A Troy landmark has a new lease on life and a new tenant.
Proctor's was built in the early 20th century for vaudeville performances by Capital District entrepreneur Frederick F. Proctor, who built another theater with his name in nearby Schenectady. The theater flourished for decades, but closed in 1977. The city of Troy acquired the property through foreclosure a year later.
In the early 2000s, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute acquired the building, hoping to use it partially for office space while keeping the theater.
Two public events in the Capital Region addressing quality of life issues are being held tonight - the second in a series of "Community Conversations" about gun violence is scheduled for this evening at the Albany Public Library's John Howe Branch 16 Schuyler St. ( about 3 blocks away from where the city's most-recent gun fatality occurred) Community activist Marlon Anderson leads the forum which kicks off at 6:30 p.m.
A community march sparked by a bar brawl in Troy has initiated debate and division in the Collar City and beyond.
Security and mobile phone videos of a late-January nightclub brawl seem to show police overpowering patrons at Kokopellis, including the severe beating of one individual. Police say they followed procedure.
A patchwork of media coverage paints a picture of an evening gone awry after police were summoned late last month to quell a disturbance at a Troy, New York nightspot.
The chain of events that has ensued crystallizes tonight with a series of citizen-action events.
Police say they responded to 124 4th Street in Troy during the wee hours of Saturday, Janaury 25th, answering a call that an employee at Kokopellis nightclub had been assaulted. Initial reports stated a brawl broke out after some patrons were observed to be smoking marijuana.
6:30 Friday morning, search-warrant in hand, the Troy Police Emergency Response Team entered 314 8th Street as part of a robbery investigation. They found 1.2 kilos of cocaine, pure powder cocaine, along with two pancakes of crack cocaine. Some of the drugs were packaged for sale. Arrests in the case are pending. Police say the total street value of the drugs exceeds $120,000.
Homecoming weekend saw hundreds of University at Albany students stranded for a time in Troy. What could have been an explosive situation ended peacefully…
Eleven police departments from across the Capital Region descended on downtown Troy Saturday to handle crowd control after hundreds of UAlbany students were left in the streets when a homecoming event was cancelled.
The founder of a prestigious Capital Region School is being inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.
On Saturday, Emma Hart Willard is being inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, home of the American women’s rights movement. The honor comes at the beginning of the Emma Willard School’s 200th year of educating young women.
By 10 on a recent Saturday morning, the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market was already busy. The market partners with SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. Open Saturdays, the farmers market takes place at the convergence of River and Third Streets in downtown Troy, an area that, like many urban centers, features more convenience stores and eateries than markets. Shoppers looking for an alternative to otherwise limited options can find organic fruits, vegetables and herbs, locally-produced meat, fish, and dairy, in addition to prepared foods from neighborhood businesses,