Impact Downtown Albany

First Capital Walls Mural of 2023 In Progress

May 12, 2023 – 11:37 am

New Capital Walls Mural Highlights Local Botany Native to the Capital Region  Downtown’s public art is in the works to grow by more than 277-square-feet with the planned addition of a Capital Walls mural by artist Juliana Haliti. Located on the main wall of The Yard Hatchet House & Bar between Chapel St and Sheridan […]

Capitalize Albany Breaks Ground On Clinton Market Collective Construction

April 25, 2023 – 10:31 am

Clinton Square DRI Project to Reimagine Key City Gateway, Strengthen Neighborhood Connectivity, and Create Proving Ground for Pop Up Businesses, Events and Programming View Press Release: Announcement By Governor Kathy Hochul Capitalize Albany Corporation and Clinton Market Collective project partners broke ground at 11 Clinton Ave. today marking the start of Clinton Market Collective’s construction. […]

Clinton Market Collective Construction Getting Underway

March 23, 2023 – 9:41 am

Clinton Square DRI Clinton Market Collective Project to Reimagine Key City Gateway, Strengthen Neighborhood Connectivity, and Create Proving Ground for Pop Up Businesses, Events and Programming Clinton Market Collective construction is starting, preliminary site work is getting underway and fencing will soon be constructed around the site’s perimeter.   Directly across from the new Skyway, the […]

South End Grocery Now Open

December 27, 2022 – 11:11 am

The South End Grocery is Located at 106 South Pearl Street The South End Grocery Coalition led by BlueLight Development Group and The African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region invited the Capital Region community to the grand opening of The South End Grocery on Tuesday. The opening marked one year after successfully purchasing […]

Central Warehouse Redevelopment Awarded $9.75 Million Through First Round Of The Restore New York Communities Initiative

December 20, 2022 – 3:56 pm

            View this post on Instagram                         A post shared by Capitalize Albany Corporation (@capalbanycorp) Governor Kathy Hochul Announced Today Albany’s $9.75 Million Special Project Award View Announcement Press Release Led through a partnership between development team Redburn Development […]

#DowntownWorks For O’Connell & Aronowitz

December 8, 2022 – 3:06 pm

O’Connell & Aronowitz, one of the Capital Region’s oldest law firms, has deep ties to the City of Albany and a long commitment to its downtown. It opened its doors in 1925 with two founding attorneys from opposite ends of the political spectrum: Edward J. O’Connell, chairman of the Albany Democratic Committee and brother of […]

Clinton Market Collective Construction Bid Opportunity: Information For Contractors And Trade Experts

September 20, 2022 – 1:43 pm

Update 9/29/22: Interested bidders, please click here to review Addendum #1 and note the below due date has been updated. Capitalize Albany Corporation is now seeking bids for construction of its Clinton Market Collective project. TW&A Construction Management, a New York State Women-Owned Business (WBE) is serving as the construction manager for the project. Construction […]

Survey & Public Workshop: Help Bring $10 Million To South Pearl Street

August 30, 2022 – 9:59 am

The City of Albany is preparing to put forward an application for South Pearl to compete in the sixth round of the New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). The City of Albany would like your participation in creating the strongest application possible. Please attend a community workshop on September 6th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the […]

Downtown Entertainment Destination Empire Live Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

August 26, 2022 – 1:56 pm

A celebration for event venues Empire Live and Empire Underground one year in the making was held at the 93 N. Pearl Street entertainment destination. Indie band The Cold War Kids opened Empire Live on August 26, 2021, with 700 attendees. Since opening approximately 60,000 people have come downtown to Empire Live and Empire Underground […]


August 5, 2022 – 3:26 pm

With support from the Amplify Albany grant program Albany Center Gallery unveiled its new workshop and artist space: Art.Work.Space Friday evening followed by an artist reception event which attracted hundreds to downtown’s central business district. The new workspace will be used to display youth and community artwork, host programming events, as well as operate as […]