The solar energy and architectural-design innovator Steve Baer located his company, Zomeworks, to the region in the late 1960s; and Los Alamos National Laboratory , Sandia , and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory cooperate here in an enterprise that began with the Manhattan Project In January 2007, Tempur-Pedic opened an 800,000-square-foot (74,000 m2) mattress factory in northwest Albuquerque.
The second largest religious population in the city are eastern religions such as Buddhism , Sikhism , and Hinduism 51 The Albuquerque Sikh Gurudwara and Guru Nanak Gurdwara Albuquerque serve the city’s Sikh populace; the Hindu Temple Society of New Mexico serves the Hindu population; several Buddhist temples and centers are located in the city limits. Traditionally consisting of agricultural and rural areas and suburban neighborhoods, the Southwest quadrant comprises the south-end of Downtown Albuquerque, the Barelas neighborhood, the rapidly growing west side, and the community of South Valley, New Mexico , often called “The South Valley”. Northwest Albuquerque includes the largest section of Downtown , Rio Grande Nature Center State Park and the Bosque (“woodlands”), Petroglyph National Monument, Double Eagle II Airport , the Paradise Hills neighborhood, Taylor Ranch, and Cottonwood Mall.
The last significant area of Albuquerque geologically is the West Mesa : this is the elevated land west of the Rio Grande, including “West Bluff”, the sandy terrace immediately west and above the river, and the rather sharply defined volcanic escarpment above and west of most of the developed city. The Sandia Mountains run along the eastern side of Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande flows through the city. Albuquerque: it’s the pink hues of the Sandia Mountains at sunset, the Rio Grande’s cottonwood bosque, Route 66 diners and the hometown of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.
In the City of Albuquerque, a minimum of 1,318 people reported experiencing homelessness on January 23, 2017 per the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness Point-In-Time Count, and per Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH) and community best estimates, at least 16,000 persons – approximately 2.3% of Bernalillo County residents – will experience homelessness during the year. Every branch of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System 187 provides free wifi; they also have computers available but these require that you purchase an internet access card for $3. The Downtown Main Library is at 501 Copper NW, +1 505 768-5141. Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel (Formerly Albuquerque Grand Airport Hotel), 2910 Yale Blvd SE, ☎ +1 505 843-7000 (fax: +1 505 843-6307), 61 checkin: 3PM; checkout: noon.
Radisson Hotel Albuquerque, 2500 Carlisle Blvd NE (at I-40 & Carlise), ☎ +1 505 888-3311, 59 checkin: 4PM; checkout: 11AM. Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Uptown, 6510 Americas Pkwy NE (just off I-40/Louisiana in Uptown area), ☎ +1 505 944-0300, 53 checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Hawthorn Suites Albuquerque Airport, 1511 Gibson Blvd SE (just off I-25 near the airport), ☎ +1 505 242-1555 (fax: +1 505 242-8801), 52 checkin: 3M; checkout: noon.
Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel (Formerly Albuquerque Grand Airport Hotel), 2910 Yale Blvd SE, ☎ +1 505 843-7000 (fax: +1 505 843-6307), 51 checkin: 3PM; checkout: noon.