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!

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map overlay: Albany Bagel Co. / Google Maps

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