A quick recap of the week

week review 2013-04-27

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

+ Bob Dylan (and Wilco, and My Morning Jacket) is playing at SPAC this summer.

+ We gave away tickets to the Capital District Community Gardens spring brunch by asking: What local produce item -- fruit, vegetable, whatever -- are you most looking forward to having back in season?

+ The Fuj asked about BYOB restaurants.

+ One of the partners behind a proposed concert venue in North Albany says they're sticking with the project after an initial rejection by the Albany BZA. Lots of interesting discussion on this one.

+ Andrea asked for suggestions about weekend trips in the Adirondacks. (Tangent to the discussion: this very cute treehouse in Vermont available via AirBnB.)

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: making stuff at home, value, the Orchard, wildflowers, the Catskills, Emma Willard, getting it right, a wedding, Aimee Mann, Tala, rogue taxidermy deferred, the Roosevelt Baths, rye toast, a dealership cat, and the fate of a cupcake.

+ Andrew asked about finding a quiet restaurant for an important dinner.

+ There are more details out about the plans for the Marina Abramović Institute in Hudson, a venue for long-duration performance art -- and people had a wide range of reactions.

+ Good question from Kim: Why is there a house on the ESP?

+ We got a look at a very different side of Proctors -- the theater as utility company.

+ A few of the items found on Craigslist this week: a woman who really knows how to apply lipstick, feet for tickling, rave scouting, and a mini house pig.

+ As traffic goes, the Albany metro has it relatively good.

+ Troy now has 30 new residents -- all named Sam.

+ And spring can be so exciting.

Here's the whole week all lined up.

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment or shared an idea or photo this week!


The Uncle Sams are AWESOME! A great reason to visit downtown Troy.

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