What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Michael Pollan, Occupy Albany, creeping out at the Capitol/ESP, local ghost stories, costumes, the Breeder's Cup, interesting frost, Cooperstown, pusties, banh mi, an old restaurant, soy sauce, cupcakes, winning at the racino, the car dealership cat, Plotterkill, and tea frustration.

Jen and Chris went to Michael Pollan's talk at HVCC and came away with a few thoughts about elitism and the accessibility of good food.

Silvia brought bread to Occupy Albany. And Kim shared photos from the first week.

Tim took the Capitol Hauntings Tour, though it sounds like maybe he was most freaked out by the ESP concourse.

Paula shared a bunch of local ghost stories.

The Idiots shared some very Saratoga-specific Halloween costume ideas.

Ashallann's co-worker's Halloween costume was a hoot.

FiS Dan wants to bring the Breeder's Cup to Saratoga.

Jackie always finds the most beautiful details in the woods -- even interesting frost.

Cap2Cap visited Cooperstown -- for the food (and maybe other stuff, too).

Mr. Dave tested local pusties (not as dirty as it sounds).

Daniel got, well, kind of fussy about local banh mi.

One of Steve's readers shared a 147-year-old photo of an Albany restaurant.

Ethan went to New World for the "Black Menu."

Jerry was won over by soy sauce packets at a Chinese restaurant in Guilderland/Schenectady/Altamont.

Emily went to a cupcake decorating class at Bettie's.

Kristi won at the racino, and then went home.

Stephanie shared the backstory on how a cat ended up a car dealership.

Diana wanted to kick herself at visiting the Plotterkill Preserve.

Rob got tea'ed off at Starbucks.

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sh*t, how did i miss that michael pollan talk

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