Schenectady is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 66,135. The name "Schenectady" is derived loosely from a Mohawk word for "on that side of the pinery," or "near the pines," or "place beyond the pine plains.
The city was once known as "The City that Lights and Hauls the World" – a reference to two prominent businesses in the city, the Edison Electric Company (now known as General Electric), and the American Locomotive Company (ALCO). GE retains its administrative core in Schenectady, but many of manufacturing jobs relocated to the Sun Belt and abroad.
As diesel locomotives began to appear, ALCO joined with GE to develop diesel locomotives to compete with the EMD division of General Motors. But corporate restructuring to cope with the changing locomotive procurement environment saw the slow downward spiral of ALCO and ALCO's operations fizzled as the company went through acquisitions and restructuring in the late 1960s. Its Schenectady plant closed in 1969. In the late 20th century, the city experienced difficult financial times, as did many upstate New York cities.
The median income for a household in the city in 2000 was $29,378, and the median income for a family was $36,458. Males had a median income of $30,869 versus $25,292 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,076. About 16.8% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.5% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.
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Anker's Fish & Chicken House - Category: Seafood, Fish & Chips - 1308 Curry Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306 (518) 355-3711
LT's Grill - Category: Barbeque - 2305 Nott St E
Schenectady, NY 12309 (518) 374-7455
Orchids Jamaican American Restaurant - Category: Caribbean - 1305 Altamont Avenue Schenectady, NY 12303 (518) 952-7182
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Steel Pretty playing a part of Hot Hot Hot at the 17th Annual Kids Art Festival on June 4th, 2011 in Schenectady, New York.
Bethel AME Church - 540 Mumford Street, Schenectady, NY 12307-1707
Duryee Memorial Ame Zion Church - 311 Hulett Street
Schenectady, NY 12307-1311 (518) 370-0571
Everlasting Life Cogic - 1690 Avenue A, Schenectady, NY 12308-2251
New Bethel Community COGIC - 2020 Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12306 (518) 374-4947 - (visit website)
Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ, Inc. - 327 Georgetta Dix Plaza
Schenectady, NY 12307 (518) 346-5303
The Comedy Box - Category: Comedy Club - 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 (518) 346-6204 - (visit website)
Annual Kids' Arts Festival (June) Location: Jay Street Outside of Schenectady City Hall
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Live entertainment, puppets, music, dancing and wandering street performers.
Hamilton Hill Arts Center presents Annual Juneteenth Celebration (June) Location: Jay Street Outside of Schenectady City Hall Free and all are welcome. Our annual Juneteenth celebration begins Friday night with a ceremony honoring the ancestors. Continues at Central Park, as we pay tribute to a significant moment in African-American, and American history. It is a time for all Americans to come together and celebrate the freedoms that make this nation great.
Father's Day activities include an interdenominal faith service and a Father's Day tribute, including the Father of the Year Award. Activities also include workshops, vendors, arts and crafts for children and activities for the whole family. (visit website)
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