Schenectady, New York




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A Taste of Schenectady, New York

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT SCHENECTADY?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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Demographics of Schenectady, New York

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

61.38%

20.19%

0.69%

3.62%

10.47%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Schenectady, New York

     
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Businesses in Schenectady, New York


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Fantastic Sams -  Category: Hair Salons -   - 2330 Watt St Schenectady (518) 377-1939  - (visit website)

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Schenectady Silhouettes -  Category: Educational -  We are a not-for-profit organizations who awards scholarships for undergraduate and older adults returning to college African-American Firsts in Schenectady ? City and County   - 13 Old Fort Avenue - Schenectady, New York   (email) lmortimo@nycap.rr.com

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Anker's Fish & Chicken House -  Category: Seafood, Fish & Chips -   1308 Curry Rd Schenectady, NY 12306 (518) 355-3711

  2. LT's Grill -  Category: Barbeque -   2305 Nott St E Schenectady, NY 12309 (518) 374-7455

  3. Orchids Jamaican American Restaurant -  Category: Caribbean -   1305 Altamont Avenue Schenectady, NY 12303 (518) 952-7182

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Steel Pretty playing a part of Hot Hot Hot at the 17th Annual Kids Art Festival on June 4th, 2011 in Schenectady, New York.

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Jobs from Indeed


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Schenectady, New York WEATHER GOES HERE

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CHURCHES



  1. Bethel AME Church -  540 Mumford Street, Schenectady, NY 12307-1707 (518) 377-7988

  2. Duryee Memorial Ame Zion Church -  311 Hulett Street Schenectady, NY 12307-1311 (518) 370-0571

  3. Everlasting Life Cogic -  1690 Avenue A, Schenectady, NY 12308-2251 (518) 372-3230

  4. New Bethel Community COGIC -  2020 Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12306 (518) 374-4947  - (visit website)

  5. Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ, Inc. -  327 Georgetta Dix Plaza Schenectady, NY 12307 (518) 346-5303

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. The Comedy Box -  Category: Comedy Club -   432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 (518) 346-6204  - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Annual Kids' Arts Festival
    (June)   Location: Jay Street Outside of Schenectady City Hall   - (visit website)

    Live entertainment, puppets, music, dancing and wandering street performers.


  2. 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)

    409 Schenectady Street Schenectady NY (518) 374-2683


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