- Why Capitals Are Important
- The Purpose of Capitals
- History of State Capitals
If you think back to elementary school, you probably had to memorize the capitals of all fifty states, and may have wondered why those names are so important. As it turns out, those capital cities play a vital role in running the fifty states. Capitals house the legislative, executive, and, in most cases, the judicial branch of the state government. Also, state capitals are often a center of culture and history for their state. So let's take a look at the fifty state capitals and their contri...
A capital city, or a capital as it's commonly referred, is the city where the seat of government is located. Within the capital the building in which the state legislative houses meet is called a capitol. The words capitol and capital can easily be mixed up, so let's establish the key difference between the words. The word capital with an a refers to a city, while the word capitol with an o is always talking about a building.
In the early years of many states, the location of the state capital would shift to different cities or towns before a permanent site had been chosen. For example, in Mississippi the capital was moved four times before finally settling in the city of Jackson. Reasons for moving the capital could include contests between political factions, the decline of the town where the capital was located, a population boom that made another city attractive, or to provide a better location for the state g...
Albany (/ ˈ ɔː l b ə n i / AWL-bə-nee) is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat and largest city of Albany County.Albany is located on the west bank of the Hudson River approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of its confluence with the Mohawk River and approximately 135 miles (220 km) north of New York City.
Albany became a city of craftsmen and limited manufacture with politics playing an ever-vital role in the community. Among those for whom politics was more than a passing phase was Martin Van Buren. He was the founder of the Albany Regency, the first political machine and he went on to become president of the United States.
- Arbor Hill
- Buckingham Pond/Crestwood
- Center Square
- Delaware Avenue
- Eagle Hill
- Manning Boulevard
- New Scotland / Woodlawn
One of the first neighborhoods in Albany, the neighborhood’s rich past is illustrated in the spires of Saint Joseph’s Church, historic structures, and Ten Broeck Mansion. A diverse neighborhood enjoys parks, and a location adjacent to downtown and commercial offerings of Henry Johnson Boulevard. Please visit the Arbor Hill Neighborhood Association websitefor more information.
The Beverwyck Neighborhood area is primarily a residential area serving a large and diverse group of people. While we do have a variety of small businesses operating on the periphery of our boundaries, our neighborhood is primarily comprised of long-standing homeowners, new home-owners, renters and students of the College of St. Rose and the State University at Albany. Our goal is to integrate the diversity of our neighborhood into an area which demonstrates the kind of quality of life that is attractive to potential new residents. Featuring quiet interior streets just steps away from the bustle of Central and Western Avenues, the neighborhood is also home to Albany Youth Soccer and the well utilized Beverwyck Park. Schools, homes and a few brick paved street reflect the history of the city. Please visit the Beverwyck Neighborhood Association Facebook Page.
Residents enjoy the hiking path, ducks and geese at its centerpiece pond as well as easy walking distance to local amenities on New Scotland and Western Avenues. Homes are primarily single family and located on tree-lined streets, some with medians.CampusSo named for its proximity to the SUNY Albany campus, this quiet neighborhood features predominantly single-family homes and easy access to the many local services on Western Avenue.
Located in the heart of Albany directly adjacent to downtown, the neighborhood features a diverse mix of residents, Lark Street unique shops and galleries, and restored historic homes. Please visit the Center Square Neighborhood Association website.
A vibrant and eclectic community, Delaware Avenue features a movie theater, restaurants and bistros and many local services. Normanskill Farm and the Hackett Bike trail are two prized amenities for neighborhood residents. Please visit the Delaware Neighborhood Association Facebook Page.
Tucked away in the westernmost part of the City, the neighborhood has a distinctly suburban feel. Minutes away are a major shopping center and many large commercial stores.
The Eagle Hill Neighborhood of Albany, NY is a multi-generational, multi-cultural, and ethnically diverse neighborhood, where people take pride in their homes and their property. This is a close-knit neighborhood where people put down roots, with some families having lived here for generations. Please visit the Eagle Hill Neighborhood Association website.
The Albany’s Hudson/ Park is known for its convenience, cultural diversity and neighborly interaction. These characteristics stand out in this area and are the main reason why residents are attracted to this neighborhood. It is located between Washington Park, Lincoln Park and the Empire State Plaza. Please visit the Hudson/Park website.
Established in the early 1970's, the Manning Boulevard Neighborhood Association encompasses the area on both sides of Manning Boulevard between Washington and Western Avenues. Please visit the Manning Boulevard Neighborhood Association websitefor more information.
Tree lined streets, sidewalks, tight knit community, and local services such as a hospital, specialty and retail shops and the Capital Hills Golf Course are a few of many attractions to the neighborhood. NormanskillDeriving its name from Norman’s Creek, Normanskill is a residential community tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the City. Large lawns, trees and location right off of New Scotland Avenue area few of many amenities of the neighborhood.North Albany / Shaker ParkA tight knit community with an Irish past, the neighborhood enjoys a golf course, Sacred Heart Park, Hackett Park, and will soon host a brand new YMCA facility. Housing styles are typically a mixture of single family and duplexes.Park SouthTucked between the growing University Heights and Washington Park, Park South features a mix of housing styles. Located close to services on New Scotland Avenue and downtown, getting anywhere quickly is easy. Please visit the New Scotland/Woodlawn Neighborhood Association w...
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The Hudson Valley (also known as the Hudson River Valley) comprises the valley of the Hudson River and its adjacent communities in the U.S. state of New York.The region stretches from the Capital District including Albany and Troy south to Yonkers in Westchester County, bordering New York City.
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- United States
- New York
Governor Andrew M. Cuomos NY Works Task Force today released New York States first-ever 10-year Statewide Capital Plan, a strategic, forward-looking plan designed to break down the old silo-based approach to capital investment, better leverage existing investment dollars and grow the States economy.
New York City, United States. New York City is the most populous city in the United States and is considered one of world’s financial, cultural, and educational centers. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York City, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
To distinguish it from New York City, which is the largest city in the state, it is sometimes referred to as New York State. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area (including nearly 40% on Long Island). The state and city were named for the 17th-century Duke of York, the future King James II of England.
A life-long resident of Albany, Justin’s family has deep roots in the Albany community. His great-grandfather was a builder in Albany, and in his travels around the City Justin can spot many of the houses and apartments that he built. His father, Paul Lawton, has been with the Albany Fire Department for 27 years and is now a fire investigator.
The Hudson River Railroad was established in 1849 on the east side of the river as a way to bring passengers from New York City to Albany. The line was built as an alternative to the New York and Harlem Railroad for travel to Albany, and as a way to ease the concerns of cities along the river.