Category: Schenectady

Luca’s-Schenectady’s Hidden Gem

547 Nott St holds Schenectady’s hidden gem, Luca’s Grill. Luca’s is an Italian-American restaurant that has everything from pizza to burgers to quesadillas. The hole in the wall serves phenomenal food and is accompanied with fantastic service by Tina, the waitress. I’ve tried almost every menu item over the past three years and would recommend several appetizers and entrees. The fried raviolis are a great starter and you can also never go wrong with their buffalo wings! For your main dish I would recommend the Burpork N’ Slaw. This is a burger topped with pulled pork and coleslaw, all...

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“Hidden Gems” In Schenectady

This year, I’ve definitely done a lot more “venturing out” in Schenectady. Although I’ve yet to get my car on campus, it’s been fun to go on these little adventures throughout the city and discovering these five places, which I consider “hidden gems” in the area: Riverside Park/Playground If you’re like me, and you feel you’ll never be too old for slides and swing sets, then this little park near the river is a fun spot to have a laugh with friends, goof off with little kids in the area or take a light stroll.       Villa Italia...

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5 Must-Try Capital Region Favorites this Spring

Looking for some places to check out around Union? Here are some great must-try places in the Capital Region. Martha’s Ice Cream, Lake George. A small, old style ice cream shop located in the heart of Lake George provides families with vacation memories that will last a lifetime. Not only do they serve a delicious array of flavors, but they also have a large menu of summer grill-favorites. For over 50 years, the locally owned shop has dedicated their time towards providing exceptional customer service and an astounding experience. Charlie, a famous resident of the property, is a rooster...

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Volunteering at COCOA House

Come volunteer at COCOA House: Children of Our Community Open to Achievement! It’s an after school academic enrichment program for students grades 3-7 from the Hamilton Hill area and they always need college students to come have fun while helping some awesome kids!

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Unexpected Places to Use Your UNION ID for Discounts

Most people don’t realize the power your Union ID holds. Not only does it do the obvious, allow you into your building and provide your meal swipes/declining, but travel off campus and you’re granted so much more. Provided is a list of places you can show a student ID and get an additional discount off of food, clothing, etc. Every so often, Blaze holds events in which they do discounts for pizzas (so check your email or their website for more information on that). In addition to this list, the real MVP goes to Ayelada, which offers $1 purchases with your ID. Spotify Amazon Prime AMC Theaters Student Universe (flights) Amtrak Greyhound J. Crew Banana Republic Kate Spade Vineyard Vines Topshop Eastern Mountain Sports Subway Chipotle...

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