The rise of gig workers in the Capital Region

Writers, designers and other creative types working in the Troy Innovation Garage on 4th Street are among the rising number of gig workers nationally. The $1.3 million development project opened this spring. “We have 80 members today and I am actively pursuing developing other spaces around the region and in other markets,” Tom Nardacci, founder of the Troy Innovation Garage…
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Readers’ Poll Winners: Goods and Services

Voted The Alt Weekly Readers’ Poll winner of “The Best Coworking Space” in the Capital Region: Troy Innovation Garage In perhaps what was the blowout of all blowouts in this year’s poll, Troy Innovation Garage took home nearly all of the votes cast in the category.

Troy Innovation Garage celebrates National Hot Dog Day

Hot dog lovers came together Wednesday afternoon at the Troy Innovation Garage to celebrate National Hot Dog Day by eating hot dogs from various local restaurants. Gramercy Communications hosted a tasting of the area’s finest mini hot dogs to coincide with National Hot Dog Day on Wednesday. The event was conceived and coordinated by Gramercy Communications 2017 summer interns as…
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Former Sen. Bruno reflects on Collar City, life in politics

Former Sen. Joe Bruno made a public appearance in Troy to look back on his experiences in life and politics, and reflect on how the city’s changed over the years. Our own Liz Bishop got to sit down with him in front of about 100 people including leaders in Rensselaer County. The event was at the Troy Innovation Garage, and…
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Troy coworking space to expand into Albany

Nardacci created and opened the Troy Innovation Garage on Fourth Street in downtown Troy last year for creative entrepreneurs to cowork. “I think that things are going really well here in Troy. We’ve been finalizing the physical improvements in the building and now we are now focused on the exterior improvements here,” explained Nardacci. “We will have a new awning…
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Co-working spaces gain foothold in Capital Region

Albany region catching up after holding off on trend. There are now at least eight co-working spaces in the Capital Region, and each one has a distinct personality and things to offer. Rather than seeing themselves in competition for members, leaders of the spaces said they view themselves as collaborators in a growing movement. Click to read full article of…
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Troy Innovation Garage Holds Grand Opening

With the help of Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, the Troy Innovation Garage officially opened. “It’s telegraphing to the rest of the world that Troy is back,” Lt. Gov. Hochul said. The 14,000-square-foot business incubator features offices, meeting rooms and co-working space for entrepreneurs. “Troy Innovation Garage is a community,” said Troy Innovation Garage Creator Tom Nardacci. “We don’t just rent…
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