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166. Mohawks, The: Indian tribe that once occupied the area around Schenectady, burned the city and massacred its people in 1690.  
167. Arendt van Corlaer: Dutch founder of the city in 1661. Also spelled Arent Van Curler.  
168. WGY: One of the first commercial radio broadcast stations, founded in 1922 by GE, still in operation.  
169. IBEW: The International Brotherhood of Electical Workers, union antagonistic towards GE. Powerful in the mid twentieth ce...  
170. Pat Riley: Was born and raised in Schenectady, later coached the NY Knicks  
171. Charles Steinmetz: Invented AC current (makes modern electronics possible) and artifical lightning, brilliant inventor, long time resi...  
172. Samuel Wilson: The orginal 'Uncle Sam' supplied meat to the US Army in 19th century stamped 'US'. His shop was in Troy.  
173. Kiliaen Van Rensselaer: Original dutch owner (Patroon) of the city, the county is named after him.  
174. Emma Willard School: Exclusive private girls high school in Troy, founded in the early 19th century.  
175. Russell Sage: Private girls college in Downtown Troy.  
176. White Hat Crew, The: Male undergraduate students usually from Long Island or other suburban areas around New York City who wear white ba...  
177. Crossgates Mall: The largest mall in the area. Built in the mid 1980's and expanded in the late 1990's, on Washington Avenue Extent...  
178. Track, The: The Saratoga Racecourse in the east of the city, the raceing season in August draws most vistors to the city.  
179. Skidmore: Very expensive private college in the north of the city.  
180. Congress Park: Popular park at the heart of the city on Broadway. Features a small lake with waterfoul.  
 
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1. A group, led by a captain, that organizes a parade during Carnival season.

2. Members of a carnival organization.

(noun) A longtime election straw poll conducted among the patrons of Duke's Rotary Barber Shop with a reputation for accurately predicting the outcome of local elections.

The Tuesday night special at Wando's Bar on University Avenue. It features $1 beers as well as trays of free bacon. It was made famous by ESPN broadcaster Scott Van Pelt during his radio show. Van Pelt had visited Madison and ended up at Bacon Night, where he became smitten with the concept of free bacon.

Term used to describe going out for fish dinner, usually on a Friday night. As in "are you going out for fish lunch tonight?"

Refers to the laid-back atmosphere, where it is not uncommon for people to arrive 10 minutes late for meetings