Located roughly 136 miles north of New York City, it is the state capital. In 1664, the English named it Albany in honor of the Duke of York and Albany. Alba is the Gaelic name for Scotland, so the name is aptly derived from the Duke of Albany being a Scottish title for the younger son of the King of Scots. For a brief time between 1673 and 1674, the Dutch had control of Albany and renamed it Willemstadt.
Local Newspapers: Albany Times Union Courier
Local Sports Teams: Albany Firebirds (AF2 arena football), Tri-City ValleyCats (minor league baseball)
Local Colleges: State UniversityAlbany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Albany Law School; Albany Medical College; The College of Saint Rose; Excelsior College; Maria College; Mildred Elley; Sage College of Albany; University at Albany
Zip Codes associated with albany, new york: 12078, 12144, 12202, 12203, 12204, 12205, 12206, 12207, 12208, 12209, 12210, 12211
Towns/Cities near albany, new york : Rensselaer, Hampton Manor, East Greenbush, Delmar, Westmere, Troy, Watervliet, Menands, Schenectady
Andrea Salisbury and her dogs Reggie, left, and newly adopted Mishka, a 4 1/2-month-old lab whippet mix rescued from Sochi, Russia, at her home Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Delanson, NY. Andrea and Bryan Salisbury and their dogs Mishka, a 4 1/2-month-old lab whippet mix rescued from Sochi, Russia, and Reggie at home Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Delanson, NY.Saratoga County man accused of X-ray-weapon plot want terror charge dismissed
Glendon Scott Crawford leaves the Federal Courthouse in shackles after after his bail was revoked Thursday afternoon, June 20, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. Glendon Scott Crawford leaves the federal courthouse in shackles after being arraigned Wednesday afternoon, June 19, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. Glendon Scott Crawford leaves the federal courthouse in shackles after being arraigned Wednesday afternoon, June 19, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. ALBANY - A reputed Klansman facing domestic terrorism charges is battling a "wholesale government fabrication of a crime," according to his defense attorney.Albany leaves us stuck in a rut a " again
Sadly, the state's new $142 billion budget is more of the same. It spends too much, borrows too much and taxes too much.Police identify driver suspected in cruiser crash
Vermont State Police say a woman on her way to catch a flight at the Albany, New York, airport was the driver accused of hitting a state trooper's cruiser in Sunderland and fleeing the scene. The trooper was on the northbound ramp of a U.S. Route 7 interchange early Monday when a southbound vehicle lost control and crossed the centerline.67th annual Albany Tulip Festival lineup announced
12:00 p.m. - Tulip Queen Coronation Washington Park Parade Grounds Media sponsor: 102.7 WEQX 4:00p.m. - The Kooks 2:30 p.m. - Joywave 1:00 p.m. - Flagship LOCAL 518 STAGE 4:30 p.m. - Oh Honey 2:30 p.m. - Elvis '80: The Capital District All-Star Celebration of Elvis' 80th Birthday Featuring members of the Lustre Kings, Rocky Velvet, the Tichy Boys, Johnny Rabb and more paying tribute to the King! 1:00 p.m. - Sirsy 12:00 p.m. - eba Dance Off! "GO GREEN" MARKET Presented by the City of Albany Department of General Services, this area highlights recycling tips from the Capital Region Recycling Partnership, information from Albany County Cornell Cooperative Extension and Albany County Soil and Water District, and vendors sharing energy-efficient resources, "green" ideas and more.Staybridge Suites Hotel Opens in Albany, NY
The new-build, 112-room Staybridge Suites Albany Wolf Road-Colonie Center hotel has opened near the Albany International Airport. The hotel is the ninth IHG property in Albany and the first Staybridge Suites in the Capital Region.Easter at Albany gastropub
Capital City Gastropub in Albany, normally not open for Sunday brunch, will serve Easter brunch brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday . The menu is here .K. Michelle concert moved from Armory to the Palace
Count soul artist K. Michelle as the latest artist to bump a concert date from the Washington Avenue Armory to the Palace Theatre. The concert, originally scheduled for Friday, March 27, at the Armory, has been moved to 8 p.m., May, 1 at the Palace at 19 Clinton Ave., Albany.Chris Churchill: Dorm plan follows Loughlin Street mystery
