What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: another hit-and-run, melon protectors, 10 reasons, winter clowns, a half-constructed Corning Tower, parking there anyway, the Mac-n-Cheese Bowl, Wegmans, perfect risotto, families at Wolff's, a True Blood martini, burgers, ethnic markets, wooly loveliness, and the passing of a Central Ave landmark.

Val was at the scene of a hit-and-run on a pedestrian on Western Ave in Albany.

Rob noticed that melon protectors have quickly become standard on the ski slopes.

After an exchange with her health plan, the deal for a new state teachers evaluation system, Silvia was feeling unassured.

Stephanie listed 10 reasons she loves the Capital Region.

Bennett shared some fun photos from the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

Carl dug up a great photo of an in-construction Corning Tower from the 70s.

So you know: If she can't find a space, Kristi will park there, even if there's a sign.

Steve posted results from this year's Mac-n-Cheese Bowl. (Christian Noe won the home-cooks category again.)

Chuck wondered what Capital Region mainstay people would trade for a Wegmans.

Jerry checked out Mio Vino in Altamont and had "perfect" risotto.

Mr. Dave had a surprisingly family-friendly brunch at Wolff's.

Emily got the "birthday package" at the Melting Pot.

Jen enjoyed a True Blood martini at The Point.

Ned nominated some candidates for best burger in the Capital Region.

Albany Jane had a burger at the Brown Bag in Troy.

Daniel shared some of his favorite local ethnic markets.

Albaniana took in the "woolly loveliness" at The Spinning Room in Altamont.

The Exiles went to Olana.

Paula took a moment to the admire the arcade in the building at Maiden Lane and Broadway in Albany.

Jackie got up close with some moss.

And Ashallann noted the passing of the old OTB Teletheater building on Central in Albany.

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