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Did You Know? A Speeding Ticket in Upstate NY Inspired Iconic Rock Song!
Did You Know? A Speeding Ticket in Upstate NY Inspired Iconic Rock Song!
Did You Know? A rock legend recently explained how he was inspired to write one of the biggest 80's rock songs after he was caught speeding in Upstate NY while on his way from Albany Airport to Lake Placid for a show. Thinking that the speed limit back in the 1980s was 65 MPH, this lead-footed rocker gassed it up to 62 MPH, only to get pulled over.  Here's the rest of the story: The Lyrics "I
Looking for a ‘Mafia-Friendly’ Bar in Upstate to Watch Bills/Pats? The Best are Right Here!
Looking for a ‘Mafia-Friendly’ Bar in Upstate to Watch Bills/Pats? The Best are Right Here!
The NFL Playoffs kick-off this weekend, and these next two weeks are my favorite of the entire season; it's like March Madness for the NFL.  We have games on Saturday, Sunday, and even Monday night this weekend. For many in the Capital Region, and throughout New York state, all eyes will be on the Bills versus Patriots clash on Saturday night in primetime, 8:15 pm on ESPN. It...
East of Buffalo, Here are the 5 Best ‘Bills Backers’ Bars in Upstate New York
East of Buffalo, Here are the 5 Best ‘Bills Backers’ Bars in Upstate New York
We did a poll on our WGNA Facebook to try and find the best sports bar in the Capital Region where the game is always on, and Bills fans can feel welcome.  It turns out, there are quite a few places including Albany, Clifton Park, Troy, Colonie, Malta, Saratoga, and Hudson Falls and we think we have found the 5 best Bills Backers Bars west of Buffalo. ...
Were Shunned Sailors Banished to a ‘Red Seat’ Aboard the USS Slater in Albany?
Were Shunned Sailors Banished to a ‘Red Seat’ Aboard the USS Slater in Albany?
A vital and historic piece of World War II history sits in her glory, restored and anchored in the waters of Albany's Hudson River.  The USS Slater DE 766 in fact, is the only ship of its kind to remain afloat in the entire USA.  But until recently, nobody talked about why one of the seats inside the ship is painted red, yet all others are painted black.  What's the seedy story behind the "re
13 Classic TV Commercials the Capital Region Will Never Forget
13 Classic TV Commercials the Capital Region Will Never Forget
We remember the jingles, the catchphrases, and the celebrities who starred in them. These are 13 Classic TV Commercials the Capital Region Will Never Forget. I'm a sucker for Capital Region nostalgia and every now and again I go down these rabbit hole searches to find anything uniquely exclusive and retro when it comes to the 518.  Recently I started searching on YouTube for old, vintage, and clas
Airplane in Albany Flies ‘NY Tough’ Message for Disgraced Governor
Airplane in Albany Flies ‘NY Tough’ Message for Disgraced Governor
While the future of Governor Cuomo remains up in the air, one thing that many New Yorkers agree on - and appears quite clear-  is that he should resign or step down.  People are just finding different ways to express it. As media from all over the Capital Region and beyond hunkered down to cover the explosive sexual harrassment allegations against Governor Cuomo in Albany on Wednesday, there was a
Area Oddities: Why is a Car On Top of this Amsterdam Smokestack?
Area Oddities: Why is a Car On Top of this Amsterdam Smokestack?
I was in Amsterdam a few weeks ago for a Make a Wish event and in typical "Brian fashion," I may have gotten a  bit lost trying to find the spot that my girlfriend Samantha and I needed to be.  In fairness, there are literally a thousand detours in the city currently and trying to get to where I needed to be was like watching Clark Griswold navigate his way through a round-a-bout in Euro
Shock and Awesome: Check Out This Hummer Golf Cart For Sale in E. Greenbush
Shock and Awesome: Check Out This Hummer Golf Cart For Sale in E. Greenbush
A North Greenbush man is selling a golf cart that every single golfer you know needs to own or wishes they could.  This thing is a BEAST. Imagine the looks you'll get on the course (the stuffier the place the better) when the other members at the country club see you roll up in this $9,000 bright yellow Hummer-style golf cart complete with lift kit, stereo system, built-in cooler and huge ATV-styl
Menacing Albany Driver Allegedly Targets Electric Cars
Menacing Albany Driver Allegedly Targets Electric Cars
A viral video posted on Twitter recently shows the driver of a black pickup truck "rolling coal" and swerving all over the road creating a volatile and dangerous driving sitiuation for the vehicle behind it.   In the :14 second video clip, the driver of the truck appears to be blocking the car behind it, swerving all over parts of I-90 West in Albany County, emitting large clouds of deis

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