A view looking through the side yard of a home on Loughlin St. on Monday, March 30, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. In the background is the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. A view looking through the side yard of a home on Loughlin St. on Monday, March 30, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. In the background is the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.Dolan: Teachers unions want a a government school monopolya
In a Monday afternoon statement, Cardinal Timothy Dolan reiterated his disappointment over the elimination of the Education Investment Tax Credit from the budget deal. Echoing sharp language used in recent months by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who attempted to force the measure past the Assembly Democratic conference by yoking it to passage of the DREAM ACT, Dolan said the state should no longer allow education policy to be dictated by "public school teachers unions intent on creating a government school monopoly."Albany County mulls $325K pay for nursing home leader
The Albany County Nursing Home at 780 Albany Shaker Road on Thursday Feb. 12, 2015 in Colonie, N.Y. The Albany County Nursing Home at 780 Albany Shaker Road on Thursday Feb. 12, 2015 in Colonie, N.Y. ALBANY - The man brought in to save the Albany County Nursing Home is poised to become by far the county's highest-paid employee and among the most handsomely compensated county workers in the state. County Executive Dan McCoy has asked lawmakers to formally appoint consultant Larry Slatky the facility's new $325,000-a-year executive director.Albany Democrats give Christina Ryba early nod for Supreme Court
The Albany County Democratic Party's Law Committee on Saturday unanimously backed Christina Ryba to run for state Supreme Court, tapping a female candidate four months after Democrats suffered an embarrassing loss to the GOP in a campaign in which diversity on the bench was the central issue. Ryba, of Albany, who since 2012 has worked as special counsel to Third Department Presiding Justice Karen Peters, is the first woman of color the party has supported for a Supreme Court post, party Chairwoman Carolyn McLaughlin said.Ariana Grande coming to Albany
She'll be performing on her "Honeymoon Tour" with Latin popster Prince Royce at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31. Tickets run $69.50, $59.50, $39.50 and $29.50 and go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4, through the box office , online and phone .Albany fire damages apartments
The American Red Cross pitched in to help two families after a late-night fire Sunday in the city's West Hill neighborhood. The fire was reported around 11 p.m. in a two-family home at 657 3rd Street, officials said.Albanya s 19th century pharmacy trade on display in Cooperstown
In addition to the Cardiff Giant, it may be worth your while to stroll through the museum's historic 19th century village and stop by Dr. Thrall's Pharmacy. Patrick MacGregor, the pharmacist at the museum, explains that back during the mid-19th century, pharmacists in this region made their own medicines by hand from herbs they bought from local wholesale drug companies like A. McClure & Co., which was located on State Street in downtown Albany After a series of name changes over the years A. McClure & Co.Lawmakers would have to swipe in at work
Under the budget deal reached tonight, the Legislature will be required to use a swipe card to prove that they are in Albany to collect their $172 a day per diem. The system has so lax that lawmakers have not been required to submit receipts to prove they are in town, leading to abuse of the system.Alzheimer's caregivers join to share resources
Linda Waddington talks to the Times Union about her husband Friday morning March 27, 2015 at her home in Rotterdam, N.Y. Linda Waddington talks to the Times Union about her husband Friday morning March 27, 2015 at her home in Rotterdam, N.Y. Linda Waddington talks to the Times Union about her husband Friday morning March 27, 2015 at her home in Rotterdam, N.Y. Linda Waddington talks to the Times Union about her husband Friday morning March 27, 2015 at her home in Rotterdam, N.Y. Linda Waddington talks to the Times Union about her husband Friday morning March 27, 2015 at her home in Rotterdam, N.Y. Waddington's husband, Frank, has Alzheimer's disease.
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