Galesi Group marks half-century in Capital Region


It was 50 years ago Wednesday that Francesco Galesi closed the deal to purchase the former Voorheesville Army Depot, now the Northeastern Industrial Park and the first area acquisition for what would become the Galesi Group. Galesi ended up acquiring all three area military depots. More recently, it has changed the Schenectady waterfront with its […]

Galesi Group a major presence 50 years after Capital Region debut


SCHENECTADY — Fifty years ago next week, one of upstate New York’s largest developers made a quiet debut in the Capital Region, closing on the purchase of an idle Army supply depot in Guilderland. A half-century later, Francesco Galesi’s various ventures span the nation — from East Coast to West Coast and the Gulf of […]

Schenectady’s Mohawk Harbor townhouses go on the market


SCHENECTADY — The townhouse portion of Mohawk Harbor is officially on the market. The 15 units — named The Waterfront — have sat in a suspended state of near-completion for much of the summer and autumn, awaiting state approval of the homeowner’s association agreement. The state Attorney General’s Office gave the green light Wednesday. The next step […]

Galesi TBT – 2017


In July 2017, the Landing Hotel, adjoined with Rivers Casino, opened and added 165 rooms to Schenectady County’s growing hotel demand. The Vegas-style grand opening featured illusionist Steve Wyrick and capped off with a helicopter entrance inside the Event Center. #GGTBT

Galesi TBT – 2017


In 2017, after nearly 3 years in the works, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady opened their doors for the first time and will remain open forever. The $330 million project was set to not only transform Schenectady, New York but the Capital Region itself. Located inside the future of Mohawk Harbor, the Casino was the first to join the community. #GGTBT

Galesi TBT – 2016


In 2016, Galesi broke ground on Two Harbor Center, a 65,845 sf office/retail building. Today, the office space is 93% occupied, Zio’s at the Trolley Stop officially announced its opening and we have additional retail space available for lease!

Adaptive Reuse and Redevelopment in Schenectady, New York


A former factory in Schenectady, New York, is finding new life as supportive housing for men, including veterans, disabled individuals, and those facing mental illness. Once an insulator factory, 845 Commons is now a 96,060-square-foot residential property that serves some of the community’s most vulnerable residents and demonstrates the critical role of partnerships in integrating affordable housing […]

Galesi TBT – 2016


In 2016, brownfield cleanup of the Alco site was complete. The two year process consisted of importing hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of clean fill, to spread out and act as a clean cover to prep the site for development. The old foundations were pulled from the ground, crushed and reused on the site […]

Up and Down the Erie Canal – Part I


The Erie Canal is an unusual cruise destination for the northeast if you are used to boating on the ocean or sound.  There is something very different and special about taking your boat through the entire mid-section of New York State.  Here over the course of 339 miles, you take in the pretty countryside while […]

Beekman 1802 Bringing Deluxe Bath Amenities to The Landing Hotel


SCHENECTADY, NY (November 5, 2018) – The Landing Hotel, an upscale boutique hotel overlooking Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady and adjacent to Rivers Casino, today announced its partnership with lifestyle brand Beekman 1802. The national brand, based in Sharon Springs, NY, is bringing its Fresh Air bath amenity line to all guests staying at The Landing […]

Galesi TBT – 2015


In 2015, water began flowing in to the manmade Mohawk Harbor and opened up access to the River. 60,000 cubic yards of dirt was dug out to create the harbor by Rifenburg and C.D. Perry, and it took about 3 days for water to fill in. Fast forward to November 2017, the Harbor was officially […]

After limo crash, Mohawk Harbor benefit concert helps in Healing Schoharie


SCHENECTADY — Dozens of volunteers from Union College and people from across New York state came together Sunday for a concert at Mohawk Harbor to remember the 20 people who died in a limousine crash in early October and honor the emergency personnel who responded to the scene. The fundraising event dubbed Healing Schoharie was organized by the college […]

Benefit concert aims to help heal Schoharie


SCHENECTADY, NY (WRGB) A benefit concert has been announced three weeks after a deadly limo crash in Schoharie. Local musical favorites Skeeter Creek and Grand Central Station will headline a benefit concert for the families of the victims and first responders of the deadly limousine crash. The concert will be held Noon to 4:00 p.m. […]

Steven K. Porter Dedication Ceremony


The Galesi Group dedicates this amphitheater in honor of Steven K. Porter our General Counsel for over 25 years. His hard work and tireless efforts helped make Mohawk Harbor a reality. Posted by Galesi Group on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

More than 500 walk to end Alzheimer’s Disease


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Hundreds of people turned out for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady. The event focused on raising awareness to the disease and to get funds to fight the ailment. Activists say Alzheimer’s is a disease that can’t be prevented, cured or even slowed. The walkers from Schenectady, […]

Galesi TBT 2013


In 2013, Bowtie Cinemas opened their doors to Bowtie Cinemas at Market Center, Saratoga. This is the first cinema to open in Downtown since 1980, making this luxury theatre an entertainment destination. What was once a Price Chopper later turned to a mixed use development in 2011. This is the second Bow Tie Cinemas to […]

Schenectady Amtrak station opens ahead of schedule


Schenectady’s new $23 million Amtrak station opened Wednesday, two weeks ahead of schedule, as Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul touted the building as the latest improvement to the Empire Corridor, the busy passenger rail line running from Manhattan to Buffalo and Niagara Falls. “This telegraphs to the world that we’re prepared for the future,” Hochul told […]

Discover Schenectady Announces Selection of Schenectady County as Host for Two Major Conferences

(Schenectady, N.Y.)–– Discover Schenectady, Schenectady County’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, today announced that the New York State Canal Conference and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) have selected Schenectady County to host their next conferences, bringing nearly 500 attendees to the area between the two events. The NALC Conference will draw visitors to Schenectady […]

Oct. 28 benefit concert set for families of limo crash victims, first responders


SCHOHARIE — Local musical favorites Skeeter Creek and Grand Central Station will headline a benefit concert for the families of the victims of the Schoharie limousine crash as well as the first responders at the scene of the deadly Oct. 6 incident. “Healing Schoharie” will be held noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at […]

Ellis unveils Mohawk Harbor urgent and primary care practice


Ellis Medicine offered tours of its new 10,000-square-foot urgent and primary care practice at Mohawk Harbor on Thursday. Both the urgent and primary care practices occupy the first floor of 200 Harborside Drive, a four-story building that is part of the mixed-use Mohawk Harbor project developed by the Galesi Group of Rotterdam. Read the full […]

GG TBT – 2013


In 2013, Old Dominion Freight Line, INC. invested $8.35 million to build a new 40,000 sf distribution center in the Glenville Business and Technology Park. Based out of North Carolina, Old Dominion has over 12,000 employees and was voted as one of the 100 most trustworthy companies by Forbes Magazine. This expansion in the Glenville […]

Ellis Opening New Primary, Urgent Care Center

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — With dual goals of helping more people establish ongoing relationships with primary care physicians, and providing a convenient and less costly alternative to the emergency department for those with minor illnesses or injuries, Ellis Medicine will open a new Urgent and Primary Care Center at the Mohawk Harbor planned community on Monday, […]

5,000 rubber ducks shot into Mohawk River to promote autism awareness


SCHENECTADY – In Schenectady on Saturday, thousands of ducks were released into the Mohawk River in an unconventional manner, but for a very specific reason. Five-thousand rubber ducks shot from a cannon into the Mohawk River can make quite a splash. However, it has nothing to with hitting the water. The third Annual Duck Derby […]