What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: crime, sidewalks, cable bills, bellies, restaurant spaces, silly things and goodbyes.

His Crankiness at i-Saratoga is upset about crime in Saratoga County -- the way it's reported by the media, and the way it's policed by "glorified mall cops."

TQL says the pedestrian directions for Albany on Google Maps should include the notice "Use Caution, sidewalk snow and ice removal codes are a joke in Albany. Try ice skates."

Kristi chopped 15 percent off her cable bill -- and didn't have to give up anything.

Celina heard from the owner of (the closed-for-now) Full-Mi-Belly and sounds like they'll be filling bellies again -- somewhere that's not Crossgates.

Table Hopping commenters pitched locations for a new restaurants featuring "casual, hip ethnic fare."

Naomi is giving away the "silliest" thing she owns.

And here's something a little sad: Alex and Cati are moving out of the neighborhood (both the actual and virtual). But thankfully they were able to attend one last meeting of the super-secret Capital Region food bloggers cabal. Albany Jane has a dish-by-dish account of the meal at CCK.

Tweets of the week:

@ellenronnie: "Some people want diamonds, big cars, lavish trips. Right now, all I want is an atomic flush toilet. TMI? Sorry."

@Mrs_Misanthrope (AKA Pantaloons): "Not quite sure what's more strange- the fact that there's a local ukulele guru, or the fact that my mom is ecstatic to meet him."

@robstak: "I smell like dead people"


RE: Full-Mi-Belly

The Crossgates food court is way too lame a place to have such good food. They need a location that's more open to tasty ethnic foods, rather than the bland suburban hell of a mall food court.

Glad they're open to staying in the area.

driving home tonight from downtown and had the perfunctory side road red light runner nearly take me out. After that, he rolled down his window and out came the fast-food trash to decorate the Albany street. Maybe we should convert the parking police to reporting the red light running trash tossers? By the way - white car, tag CWE7764. If you see the driver - thank him for recycling his trash on our streets.

Hey guys!
Thanks for the honor.
I almost hesitated tweeting that. Now I'm glad I didn't.

So are low-flow toilets standard here in the Capital Region?

Just when I thought I was tweeting away into the empty vacuum of space and time, you link me up and prove me wrong. I seem to be proven wrong a lot lately. For example, I thought if I changed my name and wore a wig, the State wouldn't make me register everytime I moved. Not so, apparently.

Thank you for the Full Mi Belly update, Celina...

I found myself with a few minutes to kill while waiting for a bus at Crossgates just the other day -- figured it was just enough time to grab myself a small jerk chicken... when my heart sunk upon arriving at the food court and seeing their once-happy location totally abandonned.

Let's hope they open up a little restaurant in town -- perhaps in the Delaware Avenue 'hood -- a place that could use some not-too-pricey eating joints... I'll be sure to check out the Full Mi Belly website.

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