A report on Troy, New York

Troy's Union Depot circa 1900
Neighborhoods of Troy
The Payne Mansion (2017)
Northern River Street
City Council meeting in the former City Hall on River Street

City in the U.S. state of New York and the county seat of Rensselaer County.

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Albany, New York

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Capital of the U.S. state of New York, also the seat and largest city of Albany County.

Capital of the U.S. state of New York, also the seat and largest city of Albany County.

North Pearl Street from Maiden Lane North by James Eights, circa 1805
This 1895 map of Albany shows the gridded block system as it expanded around the former turnpikes.
The steamer Albany departs for New York City; at the height of steam travel in 1884, more than 1.5 million passengers took the trip.
The Albany Lumber District was home to the largest lumber market in the nation in 1865.
Broadway in Albany during the funeral ceremonies for Abraham Lincoln (1865)
The Albany Institute of History & Art
This 1955 map shows the planned expansion of the Interstate Highway System around Albany.
The Albany Pine Bush is the only sizable inland pine barrens sand dune ecosystem in the United States.
Housing in Ten Broeck Triangle, a subset of the Arbor Hill neighborhood
The 1929 Washington Park Lake House replaced a wooden lake house built in 1876.
Lincoln Park is flanked on the north by the Empire State Plaza.
The New York State Capitol
Aerial view of Albany looking northeast
System Administration Building of the State University of New York
This 1789 etching shows the Dutch influence on the architecture of early Albany.
Price Chopper sponsors the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Empire State Plaza (2009 show pictured).
An artist paints tulips during the Tulip Fest at Washington Park.
Ten Broeck Mansion is home to the Albany County Historical Association.
Southwest corner of the Cultural Education Center on Empire State Plaza housing the State Museum, Library, and Archives.
Albany High School is the central high school of the City School District of Albany.
State Quad is one of the four iconic dormitory towers at SUNY Albany's Uptown Campus.
One Commerce Plaza
SUNY Polytechnic Institute's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering embodies Albany's emerging high-tech industry.
Albany City Hall, an 1883 Richardsonian Romanesque structure, is the seat of Albany's government.
The First Church in Albany (Reformed) is the oldest congregation in Upstate New York.
WTEN (headquarters pictured), WXXA, and Spectrum News broadcast from within city limits.
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Albany International Airport
The Port of Albany-Rensselaer adds $428 million to the Capital District's $70.1 billion gross product.
Siena guard Ronald Moore dribbles toward the basket in a game against Loyola in January 2010.

It is the economic and cultural core of the Capital District of New York State, which comprises the Albany–Schenectady–Troy Metropolitan Statistical Area, including the nearby cities and suburbs of Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs.

View west over downtown Troy from RPI, 2009

Central Troy Historic District

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View west over downtown Troy from RPI, 2009
Map of the district
 Current (single) district
 Original districts
Antique District on River Street
Map of 1820 fire damage
Hart-Cluett Mansion
Rowhouses on Washington Place, at Washington Park
Grand Street rowhouses built in wake of 1862 fire
Rice Building and River Street
Downtown post office
The McCarthy Building, whose planned demolition roused the city's preservationists
Townhouses on Fifth Avenue
Gurley Building
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Street magician performing at River Street festival, 2006

The Central Troy Historic District is an irregularly shaped, 96 acre area of downtown Troy, New York, United States.

Erie Canal

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Historic canal in upstate New York that runs east-west between the Hudson River and Lake Erie.

Historic canal in upstate New York that runs east-west between the Hudson River and Lake Erie.

