Bon Appetit! SUNY Adk opens new Culinary Center


GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – SUNY Adirondack student Amber Rojcewicz can take a full complement of courses without ever setting foot on the school’s main campus in Queensbury. Everything she needs is available at the college’s new Culinary Arts Center, in downtown Glens Falls, where more than 150 people turned out Wednesday for a ribbon cutting […]

TBT – 2011


In early 2011, Galesi and Bonacio teamed up to build, Market Center, a $30 million, 192,940 SF mixed use complex in downtown Saratoga Springs featuring 124 apartments and anchored by a grocery store. Originally the 2.8 acre site was Downtown’s only grocery store, Price Chopper, which relocated into Market Center and was rebranded as Price […]

TBT – 2010


In 2010 Galesi bought the abandoned Alco site and cleared the 60 acres to create a blank canvas. #DidYouKnow it wasn’t always going to be a harbor? However, the Mohawk Harbor was a solution to deal with storm water management and flood control.

New interpretive signs highlight Alco history


SCHENECTADY — The rejuvenated city riverfront where people now live, relax and gamble was once the site of a factory where the biggest locomotives in the world and tanks that helped win World War II were built. A new set of interpretive signs along the Alco Heritage bicycle trail tells the story of American Locomotive Co., from before […]

Schenectady County Legislature Honors Alco Heritage at Mohawk Harbor


New Trail Markers Unveiled Celebrating Role in Transportation and Military History  (Schenectady County, NY)  New signage that celebrates the history of the American Locomotive Company (Alco) is now in place along a two mile bike-hike trail on Schenectady’s rejuvenated waterfront. Sponsored and funded by the Schenectady County Legislature, the new trail signs celebrate the history of Alco.  From […]

GG TBT – 2009


In 2009 Paul Mitchell, the cosmetology school, announced it would open its first franchise location in Upstate New York at 411 State Street in Downtown Schenectady. Once a vacant dollar store, Galesi transformed 20,000 sf to a retail store and training school for hair, make up, and barbering. #Didyouknow John Paul Jones DeJoria, the co-founder of Paul […]

Galesi TBT – 2008


Center City was purchased in 2008 and was transformed into a $33 million, 212,000 sf mixed use building. Originally 3 buildings that consisted of WT Grant, Kresge & Wallace department stores it was replaced by an indoor ice skating rink in 1979, and later converted into an indoor soccer field. Today, over 250 people work […]



SYRACUSE, NY – December 5, 2017 – An environmental cleanup project at a former industrial site in Schenectady, NY has received the 2018 New York Engineering Excellence Platinum Award in the Environmental category from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC New York). ACEC New York will be awarding Barton & Loguidice […]

Construction work begins on $3.5M Barrett Street project


SCHENECTADY — Construction of six townhouse-style homes that are part of the $3.5 million Barrett Street housing project has begun. John Roth, CEO of Plank Construction Services, a partner in the project, said work began on the foundation system two weeks ago, after building permits were secured from the city. Roth said work to waterproof the exterior of […]

Galesi TBT – 2007

Bow Tie Cinemas opened their doors in 2007 with Spider Man 3 as its first showing. The building was once the Hough Hotel, that was demolished and transformed into a movie theater in the heart of Downtown Schenectady. What was the last movie you saw here?

Galesi TBT – 2006 – Golub Headquarters


In 2006, Galesi purchased 9.5 acres which would become the first phase of the Alco redevelopment. The brownfield site was then transformed to a 240,000 square foot LEED gold certified building, home to Golub headquarters. Out of several other locations across the United States, Golub choose Schenectady to call home!

Engineering firm to add Capital Region office


SCHENECTADY — A Southern Tier engineering firm has decided to open its first Capital Region office in Mohawk Harbor. Delta Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors expects to relocate eight employees there when it takes occupancy in January 2019, then hire 10 to 12 new employees over the next few years. Delta is finalizing its lease now; […]

In tale of two harbors, Syracuse comes up short: Mitchell Patterson


Mitchell Patterson is a regular guest columnist for and The Post-Standard. He is a former venture capitalist and current entrepreneur. He lives in Clay. A couple weeks ago, I was invited to an event at the Mohawk Harbor, a revitalization project recently developed in Schenectady. The project, started in 2015 on an industrial brownfield, has […]

Delta Engineering Chooses Mohawk Harbor for New Office

Waterfront Development Continues to Attract New Jobs to Schenectady Schenectady, N.Y., August 16, 2018 — The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority today announced that Delta Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors (Delta), a multidisciplinary architectural and engineering firm based in Endwell, NY, will open an office at Mohawk Harbor. Delta, founded in 1976, provides a wide […]

#GGTBT 2006

In 2006 Galesi Group began to reconstruct 409 State St. when discovering a one-worded message across the building’s face, “Metropolitan.” The former D&K Dollar store had a historic past and was home to a local Metropolitan Chain Store during the 1930s. By 1950 it was a H.L. Green Co. five-and-dime store, and in the 1960s […]

Work Starts on Finance Firm’s New Latham HQ


The Daily Gazette John Cropley | August 13, 2018 Ayco to consolidate area offices into new $24M building LATHAM — Twenty years after the last audience drove out of the parking lot at the old Starlite Theater, the excavators have rolled in. A ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday, with dignitaries using gold-toned shovels to dig into […]

Groundbreaking for Ayco building set for Monday


Colonie Staff report Updated 5:08 pm EDT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 Groundbreaking ceremonies for a 150,000-square-foot office building at the site of the former Starlite Theater in Latham will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. The project, being developed by the Galesi Group, will be anchored by financial services firm Ayco. The $23.6 million project is expected to […]

Galesi TBT – 2005


#TBT in 2005 the Golub Freezer consolidated its operations in Colonie and Waterford to relocate to the Rotterdam Industrial Park in a new $13 million, 153,000 SF building. This facility now handles all of Price Chopper Supermarkets frozen food distribution in the Region. #GGTBT 

Galesi TBT – 2004


#DidYouKnow that in 2004 FedEx Freight moved from Latham to the Rotterdam Corporate Park? FedEx’s new 54,000 SF warehouse was twice the size of their former facility which allowed them to grow their workforce by 20% and brought over 70 employees to Schenectady County!

Galesi TBT – 1998


  In 1998 Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority was formed to enhance the long-term economic vitality and quality of life in Schenectady, New York. With the help of Metroplex, one of the first downtown projects resulted in a $35 million dollars investment and the retention of 1,000 jobs. Instead of moving to the suburbs, MVP Health Care decided to build its […]

Galesi TBT- 2000


In 2000 Galesi entered into the energy space as an upstream oil and gas producer. By the end of 2002, E&B Natural Resources(E&B) produced 500 barrels of oil/day. Today E&B produces 11,500 barrels a day from 25+ oil and gas fields in California, Louisiana, Kansas and Wyoming! #GGTBT #TBT