What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: a grim reminder, a church brewery, snowy effects, a good time to visit the Capitol, pet policy, kicking it old school, Restaurant Depot, lunch at the Illium, a slice of Valentine's Day weirdness, winter beer at the Lionheart, best of picks, hot yoga, badminton, and pencils.

Carl's has been focusing on documents from the Albany Institute of History and Art collection that mark the presence of slavery in the history of this region.

Based on experience in Pittsburgh, the Masticating Monkey considered what might have been at a brewery at St. Joseph's.

Crystal took in two snowy prospects of Troy.

Steve highlighted the hit a downtown Albany restaurant took from people canceling ahead of the weekend storm that was forecasted to dump on the Capital Region.

The not-so-big winter storm this past weekend made The Exile realize he's acclimatized to Upstate New York.

Akum, a connoisseur of state capitol buildings, says it's a good time to visit the Capitol if you haven't been in a while.

One of Kristi's readers ran into a problem with the pet policy at their apartment complex in Cohoes.

Silvia kicked it old school for her son's birthday party -- they went to the Playdium.

Jon in Albany got to check out the recently opened Restaurant Depot in Colonie.

Jerry and Cassie arranged for what looks like a great custom lunch with friends at Illium Cafe.

Mr. Dave came across "a little slice of [Valentine's Day] weirdness at ShopRite." (Also: the Piss Beers of Upstate New York series continued with Stewart's Mountain Brew Ice.)

The Beer Doctors re-capped the winter beer social at the Lionheart.

Daniel shared some of his best-of picks.

Ashely says the $9 bloody mary at Max London's was "worth every penny."

Chuck says his work found excellent company at the Northeast Home Show art exhibit.

A first visit to Proctors felt familiar for Stephanie.

Jen felt the heat at hot yoga.

Paula took a moment to admire two pieces sitting atop buildings in downtown Albany.

Jackie captured a beautiful photo at Saratoga Lake.

Laura on playing sports, and realizing that, as an adult, "no one can make me play badminton if I don't want to ever again."

And Rob on the primal appeal of the pencil.

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