Erie Canal map c. 1840
Aqueduct over the Mohawk River at Rexford, one of 32 navigable aqueducts on the Erie Canal
The Mohawk Valley, running east and west, cuts a natural pathway (water gap) between the Catskill Mountains to the south and the Adirondack Mountains to the north.
Profile of the original canal
Operations at Lockport, New York, in 1839
Stonework of lock abandoned because of route change, at Durhamville, New York
An original five-step lock structure crossing the Niagara Escarpment at Lockport, now without gates and used as a cascade for excess water
Erie Canal lock in Lockport, New York
1853 map of New York canals emboldened, center: the Erie Canal; other lines: railroads, rivers and county borders
Lithograph of the Erie Canal at Lockport, New York c. 1855. Published for Herrman J. Meyer, 164 William Street, New York City.
Aqueduct over Nine Mile Creek north of Camillus, New York, built in 1841 and abandoned c. 1918; one of 32 navigable aqueducts on the Erie Canal, it has since been restored.
Upstream view of the downstream lock at Lock 32, Pittsford, New York
Map of the "Water Level Routes" of the New York Central Railroad (purple), West Shore Railroad (red) and Erie Canal (blue)
Rochester, New York, aqueduct c. 1890
Two "low" lift bridges in Lockport, New York, July 2010
The modern Erie Canal has 34 locks, which are painted with the blue and gold colors of the New York State Canal System.
Gateway Harbor in North Tonawanda, about 1000 ft from the present-day western terminus of the Erie Canal where it connects to the Niagara River
The Old Erie Canal and its towpath at Kirkville, New York, within Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
Buffalo's Erie Canal Commercial Slip in Spring 2008
Erie Canal Lock 18, Cohoes, New York
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park, DeWitt, New York
The modern single lock at the Niagara Escarpment

The Hudson is tidal to Troy, and Albany is west of the Appalachians.

Map of Rensselaer County in 1829

Rensselaer County, New York

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County in the U.S. state of New York.

County in the U.S. state of New York.

Map of Rensselaer County in 1829
A farm in Brunswick
Rensselaer County Office building, which houses county offices, including that of the County Executive
Rensselaer County Courthouse, located on the corner of Congress and 2nd Streets in Troy
Map of towns, cities and villages within Rensselaer County

Its county seat is Troy.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Stephen van Rensselaer, founder of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Engraving of the original Rensselaer School
Engraving of RPI in 1876
Russell Sage Laboratory
West Hall
The Voorhees Computing Center
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies
EMPAC
Academy Hall
The Low Center for Industrial Innovation, northeast hub of the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies
A Blue Gene/P supercomputer similar to Rensselaer's Center for Computational Innovations
Rensselaer's Quadrangle dormitory on the central campus
The Theta Chapter of Chi Phi at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The RSE Clubhouse from the South Side near the "Freshman Hill" dorms
Official athletics logo
RPI's lacrosse team in a demonstration game at the 1948 London Olympics
Houston Field House
East Campus Athletic Village, under construction
Student Union
The RPI Playhouse

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is a private research university in Troy, New York, with an additional campus in Hartford, Connecticut.

New York (state)

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State in the Northeastern United States.

State in the Northeastern United States.

New York was dominated by Iroquoian (purple) and Algonquian (pink) tribes.
New Amsterdam, present-day Lower Manhattan, 1660
New York and neighboring provinces, by Claude Joseph Sauthier, 1777
British general John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga in 1777
1800 map of New York from Low's Encyclopaedia
The Erie Canal at Lockport, New York, in 1839
Flight 175 hitting the South Tower on September11, 2001
Flooding on AvenueC in Lower Manhattan caused by Hurricane Sandy
New York is bordered by six U.S. states, two Great Lakes, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Enveloped by the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound, New York City and Long Island alone are home to about eleven million residents conjointly.
Lake-effect snow is a major contributor to heavy snowfall totals in western New York, including the Tug Hill region.
Two major state parks (in green) are the Adirondack Park (north) and the Catskill Park (south).
The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor is a symbol of the United States and its ideals.
The African Burial Ground National Monument in Lower Manhattan
Map of the counties in New York
New York population distribution map. New York's population is primarily concentrated in the Greater New York area, including New York City and Long Island.
The Stonewall Inn in the gay village of Greenwich Village, Lower Manhattan, site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots, the cradle of the modern LGBT rights movement
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The main laboratory building of the IBM Watson Research Center is located in Yorktown Heights, New York.
Times Square in Midtown Manhattan, hub of the Broadway theater district, a media center, and one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections
"I Love New York"
CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, the largest container ship to enter the Port of New York and New Jersey as of September7, 2017
Harris Hall of the City College of New York, a public college of the City University of New York
Butler Library at Columbia University
University of Rochester
South campus of the University at Buffalo, the flagship of the State University of New York
The New York City Subway is one of the world's busiest, serving more than five million passengers per average weekday.
Grand Central Terminal in New York City
John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, the busiest international air passenger gateway to the United States
The New York State Capitol in Albany
New York State Court of Appeals
Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, New York's U.S. Senators
Kathy Hochul (D), the 57th Governor of New York
Yankee Stadium in The Bronx
Koppen climate of New York

