Guide to Albany
What's New in Albany, Schenectady & Troy
The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District has announced its Residential Open House event. This wonderful opportunity invites the public to step inside eight residences within the District and experience what it's like to live in downtown Albany. 

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A few weeks ago, we told you about how the Monument Square building in Troy design had changed. Well, it is heading back to the drawing board once more in an attempt to better fit in with the city. 

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Image courtesy of the City of Troy
Back in April, I wrote about the state law change that would need to be made in order for ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft to come to Upstate New York. Unfortunately for supporters of the proposal, the state legislature in Albany ended its most recent session without passing the bill.

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Photo Credit: Uber taxi ad via photopin (license)
The City of Albany has collaborated with KeyBank and the Food Pantries for the Capital District to create a citywide food drive that began this past Monday and will run through August 7th.

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There is a lot happening in Albany's world of food! Several restaurants are eyeing or already have confirmed they will open their doors in the Capital City in the near future. We've rounded up who's headed our way, check it out!

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Photo courtesy of Noodle & Co's Facebook

One unique species of butterfly has been on the federal list of endangered species since 1973, but has recently seen great improvement in our neck of the woods. The Associated Press reports that the Karner blue butterfly has made a comeback in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, and has quoted conservation director Neil Gifford as saying the population is "robust and healthy."

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It's crazy to think that it's already almost August! Need fun events to fill up your schedule this weekend? We've rounded up our favorite shows, sports games and more in the Capital Region!

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Good news for recent college graduates! If you're looking for a place to start your professional career, you may want to check out the Capital Region. The Albany area's unemployment rate has improved over the last year and continues to lead economic recuperation in New York. 

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The DEC will host a day filled with outdoor recreation activities for all ages and abilities at Five Rivers Environmental Center in Delmar, only a short drive away from Albany. The event will honor the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Looking for great events to fill up your weekend schedule? Check out our top picks for this weekend:

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