What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: things that will be missed, MMA, riding the bus, crosswalks, fog, the people ahead of you in line, masons, St. Theresa, fresh eggs, corned beef hash, a stupefying dessert, potluck, and a beautiful beetle.


Naomi's leaving! She shared five things she'll miss about the Albany area.

Farewell to the Executive Editor of SkidmoreUnofficial.com & Co. LLC (his name's Kevin) -- the Neighborhood will miss him.

Kevin made a case for the legalization of mixed-martial arts in New York.

From a few weeks ago on Albany Jen's new (again) blog: saving money, saving CO2 and burning calories on the bus.

Amanda would prefer that you use the crosswalk.

Bennett shot some beautiful, foggy photos near Woodstock.

Sebastien posted some fun photos from a recent show at Red Square.

Mr. Dave made up stories about the people ahead of him in line at Stewart's. (By the way: this is what Rob is thinking about when he sees you in line with cat food.)

Ashallann encountered a "creepy looking gentleman" in Lake George.

One of Kristi's readers asked about finding a mason (you know, to fix a chimney).

Leah's family had fun at the Norman's Kill Farm open house.

Chuck split St. Theresa at the shoulders.

FiS Dan wondered a rather odd sign advertising for exchange student host families.

Matt put together a map for Albany's warehouse district.

One of Steve's readers asked about the place to find "the freshest, best-quality" eggs.

Jerry had "perfect" corned beef hash at Duncan's Dairy Bar.

Daniel B. was "stupefied" by a dessert at Creo.

Jen had a "sorely disappointing" experience at Jose Malone's.

Albany Jane organized a picnic potluck with a bunch of local foodies. Rochelle says there was "really good noshing."

And Jackie came across a tiny, beautiful beetle.

Comments

Thanks for the link love and support over the past few years, Mary and Greg. It goes without saying, but I will miss you, too.

The 518 will definitely miss Naomi. Best wishes for the future!

Jackie's bug is awesome, I've never seen anything like that.

I need to get to Red Square again, soon.

Ridiculous Food Society is probably the #1 blog I'm most excited to see new posts from in my RSS feed.

Good stuff this week! And as always, thanks for the link.

Farewell to Naomi! The area's loss is Jersey's gain.

Whoops, Jerry's corned beef link takes me to Kristi's blog. ;)

Faretheewell Naomi! Happy trails and best of luck.

Bennett's photos just about knocked me on the floor. I Must. Go. There.

Editors: Copy/paste fail on the link. Fixed. Thanks.

That hike is definitely worth the trip to Woodstock, Summer. Great photos, too.


And thanks, all. If it helps, I'll be living near an IKEA, Trader Joe's, White Castle, Anthropologie and Container Store (at least until September), and I have a guest futon. Line forms to the left.

Thanks guys!

I am glad that I have not taken over On The Edge without any knowledge of ever doing so.

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