What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Nigerian princes, miracles, clotheslines, hats, reservations and fried plantains.


His Crankiness at i-Saratoga compares a new business based in Saratoga to "the offers of untold riches promised in email from some deposed Nigerian prince or dignitary."

Rob says the plane-landing-in-the-Hudson was not a miracle.

Kate has decided to stop selling kids items at the Paper Sparrow because of a new federal rule.

Leah and her husband put up an indoor clothesline in their house.

A ginormous comment thread erupted at Kristi G's site over Aretha Franklin's inauguration hat.

Downtown Susie Brown went inauguration (or, well, any formal occasion) shopping in Saratoga.

Steve regrets a reservation he didn't make.

And Susan says the memory of fried plantains will bring her back to Casa Dominicana.


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

Comments

It's a shame that a law intended to protect children from toxins is hurting small businesses. It's unlikely that the items at the Paper Sparrow contain phalates or lead, but you can't blame the owner for not wanting to take the risk. I am happy that phalates, which have been illegal in the EU for years, are finally out here in the USA. For years Chinese factories have been manufacturing two sets of toys: phalate and lead-free for Australia and the EU, and toxic ones for our kids here in the USA. I welcome this law but sympathize with the small business that suffer. There should be an exception for home-made goods!

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Today's moment of spring

A little more than a week ago Helen sent along a pic of some beautiful robin eggs from her downtown Albany backyard (photo left). And... (more)

Small Change

This is interesting: Small Change is a new crowdfunding site aimed at helping gather funding for small real estate development projects, the kind that banks... (more)

Freedom Park 2017 concert series lineup

The schedule for this summer's series of free concerts at Freedom Park in Scotia is out. As usual, it's a big lineup with multiple concerts... (more)

Upcoming RCHS tours and talks: Troy landmarks, Prohibition, abolition, Aaron Burr's slumber

The Rensselaer County Historical Society has a handful of tours and talks coming up over the next month (or so) that look interesting.. They range... (more)

Drawing: American Music Festival + Peck's Arcade

The Albany Symphony's American Music Festival returns May 31-June 4 in Troy. We have a pair of festival passes and we're giving them away. BUT... (more)

Recent Comments

I've found that anecdotes from neighbors, friends, or internet "strangers" can only take you so far. If you haven't already, I strongly recommend you get out there and visit these schools during the school year, during the school day to get a feel for things. In the last few months, my wife and I have made a series of visits to our local elementary, middle + high-school. During those visits, we had the chance to talk to multiple teachers and see the kids "in action". It was very VERY telling in a lot of ways - both good and bad.

Drawing: American Music Festival + Peck's Arcade

...has 43 comments, most recently from Jessica RW

Experiences to share about Albany schools?

...has 34 comments, most recently from RP

A "self-sustaining, power-generating island unto itself" in Albany

...has 2 comments, most recently from daleyplanit

Albany talking trash over the next month

...has 4 comments, most recently from Sam

They came from the Capital Region

...has 89 comments, most recently from John