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Albany Scene

The City of Albany, located on the banks of the Hudson River in the heart of the Capital District, is proud to be New York State’s Capital City. Albany is a beautiful destination, offering valuable resources for higher education and sustainable living, vibrant and active urban centers and desirable neighborhoods.

The City’s deep-rooted heritage and history have shaped the City's urban footprint, complimenting its natural setting along the waterfront and its reflection of historic architecture, major institutions, mixed neighborhoods and diversity of residents.

The City of Albany was first settled by the Dutch in 1624.