Welcome to Albany

Synonymous with legislative dysfunction as much as legislative power, Albany (or 'Smallbany' to jaded locals) remains a tourism backwater. It became New York State's capital in 1797 because of its geographic centrality to local colonies and its strategic importance in the fur trade. Several blocks from the city center and the ostentatiously modern government buildings in the 98-acre Empire State Plaza, stately... Read More

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