Guide to Albany
What's New in Albany, Schenectady & Troy
The Lark Street BID and Lark Events are currently seeking crafters, retail vendors and food vendors for the annual LarkFEST this fall. 

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The Capital Region is known for being the perfect distance away from major cities in and around the northeast. Not only is it easy to travel from the Capital Region by car, but by train, as well. However, some may not realize that Schenectady is home to an Amtrak stop! It took me well over a month after moving to Schenectady from Delmar to realize I didn't have to drive nearly 45 minutes to the Albany-Rensselaer train station.

While it may be somewhat overlooked now, plans for a new $14 million dollar train station in Schenectady will be sure to catch people's attention in the coming months.

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Image Courtesy of Schenectady Metroplex

If you're a fan of local produce, get ready to take advantage of blueberry season in the Capital Region! What better way to take advantage of August than by picking your own blueberries on a sunny afternoon? Sounds like a great way to spend the day to us! Check out where you can pick your own blueberries in the area:

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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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