When I first arrived in Troy, NY – I felt at home. In its vibe, there’s something extremely familiar that brings up parallels with NYC. It’s historic, yet visually evolving. The people you see come from every possible age and social group. Local businesses and coffee shops could have been part of a Brooklyn neighborhood. Troy is a great getaway for an entire weekend.
Urban Grow Center was developed to improve access to nutritious food for locals while helping regional farmers reach new customers Troy Bike Rescue is a collective of cycling enthusiasts committed to removing bikes from the waste stream and getting them back on the streets. You can take a class in bike repairs or adopt a bike for a donation Local bus stop at part of the Busplus rapid bus route, connecting Albany and Schenectady Detail of a local school facade On Saturday, I suggest vising Troy’s Farmers Market – a fantastic gathering of local food and drink makers At the Farmer’s Market, a stand serving Greek food Green Island Bridge, a vertical lift bridge which is raised only occasionally for river traffic A mural depicting Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (located across) Monument Square little pecks, a cafe and grocery to pick up delicious lunch, coffee or local produce When you’re done exploring Troy, you must stop by at 22 2nd St. Wine Co., an impeccably curated wine shop with naturally made indie wines from all over the world – and a massive collection of Pet Net wine (my recent favorite)
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