A quick recap of the week

week review 2013-01-04

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

+ We gave away a champagne ham from Bilinkski's, champagne from Capital Wine and Spirits, and a gift certificate to Saratoga Sweets by asking: What's a local thing that you're looking forward to in 2013?

+ Mahar's is getting bumped from its location in Albany.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: boisterous New Years, New Year's Eve, favorites from 2012, unsung heroes, stockings, clever snowboarding, a bittersweet goodbye, Taiwan Noodle, Fin, the Gilded Age, Albany Distilling, hot yoga, historical dogs, and a franken-fridge.

+ Tierra Coffee Roasters is expanding in Albany.

+ 2012 was the warmest year on record in the Albany area.

+ But it was very cold this week.

+ Casey tried the beer at the Adirondack Pub and Brewery in Lake George.

+ A few of the things found on Craigslist this week: the greatest possible kindness, invading personal space like Samuel L. Jackson, homing pigeons, and rather beautiful ironing board.

+ The mysterious Albany Bagel Co. created an interesting map of Albany -- that has nothing to do with bagels. (At least, we think it has nothing to do with bagels. It's perhaps too early to tell.)

+ Anonymous asked for suggestions of local doctors for treating migraines.

+ One of Daniel B's Yelp comments was immortalized in quite the performance.

+ Yep, flu season is in full swing.

+ Duncan Crary has a new podcast series about Troy.

And, in case you missed it, some end of 2012 stuff:

+ Favorite local foods of 2012.

+ Local journalists on the most interesting story they covered in 2012.

+ Favorite shows or performances from 2012.

+ The most popular items on AOA in 2012.

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!

Real Actors Read Yelp #14: Gotta Kid to Feed on YouTube
map overlay: Albany Bagel Co. / Google Maps

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

Beer and farms

New York's farm brewery license has helped prompt a big increase in the number of breweries around state -- the number has doubled over the... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: depression in the kitchen, 1 Monument Square, the Capital District, insurance,... (more)

Schenectady Suds walking tour

The Schenectady County Historical Society has a series of beer-themed walking tours of the Stockade coming up in September. Blurbage for "Schenectady Suds": Take a... (more)

Morning Blend

Cuomo on health care vote Andrew Cuomo blasted the Senate on Tuesday for a procedural vote to move forward with an effort to repeal the... (more)

The Hudson River School at Albany Institute

One of the most well-known and popular groups of items in the Albany Institute's collections are its Hudson River School paintings. And the museum recently... (more)

Recent Comments

Mine is a plug-in hybrid, and so perhaps I didn't have as much angst about this question as I might have with a wholly electric vehicle, but I had full confidence in Larry's Foreign Auto from their work on my prior vehicle, and they were not daunted by a hybrid. ...

Morning Blend for Jul 26

...has 1 comment, most recently from ace

Good swimming spots for dogs?

...has 5 comments, most recently from chrisck

Here's how New York State's new paid family leave program will work

...has 2 comments, most recently from adama2010

The selected redevelopment proposal for the former Troy city hall site

...has 21 comments, most recently from Andy Gregory

Halal options at Zaitoon Kitchen

...has 2 comments, most recently from BS