What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: civility on the road, a photo show, Michelle Riggi, Noah Webster, a permanent Vermont, supermarket secrets, German food, outdoor restaurant spots, a plate of humongous win, cookies, Garden Bistro 24, raptors, North Adams, surveyors, business cards, and NiMo.

After an incident (on Delaware Ave, we're guessing), Randal says he'd gladly trade sharrows for a little civility on Capital Region roads. Ethan had a similar experience recently.

Tim has a photo show on display at the Spectrum.

FiS Dan says Michelle Riggi doesn't belong in the same sentence with Marylou.

Carl told the story of Noah Webster's visits to Albany -- apparently the lexicographer had some trouble understanding the Dutch-inflected English of this area.

Crystal's Vermont print has been tattooed on someone.

Daniel shared some "secrets" of local supermarkets.

Albany Jane stopped in for Friday dinner night at Germania Hall in Troy.

Steve asked people about their favorite outdoor spaces at local restaurants.

Jerry's brunch at Hattie's included a plate on which was almost everything was "humongous win."

Silvia went to the judging for the new DelSo cookie.

The Idiots say the truck stop in Wilton has "some of the best pie you'll ever put into your mouth."

Scott and Emily concur with the consensus that Garden Bistro 24 is worth a visit.

Jackie got some face time with raptors.

The Exiles went to North Adams -- and didn't go to MASS MoCA.

Melissa found out what happens when a passing dump truck clips the power line to your house.

Stephanie hopped the train to go see a Knicks game.

Kevin got business cards from Design It Together in Troy.

One of Kristi's readers asked for help in finding a surveyor.

Jen went for a run on the Niskayuna Bike Path, and stopped at Lock 7.

And Chuck still says NiMo when referring to the utility company -- we suspect he's one of many.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Private dorm opposition, a big downtown residential conversion, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience in Albany City Hall once a month in which... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

Welcome to that transitional weekend when we go from falling leaves to holiday lights. This is also the last weekend before the holiday craziness sets... (more)

Morning Blend

Trial in the death of Noel Alkaramla Update: The jury returned Friday and found Oquendo guilty on all counts, including second-degree murder. [TU] The jury... (more)

Today's moment of architecture

Architecture moods around West Capitol Park Thursday night: The Capitol: LOOK AT ME! The Smith Building: I just want to efficiently finish this file and... (more)

The Regrettes at The Low Beat

Garage rock band The Regrettes are set to play a show at The Low Beat December 6. Tickets are $10 and available online. The band's... (more)

Recent Comments

My grandmother has Alzheimers and sometimes comes to stay with us in Troy. Last week the absolutely highlight of her day was seeing the hundreds of crows that came streaming by the window at our apartment. I watched her go from completely unresponsive to engaged... stringing questions together and returning to her old joyful self for the half hour she watched those birds was enough to endear crows to me forever.

If you see someone running around throwing bird seed in Riverfront Park yelling "COME ON DOWN, BIRD FRIENDS!", it's me.

Private dorm opposition, a big downtown residential conversion, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

...has 1 comment, most recently from Julie

A few more details about the proposed mixed-use development near St. Peter's hospital

...has 19 comments, most recently from BS

Morning Blend for Nov 17

...has 1 comment, most recently from Summer

Today's moment of architecture

...has 3 comments, most recently from -B

The ethics of dropping your dog's poop in a neighbor's garbage can

...has 38 comments, most recently from Howz