The Albany Top 40?

Screen Printing Nipper @ The Albany Institute of History and Art

In recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the folks there have compiled a list of the Best of Albany – from favorite landmarks to notable events… and much more. They’re calling it the Albany Top 40.

The Albany Top 40 countdown is scheduled to kick off mid-month, and the Visitors Bureau is hoping that you’ll add to it by commenting, retweeting, posting and tagging your own personal thoughts, memories, photos, etc. using #AlbanyTop40 each week.

So, according to the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, here’s their list of the Albany Top 40. What do you think?

1. The History
2. The Architecture
3. Albany Institute of History & Art
4. Creative Economy
5. John Boyd Thacher State Park
6. Downtown Development
7. Historic Sites
8. Nipper
9. Cruise the Hudson
10. Albany Pine Bush Preserve
11. Tulip Fest
12. The Egg
13. Riverfronts
14. Freihofers Run for Women
15. Pride in Equality
16. Alive at Five
17. New York State Capitol Building
18. Unique Theater Venues
19. Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
20. Food Trucks
21. Unique Neighborhoods
22. The Music Scene
23. Booking Nanotech Industry
24. New York State Museum
25. Churches
26. Big Names in Entertainment
27. Festivals
28. Urban Parks
29. Craft Beverages
30. Empire State Plaza Art Collection
31. Haunted Sites
32. Collegiate & Minor League Teams
33. Albany Mummies
34. Corning Tower Observation Deck
35. Warehouse District
36. The Culinary Capital
37. Malls & Stuyvesant Plaza
38. Inspirational Inventions
39. Skating at the Plaza
40. The Community

  1. Michael Hochanadel says

    First, all of these are true/legit.
    But, 1 and 7 are the same thing, and apart from some reasonable collectives – the Music Scene – this is mostly too vague. Talking about visitor-magnetic attractions, anything you can’t specifically drive or walk to as a discrete destination is kinda too fuzzy. Albany Institute of History and Art = good; creative economy = weak.

  2. Henry Knox says

    Old tired worn out city thanks to decades of political corruption.

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