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Mount Ida Psychic Fair

by The Staff October 30, 2015


  The celebration of Halloween comes from the ancient festival of Samhain, when it was believed that the veil between the living and the dead was at its thinnest. For those of you interested in this ...

Mount Ida Preservation Hall

Election Preview

by Ali Hibbs October 29, 2015


  Voters in the City of Albany can expect to encounter two important ballot propositions at the polls this coming Tuesday (Nov. 3); county residents outside the city can vote on one of them. One will ...

Positive Directions

by Ali Hibbs September 24, 2015


  Now in its third year, Troy’s annual alternative transportation festival, the PreRamble, will return this Saturday with a full day of tours and events to celebrate the long-awaited construction of the Collar City Ramble bike ...


Who’s Next?

by Ali Hibbs September 3, 2015


  On Sept. 10, three candidates will face off in a primary race to see who will become the Democratic candidate in the upcoming Troy mayoral election. The 2016 race to replace the outgoing mayor, Lou Rosamilia, ...


The Local Bucket List

by Ann Morrow September 3, 2015


  No need to spend all your free time partying, because, though you may not know it yet ye college freshmen (and upper classmen who haven’t ventured beyond the student bars), the Capital Region has lots ...


Thank You for Sharing

by Caroline Barrett August 27, 2015


  The Shop, 135 4th St., Troy, 874-1899. Serving 4 PM-midnight Mon-Wed, 4 PM-1 AM Thurs-Sat, 11 AM-9 PM Sun. AE, MC, V. Cuisine: worldly comfort food, great sharing dishes Entreé price range: $9 (pork posole verde) ...

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A Collar and a Dream

by Ann Morrow July 2, 2015


  Based on a collars-and-cuffs company in Troy and penned by one of the greatest wits in American theater, Helen of Troy, New York is a 1923 musical comedy that spoofs the city’s collar industry—while giving ...

Small Wonders

by Caroline Barrett June 25, 2015


  Slidin’ Dirty 9 1st St., Troy, 326-8492. Serving 11-11 Mon-Tue, 11 AM-midnight Wed-Thu, 11 AM-2 AM Fri-Sat, 11-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. Cuisine: creative sliders, crispy appetizers, salads Entrée price range: $5 (single slider) to $15 (dirty ...

Slidin' Dirty

Tiffany Treasure Trove

by Ann Morrow February 12, 2015


    Walking into St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Troy is like walking into a princely jewel box—with the box being a sumptuously wood-carved Gothic church. The “jewels” are the beautiful glass decorations, in hanging chandeliers, mosaic ...

The Trial Before Christmas

by Paul Rapp December 4, 2014


  Troy author and publicist Duncan Crary is reprising The Trial Before Christmas, this Sunday (Dec. 7) at 2 PM in the John T. Casey Ceremonial Courtroom in the Rensselaer County Courthouse, which sits at the ...

Rensselaer County Courthouse

Submitted for Review

by Ali Hibbs November 13, 2014


  In the mid-1990s, the City of Troy went to the state Legislature to borrow $21.6 million in order to liquidate cumulative deficits in the city’s general fund for the years 1993-1995. New York State Local ...

Fab Mab

by Ann Morrow October 9, 2014


    It was game-on for family fun at Queen Mab’s Enchanted City, a Troy “steampunk-inspired street faire” held on Saturday (Oct. 4), despite a steady rain that forced the headlining band, This Way to the Egress, ...


OCT 04

by The Staff October 2, 2014


  We’ll just give it to you the way EMPAC gave it to us. The big Oct 04 event is “10 hours, 10 artists, 4 works, 1 day.” Temporary Distortion’s My Voice Has an Echo In It ...


Kickstarting the Sun

by Katelynn Ulrich July 17, 2014


  It is 6 PM on a Monday night. On the third floor of Brown’s Brewery, in a private room, sit the members of the steering committee for Solarize Troy. They are all here voluntarily. They ...

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Industrial Evolution

by Ann Morrow July 17, 2014


  The Preservation League of New York State has selected five historic industrial buildings for a collaborative Industrial Heritage Reuse program designed to breathe new life into upstate’s vacant and underutilized industrial properties. The press announcement ...

All Aboard

by Shawn Stone July 10, 2014


  “The best-case scenario,” CDTA senior planner Michael Williams explained at a public forum at the Troy Atrium on Tuesday (July 8), “is a three-year timetable.” Williams was describing the hoped-for implementation schedule for the proposed river ...

Local Hero

by Shawn Stone June 19, 2014


  Who was the first mayor of Troy? Hint: He has a street named after him. Nothing, huh? Need another clue? He served as an aide-de-camp to Gen. George Washington in the Revolutionary War and earned a personal commendation ...

Enjoying the Long View

by Ali Hibbs April 17, 2014


  “Everything has really been win-win,” says Tom Rossi. “Especially the solar system. Ready to see the roof?” Rossi is eager to show off the solar panels he and his partner, John Blackburn, had installed on the ...

Disaster Preparedness

by Ann Morrow April 17, 2014

  Troy’s historic assets are part of the city’s resurging downtown business climate. But one old structure could prove to be a serious detriment: the city’s 1922 seawall. The aging barrier was damaged by Tropical Storm ...

Troy Boils Over

by Natasha Scully February 10, 2014


  On Tuesday (Feb. 4), Pastor Willie Bacote led a march of 100-plus Troy residents from Bethel Baptist Church down Fifth Avenue to a community hearing at Christ Church United Methodist. Bacote’s words echoed through a bullhorn: ...

New Year, New Council, New Troubles

by Erin Pihlaja January 2, 2014


  The mood in the Rensselaer County Supreme Court on Troy’s Second Street was peaceful, even celebratory, on Tuesday morning (Dec. 31) for the swearing-in ceremony for seven of the nine total members of the new ...

True (Troy) Spirit

by The Staff December 20, 2013

We've been asked to share this info by Duncan Crary, notable Troy personality and a Metroland Best Of recipient, on behalf of Daisy Bakers—a Troy restaurant and downtown mainstay. A fundraiser is being held to ...

Local Heroes 2013

by The Staff December 18, 2013


  Vic Christopher, Heather LaVine It’s a little hard to believe that the Charles F. Lucas Confectionery and Wine Bar in downtown Troy has been open for barely a year. Since renovating the historic 2nd Street candy ...


Another Era

by Michael Bielawski December 12, 2013


Capital Region residents crowded Monument Square, surrounding streets and the Troy Atrium on Sunday (Dec. 8) for Troy’s 31st Victorian Stroll. Vendors sold crafts and food, a local ballet school performed, an old-style fire truck ...

Bringing It Back

by Erin Pihlaja October 31, 2013

The Frear Building in Troy is now home to retail once more thanks to businesses like ‘e ko logic, owned by Kathleen Tesnakis (pictured above), who have set up shop in what was a retail ...