What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Boston, the light in the dark, tragedy, movie shoots, car dealers, Dippikill, the lust for sensationalism, self defense, dashing, the Brook Tavern, sashimi, gems in Schenectady, Iron Throne, an ethical dilemma, and steak gone awry.

Zack looked at what happened in Boston and chose to see the light in the dark.

The bombings prompted to Kate to examine how the word "tragedy" is used (and misused) on TV.

More thoughts on Boston from: The Exile, Katelyn, Chuck.

Rob argued we should "stop screaming like teenage girls whenever somebody shows up in town with a film crew."

Jon shared some of his frustrations with car dealers.

Albany Jane went camping at Dippikill in Warrensburg.

Akum on the "lust for sensationalism of the Albany public" -- in 1870.

Carl of the denouncement of the "new woman" in Albany -- in 1895.

One of Kristi's readers asked about finding a self defense class.

Silvia dashed in Delmar.

Ashley got a sneak peak at the Brook Tavern in Saratoga.

Jerry had some "outstandingly good" sashimi at Mizu.

A basic breakfast prompted Daniel to remark that Schenectady is full of "gems."

The Beer Doctors tried new Ommegang Iron Throne Blonde Ale.

Steve asked about an ethical dilemma.

Jona got her first box of the season from Field Goods.

And if Celina is going to cook you a steak, please let her bring her own pan and oil.


We are looking for a place to board our dog, 30 lbs,1 1/2 yrs, that does not put them in cages. All of the places we looked at either used cages or kept them in pens with concrete floors. She is a very friendly mix that loves people and loves to play with other dogs. We had a person who watched her in her home, but they are renovating and said that she probably won't do it after the expensive renovations. We are looking in the Troy, East/North Greenbush area.

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