A quick recap of the week

week review 2012-11-09

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA:

+ Danielle tried some of the many wing flavors (PB&J?) at Basil City in Troy -- including the Burning Human.

+ We gobbled up some bits about Albany's turkeys. (We're talking about actual turkeys.)

+ We talked with UAlbany grad Dion Flynn, who's been playing Barack Obama on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. (He and Fallon know each other from their Albany days.)

+ Right, there were an election this week... here are easy-scan local election result highlights.

+ The Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Meter made its first appearance of the season.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: Meat Romney, a nation divided by Facebook, generator ethics, BUILT, surveillance, winning Halloween, mushroom hunting, tattoos, mozz and melba drama, white whales, Helsinki Hudson, disappointing breakfast, a beermosa, miSci, Nanovember, maps, and a face.

+ We gave away VIP tickets to next week's AIDS Council Beaujolais Nouveau event by asking: What's something in the Capital Region that you should do now? As in, now. Right now.

+ Casey talked with the owners of Helsinki Hudson about what they have going on -- and what's happening in Hudson.

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: 50 shades of waiting, a platonic threesome, zebra, and a Corgi.

+ Lock up your policy wonks, C-SPAN is coming to town.

+ The Latham strip club Nite Moves -- and Steve Barnes -- were on the Colbert Report.

+ And answers to questions you didn't ask.

If you'd just like the whole week unfiltered, check our listing of the last seven days of AOA.

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment or shared an idea or photo this week!

Dion Flynn screengrab: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon | turkey photo: David M

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.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Janet Jackson at SPAC

The Janet Jackson is set to play a show at SPAC July 26. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 27 -- they're $29.95 and... (more)

Morning Blend

Albany homicide Albany police say a 38-year-old man died after being shot multiple times near Clinton Street and Second Ave in the South End (map)... (more)

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (SPRING), to film, to... (more)

Approval for another big apartment project, Warehouse District reuse, Pine Hills demos, and more exciting tales of the Albany planning board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

Flowers from the Netherlands, then

Decorative arts break: The earthenware tiles above are from the collection of the Albany Institute -- they date to around 1625 and they were made... (more)

Recent Comments

... This will make Albany into a place that many of us don't want to live in and came here to get away from: Big buildings, heavy traffic, congestion, noise, and parking shortages are really not what we or what people seeking to raise families and considering moving to our area want. Building big and tall will change Albany from a family friendly city to a metropolitan city and only increase the gap between the have's and have not's. ...

Morning Blend for Apr 23

...has 1 comment, most recently from Bob

Approval for another big apartment project, Warehouse District reuse, Pine Hills demos, and more exciting tales of the Albany planning board

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

A look around the new Cafe Madison

...has 3 comments, most recently from BethAM

Chuck Schumer is supporting marijuana decriminalization (and thinks legalization in states has worked out pretty well)

...has 1 comment, most recently from ace

Where to donate a virtually new mattress?

...has 10 comments, most recently from EMB