The Pastures, Albany Tales

The Pastures is one of Albany’s oldest neighborhoods and was originally a cow pasture outside the stockade in the earliest days of Beverwyck. Map of Tales

Schenectady Stockade Tour

Self-guided tour of Schenectady’s Stockade section using maps and audio from  the Stockade Association The Stockade was designated New York State’s first Historic District in 1962. The walking tour features stops along the streets of the original Stockade. Each stop tells a unique story about the architecture and people who helped shape Schenectady’s 350 year history. Read more…

Before the Empire State Plaza, 98 Acres Project

New York State appropriated 98 acres in the heart of Albany.  In the place of the many home and businesses in these 40 city blocks seized by the state, a massive modern office complex, the Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, would arise. The city hasn’t been the same.   Map of Tales

Mohawk Towpath Byway

The Mohawk Towpath Byway tracks the the historic route of the Erie Canal between Schenectady and Waterford/Cohoes. Map of Tales

Columbia Turnpike

HEAR all about the 26 historic spots on the original path of the Columbia Turnpike