Gramercy Communications expanded its space and operations in 2012 by taking the 2nd & 3rd floor of 225 River Street in Downtown Troy, NY. The location was chosen with the historical aspects of the building in mind.
Journalism and public relations are industries that have always been synonymous. We saw no better fit for our company’s expansion than a building that once housed the Troy Sentinel newspaper. Celebrating the rich history of a news publication such as the Troy Sentinel is just as important as being aware of the ever-changing communications landscape of today.
The location has been a part of many historical events in Troy. The famous poem “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas” was first published in this building and in the Troy Sentinel newspaper on December 23, 1823. The building’s structure has also faced its trials, surviving the Great Troy Fire of May 10, 1862, which stopped at the building’s doorstep. A plaque and marker on the building’s entrance recognizes these two events.
The rear windows and doors of 225 River Street open directly on the Hudson River, a National Heritage River, and our view shed includes several locations where the Hudson River connect to the 363-mile Erie Canal. It was this intersection of these important waterways that allowed the United States to grow westward and established New York as The Empire State. This development was all happening about the time the Troy Sentinel was publishing.
Our offices feature beautiful architecture and an open creative floor plan for our growing staff. Our fit-up took into account green building methods and we reused materials where possible, we kept historical architecture exposed and intact, and used environmentally friendly supplies such as low VOC paints.