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Richest Places to Live in the 518 [LIST]

When I mention to you a list of the richest places to live in the 518 area you probably have an area or two that pops in your mind but based on actual data and facts, are your assumptions true?

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albany center gallery Instagram
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Get A Free Dog Toy With Nipper Week In Albany [PHOTO]

The "Downtown Is Pawsome" project is going strong in downtown Albany and for this week only, you have an opportunity to get your furry friend a free toy.

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2014 Paralympic Winter Games - Previews: Day - 4
Credit: Dennis Grombkowski / Staff Getty Images
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A Gondola In Albany – Do We Need It? [PHOTO]

I am all for progress and making downtown Albany more accessible to increase tourism, but part of me thinks this is a colossal waste of money...

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Getty Images
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The Best Ice Cream Guide of the Capital Region (Based On YOUR Suggestions)

It's the summer and on a beautiful day you could find yourself in an unfamiliar area, soaking up some fun in the sun. Suddenly an idea pops in your head, "Ice cream!" Yes, always ice cream. I don't blame you! But where do you go if you're not familiar with your surroundings? Maybe this list (created with your help) will be a great guide for ya!

I took the time to separate by alphabetical order and if there are two listed for an area, the first had the most mentions in our original Facebook post!

Happy tasting!

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Do You Know Which Local Restaurants Have Been on TV?

I love the Food Network, I'm obsessed with all things TV and food so it's seriously the perfect place for me. I always see these stars traveling the country and wait for the day for them to stop by the Capital Region.

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Angela Waye
Angela Waye
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Heroes Week At The Great Escape

Celebrate our local heroes at the Great Escape all week. I think this is a great way to highlight our local men and women who always go above and beyond. The Great Escape is offering discounts and family packages for first responders, military and their families.

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Goat Yoga, Where You Can Practice Locally!

You've seen it trending online, you've wanted to try it and now you can because goat yoga has finally made its way to the Capital Region and you can try it out this month!

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Troy Favorite Opens in Schenectady Today

There's few things I love more on this planet than food, especially local food, and being from Schenectady, I'm so happy one of my favorites is finally opening it's second storefront location in Electric City.

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Cell Phone - Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Cell Phone - Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Local Apps to Download This Summer [LIST]

No matter where you go, I'm sure you have your cell phone with you. Between Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, there may not be a ton of space but I know of a few local apps that you need to get through the summer...

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chrissy cavotta
chrissy cavotta
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Local Landmark Celebrating 175 Years

I have fond memories of this landmark in the Capital Region. It started with several field trips during school and when I went and visited on other occasions as an adult, I am still fascinated that this exists in the 518.

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Homeless Veterans Get Medical Care And Supplies At "Stand Down Event"
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Banners to Be Hung in Troy for Veterans [PHOTO]

Troy is now doing even more to support the veterans who fought for our freedoms. A Troy Military Banner kickoff program was on Sunday and since then, you're going to see something different lining the streets.

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Chrissy, Townsquare Media
Chrissy, Townsquare Media
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My Favorite Childhood Place Opens This Weekend [PICTURE]

I love this time of year, the weather is turning warmer, and even though I can't enjoy this place anymore as an adult, it's one of my favorites to visit.

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