What's up in the Neighborhood

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A "slitscan" photo at the Saratoga Raceway, by Chuck Miller.

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the glass school, the future of Troy, Vale Cemetery, actual neighbors, recycling bins, the harness track, TAP NY, the Capital Region food scene, Centre Street Pub, a Utica standard, a tiny kitchen farewell, Mrs. Russell Sage, kindness in the drive-thru, and congratulations.

Akum shared the story of the Vincentian glass school in Albany -- a 1930s experimental school that attempted to maximize students' exposure to sunlight. (It's like old sci-fi or something.)

Emily's feeling very hopeful about the future of Troy.

Paula explored the Vale Cemetery in Schenectady and brought back lots of photos.

Nora recounted an unsettling experience at their home in Schenectady.

Stephanie's head spun in a few circles upon realizing she now lives in an actual neighborhood with real neighbors who say hi.

Randal had a grumpy old man moment about Albany recycling bins.

Chuck headed out to the Saratoga harness track for more of those cool slitscan photos.

The Beer Doctors re-capped this year's TAP NY.

Daniel reflected on how the Capital Region food scene has changed over the last four years.

Steve checked out the new Centre Street Pub in Schenectady.

Jessica put a word in for the new Japanese restaurant in downtown Troy.

Jon enjoyed a visit to a Utica area standard.

Christine bid farewell to her very tiny Center Square kitchen.

Rob remembered finding bits left over from the neighborhood demolition for the ESP.

Carl dug into the story of Olivia Slocum -- Mrs. Russell Sage.

Jackie turned her attention to detail onto buds.

Albaniana checked out the Fenimore Museum in Cooperstown.

The Exiles visited Harrier Hill.

Kate paid forward an act of kindness in the drive-thru.

Fourteen things Silvia wants her son to know on his 14th birthday.

And congratulations to Jerry and Cassie!

photo: Chuck Miller


Much thanks for all the blog support, Greg and Mary - hopefully I'll see both of you at the track this summer!

FYI, my head's still spinning! Thanks for the love, AOA!

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