and the $330 million Rivers Casino and Resort prepares to open Feb. 8.
A 15-person board oversees the Schenectady County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The bureau was created by county government in October.
“We are excited to continue to move the new County Convention and Visitors… Read More
Popular Troy restaurant expanding, Saratoga cocktail bar reopens and more in this week's restaurant news
A little piece of Troy is coming to Schenectady.
This week, the owners behind Slidin' Dirty broke ground on a second brick-and-mortar restaurant on State Street in downtown Schenectady, New York.
Both cities are seeing a resurgence as more people are looking eat, play and live downtown. The location in the Foster Building, a few blocks from Proctor's Theatre, will add to that downtown growth.
As always, if you hear of a new restaurant we have to write about; a beloved spot that is closing; or… Read More
Look inside the new beauty school in Latham
The Aesthetic Science Institute has a new school in Latham.
The new, 12,000-square-foot building is at 922 Troy Schenectady Road, the site of the former Russ & Rebel Leathers.
The school offers treatments like facials, makeup applications and hair removal to the public at its clinic. Take a look inside by clicking or tapping on the slideshow above.
There are 58 students enrolled at the school, where tuition costs $9,600.
Owner Michelle D'Allaird Brenner recently spoke to how the school has grown… Read More