What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the gentle man with the cleaver, unfortunate attention, local TV, WGY, a bridge, saving money, a lack of late-night food, Ale House vs. The Ruck, missing a diner, Dali Mamma, health food, the most stereotypically Upstate New York thing, and little details.

Akum told the story of "the gentle man with the meat cleaver."

Kristi highlighted one of the downsides of becoming a Twitter phenomenon.

Rob noted the future of local TV ain't what it used to be.

Carl noted that there were once WGY food stores.

Jackie watched a crew work work on improvements to a bridge over the Hudson near Schuylerville.

Valerie detailed how she budgets (and saves) money for food.

The Beer Doctors lamented the lack of late-night food options in downtown Albany.

American Troyalty divided: Ale House vs. The Ruck.

Daniel's favorite local diner closed.

Jerry tried Cornell's during Schenectady restaurant week.

Jen checked out the new Dali Mamma for lunch in Albany.

Steve asked people about "what popular, highly regarded restaurants in the Capital Region do you not appreciate."

Jon in Albany highlighted his favorite local health food store.

Ashley says The Local in Saratoga has won her heart.

Mr. Dave engaged in "probably about the most stereotypically Upstate New York thing a man can do."

Chuck took a moment to contemplate rundown building.

The Exiles admired a tree -- the whole tree, root to branch -- at the Pine Bush Discovery Center.

And Paula has such a good eye for small details.

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