A quick recap of the week

week review 2013-01-19

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

+ Casey surveyed the hot food at Stewart's.

+ Terrence asked about good open mic nights.

+ Coming to Troy: The League of Extraordinary Red Heads.

+ We gave a bunch of stuff to help keep someone on track in 2013 by asking: What's your resolution for 2013 -- for yourself, the Capital Region, or the world?

+ Sean asked about finding a good daycare near Albany.

+ One of the people behind the proposal to open a brewery/restaurant at St. Joseph's in Albany says they're now looking at other options.

+ The state legislature passed -- and Andrew Cuomo signed -- a new gun control bill, giving New York one of the nation's strictest laws on assault rifles (along with many other provisions).

+ Casey highlighted the people who have climbed all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks -- in the winter.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: Miss New York, parking enforcement, Lark Street, a frozen lake, Sleeping Beauty, cross country skiing, love letters, the Chocolate Mill, savory cheesecake, comedic public performance art declined, a vegetarian Reuben, beer, a lunch date, infrastructure, historical markers, and goodbye.

+ We pulled together a list of a bunch of notable concerts coming up over the next few months.

+ We heard from a local TV producer who's making a documentary about Dr. Tom Little, a Delmar optometrist who was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work in Afghanistan.

+ A few of the things found on Craigslist this week: an enthralling hat, a burning sensation, a hearty cat, and a bear trap.

+ We gave away tickets to Monster Jam by asking: What would you crush?

+ Ass Backwards -- AKA Sister Spirit, AKA That Movie That Shot in Center Square and Other Parts of the Capital Region During Summer 2010 -- is premiering at the Sundance Film Fesitval next week.

+ And answers to questions you didn't actually 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!

Tom Little photo via Dan Swinton

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