What's turning in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: dick mode, bar paparazzi, conversations on the bus, a mystery solved and snapshots from the supermarket.


Nine times out of ten, people are helpful and kind. Of course, that means sometimes they aren't -- as Rob found out recently.

More weirdness: some guy decided to play paparazzo on Kristi at a bar.

You never know what you're going to hear when you ride the bus. Sometimes it's a discussion about urban planning and being run over by a mail truck. And other times it's just a good conversation with yourself.

Celina's egg mystery was solved. And those eggs sound, well, they sound like something.

And Laurie has "tourist" shots from a trip to Wegmans near Syracuse.


There's a lot more going on around the Neighborhood, check it out. If you know of a great blog we should include, post a comment or send us an email: editors |at| alloveralbany |dot| com.

Comments

I love Wegmans! We need one up here so my life can be complete. I have a co-worker who like's to talk about some secret arrangement between Wegmans and Price Chopper not to encroach on each others markets. Being from the Binghamton area (which has both) I'm not sure if this is true. Could anyone debunk or substantiate this?

Jackers, Somewhere in my memory banks I remember AOA doing a story on that which concluded that both Wegmans and Price Chopper deny any agreement. Also having been to places that have both I would have to say that it's not true. I think it has more to do with the markets each of them target.

You're right, Emma, we did look into the alleged secret agreement between Price Chopper and Wegmans. Both companies flat out denied it.

Of course, as people pointed out, it wouldn't be secret if they just told anyone who asked about it.

@ Jackers - hey! I'm from the Binghamton area too... and when in Bingo-land, I go to the Giant!! A family run grocery store where the clerks all wear white jackets with their names in red letters. Ahhh, Binghamton - home of New York's best kept secret - spedies!!

@ Barold - hey, I'm all for keeping it indie and local but let be honest here, Giant is just another grocery store, Wegmans is like an experience. Trust me, no one ever went to Giant as a tourist and took pictures to put up on the net. (well, then again the internet is huge). Anyway, Wegmans maybe corporate, but they're one of the good guys. They have a sustainable business growth model and are consistently ranked one of the best employers in the country. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2008/ . Ahh, Binghamton - if it wasn't for Wegmans and the Spedies, I might never go back.

...and Wegmans eliminated tobacco sales from their stores. Oh, and Jackers, the other great thing about Binghamton... um, I guess that's it.

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