Albany New York From Space Satellite Map is 20x28 inches, (50x70cm) Image size is 18"x 24.5" Scale is 1/110,000 1" = 1.74 miles 1cm - 1.1km Landsat TM data. The capital of New York State, Albany, stands beside the Hudson River north of New York City. It is a good base from which to explore upstate New York. The city is dominated by the Rockefeller Empire State Plaza. Other attractions include the New York State Museum, which is the oldest and largest State Museum in the nation and the Albany Institute of History and Art.