10 Digit Dialing Coming to 518 Area Code


People with a New York 518 area code will soon have to begin dialing 10 digit phone numbers for local calls within the code region, which covers all or part of the state's 17 eastern counties. The new procedure will take effect on August 19 and comes as a result of the new 838 area code covering the same area.

To complete calls within the 518 area code region, the new dialing procedure requires callers to dial area code and telephone number. The same dialing procedure will apply to telephone numbers assigned to the new 838 area code.

What will remain the same?

Capital Health Consulting


Capital Health Consulting LLC (CHC) is a boutique Government Relations and Consulting firm developed in response to the rising demands of health and human service clients. CHC is a woman-owned business staffed with resourceful and accomplished clinicians and policy experts. The team has over 50 years of experience in the public and private sectors, offering firsthand insight into regulatory compliance, health care and legislative processes.

Downtown is Pawsome Garden Party


The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to announce our 2017 free outdoor Placemaking exhibit:  Downtown is Pawsome. Celebrating a local landmark and American icon, this year’s program will feature regional artists customizing twenty 3-foot-tall sculptures of Albany’s famous canine resident Nipper. These painted pups will help creatively reinvent the spaces shared by our neighbors, employees and visitors from June 2017 to May 2018.

Self-driving Car Being Tested in Albany


Audi of America will conduct a self-driving vehicle demonstration in Albany near the state Capitol on June 13, the first such event in the Empire State, following an announcement earlier this month by Gov. Cuomo that New York State is accepting applications from companies interested in testing or demonstrating autonomous vehicles on public roads. 

Video | Hellbent Mural Adorning Quackenbush Garage


Anyone who visits, lives, or works in Downtown will now have permanent access to art by an internationally recognized artist, thanks to a partnership between ParkAlbany, Albany Center Gallery, Albany Barn, and a number of Downtown organizations. The mural by Brooklyn-based Hellbent, is the second to be placed on the Quackenbush Garage. Upon completion, it 65 feet tall and 115 feet wide and will cover all six stories of the structure, wrapping around the south and west sides.

History Hiding in Plain Sight - A State Street Stroll


Historian Dan Palmer (Troy by Gas-Light & Society of Architectural Historians, Turpin Bannister Chapter) will host walking tours titled History Hiding in Plain Sight - A State Street Stroll on Saturdays & Sundays from May 27 - September 24. Tours start at State Street & Eagle Street. Tour is about 1-1/2 hours long. Tourguide will have a voice amplifier.

Tickets | $10 | Purchase online

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2017 Mohawk-Hudson Regional Invitational


Albany Center Gallery hosts 2017 Mohawk-Hudson Regional Invitational through June 9. The exhibit features esteemed regional artists Pennie Brantley, Matt Crane, Tasha Depp, Andrew Dines, Jamie Rodriguez and Anne Roecklein.

Gallery hours | Noon - 5:00 PM | Tuesday - Saturday and by appointment

Latte Art Competition


Stacks Espresso Bar will host a Latte Art Competition on May 25 beginning at 6:00 PM.

Free to attend | $5 to compete

DR Tall Ass Matt will be playing music & free cider courtesy of Nine Pin Cider.

Top three baristas will get a Barista Magazine subscription; first place winner gets an Acaia Scale.

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Artists Announced for 'Downtown is Pawsome' Exhibit


The artists who will transform sculptures into the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) 2017 outdoor public Placemaking exhibit, Downtown is Pawsome, have been announced. The public art project will feature 20 three-foot-tall sculptures based on Albany’s famous canine resident and local landmark Nipper the Dog, customized and placed on display at locations throughout Downtown from June 2017 through May 2018. A garden party launching the exhibit, and recognizing Hon.