Major metro areas include New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, the Capital District (Albany, Schenectady, and Troy), Poughkeepsie, Syracuse, Utica, and Binghamton.

Hudson River

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315 mi river that flows from north to south primarily through eastern New York in the United States.

315 mi river that flows from north to south primarily through eastern New York in the United States.

The Hudson River Watershed, including the Hudson and Mohawk rivers
The mouth of the Hudson (yellow), located between Jersey City and New York City
The Hudson River flowing out of Henderson Lake in Tahawus
The river from Poughkeepsie, looking north.
The river between Hudson Waterfront in New Jersey (left) and Manhattan (right)
The bulk carrier Nord Angel breaking ice on the Hudson
Robert Havell, Jr., View of the Hudson River from Tarrytown, c. 1866
The Erie Canal in Amsterdam, New York
The George Washington Bridge links Upper Manhattan and Fort Lee, New Jersey
The Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival, 2009
US Airways Flight 1549 after landing on the waters of the Hudson River in January 2009
North River by George Bellows, 1908, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Norrie Point Environmental Center in Staatsburg, headquarters of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Debris floating on the river near the World Trade Center, 1973
A juvenile house sparrow by the Hudson River

Even as far north as the city of Troy, the flow of the river changes direction with the tides.

Schenectady, New York

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City in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat.

City in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat.

Perspective map of Schenectady from 1882
Former GE headquarters building
Schenectady station, rebuilt in 2018
Proctor's Theatre
A concertina-playing guide welcomes visitors to a restored Dutch home in the Schenectady Stockade District.
Schenectady City Hall
Fire engine in Schenectady

Along with Albany and Troy, it is one of the three principal population and industrial centers in the region.

New York Central Railroad

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Railroad primarily operating in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

Railroad primarily operating in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

The main concourse of Grand Central Terminal, New York Central's most notable landmark
The former New York Central headquarters on Park Avenue is today known as the Helmsley Building
Map of the Water Level Routes of the New York Central Railroad (purple), West Shore Railroad (red) and Erie Canal (blue)
Bond of the New York Central Rail Road Company, issued 1 August 1853, signed by Erastus Corning
A New York Central train running on the High Line through the Bell Laboratories Building, 1936
The streamlined steam-powered 20th Century Limited departs Chicago's LaSalle Street Station behind a NYC Hudson locomotive, 1938
A full steam-powered NYC Mercury train, 1936
1936 postcard photograph of the Rexall Train

The Schenectady and Troy Railroad was chartered in 1836 and opened in 1842, providing another route between the Hudson River and Schenectady, with its Hudson River terminal at Troy.

North Greenbush, New York

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Town in Rensselaer County, New York, United States.

Town in Rensselaer County, New York, United States.

Also hindering a unified town image is that North Greenbush consists of parts of four different school districts, only one of which (a one-room schoolhouse) carries the town's name; two fire departments (Wynantskill and Defreestville); and three ZIP codes (City of Troy, City of Rensselaer, and Wynantskill).