Pearl St. Stroll

Take a Stroll on Pearl St in Albany and Hear Tales of Albany by the Historic Albany Foundation.   Pearl Street has been at the center of it all from the beginning. The Historic Albany Foundation takes us on a walking audio tour along Albany’s common lane from the MVP Arena to the Palace theater, Read more…

David Levine’s selected Tales of the Hudson Valley

David Levine tells Tales of the Hudson Valley in his book “The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years” He has shared a few here. This is his seventh book; he is also the author, co-author or ghostwriter of six sports books, including Life on the Rim (Macmillan) and In the Land of Giants (Little, Brown). He is a Read more…

Salina Baker Collection

Salina Baker tells audio historical Tales of the American Revolution from New York to Boston to Washington’s Delaware Crossing. Map of Tales

Albany’s Lost Buildings

Cara Macri of The Historic Albany Foundation tells TALES of the buildings that Albany has lost. Map of Tales 

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. Tony Opalka tells the Tales of the Pastures in an 8 part audio tour telling historical yarns ranging from its pastoral beginnings to centuries of immigration and change.  Take a walk through Read more…

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