Huguenot street in New Paltz is know as America's oldest know street because it was continously inhabited from the time of the Huguenot's (French Protestants) first settlement. And becuase it has the most original buildings from the 17th and 18th century settings. Huguenot street has six house built before 1720.
At least that's what they say about it anyway.
That is such a great area. I went to college there.
Schenectady was once know as the city that lights and hauls the world.
General Electric got its start here,as did the now defunct American Locomotive Company.
The Erie canal ran through the center of the city.The oldest part of the city,known as The Stockade, has houses dating back to the early 1700s and George Washington stayed here a couple of times.
Now ALCO is gone and the plant is being torn down for condos and GE goes in fits and spurts between hiring and laying off.