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Could This Be a Step Towards Gondolas In Downtown Albany?

It's been making waves over the last few months - the idea of a mile long gondola stretching from downtown Albany to the Amtrak train station in Rensselaer.

Is it a cool idea or is it crazy? Could it work? Could it draw tourism?

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Police Still Investigating Fatal Colonie Hit and Run

An unidentified man is dead after police say he was hit by two cars while walking on Watervliet-Shaker Road in the middle of the night on Saturday night...

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Photo by Uriel Sinai,Getty Images
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Friends and Family to Celebrate Life of Albany Firefighter

William O’Leary was a 16-year veteran of the Albany Fire Department and worked for the city of Rensselaer. He was also an active member of the Albany Yacht Club...

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Spike TV's 10th Annual Guys Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience
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2 of The 13 Best Bars Outside NYC Are In The Capital Region

Albany and the Capital Region alike have so many amazing bars! Which two in the area landed on this list?

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How Do New York Winters Rank Among The Nation’s Worst?

Unless you live in Hawaii or Arizona, you probably think winter is miserable. But how miserable are New York winters compared to other states?

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These So-Called ‘Cults’ Located in Upstate New York May Shock You

We all know about some of the more famous cults, like the Manson cult, The Branch Davidiens and The People's Church. When it comes to cults and religious organizations, it's out of sight, out of mind, right? Just how close are we to cults here in the Capital Region?

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Bed Bug Summit Held Near Chicago
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Is Albany Finally Rid Of It’s Bed Bug Stigma?

It has been a dubious honor for the Capital Region the last 5 years, but things are looking up for our bed bug problem with the latest Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list.

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You’re Probably Not Sincere When Mourning Celebs on Facebook: Here’s Why

I never understood why people get so upset over the death of a celebrity. Especially when you most likely never knew or met the person at all. Yes, they probably influenced you in some way. I'm sure Mahatma Gandhi influenced you, but I doubt you give him much credit. If only he had a Twitter account.

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Two New Restaurants Now Open At Albany’s Stuyvesant Plaza

Two new eateries are now up and running at the old Creo location at Stuyvesant Plaza.

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Kids Can Try Hockey For Free At Empire State Plaza

Registration is underway for the next free clinic at the ice rick at the Empire State Plaza.

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Hey Albany, Can We Get a Tulip King? It’s 2017?

I read this morning on the Times Union website that it's time once again for young women to submit their applications to the Albany Tulip Queen Selection Committee so that they can be in the running to be crowned Albany's Tulip Queen.

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Meet The Capital Region’s First Baby of 2017

Most of us are excited for the new year but this local baby was kicking and screaming. In my career I've had the chance to write about a lot of young celebrities but this one will be hard to top.

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