What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Stewart's signage, glaring Swiss chard, Five Rivers, haters, wooly aphids, a moving apartment building, credit unions, Andy Rooney, a magnificent edifice, real ramen, belly patting, fire cider, beer boots, liquid cheesecake, the Blue Benn, ShopRite pressuring Price Chopper, heartbreaking espresso, Albany Comic Con, and the wall of hypochondria.

Mr. Dave compiled another gallery of Stewart's signage.

Christine shared some lessons from her first CSA season (including a bit about glaring Swiss chard).

Sebastien and Bennett both took in the late autumn beauty at Five Rivers.

Rob thought about the use of the word "hater."

Jackie finds that most amazing stuff -- this time it was Wooly Alder Aphids (they look like some sort of frost creature).

Akum found photos from when an Albany apartment building was moved across State Street.

The Exile says Poets' Walk in the Hudson Valley "feels more like an English country park than an upstate State Park."

One of Kristi's readers asked for credit union recommendations.

Bob remembered Andy Rooney.

In her "professional mother" opinion, the Bee Balm Gal says things are going pretty well at Occupy Albany.

Silvia gushed about a "magnificent edifice" after the Built benefit. And Chuck has photos from the event.

Celina says Sushi Tei now has "real" ramen.

Jerry got his belly patted at Mr. Fuji.

Emily talked about her family's obsession with the Blue Benn Diner in Bennington.

Britin made some "fire cider" after trying some from a place in Pittsfield.

Steve says Elda's could have shown a little more creativity than a German beer boot.

Ethan had "liquid cheesecake" at the Gastropub.

Leah the Nosher thinks ShopRite is causing Price Chopper to step up its game.

Daniel had a heartbreaking espresso experience in downtown Schenectady.

FiS Dan appreciated The Parting Glass, and Hattie's somewhat less so.

Jen says she'd go back to the Greek House in Troy.

Stephanie is thankful for Cheesecake Machismo, which she describes as "ahh-mazin'."

Kevin says the Albany Comic Con was "a wonderful thing."

Stuck waiting in her doctors office past her appointment time, Ashallann scanned "the wall of hypochondria."

Yellow House Leah went to a cider pressing party at the Radix Center.

Albaniana took in "lots of vaguely nano-related fun things to do" at the NANOvember community day.

Paula spotted the holiday tree being put in place at the ESP.

And Chuck got some attention from a star.

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