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Copter gives unique view of new projects, old favorites

SCHENECTADY & AMSTERDAM

Copter gives unique view of new projects, old favorites

From the air, everything looks different. On Thursday, Gazette photographer Marc Schultz and I took a helicopter ride to get an aerial view of ongoing projects and popular sites in Schenectady as well as Amsterdam.

Rivers Casino signs get city blessing

Rivers Casino signs get city blessing

Rush Street Gaming of Chicago decreased its total signage for the casino and hotel from a total of 14,928 square feet to 7,479 square feet. Signage for the casino only includes wallmounted signs and does not include plans for the proposed 1,622-square-foot pylon sign.

Office, retail building approved at Mohawk Harbor

SCHENECTADY

Office, retail building approved at Mohawk Harbor

The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority approved a three-story office and retail building at Mohawk Harbor with a payment in lieu of taxes agreement during a meeting Wednesday evening.

Schenectady casino vendor fair next week

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady casino vendor fair next week

The future Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor will hold an Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) vendor fair in Albany next week.

Mohawk Harbor site streets already labeled on Google Maps

SCHENECTADY

Mohawk Harbor site streets already labeled on Google Maps

The much-debated “Rush Street” at the Mohawk Harbor site is already labeled on Google Maps, even though the road doesn’t exist yet.

Rush pays $50M license fee for new Rivers Casino

SCHENECTADY

Rush pays $50M license fee for new Rivers Casino

Casino operator Rush Street Gaming paid its $50 million licensing fee to the state today to run the future Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady.

Jobs listed at Schenectady casino website

Jobs listed at Schenectady casino website

Rush Street Gaming listed job openings at the future Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady online today.

Council approves Mohawk Harbor street names

SCHENECTADY

Council approves Mohawk Harbor street names

The Schenectady City Council approved naming three streets at Mohawk Harbor Rush Street, Harborside Drive and Mohawk Harbor Way despite continued opposition.

Pylon sign plan killed at Mohawk Harbor

Pylon sign plan killed at Mohawk Harbor


Rush Street Gaming has dumped the proposed massive pylon sign from its plans for the Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor.

Automated Dynamics' move is bittersweet

NISKAYUNA

Automated Dynamics' move is bittersweet

Automated Dynamics has moved from the old Alco site to Niskayuna, a decision President Robert Langone says not only benefited the company but also the community.
The manufacturer moved to the Niskayuna Commerce Park this month.

Mohawk Harbor street names headed for council vote

SCHENECTADY

Mohawk Harbor street names headed for council vote

Proposed street names at Mohawk Harbor moved out of a City Council’s committee meeting Monday evening despite two of its three members holding strong against the name Rush Street.

Mallozzis to feed casino crowd

SCHENECTADY

Mallozzis to feed casino crowd


Schenectady’s new casino will feature two well-known restaurants — Johnny’s and Villa Italia.

New renderings offer preview of Rivers Casino

SCHENECTADY

New renderings offer preview of Rivers Casino

Casino operator Rush Street Gaming released new renderings of the future Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor providing a sneak peak at the inside of the facility.

Lt. Gov. Hochul visits, says Schenectady is going places

SCHENECTADY

Lt. Gov. Hochul visits, says Schenectady is going places

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said she believes the Schenectady casino will be a “destination” and that the future Electric City Apartments is a “hip” project.

For these students, gambling is an educational pursuit

SCHENECTADY

For these students, gambling is an educational pursuit

On a recent Monday night, the Lally Mohawk Room at Schenectady County Community College was converted to the gaming floor of a casino.

Schenectady to get $3.5M before casino is open

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady to get $3.5M before casino is open

The city of Schenectady will be receiving an estimated $3.5 million from the casino project before the facility is up and running.

New York to step up effort to battle problem gambling

NEW YORK STATE

New York to step up effort to battle problem gambling

With new casinos under construction in upstate New York, the state Gaming Commission is moving to strengthen its problem gambling policies.

Poker pro turns his talents to new casino

SCHENECTADY

Poker pro turns his talents to new casino

In the high-stakes world of professional poker, Matt Glantz was a relative latecomer. Right out of business school, Glantz went to work at the Philadelphia stock market. He loved it.

Rush Street Gaming CEO defends road-name proposal

Rush Street Gaming CEO defends road-name proposal

Rush Street Gaming CEO Greg Carlin says the street name for the future Schenectady casino “must be about the future of the site and not the past.” In a letter to the City Council on Monday, Carlin defended the operator’s proposed street names at Mohawk Harbor — Rush Street, Harborside Drive and Mohawk Harbor Way.

Schenectady casino kicks off hiring

SCHENECTADY

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.

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