Rivers Casino and Resort Revitalizing Schenectady New York

Schenectady has a long heritage of commerce and industry dating back to Dutch traders and later when the Erie Canal and the city’s strategic location at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers just above Albany made it a thriving trade port. Evidence of this early prosperity abounds in the Stockade Historic District, the oldest residential neighborhood in the United States. Walking the streets is like stepping back in time with whole blocks of original Dutch & English 17th – 18th century buildings fully intact and lovingly preserved. Sidewalks take you past historical placards identifying key highlights of the neighborhood’s significance. A few blocks further east in downtown on State

Mohawk Harbor 1st Boater – Geraldo Rivera

Yesterday marked the official 100th opening of the NYS Canal Corporation’s Erie Canal! One of the first travelers through the locks was Geraldo Rivera who stopped into Mohawk Harbor to check out our development. Catch the story this Friday on Fox & Friends!

Ellis wants to open urgent care center at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady

Ellis Medicine wants to open an urgent care center and doctor's offices at the newly-built Mohawk Harbor, about a mile away from the Schenectady hospital. The 10,300-square-foot medical office would be on the first floor of a four-story building, according to a certificate of need filed at the state Health Department. The Galesi Group of Rotterdam built the $330 million Mohawk Harbor next to the new Rivers Casino and Resort. The upscale development has apartments, offices, retail space, townhouses and a harbor to the Mohawk River. Ellis and other hospitals have been opening urgent care centers in the region to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits for minor illnesses and injuries and prov

Boaters return as Erie Canal system opens

APITAL REGION — The boats are back. The eastern end of the Erie Canal opened for the 2018 season on Tuesday, allowing boats large and small to again ply the central channel of the Mohawk River after being lifted and lowered through three dozen canal locks. The system's annual opening comes with the hope and expectation, especially along Schenectady's revitalized riverfront, of leisure travelers stopping and spending money -- money that fuels local marinas and restaurants. This will be the 194th season for the canal, which debuted in 1825 and was, in those days, the heart of Schenectady's economy. This is also the 100th anniversary of the Barge Canal, as the canal system's modern incarnation

Harbor Jam concert series announced at Rivers Casino

Mohawk Harbor will be a little busier this summer with Harbor Jam. Rivers Casino & Resort announced the lineup for its summer concert series on Thursday in Rivers’ amphitheater. The weekly concert series will feature tribute bands like Yellow Brick Road and Journeyman, along with Pure Prairie League, California Transit Authority, Orleans and Lords of 52nd street. “People from all across the region can come out and enjoy a summer evening of great entertainment at a world-class amphitheater,” said Justin Moore, Rivers’ assistant general manager. The concerts are free and start at 6 p.m. every Saturday from June 23 to Aug. 11, rain or shine. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs

A new way to bet the horses: Rivers Casino to partner with Off-Track Betting

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Patrons at Rivers Casino & Resort won't have to worry about missing the Kentucky Derby or other horse racing action while playing the tables or slot machines. Rivers is partnering with Capital Off-Track Betting to bring live racetrack betting to a New York state casino for the first time. The news comes just in time for the Kentucky Derby, which is run on Saturday from Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. It's the only such partnership in the state, but it could be a pre-cursor for other such combinations. If, for example, the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling that expands sports betting to New York and other states, OTB operations could try to partner with the casinos, wh

LeChase Set for Move to Mohawk Harbor Location

LeChase Construction Services, LLC is pleased to announce that its Albany office is moving to a new location, joining the Mohawk Harbor community in July 2018. The LeChase team will occupy offices located at Two Harbor Center. The new space will allow for the office to continue to accommodate growth in the region. “This is an exciting move for our employees and clients alike, as Mohawk Harbor reflects the ongoing development in this community,” said Neil Schiavi, LeChase vice president in Albany. “It is exciting to move into this growing development, and we look forward to continuing to serve our expanding client roster from this dynamic new office environment.” LeChase has had a regional of

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