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JUNE 23, 2015





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Social Scene: Downtown Albany BID Garden Party

Were you at our Downtown Garden Party that kicked off our #captureALB exhibit? See the Times Union photo gallery and learn more about the exhibit.

Food Market Being Developed in Downtown

A food market in the core of Downtown is being developed at 58 N Pearl Street. Called the Steuben Street Market, it is expected to open in September. See coverage: Times Union | Time Warner Cable News.

Mexican Restaurant Coming to Sheridan Ave.

The owners of several Albany restaurants expect to open their first Downtown eatery next month. Restaurant Ama Cocina will feature Mexican street fare. Learn more.

Downtown Meets Times Union's Best of Capital Region

McGeary's Irish Pub. The City Beer Hall. Jack's Oyster House. Yono's. Hilton Albany. TheREP. These are just some of the Downtown winner's from this year's Times Union Best of the Capital Region poll. See full list of winners.

Jonathan's Pizza Launches New Menu

From pizza (of course) to salads, hot dogs, and more, you'll find it all on Jonathan's Pizza's new menu. Find them at 31 N Pearl Street - and see their new menu.

Albany Among Five Best Cities for Young Professionals

A recent study names Albany in the top five cities for young professionals. Noting a unique mix of residential and commercial spaces, and a cost of living just 1.5% above the national average. Learn more.

Aeon Nexus Joins Forces with Troy Company

Aeon Nexus, an information technology and database management company that recently relocated to Wellington Row in Downtown, has joined forces with a Troy-based video production and branding company. The move is expected to provide more services to existing Aeon Nexus clients and positioning them to attract bigger customers from around the country. Learn more.

Leading Albany Arts

The Times Union profiled Owen Smith, producing artistic director of Park Playhouse and Managing Director of the Palace Theatre; Smith was also awarded this year's Norman S. Rice Award for Arts, Education and Culture by the Downtown Albany BID. Read more.

Mayor Sheehan Appoints Next Albany Police Chief

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced last week that she has appointed Brendan Cox, who had been acting Police Chief, to permanently hold that position. See coverage: Times Union | The Record | WAMC | Time Warner Cable News

First Church Offering Drive-In Service on Sundays

Every Sunday through Labor Day, The First Church in Albany offers Drive-In service at 9:00 AM. Worshipers can stay in their cars or sit in the adjacent Clee Park while the minister preaches from an outdoor pulpit. Learn more.

KeyBank Names New Head of Retail Banking in Albany

KeyBank has named Harjit Earneset as the new head of retail banking for the Albany market. She will oversee 12 branches and is responsible for branch administration and sales management. Learn more.

Albany County Partners with AAU

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy announced last week a partnership with the legislature, sheriff's office and the Amateur Athletic Union to give local children the opportunity to learn karate, lacrosse, flag football, and hockey for free. Learn more.

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