This is TROY, NY

The Capital Region of New York views the city of Troy much like all of America views Detroit. Family friends and relatives referred to it as “Troylet” and one detractor even made a mock travel video that once upon a time was the only result on YouTube for “Troy, NY.”

My experience of living in Troy has been much different than all of the hate would have me expect, and like Johnny Knoxville did for the Motor City in his series, Detroit Lives, I attempted to capture the heart and the reason I’ve lived here for almost 7 years.

The result is no quick clip, but from what I’ve been hearing, it’s probably worth your 25 minutes:

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