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Welcome to Albany (New York)


Welcome to Albany - The city of Erastus Corning Tower and New York State Capitol

 

 

Since 1797, Albany is the state capital of New York and the seat of Albany County. The city was settled by the Dutch in the early 1600s after being discovered by Henry Hudson. It has a rich history back more than 400 years. It is one of the oldest continuous settlement in the original 13 English colonies and also the longest continuously chartered city in the United States. Located on the north end of the navigable Hudson River, it was during the late 18th century and throughout most of the 19th century, a center of transportation and was the original eastern terminus of the Erie Canal. Albany was also home to some of the earliest railroad systems in the world. In the 20th century, the city opened one of the first commercial airports in the world which is known today as Albany International Airport.

 

 

 

 


Information and Facts

Night-life

The city has a variety of things to do the night. Indeed, it offers jazz clubs (Justin's), wins bars (Club Mallard), dance clubs (Fuze Box, Danceland) and pubs (Waterworks Pub). What ever you want you'll find it.

Shopping

There are several modern centers in Albany. The most famous shopping center of the city is Crossgates Mall. There are also Colonie Center, Macy's, Family Dollar Store, lot of great shops where you can pass a good and exciting time at the local malls and centers in the area.

Sightseeing

You can find the great New York State Museum, Empire State Plaza which is one of the most fantastic capital centers in the country with these thousands of tourists every year. You have also Schuyler Mansion one of the homes built by Revolutionary War general Phillip Schuyler. There is the Capital Tours which has served as the seat of government since the 1880s. With your family, you can also go to Park Playhouse which presents every summer a staged musical in its outdoor amphitheatre in Washington Park for free.

Time

 Standard time zone : UTC/GMT -5 hours

Climate

Albany has a humid continental climate with hot summers and no dry season. On average, there are 182 sunny days per year in the city. The warmest month is July and the coldest in January.

Public transportation

Public mass transportation in Albany is in the form of bus service which is operated by the Capitol District Transportation Authority (CDTA). It also runs several bus routes throughout the city, including from the airport. Buses run seven days a week with a limited schedule on Sundays and holidays. You can also find an extensive taxi service in every locations of the city.

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