The Empire State Plaza was the idea of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, who was inspired to create the new government complex after Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands visited Albany for a celebration of the area's Dutch history.
One of the original Mott's plants was located in Voorheesville, NY just outside of Albany
The city of Nijmegen, Netherlands connected with Albany following World War II. To show its gratitude for post-war assistance, the city sent Albany 50,000 tulip bulbs in 1948; this act led to the establishment of the annual Tulip Festival.
This book is the loaded one. A lot of debates about various subjects can be argued with this book. Yes, the Musical is Amazing, but if you really want a good read that can has great re-readability- then this is it. Every time I read this I find something new to it, and it eventually, IMO, will be something that will be apart of the curriculum in AP classes.
American statesman, Alexander Hamilton was married in 1780 to Philip Schuyler's daughter Elizabeth at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany
Murder at Cherry Hill: In 1827, a handyman at Cherry Hill by the name of Jesse Strang fell in love with Elsie Whipple, a member of the family. Strang shot Elsie's husband, killing him. Strang was convicted and hanged in the last public execution in Albany.
State Bird of NY is the Blue Bird
In 1848, a woman's bonnet which caught fire in a barn caused 600 homes in the Mansion Hill neighborhood of Albany to burn down
For a period of time, Herman Melville lived in the pink house just off North Pearl Street next to McGeary's
Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat was the first successful steamboat that made its run from NYC to Albany in 1807
George Augustus, Lord Howe, killed in 1758 in an attack on Ticonderoga during the French and Indian War is buried in the front vestibule at St. Peter's Church
Albany, NY was named after the Duke of York's Scottish title the Duke of Albany.