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The Winter Chalet at Hotel Indigo Williamsburg. Photo Credit Roger DaviesA Unique Pop-Up Experience in Collaboration with Renowned Interior Designer Corey Damen Jenkins

The Winter Chalet at Hotel Indigo Williamsburg offers seasonal sweet and savory fare and a selection of celebratory cocktails

Brooklyn, NY (December 6, 2023) – This winter, Hotel Indigo Williamsburg, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury & lifestyle portfolio, is proud to announce the launch of the Winter Chalet, an immersive pop-up experience that celebrates the warmth, cheer, and cozy appeal of the season. From now through February 29, 2024, guests and neighbors are welcomed to a unique winter-themed escape featuring signature cocktails and sweet and savory fare in the ultimate cozy alpine setting.

We Are NYPhase One Milestone is First of Three Phases Connecting Lake Placid to Tupper Lake

World-Class Recreational Trail in Heart of the Adirondacks Now Open for Winter Recreation

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of construction on the first phase of the Adirondack Rail Trail, a 34-mile, multi-use recreational corridor for outdoor adventurers between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid. The first of three construction phases converted the former railbed along the Lake Placid to Saranac Lake segment of the corridor into a world-class shared-use path that when complete, will be open all year, free of charge, for hikers, bikers, cross-country skiers and snowmobile enthusiasts.

Trumbull_Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Yale UniversitySupporting the surveying of the American Encampment on “Liberty Hill”

Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga, a museum, major cultural destination, and National Historic Landmark, has been awarded a $147,151 Preservation Planning Grant from the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP), National Park Service for the survey of the American encampment on Liberty Hill.

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation - ECHDCBuffalo Artist Nicole Cherry and Rigidized Metal’s Work BUF Installed as Permanent Waterfront Exhibit

See picture of the sculpture here.

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) and Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN) today announced the unveiling of a new permanent sculpture at Canalside. The piece, which is called BUF, has been installed on Marine Drive, near the Hanover intersection. The steel 3-D letters, 5 feet tall and weighing more than 1,000 pounds, represent the waterfront’s latest piece of public art located and is sure to create many Instragrammable moments. It was designed and fabricated by Rigidized Metals, then painted by Buffalo artist Nicole Cherry.

We Are NYNew York State’s Newest State Park Dedicated Last Year to 19th Century African American Hudson Valley Native, Abolitionist and Suffragist

ADA-Compliant Trail Project Improves Connection to Hudson River

Governor Hochul today announced completion of a project to better connect people with the Hudson River at New York State’s newest State Park – Sojourner Truth State Park in Ulster County. Scenic Hudson, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission partnered to build the new features at the site of a former barge dock. The waterfront project signals potential future improvements to reimagine the former industrial site as lively outdoor recreation and community gathering space.

We Are NYBrings New York State Council on the Arts’ Grantmaking to Over $80 Million in Fiscal Year 2024

Funding Will Support Over 1000 Organizations and 500 Individual Artists Across New York State 

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced over $46 million in grant awards through the New York State Council on the Arts. Supporting over 1,000 nonprofit organizations and 500 individual artists, these grants support New York’s vibrant creative economy by building community, boosting tourism and local economies, and strengthening personal and collective health. With more than $34 million already awarded as multi-year grants to 729 organizations, this funding round brings this fiscal year’s totals to $80 million in grants for New York State arts and culture.

ESD - I LOVE NYGrants Awarded Through REDC Initiative to 59 Capital and Working Capital Projects Across New York State

Full List of REDC Awardees To-Date Can be Found Here

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that nearly $15 million has been awarded through the Market New York program to support 59 projects across New York State through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. Market New York funding supports tourism capital improvement projects and regionally-themed marketing projects that promote travel destinations, attractions and special events. The program and projects supported through its funding align with each region's long-term strategic plans for economic growth. In total, nearly $122 million has been awarded through the Market New York program to assist over 640 regional tourism projects across the state.

ESD LogoNew Facility Will Triple Craft Beer Production, Encourage Year-Round Visitation

Supports New York State’s Dynamic Craft Beverage Industry

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Empire State Development (ESD) today celebrated the grand opening of Common Roots Brewing Company’s new $3.6 million, 10,000 square foot expansion in South Glens Falls, Saratoga County. The Saratoga Avenue location includes a new barrel-aged beer production facility, increased storage capacity and a 200-person, four-season event space and beer garden. The expanded facility will not only serve as a destination for the region but will also create jobs and allow Common Roots to continue improve its production efficiencies and market share.

We Are NY$2 Million State Investment Supports Transformation of Former Factory Buildings Into Full-Service Hotel and Waterfront Event Space in Downtown Coxsackie

Builds on Governor’s Investments to Support New York’s Tourism Industry Following Record-Breaking Visitation and Tourist Spending in 2022

Village of Coxsackie Recently Awarded $4.5 Million Through NY Forward Program to Accelerate the Revitalization of New York’s Downtowns

Hotel Photos Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the grand opening of the James Newbury Hotel and The Wire event center in Coxsackie, Greene County. The nearly $11 million redevelopment project transforms two former factory buildings into a 47-room boutique hotel and a 15,000-square foot event space with a waterfront bar and multiple community rooms, building on the Governor’s commitment to support New York’s thriving tourism and hospitality industry.

Winters DreamThe New Destination for the Most Winter Fun

Magical Attractions Will Transform the Lake George, N.Y., Area into the Northeast’s New Wintertime Destination for Family Entertainment

Lake George, N.Y. – This winter, Lake George, N.Y., will welcome a pair of magical celebrations to delight people of all ages:

In December, Lake George Winter’s Dream, a brand-new outdoor immersive multimedia experience, will unfold at the Fort William Henry historical fortress. Surrounding visitors in light, sound, original music, video projection and interactivity, the experience will recall the rich emotions, sensations and magic of the winter season. The attraction will unfold in the Fort's outdoor courtyard and on its four bastions.

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