If any of you guys see the movie, The Place Beyond the Pines, (Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta), I just wanted to mention it was filmed in my hometown.
Schenectady was once called, "The City that hauls and lights the world," due to GE having its headquarters here and the ALCO plant (American Locomotive Company).
The sad thing is that Kurt Vonnegut once lived here, back when GE and ALCO were in full swing, and still found the place deplorable, lol. In fact, he hated it so much that Schenectady is the setting of most of his books. If memory serves, he's changed the name to Illium, though.