Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

Preservation League Recognizes The News Apartments



The News Apartments has been named one of this year’s Excellence in Historic Preservation Award winners by the Preservation League of New York State. The League’s statewide awards program has been honoring notable achievements in retaining, promoting, and reusing New York State’s irreplaceable architectural heritage since 1984.

Formerly the Troy Record Building, the original Dutch Colonial Revival building was developed between 1906-1908 on the east end of what is now the Central Troy Historic District; subsequent additions were constructed in 1924, 1935, 1947 and 1967. Serving the purpose of newspaper production continuously since its inaugural day of operation in 1909, The Record vacated the building in early 2015, leaving it unoccupied for the first time in over a century. The Rosenblum Companies’ extensive rehabilitation included a total restoration of the former Troy Record building, as well as construction of a compatible new building to create The News Apartments, a substantial mixed-use redevelopment that extends the reach of Troy’s ongoing revitalization.

“The Preservation League is excited that this project has ensured that this historic building will live to see another century,” said Preservation League President Jay DiLorenzo. “The News Apartments provide a great example of adaptive reuse, breathing new life into an urban area while staying true to its history.”

“The Troy Record property offered a formidable but singular opportunity to preserve one of Troy’s most significant landmark buildings while reversing the effects of urban renewal by reimagining the historic streetscape at Broadway and 6th Avenue,” said Jeff Mirel, EVP of The Rosenblum Companies. “We are grateful to the Preservation League for this recognition, which is a validation of our vision and a credit to the excellent team that helped us compose the Troy Record Building’s next edition.

Funding sources for this project included state and federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits administered by NYS Historic Preservation Office and National Park Service’s Technical Preservation Service Division respectively, and a National Grid Main Street Revitalization Program Grant.

The full list of 2019 Awardees includes:

  • Graycliff Estate – Isabelle Martin House | Derby, Erie County
  • Eastman Gardens | Rochester, Monroe County
  • NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project | NYC
  • Knickerbocker Club: Centennial Renewal | New York City
  • RUPCO East End Apartments of Historic Newburgh | Newburgh, Orange County
  • Walton & Willett Stone Store – Cahill Landing | Oswego, Oswego County
  • The News Apartments | Troy, Rensselaer County
  • Neumann House designed by Marcel Breuer | Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County

Awardees will be acknowledged during an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 9th at the hisoric New York Yacht Club in New York City. For more information on the event, click here.

The News Apartments also recently received a 2019 Annual Design Awards, “Award of Honor” from The American Institute of Architects Eastern New York (AIAENY).

With Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season around the corner, it’s even more important to look for red flags and stay cyber safe when shopping online. The planned spend on gifts and other holiday items is expected to be $832 per person this year, according to National Retail Federation. Berkshire Bank Chief Information Officer Ryan Melle…
CEO Nitin Mhatre stated, “We’re proud to celebrate the anniversary of our NYSE listing and our long history of purpose-driven, values guided community banking. We believe that where you bank matters, and we’re building a better approach to banking while delivering steadily improving results to our communities and our shareholders. In 2022, our…
Albany, N.Y. – November 9, 2022 – Pioneer Bancorp, Inc. (“Pioneer”) (NASDAQ: PBFS), the parent company of Pioneer Bank (the “Bank”) today reported the results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, which is the first quarter of Pioneer’s fiscal year ended June 30, 2023.  Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was $5.2 million…
Dec
04
Join us as the streets of historic downtown Troy come alive with Victorian “Gilded Age” magic!  Enjoy the region’s premiere free holiday event and has…
The Region's Premiere Free Holiday Event
Dec
05
We hope you can join us on December 5th to celebrate and cut the ribbon for Red Dog Realty in their new office on Hoosick Street in Troy!  Red Dog Realty…
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
Dec
15
As a benefit of your Chamber membership, you are invited to attend the Annual Holiday Networking Luncheon.  This provides a great opportunity to close out…
Lunch and Networking