Living in Albany
Step away from NYC and step into Albany! The capital city sits approximately 150 miles from the Big Apple. It rests on the banks of the scenic Hudson River and is home to more than 97,000 residents surrounded by neighbors in Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs which make up the popular Capital District.
Visit a city whose historical Dutch and German heritage was overtaken in the 19th century by Irish immigrants and shortly afterward became home to Italians, Poles and African-Americans. The city's vibrant blend of cultures thrives amidst three centuries of architecture from Dutch to the awe-inspiring modern egg-shaped Empire State Plaza, aptly named The Egg.
The city is home to district neighborhoods ready to rival New York City's iconic districts including Greenwich Village. See for yourself when you visit Center Square, Hudson/Park, Lark Street, and Washington Park where you'll experience energetic live, work and play neighborhoods brimming with residential and commercial spaces offering a multitude of clubs, restaurants and shops.
This capital city takes a bite out of the Big Apple when it comes to a taste for performing arts and premier museums, including; the Albany Civic Theater, the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany Palace Theatre, and the Schuyler Mansion Historic Site. Outdoor enthusiasts appreciate spending time at Washington Park, Albany Pine Bush Preserve, and the John Boyd Thatcher State Park for outdoor recreation with picturesque mountain and valley views.
It's time you make plans to visit New York capital city!
Albany Local Government
Phone: (518) 434-5284
Albany City Police
Phone: (518) 438-4000
Albany City Fire Department
Phone: (518) 447-7879
Albany City Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (518) 431-1400
Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Phone: (800) 258-3582