One year into the opening of the Rivers Casino, the impact on the average Schenectady resident is largely undetermined. Watch the finale of the three part series and click the link below: Wygel, Barry. “Looking at the Future of Rivers Casino, Schenectady.”Spectrumlocalnews.com, 7 Feb. 2018, spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/all-in/2018/02/08/rivers-casino-schenectady-future-outlook.
A year after Rivers Casino opened its doors, Schenectady has seen a number of development projects, and there’s still more to come. Barry Wygel has an in-depth look at the impact on infrastructure. Watch the second part of Spectrum’s three part series by clicking the link below: Wygel, Barry. “Rivers Prompts New Construction, Development in […]
Nearly a year after its opening, the Rivers Casino and Resort has changed the Schenectady area. Spectrum News’ Barry Wygel takes a look at what has changed since the casino opened its doors. Watch the first part of the three part series by clicking the link below: Wygel, Barry. “Despite Slow Profits, Rivers Casino, Schenectady Looking […]
This summer Schenectady welcomed a variety of new transportation methods to Discover Schenectady! Thanks to Uber, Lyft, Capital District Transportation Authority Electric City Trolley, CDPHP Cycle Bike and SOON Mohawk River Cruise’s water taxi, we now have plenty of options to travel the City!
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SCHENECTADY — Labor Day, a holiday typically commemorated with a day off work for many and a little else, will be marked by fireworks at Rivers Casino & Resort this year. The casino announced on social media Wednesday its plans to launch fireworks over the Mohawk River on Sept. 3, as an end-of-summer celebration. The […]
SCHENECTADY — For its next trick, Rivers Casino & Resort will try to make the grand opening of its hotel a magical affair. Illusionist Steve Wyrick will attempt to make a full-size helicopter appear on stage inside the event center at Rivers Casino & Resort during a VIP event on July 25. The feat will mark the […]
Schenectady’s newest hotel will officially open to guests on July 19 at Rivers Casino & Resort, officials announced Tuesday. The Landing Hotel has started taking reservations, with the first guests able to arrive next week. The hotel is adjacent to Rivers Casino and will feature 165 rooms spread across six stories. A grand opening event will take […]
Johnny Pogo had just flown in from Cincinnati on the redeye. Before he hit the high-roller tables at Rivers Casino & Resort, he wanted dinner. Where else to go than Duke’s Chophouse, billed as an “upscale steakhouse,” and located to the right of the casino’s high limit gaming area? I had wisely called for reservations […]
What was recently a barren plot of land between Erie Boulevard and the Mohawk River is now occupied by concrete, glass, pavement and workers in hard hats. As summer gets underway, much of the construction on the Mohawk Harbor site is nearing completion. The former industrial plot has transformed in the last few years from a contaminated […]
Yes, the ocean is only four hours away. But this summer, why not get your water therapy close to home, on a lake or a river? Mohawk River The Water’s Edge Lighthouse Restaurant 2 Freeman’s Bridge Road, Glenville 370-5300, thewatersedgelighthouse.com, Facebook Less than two miles from downtown Schenectady, Water’s Edge is a popular urban oasis overlooking the […]
Soon residents will be moving into the Riverhouse apartments, office tenants will be working in their new office space, Druthers Brewing Company fans will be drinking beers along the promenade, and boats will be docked in the Harbor!
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — In about three months, Schenectady’s newest waterfront property will likely be busy with moving vans. The Mohawk Harbor project is nearing completion on its aggressive timeline, meaning that its 209 high-end apartments will be available for rent by the end of summer. Along with the living quarters, around two dozen retail and […]
The new Rivers Casino & Resort will be an economic engine accelerating local economies well beyond the city of Schenectady. Regional officials are expecting big things from the $330 million casino, whose customers they think will fi ll hotels across the region and bring new customers into businesses and new visitors to local attractions. “It’s […]
SCHENECTADY — Splash Spa at Rivers Casino & Resort will open Tuesday afternoon, about a month after the casino itself opened, officials announced Monday. Casino and city officials will gather at 2 p.m. to celebrate the opening. The spa is located inside the casino but away from the gaming floor. That makes the business accessible to visitors who […]
It’s officially game on in Schenectady. Rivers Casino & Resort opened just before noon on Wednesday on the Mohawk Harbor site to much fanfare, as thousands of guests poured into the facility for the first time. “Today is just all good news,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a pre-opening ceremony. “It really is a dream […]
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — With the ceremonial turn of a key, the doors were thrown open Wednesday on the most anticipated new business in recent Schenectady history. It was several hours in line for the die-hards, waiting to be the first gamblers at Rivers Casino. But this was all several years in the making — hard […]
SCHENECTADY — Dave Buicko and his father, Frank, used to drive around the Mohawk Harbor development every Saturday morning and watch as the old industrial site slowly evolved into the home of Rivers Casino and Resort. The weekly drives stopped when Frank’s health deteriorated recently. The 93-year-old has Parkinson’s Disease and had one of his legs […]
Watch full clip: here Levy, Dan. 93-year-old Man First to Roll the Dice at Rivers Casino. WNYT-TV. Albany, New York, 6 Feb. 2017. Web. <http://wnyt.com/news/93-year-old-man-first-to-roll-the-dice-at-rivers-casino-schenectady/4392676/?cat=10114>.
For a generation of Schenectady residents, the 60-acre site along Erie Boulevard was nothing more than a rusting reminder of the municipality’s legacy as “The city that lights and hauls the world.” The American Locomotive Company, or Alco, manufactured railway and military equipment from 1849 until it closed in 1969. For the next 40 years, […]
With a week until opening day, Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady is nearly ready to show its hand to the public. Outside the building, workers donning green vests hammered away to put the finishing touches on the $330 million project before doors open for good next Wednesday at noon. Inside, a “mock casino” day was underway as staff members […]
SCHENECTADY — It’s going to be free to take a trolley bus between downtown attractions like Proctors and the new Rivers Casino & Resort. A new Capital District Transportation Authority service will run between downtown Schenectady and the Rivers Casino, starting in late March, CDTA officials said Wednesday. The “Downtowner” service will provide free trips […]
Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady will open at noon on Feb. 8, officials announced Wednesday. The facility’s gaming area, entertainment lounge and dining options will open to the public in two weeks, roughly one year after the casino hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking. Officials announced the grand opening date in November, but revealed Wednesday that visitors could […]