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Fab Mab

by Ann Morrow October 9, 2014

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    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, ...

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OCT 04

by The Staff October 2, 2014

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  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 ...

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Kickstarting the Sun

by Katelynn Ulrich July 17, 2014

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  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

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  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 ...

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All Aboard

by Shawn Stone July 10, 2014

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  “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 ...

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Local Hero

by Shawn Stone June 19, 2014

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  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

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  “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

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  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

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  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

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  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 ...

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Another Era

by Michael Bielawski December 12, 2013

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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 ...

Bad is Good

by Erin Pihlaja October 10, 2013

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  Two executive “party” buses packed full of eager passengers, spent three hours on Saturday (Oct. 5), learning about the often scandalous history in the Capital Region on the Historic Bad boys, Broads, and Bootleggers Tour, ...

The Metroland Fashion Guide

by The Staff September 25, 2013

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    Annick Designs 269 River St., Troy, 273-7860, annickdesigns.com. Unique mineral specimens, crystals, precious and semi-precious stones, vintage Swarovski crystals, and ornate wire work made with sterling silver and gold filled metal. Amore Clothing 123 State St., Albany, 434-4054, amoreclothing.com. Men’s ...

The To-Do List

by The Staff September 5, 2013

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You don’t need us to tell you that there’s more to college than textbooks, tests and cafeteria food that inexplicably makes you have to poop. (What’s the deal with that, anyway?) Lucky for you, you ...

Does It Taste Better When You Tug It?

by The Staff August 29, 2013

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  This Friday (Aug. 30) you'll find lots of fun things to do in downtown Troy at Troy Night Out. Hit all the galleries, shops, and special events to be sure, but you'll be missing out ...

Dressed to Kill

by Ann Morrow August 22, 2013

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  At the History of Fashion Show, characters and archetypes from 400 years of society promenaded in front of the audience to era-specific music in narrated time travel. The benefit event was held Saturday (Aug. 17) ...

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Whose Idea Was This Anyway?

by E.S. Cormac August 21, 2013

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“Who made the decision to allow Bombers to stay open during the demolition?” City Councilman Dean Bodnar (R-District 3) asked during last Thursday’s (Aug. 15) Troy Public Safety Meeting. “That was my decision,” said Troy Fire ...

Flock Together

by Erin Pihlaja August 21, 2013

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Dominique, a heritage hen, was one of many different breeds of chickens on show during the Troy Tour de Coop event on Sunday (Aug. 18). Her owners, Anne Marie Haber and Mitch Cohen, hosted one ...

Trojan Power

by Erin Pihlaja August 1, 2013

  Whether they will decide on being called the Downtown Troy Restaurant and Retail Committee or Council, a group of business owners, residents, and others interested in promoting downtown Troy are making plans to improve the ...

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The Writing’s On the Wall

by Erin Pihlaja July 10, 2013

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  Street art, a genre that includes graffiti, has become, in many cities, a widely accepted and revered form of art that helps to revitalize urban streetscapes. Once merely considered a nuisance and a crime, the ...

Old City; New Visions

by Molly Eadie June 26, 2013

This past winter, The Arts Center of the Capital Region asked citizens for creative ways to improve Troy, and they received ideas as small as a smartphone app and as grand as building a Ferris ...

Freedom Festival

by The Staff June 13, 2013

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  “Freedom” is a word that gets used pretty fast and loose in this country—often to idealize and justify absolutely antithetical policy and politics. But when it comes to the physical liberation of human beings from ...

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