The Legacy of the Hudson River State Hospital

By Joseph McMahon, Environmental Studies, Class of 2024. Opened in 1871, the Hudson River State Hospital was pivotal in the creation of new bases for mental health treatment. Yet, to this day, a history of community discontent, suffering, and social change has shaped public sentiment about the hospital complex. The institution gradually shut down between… Continue reading The Legacy of the Hudson River State Hospital

Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York

By Mason Rowe, Urban Studies and Economics, Class of 2026.  The Empire State Plaza, the largest capital improvement project in Albany’s history and one of the largest capital improvement projects in the history of the United States, Unitforever changed the layout and atmosphere of the city and the capital region. Albany, New York’s Capital City,… Continue reading Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York

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