What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: a manifesto for winter, The Bear's, Scary Gary, nostaliga at Grandma's, New York wine, how cows moo en France, Old Montreal, frostweed, anxiety at the dentist, old trolleys, old cemeteries, Titantic survivors, a UFO, and fun with labeling.

Ethan issued a manifesto for winter.

Mr. Dave took in the "sort of strange (but thrilling) ritual" at The Bear's Steak House in Duanesburg.

Jerry got a Scary Gary from Nighthawk's Kitchen at the Troy Farmers' Market.

Emily found a bit of nostalgia at Grandma's in Colonie.

Steve took the issue of why local restaurants don't serve more New York wine.

Speaking of which -- Daniel is bringing rieslings from the Finger Lakes to Thanksgiving dinner.

Jen went to Dogfish Head night at the Ruck.

Sebastien shared snapshots from fall -- and a cow moo-ing in French.

Christine spent a weekend in Old Montreal.

Jackie went in search of frostweed.

One of Kristi's readers asked about finding a dentist who's good with anxious patients.

Akum shared an old photo of a trolley that ran through Albany's Pine Hills neighborhood.

Paula wondered if a house in Center Square was the residence of a Titanic survivor.

Val took a walk through Eagle Hill Cemetery in Albany (the one tucked alongside the State Office Campus).

The Exile spotted a UFO over 787.

And Ashallann had a little fun with the labeling for one of Hannaford's house brand products.

Comments

I bought my first and only home in the Pine Hills Neighborhood in the summer of 2010. When I purchased my home, I did not realize how much garbage, litter and trash was on the street because it was summer time and the college kids were out of town. As the college kids moved back to our neighborhood in late August and September for school, I noticed more and more garbage, trash, and litter on my street. I walk my dog everyday around my block, up and down Morris between Partridge and N. Main and around Madison Ave by the College of Saint Rose. Every single day, I pick up a bag of trash (grocery bag size) on our walks, sometimes twice a day. Every day, more and more trash accumulates and is thrown on the street even after I picked up that morning or the day before. The trash includes empty cigarette boxes, empty bottles, McDonalds and Burger King wrappers, food containers and cups, Dunkin Donuts coffee cups, bags and napkins, newspapers, cigar wrappers, Gatorade containers, plastic party cups, empty pizza boxes, chicken wing bones, etc. It appears that the college kids are trashing our neighborhood. I wish there was a way we could educate the kids not to litter. It can be that simple. When I grew up, there were commercials telling us not to litter. My parents told me not to litter. Littering is bad for the environment and the neighborhoods we live in. I am getting really discouraged by all the garbage and litter I have to deal with on an everyday basis when college is in session. The college kids do not respect the neighborhoods they live in. I was so happy when they left for Thanksgiving break. I picked up all the garbage on my street and surrounding streets. It was clean for a few days until they came back on Sunday. There was a huge difference in the amount of garbage and litter on my street. I wish there was something I could do about it. Educate the college kids – Do not litter. Or make everyone pick up in front of their house, unfortunately a lot of these are rentals and tenants don’t care. Or City of Albany can fine people who litter. The city of Albany could make a lot of money if they fine these litter bugs. The City of Albany could also put more trash cans out. There are no city trash cans on Morris Street in my neighborhood. Can anyone think of ways to fix this problem? I am so sick of living in filth and picking up everyone else’s garbage. It really sucks. I hate Litter bugs!!

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