How to Take Great Photos On Your Summer Vacation

photography tips

When you look back on your vacation photos, you want to have some great shots. The photos you take really highlight your trip and can tell a story without words. Get some great summer vacation photos with these great tips. Know your camera. This is the number one tip there is in photography. To capture great photos you must learn how to use your … [Read more...]

How to Throw a great Beach Party This Summer

throwing a beach party

Are you planning a party for the summer? If you want to throw a great beach party that your family and friends are sure to remember, consider these party ideas. Centerpieces. This idea is not just centerpieces, but also good for decorations around the party area: use large vases, fill them with sand and a candle. Enhance the beach theme with shells … [Read more...]

Tips for Preparing Your Apartment to Host a Party

apartment cleaning tips

If you are hosting a party in your apartment soon, chances are you are a little stressed about the preparations or about the cleaning stages that it takes to get your space looking good enough for guests. These are a few helpful tips to getting a clean home that is ready for company. Tackle the big things the week before. Don't try to cram in all the … [Read more...]

Take a Hike This Summer at Thacher State Park

Thacher State park

There are plenty of opportunities for hiking near Albany. Whether you love to hike, want to get some fresh air, or get fit, it doesn't matter because the trails are the prefect place to go for any outdoor activity. This summer, get out of the apartment for a bit and enjoy a hike at Thacher State Park. Hiking through the park. There are miles of hiking … [Read more...]

Creative Uses for Windex Around Your Apartment

Creative windex uses

We have many great apartment living tips for all of our residents. One we have learned about and would like to share with you includes creative uses for Windex. It's not just a glass cleaner, there are other ways you can use it around your apartment too! Add shine to any surface. Just spray and quickly wipe with a rag. It can actually be used on most … [Read more...]

How to Keep Your Kitchen Clean for Longer


The kitchen is generally the most used space in the home, making it the toughest to keep clean. Don't spend unnecessary time cleaning. Here are a few apartment living tips about keeping the kitchen clean for longer: Keep countertops clear. Don't overcrowd your countertops -- it ends up looking messy or cluttered. Plus it adds more for you to wipe off … [Read more...]

Blackout Curtain Ideas to Promote Better Sleep

blackout curtain

You see so many apartment living tips for helping improve your space. How about a tip that will help you sleep better? Blackout curtains are a great idea for the bedrooms because they block the light from entering the room and they provide you with privacy. That all helps in promoting better sleep. Even at night they help by blocking street lighting and … [Read more...]

Learn Some Local History at the New York State Museum

NYS museum

We love to give our residents all kinds of tips about apartment living, places to eat, local events, and things to do in Albany. You can always find something that you will enjoy close to our lovely community. Would you like to learn about some of our local history? Then you will want to visit the New York State Museum. Learn local history from the … [Read more...]

Roommate Tips: Deciding Who Gets Which Room

roommate living tips

No matter where you go, one room is always more appealing. Factors such as size, closet space, windows and view, and location to common areas all make a difference. So how do you decide who gets what room when you live with a roommate? These are a few possible ways on how to pick rooms when living with a roommate. Who pays more rent? In some cases … [Read more...]

Enjoy the Summer Weather at Washington Park

washington park

Our lovely community is in the perfect spot for our residents to find plenty of things to do in Albany. Now that summer is here you will want to take advantage of the weather and head outside. A great place to do so is at Washington Park. The park takes up a huge 88 acre space and consists of these great things for everyone to enjoy: Tennis … [Read more...]