How to get to the Sanctuary for

Independent Media in Troy, NY

 

 

 

From Pittsfield and southwestern Massachusetts, there are two good ways (A and B), both using I-90 West and I-787 North

 

A.  Directions from the Sanctuary for Independent Media website

 

  1. Take the Mass Pike (I-90) to Albany.
  2. Just after crossing the Hudson River (before the downtown Albany exits), take I-787 north toward Troy. You'll be following the Hudson River.
  3. Take exit 8 off of I-787, bear right at the intersection at the bottom of the exit ramp, right again at the next light, following signs to downtown Troy.
  4. After crossing the Hudson River, you're in Troy. Turn LEFT at the 2nd traffic light (6th Avenue). You're now driving away from downtown.
  5. Go 2 miles up 6th Avenue. When you see a Stewart's convenience store on your left, it's your warning that we're in the next block. The Sanctuary will be on your LEFT (Hudson River side) at 3361 6th Avenue.

 

NOTE: If you go up 6th Avenue and cross 101st Street, you just missed

us and 6th Avenue has changed to 5th Avenue without warning. If you

find yourself on 5th Avenue, turn around and retrace your route.

 

 

B.  An alternate route from Pittsfield area (the route given by Yahoo Directions)

 

  1. Take the Mass Pike (I-90) to Albany.
  2. Just after crossing the Hudson River (before the downtown Albany exits), take I-787 north toward Troy. You'll be following the Hudson River.  Go 5.4 miles.
  3. Take exit #9E/TROY/BENNINGTON onto RT-7 E - go 1.1 miles
  4. Turn Left on 9TH ST - go 0.4 miles
  5. Turn Left on MIDDLEBURGH ST - go 0.2 miles
  6. Turn Right on 6TH AVE - go 0.5 miles
  7. Arrive at 3361 6TH AVE, TROY, on the Left

 

NOTE: If you go up 6th Avenue and cross 101st Street, you just missed

us and 6th Avenue has changed to 5th Avenue without warning. If you

find yourself on 5th Avenue, turn around and retrace your route.

 

 

 

From Albany and points west

 

  1. Take the Thruway (I-90) to Albany.
  2. Just before crossing the Hudson River (after the downtown Albany exits), take I-787 north toward Troy. You'll be following the Hudson River.
  3. Take exit 8 off of I-787, bear right at the intersection at the bottom of the exit ramp, right again at the next light, following signs to downtown Troy.
  4. After crossing the Hudson River, you're in Troy. Turn LEFT at the 2nd traffic light (6th Avenue). You're now driving away from downtown.
  5. Go 2 miles up 6th Avenue. When you see a Stewart's convenience store on your left, it's your warning that we're in the next block. The Sanctuary will be on your LEFT (Hudson River side) at 3361 6th Avenue.

 

NOTE: If you go up 6th Avenue and cross 101st Street, you just missed

us and 6th Avenue has changed to 5th Avenue without warning. If you

find yourself on 5th Avenue, turn around and retrace your route.

 

 

 

From Williamstown and northwestern Massachusetts

 

  1. Take route 43 toward Troy.
  2. When route 43 joins route 66, continue on route 66.
  3. Follow route 66 until it becomes Pauling Avenue in Troy.
  4. Bear left down the hill onto Congress Street after crossing the bridge over the Wynantskill.
  5. Turn right onto 6th Avenue. Go 2 miles up 6th Avenue. When you see a Stewart's convenience store on your left, it's your warning that we're in the next block. The Sanctuary will be on your LEFT (Hudson River side) at 3361 6th Avenue.

 

NOTE: If you go up 6th Avenue and cross 101st Street, you just missed

us and 6th Avenue has changed to 5th Avenue without warning. If you

find yourself on 5th Avenue, turn around and retrace your route.

 

 

From Vermont

 

 

  1. Take Vermont 9 (which turns into NY 7) to Troy.
  2. Just before crossing the Hudson River, bear left to go under the Collar City Bridge.
  3. Under the bridge, turn right on 6th Avenue.
  4. Go 2 miles up 6th Avenue. When you see a Stewart's convenience store on your left, it's your warning that we're in the next block. The Sanctuary will be on your LEFT (Hudson River side) at 3361 6th Avenue.

 

NOTE: If you go up 6th Avenue and cross 101st Street, you just missed

us and 6th Avenue has changed to 5th Avenue without warning. If you

find yourself on 5th Avenue, turn around and retrace your route.

 

 

 

From Saratoga Springs and points north

 

  1. Take I-87 south toward Albany.
  2. Take the route 7 exit toward Troy.
  3. Just after crossing the Hudson River, bear right at the exit for downtown Troy and bear right immediately as though to go back under the bridge you just exited.
  4. Continue straight off the ramp until the street dead ends at the Hudson River. Turn right (onto River Street).
  5. Follow River Street 2 miles to 101st Street (there is a Kennedy Fried Chicken store on the corner).
  6. Turn right on 101st Street, drive one block, and turn right (the street sign on the left says "5th Avenue" but when you turn right you are actually on 6th Avenue.
  7. The Sanctuary is four doors down on your RIGHT (Hudson River side) at 3361 6th Avenue.

 

 

 

From downtown Troy

 

Go 2 miles up 6th Avenue toward Lansingburgh. When you see a Stewart's convenience store on your left, it's your warning that we're in the next block. The Sanctuary will be on your LEFT (Hudson River side) at 3361 6th Avenue.

 

NOTE: If you go up 6th Avenue and cross 101st Street, you just missed

us and 6th Avenue has changed to 5th Avenue without warning. If you

find yourself on 5th Avenue, turn around and retrace your route.

 

 

 

From Lansingburgh

 

  1. Take 5th Avenue toward downtown Troy.
  2. At 101st Street, 5th Avenue turns into 6th Avenue.  The Sanctuary is four doors down on your right.

 

 

 

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