A quick recap of the week

week review 2011-11-19

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

+ There were arrests at Occupy Albany.

+ Soapbox: Jennifer on why she didn't vote during this most recent election.

+ Kaitlin checked out the new (again) H&M at Crossgates.

+ We are Jeneric is now The Parlor.

+ Mindy asked about where to go for a massage.

+ We gave away tickets to the AIDS Council's Beaujolais Nouveau celebration by asking: What do you look forward to every year in the Capital Region?

+ Daniel says you should eat the pancakes at the Jonesville Store.

+ CDTA added a bunch of new features for BusPlus.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: Occupy Albany, renting the Corning Tower, a famous farmer, the crows, wild cranberries, Ala Shanghai, a cheese course, dishes to be thankful for, the future as told by the Nano Emperor, the Stockade-a-thon, Ryan's, Christmas trees, the Smith Building, film developing, the Protein Plaza, and catty street art.

+ We checked out the progress the Radix Center has made on its greenhouse, which is shaping up like an indoor farm in downtown Albany.

+ Christopher asked about which banks offer the best online banking experience.

+ Is there an Albany dialect or accent? Lots of fun and interesting discussion.

+ Owning Winter: Daniel shared three tasty recipes to that will also help warm up the house.

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: brain sucking, shopping with a pirate, the evils of Facebook, and a street sweeper.

+ Kate asked about the best places to hear a concert in the Capital Region -- she's a self-described acoustics snob.

+ Troy continues to be a hotbed of pawn shop marketing innovation.

+ Daniel told us about The Cheese Traveler -- a great local cheese shop... that doesn't have a shop.

+ UAlbany president George Philip is retiring.

+ Because why not: Can you guess Capital Region cities and towns by their geographic shape?

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!

map: North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns

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