It’s Our Birthday: Fun Facts!


by Natalie Moore

The percentage of Capital Region residents who are age 65 or older

The percentage of Albany residents who are under 18

The average low temperature in February in Albany

The number of years the Foundation for Ellis Medicine has been holding its popular Winter Gala

The number of shows and events coming to Proctors in January 2020

The number of teams in Sage College’s Department of Athletics

The distance, in miles, between Downtown Schenectady and Downtown Albany on Route 5

The record ridership of the CDTA, in millions, recorded in the 2016 fiscal year

The number of steps approaching the New York State Capitol building’s west entrance

The number of years since the NCAA men’s basketball tournament was held at the Times Union Center
(it will host in March 2020)

The age of Cohoes native Madison VanDenburg when she placed third on American Idol

The number of minutes before post time that the bell is rung at The Historic Saratoga Race Course

The number of people, in thousands, the Capital Region expanded by between 2010 and 2017

$17 will get you…

An Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad at Salt & Char in Saratoga

A Big Ass Pork Plate at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Troy

Five half gallons of Stewart’s Shops ice cream, anywhere in the greater Capital Region

A hamburger, hot dog, French fries, onion rings, large Pepsi and medium milk shake at Jumpin’ Jacks Drive-In in Scotia



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