Albany Upscale Condo Near Arts & Entertainment 12210

Albany upscale condo in the heart of downtown’s historic Arts and Entertainment District. 3rd Flr Unit, Secured Entrance, Heated Gar. & Storage Room, Fitness Ctr., Rooftop Deck w/ Grill & spectacular views! Bright Open Floor Plan, 1675 SF, 2 BR Plus Office, Gleaming HW Flrs, Floor to Ceiling Windows, Granite Gourmet Kit., Granite His & Her Vanities, CA Walk-In Closet, Crown Molding & MORE! Maintenance Free Living in the heart of Downtown Albany.
Albany Upscale Condo Near Arts & Entertainment 12210

Albany Upscale Condo Near Arts & Entertainment 12210

As of the census[1] of 2000, the town had a total area of 533 square miles and a population of 294,565 people, 63% of whom were white. The median income for a household in the town was $42,935, per capita income for the town was $23,345.

Albany is one of the oldest surviving European settlements from the original thirteen colonies and the longest continuously chartered city in the United States. The area was originally inhabited by Algonquian Indian tribes and was given different names by the various peoples.

Permanent European claims began when Englishman Henry Hudson, exploring for the Dutch East India Company on the Half Moon (Dutch: Halve Maen), reached the area in 1609, claiming it for the United Netherlands. In 1614, Hendrick Christiaensen rebuilt the French fort as Fort Nassau, the first Dutch fur-trading post in present-day Albany.[14] Commencement of the fur trade provoked hostility from the French colony in Canada and amongst the natives, all of whom vied to control the trade.

In a census of 1697 there were 1,452 individuals living in Albany County. In 1774 Albany County, with 42,706 people, was the largest county in colonial New York. According to the first Federal Census in 1790 Albany County reached 75,921 inhabitants and was still the largest county in the state.

During the late 18th century and throughout most of the 19th, Albany was a center of transportation. It is located on the north end of the navigable Hudson River, was the original eastern terminus of the Erie Canal, and was home to some of the earliest railroad systems in the world. Albany’s main exports at the time were beer, lumber, published works, and ironworks. Beginning in 1810, Albany was one of the ten most populous cities in the nation, a distinction that it held until the 1860 census.

Albany Upscale Condo Near Arts & Entertainment 12210

In the 20th century, the city opened one of the first commercial airports in the world, the precursor of today’s Albany International Airport. The 1920s saw the rise of a powerful political machine controlled by the Democratic Party. The city’s skyline changed in the 1960s with the construction of the Empire State Plaza and the uptown campus of SUNY Albany, mainly under the direction of Governor Nelson Rockefeller. While Albany experienced a decline in its population due to urban sprawl, many of its historic neighborhoods were saved from destruction through the policies of Mayor Erastus Corning 2nd, the longest-serving mayor of any city in the United States. More recently, the city has experienced growth in the high-technology industry, with great strides in the nanotechnology sector.

Albany has been a center of higher education for over a century, with much of the remainder of its economy dependent on state government and health care services. The city has experienced a rebound from the urban decline of the 1970s and 1980s, with noticeable development happening in the city’s downtown and midtown neighborhoods.

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  • Price: $449,900 
  • Prop. Class: Residential 
  • County: Albany 
  • Contact: Sandy Speranza 
  • Cell: 518-331-8036 
  • Brokerage: Howard Hanna Real Estate 
  • Town: Albany