What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: a land bank, Benjamin Franklin, cider donuts, Center Square, Pearl Palooza, dental care, a disturbance in the hot dog force, Dave from Burger Centric, Korean food, Finnbar's, quesadillas in Troy, the price of a glass of wine, a sandwich lover's dream, rum cake, a fire tower, George Washington, Monument Mountain, gravestones, an out of place tomato.

Akum explained why she's supporting the idea of a land bank for Albany.

Rob provided a little historical perspective on the Sophia Walker/NY Post situation.

Daniel shared results from the Tour de Cider Donut: Saratoga edition.

Christine says her "heart swells up so much" when she thinks about Center Square.

Bennett shared photos from Pearl Palooza and LarkFest.

Jen biked to the Local Harvest Festival in Washington Park.

One of Kristi's readers asked about shopping around for dental costs.

Mr. Dave sensed a great disturbance in the hot dog force -- at Stewart's.

Jerry got at look at what Dave from the departed Burger Centric is working up at a new location.

The Masticating Monkey put two local Korean restaurants head to head.

Jessica says she can't stop loving the new Finnbar's in Troy.

The Gastrothugs checked of B-Rad's (Dorito crusted tuna melt) and Muddaddy Flats (a quesadilla place) in Troy.

Steve asked about how much people are comfortable paying for a glass of wine or beer.

Ashley critiqued a white pizza at Pizza Works in Ballston Spa.

Katie stopped in at a "sandwich lover's dream" in Hudson.

Silvia had what sounds like a lovely birthday -- and it included "the sickest cake I have ever tasted - Civitello's Italian rum cake."

Aliza found a new love at the Henry Street Harvest Festival.

The Exile says Monument Mountain may be his family's favorite local day hike.

Randal climbed the fire tower at Mt. Arab in the Adirondacks.

Carl noted where George Washington slept in Schenectady.

Crystal browsed the old gravestones at Oakwood Cemetery while looking for Sam Wilson's grave.

Jackie got some close-ups of fungi -- and found a surprise.

Angelos ran up the Approach in Troy -- hungover.

And Paula spotted a tomato plant. Outside the TU Center.

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