Elegant row houses, once the homes of Gilded Age magnates, surround Washington Park in Troy, New York. Laid out in 1840, the Park is one of only two privately owned urban ornamental parks in the United States. Troy’s location, at the meeting of the Erie Canal and the Hudson River, made it an industrial center in the late nineteenth century. Its houses imitated the fashionable homes of the wealthy in New York City so well that parts of downtown Troy and Washington Park provided the “old New York” backdrop in Martin Scorcese’s Age of Innocence.
Explore this site to find information on the history of Troy’s Washington Park neighborhood, home restoration resources, and our Real Estate list (homes for sale and rental links). See the local Classifiedsfor interesting items for sale, a wide variety of Services offered by area businesses and practitioners, and a list of fresh, local Dining options. Looking for something interesting to do or just want to learn more about Troy? Check out our Calendar of area events, and Troy, NY News. Thank you for your interest in Troy’s Historic Washington Park!
Contemporary Arts Center at Woodside Church
The Contemporary Artists Center continues to revitalize the Woodside Church in South Troy and keep these wonderful structures open to the public. You can help keep the Arts thriving in Troy by donating now via their website below. CAC Woodside is a great addition to our Local Art Community; Please help today!
Wine Bar on Second Street a Troy Magnet
Downtown residents Vic Christopher & Heather LaVine have made the Charles F. Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar at 12 Second Street a regional destination. The tastefully redone wine bar is open 7 days a week & features wine & desserts by Sweet Sues. Vic & Heather love it so much they live above the store! Stop in; you’ll like it, too.
More future pets need placement. Two ready to go young females – friendly, healthy, spayed. Also 1 adult black male, 1 adult female calico. Call Lynn at 274-6434.
SidBuilds: We Build Community!
SidBuilds offers Energy Efficienct Building Renovations, Quality Hand Crafted Furniture, and Community Development Activities. SidBuilds is located at 384 Second Street in Troy, NY. Questions? Contact Sid Fleisher at 518-272-1944.
Argentineans living abroad in Troy!
Sema Cohen was contacted by a journalist who writes about Argentineans living abroad. Here is an article about Troy that was published in the Brando Magazine (article is written in Spanish).
Collar City Guitars! A Business of note!
4th St welcomes a great new business to the Little Italy community. Collar City Guitars is located at 199 4th St. It offers guitar and string instrument sales and repairs, accessories, amplifiers and more! Call 518-833-6699 email or visit their website.