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After a 17-year-old fell to her death last year at the Plotter Kill Preserve in Schenectady County - the most tragic in a series of recent accidents at the popular hiking spot - local officials have responded to requests for safety improvements.


Check out what's happening in and around Albany this Memorial Day Weekend!


A few hours south of us, hot dog lovers enjoy a New York-style hot dog, with steamed onions and deli-style mustard

Chicagoans layer their all-beef dogs with a variety of ingredients: mustard, relish, onion, pickle spear, sport peppers, tomato slices, and celery salt.

Hot dog enthusiasts in Seattle really broaden their horizons with cream cheese and sweet onions on their split-in-half dogs.

Every area has its own trademark hot dog, and the Capital Region is no different - we have our own signature dog, and it packs a lot of flavor in a small punch.

Gus's Hot Dogs  

If you think there can't be beautiful, thriving gardens in the middle of city living, think again. Troy has taken urban gardening to a new level and will show off its success during the annual Troy's Hidden Garden Tour, which saw record attendance last year.

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When you hear Lucky Strike, you probably think of bowling. Lucky Strike Entertainment is best known for being a leading brand in the bowling industry, but now they're branching out with a new business concept, Lucky Strike Social.

Lucky Strike Social rendering, photo provided

Ready to get out and have some fun this weekend? Check out these five events taking place in and around Albany!

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Albany's free concert series, Alive at Five, is one of the highlights of summer in the Capital Region. Construction has forced the series to temporarily relocate away from the Corning Preserve, and today Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan revealed the new location and this year's series lineup!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these five events taking place in and around Albany!


It looks like the dog gets to stay, as residential and commercial businesses are constructed beneath him. However, Nipper still waits for an important historic classification that would significantly help with funding towards maintenance and preservation. 

Photo credit: Kestrel LLC, Photographer: John Butkus
The 68th Annual Albany Tulip Festival is this weekend, and before you head into downtown Albany, you will want to make sure you read up on these road closures and parking restrictions from the Albany Police. Attending the Festival? There's also shuttle bus information and details on where to park.


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