Buildings are starting to take shape at Mohawk Harbor

The Galesi Group, one of the largest developers in Upstate New York, has been investing in the Capital Region since 1969. Over the past 16 years alone, the Galesi Group has played a pivotal role in the redevelopment of Schenectady with over $100,000,000 of investments made downtown. Situated less than a mile from downtown the former American Locomotive Company (ALCO) site was an eyesore at the gateway to Schenectady and Galesi wanted to remove the blight at one of the key entrances to the City. The vision was to create a mixed use urban development with residential, hotels, office, retail and restaurants along one mile of the waterfront. Now this vision has been brought to life with construc

Schenectady casino kicks off hiring

The future Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady has posted some available jobs online, kicking off the search for more than a thousand employees. Rush Street Gaming of Chicago has posted five positions on, a gaming and hospitality industry jobs website. The positions include director of hotel operations and director of sales. The Rivers Casino is now being erected on the Mohawk Harbor site off Erie Boulevard in Schenectady with the foundation in place and steel going up by local contractors Rifenburg of Troy and LeChase of Schenectady. The $330 million casino is expected to be built and opened by March of next year, according to Rush Street CEO Greg Carl

Work going fast at Mohawk Harbor thanks to mild winter

The Rivers Casino will start going up as early as next week as construction on the Mohawk Harbor site plows forward thanks to the mild winter. Development of the 60-acre old Alco site off Erie Boulevard has been moving along with daily construction undisturbed because of the lack of snow in the Schenectady area so far this year. “It’s been a lot more productive,” said Austin DiSiena, superintendent of Rifenburg Contracting of Troy, one of the contractors working on site. “Typically you will have lost days and then try to make up for them. This winter has been a lot more workable without frozen ground or snowfall.” Rotterdam developer the Galesi Group is revitalizing the brownfield along the

Rivers Casino to open in early 2017

SCHENECTADY — Construction of the Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady is ahead of schedule. The casino is expected to open in early 2017, Rush Street Gaming CEO Greg Carlin said. The casino will be open by March of next year and by the end of 2017 earn about $190 million, a little under Rush Street’s third-year projected gaming revenues of $223 million, Carlin said. “We’re already under construction here,” he said. “We wanted to open this facility as quickly as possible. Our expected opening date is the first quarter of 2017, assuming the weather cooperates with us. That’s actually ahead of schedule.” Carlin joined other Rush Street Gaming officials — along with representa

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Celebrates Start of Construction with Ceremonial Groundbreaki

SCHENECTADY, NY — Representatives of Rush Street Gaming were joined by local and state officials, members of the business community and local partners today on the banks of the Mohawk River to celebrate the start of construction on Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady with a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony. Rush Street Gaming was awarded a license in December 2015 to construct and operate a gaming facility in Schenectady. The company has a history of bringing successful casinos to market from the ground up in markets across the country. “Today is a tremendous milestone for the City of Schenectady, the State of New York, and for Rush Street Gaming,” said Rush Street Gaming CEO Greg Carlin. “