What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Victoria's Secret, catabetes, a player, hours, donations, Five Ribers, running, the Kayaderosseras Creek, Festival of Trees, the South Troy Burger, Henry Street Taproom, smores, Godzilla, ale, dessert, Chucksmas, and meatloafistry.

After trying to navigate through the tweens at Victoria's Secret, Stephanie started to wonder if she was "old fashioned and weird."

The onset of catabetes prompted Rob to consider how much he'd pay for his pets' health care (also: Walmart apparently sells insulin much cheaper than CVS).

While in the Albany Rural Cemetery, Carl happened upon the grave of a woman who was apparently quite the player.

The hours of some local businesses irk Daniel.

One of Kirsti's readers asked about where to donate menswear.

Albaniana got a history lesson about Five Rivers (Delmar Zoo?).

Jen ran the first Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club winter series race of the season.

Jackie saw how the banks of the Kayaderosseras Creek are being re-shaped the less the impact of flooding.

The Exiles went to the Festival of Trees (and unicorns, apparently) in Pittsfield.

Jerry braved the South Troy Burger at the Brown Bag: a bacon burger on a glazed doughnut with peanut butter.

Aliza checked out the new Henry Street Taproom in Saratoga.

Emily tried the smores from DreamPuff Marshmallows.

Silvia started 12 days of Christmas with dining in her neighborhood.

Ashley had a Godzilla roll at Phila Fusion, and then had some donuts.

The Masticating Monkey tried some special holiday ale from Trader Joe's.

One of Steve's readers asked about late night dessert spots.

Katie is already missing her CSA share.

Albany Jane shared photos from the Tour de Mozz and Melba.

Question from Mr. Dave: "What Local Personality Should I Immortalize in [Meat]Loaf?"

And this is how you celebrate Chucksmas.

Comments

Had completely forgotten about Trader Joe's. Woop.

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

Holiday gifts: Daniel B.

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we thought we'd ask a few people to share some thoughts on presents, past... (more)

Warmth with flair

Historical object gawking: We came across this photo of a 19th century stove in the Albany Institute collection. It was made by a Troy company... (more)

Crisp Cannoli storefront closing

The Crisp Cannoli in East Greenbush -- you know, the bakery that makes croissant donuts, including an apple cider version -- is closing its storefront... (more)

Local food gifts

We're into the stretch run for December holidays, so we asked Deanna for a few stocking stuffer-type local food gift ideas. Stockings are my favorite... (more)

Where to get latkes?

Xina emails with a seasonal question: Where can I get some excellent latkes in the Capital region? I have had no luck making good ones... (more)

Recent Comments

... I tend to ask questions that make the person think about what they just said. I ask it sweetly and in a tone that notes confusion on my part. I have been called honey in the office and asked the person, " Can I ask what you mean when you call me honey? Because you don't call John honey." It calls out that he's treating you differently for being a woman. If he still doesn't get it, you can be more direct: "I appreciate that you respect my work and treat me equally, but I wouldn't want others to think otherwise based on how you address me."

Where to get latkes?

...has 10 comments, most recently from E

How New York State generates electricity

...has 6 comments, most recently from Domenic

Miss Pearl: Who you calling honey, sugar?

...has 13 comments, most recently from chrisck

Local food gifts

...has 2 comments, most recently from chrisck

A good endocrinologist?

...has 9 comments, most recently from Karen