July 2017

What would Albany be like today if the Empire State Plaza had not been built?

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Mohawk Hudson microchip clinic at McGeary's

Big Apple biking

Saratoga Pinball Show

The Philadelphia Orchestra is back at SPAC

Family suspects man shot by Glenville police was suicidal, focus on Schenectady code enforcement, Albany-Rensselaer gondola still up in the air

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

Stuff to do this weekend

Today's moment of summer

Checking out the new CDPHP Cycle bike share

Electric City Food Truck Fest

The Arts Center's Social Media drinks-and-art series is back for the fall

Where things are at with the 1 Monument Square movie theater project

Saratoga County Sheriff's sergeant faces child porn charge, arrest in Albany shooting, Capital Region bike share starts today,Trump advises Upstate New Yorkers to move

The plan for a redeveloped, modern Ida Yarbrough Homes

Beer and farms

What's up in the Neighborhood

Schenectady Suds walking tour

Cuomo blasts Senate Republicans on ACA vote, Log Bay Day officially canceled, public hearing today for Troy movie theater

The Hudson River School at Albany Institute

The slow population arc of upstate

Halal options at Zaitoon Kitchen

Good swimming spots for dogs?

Move toward paid family leave for state employees, Troy police turmoil, Commisso takes top spot in mayoral race fundraising period, the principal who was "the man"

Talking about the Veggie Mobile on its 10th anniversary

The beautiful State Education Building will be open for regular public tours

Melancholy, arriving on track 2

Colonial ice cream day at Crailo

Where to get a hybrid or electric car serviced?

Scrutiny of health care in Albany County jail death, arrest in fatal Troy stabbing, spotlight on buildings at former convention center site, a big lift

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

One critique of the proposed 1 Monument Square design, raised up one level

Experiences with Uber and Lyft so far?

Stuff to do this weekend

Sentencing in murder of Troy official, fatal fire in Saratoga Springs, surge of applications for Excelsior Scholarship, a medium-sized key to the city

The return of the blue snowflakes

New York State Bike Summit

Walking Myrtle Ave, end to end

Here's how New York State's new paid family leave program will work

Cleanup/investigation continue in Madison Avenue fire, calls for GE to continue Hudson cleanup, dates set in for Kaloyeros/Percoco trials

Today's moment of summer

Troy Summer Square starts this week

The Toll Gate War

What's up in the Neighborhood

Drawing: Murder Mystery Night at Takk House

Madison Ave houses demolished after fire, Troy fires ruled arson, 2nd confirmed case of tick borne Powassan in Saratoga County

Capital Region county fairs 2017

Brown's Brewing Covered Bridge Tour bike ride

Roller skating at Swinburne Park

Albany's sister city bike paradise

Albany I Spy 2017

Large fire on Madison Ave in Albany, Saratoga talks about ICE arrests, man dies from stabbing injuries in Troy, casino payments continue to lag expectations

Taking in the murals in Rensselaer's Riverfront Park

Word(s) on the street

Pearl Palooza 2017 lineup

Transformation and alleged toxicity

"This may seem like an obsession, but it is not. This is the residue of an obsession."

Joe Biden at Proctors

Job cuts at SUNY Poly, skepticism about job creation via tax breaks and incentives, huge crowd for Schenectady Summer Night

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

Above Albany, again

The Nina and the Pinta docked in Rensselaer

Phantogram, now at The Egg

Sharing bike share

Stuff to do this weekend

Watchdogs dismayed by Silver conviction being overturned, Colonie murder-suicide investigation closed, new housing construction in Schenectady

Pick-your-own blueberry season 2017

Selected Shorts at Skidmore

Drawing: Raise. Plant. Grow. twilight cruise

Innovate518: crowdfunding, startup insurance

An attorney for religious organizations?

Silver conviction overturned, Q-poll: Cuomo approval numbers down, illegal marijuana growing operations in Selkirk home

H&L on the Hudson

Capital Region vehicle crashes by intersection

Basilica Soundscape 2017 full lineup

The Erie Canal as "psychic highway"

What's up in the Neighborhood

The new design for the Schenectady train station

Cuomo touts new Schenectady rail station, immigrants arrested in Saratoga to be deported, man charged with shooting at Schenectady police, Stiller casting for Danemora mini series

Today's moment of summer

Ice cream sandwiches at Different Blend Bakery

"If you look at an apple tree today, you're really looking at two apple trees"

Second week of NYC Ballet at SPAC

A bunch of Hamilton-themed events at the Schuyler Mansion

Opioid epidemic prompts counties to target drug companies, focus on combined sewer overflows, Central Warehouse contract off

A look around the new -- again -- Fort Orange General Store in downtown Albany

Well, it's just a really long ditch, right?

Here's how much it will cost to use one of the upcoming bike share bikes

"It's really, really, really, really hard for your brain to understand - and it kind of feels like magic."

Amtrak is now running some trains from Albany-Rensselaer to Grand Central

Regina Spektor at The Palace

Big sewage spills in the Hudson River, affordable housing development floated for Albany, ViaPort aquarium expanding

Follow up: Troy Kitchen

Follow up: Collar City Candle

Follow up: Farm on Peaceable Pastures

Follow up: Berben and Wolff's

Follow up: Sunhee's Farm and Kitchen

A quick recap of the week

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