What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Amtrak, parking garages, Siro's, a gallery, snowstorms, Chowderfest, cold weather meals, local taverns, fresh eggs, a new shoe shop, the Troy Photo Center and Vroman's Nose.


Ashallan took Amtrak to Florida. She got there -- eventually.

His Crankiness proposes a first step for paid parking in downtown Saratoga.

FiS Dan wonders why people can't find middle ground on the bid to open Siro's year-round.

Matt put together a video tour of the recently re-opened Marketplace Gallery.

CW would like to get at least one big snowstorm this winter.

Kristi shared some of the things she loves about snow days.

Chowderfest! Lois gave her take on eight chowders. And Bee Balm Gal took a bunch of photos.

Steve checked out the opening of the new Pasta Pane in Clifton Park. (And shared one of his favorite cold weather meals.)

Daniel wrote a love letter to local taverns.

Leah gets some really fresh eggs.

Michelle is looking forward to that new shoe shop in Saratoga.

Albany Jane (and Albany John) celebrated the three year anniversary of the Troy Photo Center.

And B went hiking at Vroman's Nose.

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