Looking at the Future of Rivers Casino, Schenectady

02-07-2018

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. 

Rivers Prompts New Construction, Development in Schenectady

02-06-2018

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 […]

Rivers Casino plans fireworks for Labor Day

08-17-2017

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 […]

Down by the water: Eat, drink, relax on lake or river

05-28-2017

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 […]

Sneak Peek of Schenectady’s Mohawk Harbor Project

05-26-2017

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 […]

Casino ripple effect to be felt throughout the region

03-07-2017

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 […]

Spa at Rivers Casino to open Tuesday

03-06-2017

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 […]

Buicko family gathers for special dice toss before Rivers opening

02-07-2017

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 […]

How Mohawk Harbor went from industrial site to casino

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, […]

A look inside Rivers Casino as it readies for opening day

02-02-2017

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 […]

Rivers Casino to open at noon on Feb. 8 in Schenectady

01-25-2017

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 […]