What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: meeting new people, exposure, an experience with cultural and anthropological implications, trivia trash talk, a focused tattoo, tipping, the best sushi, Valente's Three Little Pigs Macaroni and Cheese, Chowderfest, Western Mass brewpubs, ridiculous wings, eggs, antiques, porcupines, and Arent Van Curler.

One of Kristi's readers asked about how a 20something new to the area could meet new people.

Recent media attention in her neighborhood left Silvia feeling a bit exposed.

Wendy liveblogged a dinner and show at Randy Loren's La Dolce Vita restaurant in Schenectady, "an experience with cultural and anthropological implications."

At Skidmore Unofficial, Rowley predicted the "full-on gentrification" of Skidmore.

Chuck recapped the Elbo Room trivia tournament final -- trash talk, cheating, and moving the chains.

Crystal focused on a tattoo from Lark Tattoo.

Steve asked people if they'd be willing to pay higher prices at restaurants if tipping was eliminated.

The Masticating Monkey says Mizu Sushi in Schenectady is the "easily the best sushi we've tried in the Albany area."

Mr. Dave tried the frozen Valente's Three Little Pigs Macaroni and Cheese from the supermarket.

Jon in Albany turned to the Albany Distilling Co's new make whiskey -- for medicinal purposes.

Ashley recapped Chowderfest in Saratoga.

The Beer Doctors took a mini tour of brewpubs in Western Mass.

Jerry enjoyed some "borderline ridiculous" hot wings at the Ale House in Troy.

You probably won't guess where Daniel buys eggs.

Randal spent a few hours at an antique shop in Cohoes.

Cmaxby noted the birthdays of Manory's and Brueggers -- both born in Troy.

Jackie was part of a group that explored porcupine caves by Moreau Lake.

And Carl noted a time when "Arent Van Curler" was "content with modern Schenectady."

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

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show: Erik Bergstrom

The Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series at Proctors brings Erik Bergstrom back for a stand-up show Saturday, October 28. Tickets are $15 ahead... (more)

Empire Rye

Craft distilleries are booming in New York State -- but also around the country. So, in an effort to stand out from the increasingly crowded... (more)

Open call for artists to create mural in Albany's Pine Hills neighborhood

More (potential) public art: The Pine Hills Improvement Group in Albany is working with Upstate Artists Guild to create a new mural along the... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: "Me too" stories, seeing a visit in a different light, the... (more)

Action Bronson at Upstate Concert Hall

The rapper Action Bronson is set to play a show at Upstate Concert Hall December 8. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 20 --... (more)

Recent Comments

The City should take a more proactive approach based on neighborhood consensus. A prescriptive design guideline with great clarity could save lots of graves for aspiring developers and other stakeholders. The City has to be clear upfront on conditions to be met such as overall allowed building volume, easy river connection, parking, pedestrian oriented ground floor usage and etc. It not seems reasonable to expect commercial developers to build something on their own initiative to both maximize ROI and please all city residents.

Three new murals for downtown Albany

...has 3 comments, most recently from wee

The week ahead

...has 1 comment, most recently from Dan Roesser

Morning Blend for Oct 17

...has 1 comment, most recently from Paul G

Interior designer or decorator suggestions?

...has 3 comments, most recently from Kaitlyn

The 1 Monument Sq movie theater project is off

...has 17 comments, most recently from ace