Hometown curmudgeon Andy Rooney waxes nostalgic on Albany: "We tend to love what we know best and we want others to love what we love. Fortunately for Albanians, the city has become one of the very best middle-sized cities in America. This makes it easy to love."
Located in New York's Hudson River Valley between the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Albany is the state capital.
The beauty of Albany lies in its pristine countryside, sparkling lakes and nearby forest preserves. There's hiking, skiing, thoroughbred horse racing, ballet, the symphony, live rock and minor league baseball. Drive through the scenic Catskills or Adirondack Mountains; it's h