What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: abused art, an inspiring crowd, Price Chopper, dermatologists, themed bike rides, making sausage, saying no, a slow food fast food burger, Oscar's, magic eggplant, a croissant battle, 18th century Starbucks, Pittsfield, Phantogram, and surprised clerks.

Emily got a tour of the art collection at the Empire State Plaza -- and heard about all the abuse the art on display there has taken.

Kevin was part of a comedy show for Job Corps students in Glenmont -- an experience that ended up being "weird, beautiful, and inspiring."

FiS Dan says he shops at Price Chopper because the company didn't abandon downtown Saratoga.

Ethan pulled together some idea for themed bike rides around Albany.

One of Kristi's readers asked for dermatologist recommendations.

Albany Jane took Christian Noe's sausage making class at the Arts Center.

Steve shared a great story about a local farmer saying "no" to a restaurant.

Ned says the burger at The Brown Bag is "a fast food style burger done in a slow food way."

Rob says the new Oscar's Smoke House is just as a good as the pre-fire Oscar's.

Daniel listed his favorite local Asian restaurants.

Cap2Cap had magic eggplant at Ala Shanghai.

Jerry pitted two local croissants against each other.

Carl shared the story of the Albany's 18th century version of Starbucks.

The Exiles had what sounds like a fun day in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

One of the writers at Skidmore Unofficial ranked the Stewart's of Saratoga County.

Chuck recapped this year's Parsons Corporate Trivia Challenge.

The Idiots say a local radio station is ruining Phantogram for them.

Melissa reclaimed wood flooring.

Jackie is probably one of a few people who could find a tiny spider on a vast snowy landscape.

And Stephanie shocked the women working at the Bath & Body Works at Crossgates.

Comments

That first link does not go where you think it goes... :(

It's fixed now. A copy/paste error will someday be the death of us all. Thanks.

I had NO idea that the plaza has a Jackson Pollock.

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