TROY, NY FLORIST
Located along the eastern bank of the Hudson River in Upstate New York, the city of Troy is known as “Collar City,” and the home of “Uncle Sam.” Troy, NY is the county seat of Rensselaer County and is also home to a unique variety of things to do for both locals and visitors alike, as well as many wonderful small businesses, and a year-round schedule full of public events.
Uncle Sam is well-recognized personification of the United States, but it was named after a real person from Troy, NY. During the War of 1812, Troy meatpacker Samuel Wilson filled large orders of beef for the US Army and was responsible for stamping "U.S. Beef" on each barrel. According to legend, local soldiers misinterpreted the label as "Uncle Sam's Beef," which gave rise to the popular symbol.
Troy played an important role in the American iron and steel industries, but it was better known for its clothing industry which reportedly originated with the invention of the detachable collar by a Troy housewife in the early 1800s which gave rise to the nickname “Collar City.”
Troy is the home of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Russell Sage College for Women, and Hudson Valley Community College. Many of the houses in Troy were built prior to World War II, which makes it one of the oldest and most historic cities in the United States.
Troy sometimes gets overlooked as a suburb of Albany (just 20 minutes up and across the Hudson River from the capital), but it has come into its own in recent years as enterprising newcomers aim to put this city of 50,000 on the map.
The New York Times once called Central Troy Historical District “one of the most perfectly preserved 19th-century downtowns in the United States,” and the description was spot-on. This unique area is filled with architectural masterpieces and offers amazing art galleries, busting flea markets, and other shops full of antiques, jewelry, stationery, sweets, kitchen gadgets, clothing, books, and more.
Prospect Park is an 80-acre park that features Poestenkill Falls, along with a playground, tennis center, and plenty of hiking and biking trails. The Troy Waterfront Farmers Market is considered one of the best small city markets in the country, with more than 50 vendors selling high quality produce, meat (even elk and bison!), and dairy goods along with coffee, hummus, herbs, pesto, granola, and more.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region serves as a hub for Troy’s creative community. It features well-curated free exhibitions, which are open to the public. Children's Museum of Science and Technology features mostly hands-on exhibits and was voted one of the top 20 science centers in the US by Parents magazine.
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