What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Mingle, the Brown Bag, Santa Speedo Sprint, commuting in Washington Park, Christmas trees by the pound, local Etsy, holiday tipping, wish lists for the local food scene, maple cream, General Tso, dog food, Boom Boom Brannigan, Saratoga rumors, and a saw-wielding angel.

Jen says she had "amazing" Korean shrimp pancakes at the new Mingle in Albany.

Rochelle checked out the Brown Bag in Troy, the new late-night eatery.

Santa Speedo Sprint: photos from Bennett and Silvia.

Ethan says Washington Park is the best part of his morning commute.

Akum shared some Albany-inspired Christmas gifts.

Rob figures his Christmas tree from Bob's was a deal by the pound.

Earl sent Albaniana fir from the madding crowd in Altamont for a Christmas tree.

Stephanie highlighted some local gift finds on Etsy.

Kristi took the ever confusing holiday tipping question.

Albany Jane took a day trip to Mystic, Connecticut.

Steve asked people about their wish list for the local restaurant/food scene.

Christine says the maple cream she buys at the Troy Farmers' Market is "HEAVEN."

Jerry put a claim about General Tso's chicken to the test at dp.

Mr. Dave tried a 6-egg omelette at Manory's.

Daniel spotlighted some "prime" local potatoes.

Val found a local source for raw food for her dogs.

The Idiots shared some interesting Saratoga rumors.

Chuck remembered WPTR and Boom Boom Brannigan.

Carl turned up a great old Freihofer's receipt.

Jackie notices the best little details in the forest -- like foam ice.

The Exiles found a chimp at the Lisha Kill Preserve.

And Paula came across a saw-wielding angel on Lark Street.

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