A wave of renovation is removing Troy’s Rust Belt decay to open the way for new urban economy and culture. Artisans, restaurant owners and developers help revive a venerable community that retains a rich heritage and charming location.
“Troy is the place where Henry Hudson turned around,” goes the chorus of a rock anthem by The Parlor, a popular band from this upstate town.
But while the famous explorer didn’t find the Northern Passage to the spice markets of Asia, a new generation of urban entrepreneurs is discovering opportunities here.
With an abundance of affordable studios, shops and homes in grand turn-of-the-century buildings, artisans, restaurateurs, and other creative types are helping resurrect this venerable old town just north of Albany.
In a way, Troy has come full circle. Shipping, steel and textiles built Troy, even made it one of the wealthiest cities in the entire country. To read more check out the full article in the NY Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/real-estate/urban-renovations-uncover-riches-troy-article-1.1472989#ixzz2gl5Lz3wN
10.4.13 – Suzanne Spellen