Downtown Troy has a new spot for adults to enjoy a fun time with friends

December 31, 2017 04:27 PM
TROY – Downtown Troy has a new spot for adults to enjoy a fun time with friends.
Franklin Alley Social Club opened for business Friday evening. It’s an amusement hall and bar featuring vintage arcade games and indoor shuffleboard courts.
It took a year of renovations to get the club ready. The owners believe it was worth it.
“I just think it has a different vibe. It’s very positive, bright, happy – especially in this winter we’re having right now,” said co-owner Frank Sicari.
The space used to be the Knights of Columbus basement bowling alley.

For complete story, i/c Pix, go here: http://wnyt.com/news/new-social-club-opens-in-troy-franklin-alley/4726081/   Stan McCormack.  2018 01 02

 

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3 Responses to Downtown Troy has a new spot for adults to enjoy a fun time with friends

  1. Max tate says:

    Sounds great. Pardon my stupidity, but where is Troy ?

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    • stanistheman says:

      Troy is a city in the U.S. State of New York and the seat of Rensselaer County. The city is located on the western edge of Rensselaer County and on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Troy has close ties to the nearby cities of Albany and Schenectady, forming a region popularly called the Capital District. The city is one of the three major centers for the Albany Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which has a population of 1,170,483. At the 2010 census, the population of Troy was 50,129. Troy’s motto is Ilium fuit. Troja est, which means “Ilium was, Troy is”.[3]
      Today, Troy is home to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest private engineering and technical university in the USA founded in 1824. Due to the confluence of major waterways and a geography that supported water power, the American industrial revolution took hold in this area making Troy reputedly the fourth wealthiest city in America around the turn of the 19th/20th century. Troy, therefore, is noted for a wealth of Victorian architecture downtown and elaborate private homes in various neighborhoods. Several churches boast a concentrated collection of stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Troy is also home to the world renowned “Troy Music Hall”, formerly “Troy Savings Bank Music Hall” dating from the 1870s, which is said to have superb acoustics in a combination of restored and well preserved performance space.
      The area had long been occupied by the Mahican Indian tribe, but Dutch settlement began in the mid 17th century. The patroon Kiliaen van Rensselaer called the region Pafraets Dael, after his mother. The Dutch colony was conquered by the English in 1664, and in 1707 Derick Van der Heyden purchased a farm near today’s downtown area. In 1771, Abraham Lansing had his farm in today’s Lansingburgh laid out into lots. Sixteen years later, Van der Heyden’s grandson Jacob had his extensive holdings surveyed and laid out into lots, naming the new village Vanderheyden.
      In 1789, Troy adopted its present name following a vote of the people. Troy was incorporated as a town two years later and extended east across the county to the Vermont line, including Petersburgh. In 1796, Troy became a village and in 1816 it became a city. Lansingburgh, to the north, became part of Troy in 1900.

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  2. Ken Wardley says:

    would love to go there But where is Troy?

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