I have the answer: Gershon's Deli on upper Union Street in Schenectady.
It is a classic Jewish deli. When I crave a brisket and chopped liver on rye, they satisfy. Great pickles -- tomato and cucumber.
here's their menu (potato pancakes are listed as a side at the bottom):
Gershon's Deli & Caterers
1600 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309