A quick recap of the week

week review 2011-07-30

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA:

+ Soapbox: Leah offered suggestions to the struggling Troy Food Co-op, and looked at issues related to gentrification in Troy. That prompted a lot of discussion, some of it heated. Mike, who's on the co-op board, offered a response and some inside perspective.

+ Mary was a judge at Hat Day at The Track and came back with a bunch of fun pics.

+ Eat this: Rare Vos and fries on the deck at Sutter's.

+ It's true: the Adirondacks are dark.

+ We gave away SPAC orchestra tickets (and a picnic) by asking people: What's the classiest thing about the Capital Region?

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: poverty, old houses, a lost fingertip, roundabouts, Yankee Stadium, a pink spider, Saratoga pizza, a ridiculous burger, lurve for breakfast, gluten-free pizza, Thompson's Lake, Walmart pricing, hummingbirds, and well-coiffed gentlemen smoking cigars.

+ JoJo asked about finding a good local upholsterer.

+ We talked with comedian Lewis Black about Albany and state politics.

+ David came across a wild turkey in is his decidedly not-wild Albany neighborhood.

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: quite the whistle, hunger like the wolf, bathroom cleanser concerns, and a talking Donald Trump doll.

+ Danielle talked with Schenectady Art Night founder Mitch Messmore.

+ We scored an exclusive interview with Ryan Gosling's motorcycle.

+ And there might have been a pot of gold at the end of Lark Street.

If you'd just like the whole week unfiltered, check our listing of the last seven days of AOA.

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment or shared a photo or idea this week!

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