May 2013

This week was brought to you by

Through the bridge

Opening early: Victoria Pool

TWD, 5 points

Plans for severe weather?

Albany I Spy

Stuff to do this weekend

NWS: two tornadoes touched down, state Senator: level of oversight of daycares "simply unacceptable," running to make a statement, a-p-o-r-i-a

The Arkell Museum

Consignment shops for kids clothes?

Craig and his wonderful list

Companies for foundation repair?

Bon Jovi at SPAC

Storm causes downed trees, outages and flooding, Assembly members call for Sliver's resignation, rape defendant blames alcohol and cold medicine, local spellers head to nationals

Today's moment of spring

Helderberg Meadworks

The State University of New York

Spots for an outdoor party?


What's up in the Neighborhood

Paul's old school condo in Albany

Trial begins in death of Glens Falls 5-year-old, racino announces $30 million expansion,Bruno farm house for sale, Elvii return to Lake George

Philadelphia mosaic muralist leading workshop in Troy

The story of your house

Casting the net for an Albany aquarium

At The Plaza 2013

Cheesesteak at Philly Bar & Grill

Ideas for a bachelor party?

Search continues after plane crash, Cuomo admin vs. Canada, assault rifle being adapted to comply with SAFE Act, bow ties at the Capitol

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

This week was brought to you by

Have a seat

New owners for Capital City Gastropub

This is a very complicated case... you know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's

In another upstate city, a discussion about an urban highway

Stuff to do this weekend

Planning and criticism for no-tax zones, man says he lost his job because of mistaken arrest, attorney: charge should be dropped because of "hit like a girl" comment

Eight grumpy men

Prestigious international award for Lydia Davis, author and UAlbany professor

Craig and his wonderful list

Trying the "best craft beer in New York State"

YouthFX screening latest crop of shorts

Cuomo proposes tax free zones around SUNY campuses, RPI to partner with Mount Sinai, more heavy rain expected

Summer really will be here soon

Rockin' on the River 2013

A whey difficult problem

Gift, solved

What's up in the Neighborhood

The bluebird lobby

"Subliminal Transcriptions"

Niskayuna school budget rejected, state judge backs ban on Armory dance parties, historic house accidentally saved

Breweries, wineries, and distilleries of New York

The alligator man

Telling the story of Valentine's

Swim lessons for adults?

Lights up the room

Silver apologizes for handling of sexual harassment case, woman accused of soliciting donations for cancer she didn't have, 20 for $1 million

It makes us happy to know that there's a Kazoo Museum in New York

We Can Fix It!

Where to get a good steak?

NYS Summer Writers Institute 2013


My Exit: Jen Acuna

Rensselaer County clerk sealing all pistol permits, Vito Lopez resigns, UAlbany students fighting suspensions over house parties

The week ahead

This week was brought to you by

A quick recap of the week

Park projects

Albany as his temporary hometown

On track to faster

Albany Bagel Co.

Stuff to do this weekend

Cuomo: "zero tolerance" for Lopez, development planned for Wellington Row, Handy Andy severely damaged in fire

Today's moment of spring

140,000 ladybugs

HAF: We're handing St. Joseph's back to city of Albany


Cheese guru Gustav Ericson leaving Honest Weight

Craig and his wonderful list

JCOPE report shows Silver's office shielded Lopez, Albany Dems endorse Sheehan, demolition of St. Patrick's tower underway

Today's moment of spring

What's up in the Neighborhood

No ordinary illustrations

Jerry Jennings on the decision not to run

Ecovative in the New Yorker

Reactions to Jennings decision not to run again, Cuomo to form "restructuring panel" to advise local governments, crews bringing in a big crane for St. Patrick's bell tower

Jerry Jennings not running for re-election

Plant sales this weekend

Workforce Team Challenge parking restrictions and road closures

Egg and cheese sandwich with zippy sauce from Famous Lunch

Beer Diviner Kickstarter

Funding for buyout of homes in flood-prone areas, investigation of alleged ammo sale to principal in school parking lot, 60 years on the job

A sampling of cooking classes, summer 2013

Escaping to Sararoga

"Apple picking" (Not the kind in an orchard.)


A peek at the new Honest Weight store

The new queen

Watching for cicadas

Conflicting policies about search warrants, second teen pleads guilty in fatal Troy stabbing, police say death in UAlbany parking lot was accidental

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

This week was brought to you by

Putting the Schoharie Valley back together

Farewell to the royal khaki pants

Picture book illustration class

Portraits of tulips

Alive at Five lineup 2013

Stuff to do this weekend

Cuomo presents casino plan for upstate, TFD: firefighter stabbed with used needle, developments in downtown Troy

In the the park with the tulips

A "major public health scourge"

Craig and his wonderful list

How to get a garden plot tilled?

Pig Out + BaconFest

Former legislator secretly taped Senate colleagues, Cuomo promises $60 million for tourism, officers who died in the line of duty honored, St. Patrick's tower slated for demolition

Today's moment of spring

"It could be like 'The Birds,' like Hitchcock."

Where to enjoy a beverage on a covered patio?

"It's caused one of the fastest declines of wildlife that we've seen in the US."

What's up in the Neighborhood

Spa City Farmer's Market

Troy man to be charged under NY SAFE Act, driver accused of stopping to attack high school student, Sondheim on theater

Today's moment of spring

140 Grand

Surveying the city of Albany's new website

A short tour of Capital Region juice bars

Stranger Visions

Feds detail charges against former leader of state Senate, National Grid trying to pin down cause of underground fires, conflicting views of building demolitions in Albany

Nothing but a sugar cone

RUST at Radix

Scan and sort

Nearing the last word in the Bible

Good brunch spots in/near Troy?

The migratory patterns of shirts

Food festival strategy

Drawing: Tickets to Champagne on the Park

My Exit: Hans Christopher

Police: man stabbed himself to cover up stabbing of roommate, yet another state politician arrested, parents: teacher made son lick his desk

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

This week was brought to you by

Today's moment of spring

CDTA: Ridership at highest level in three decades

Speculating at length

Quintessential Albany items?

On top of The Egg

Stuff to do this weekend

Man charged with arson for fatal Schenectady fire, man shot and killed by police in Schenectady, an 11-year-old's birthday wish

Albany is average. Really?

Red tide

Craig and his wonderful list

Weekend daydreaming

Cuomo suggests postponing casino referendum, gun rally at Moreau arraignment, Confectionery owners to open Troy grocery store

Today's moment of spring

Lost and found apples

The 2013 Tulip Queen finalists

What's up in the Neighborhood

The internet of (paying) things

Outside season starting for farmers' markets

State employee overtime at 5 year high, JCOPE wants Lopez report released, Spa City producer backs Tony nominated "Kinky Boots"

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.


Recently on All Over Albany

Thank you!

When we started AOA a decade ago we had no idea what was going to happen. And it turned out better than we could have... (more)

Let's stay in touch

This all feels like the last day of camp or something. And we're going to miss you all so much. But we'd like to stay... (more)

A few things I think about this place

Working on AOA over the past decade has been a life-changing experience for me and it's shaped the way I think about so many things.... (more)

Albany tightened its rules for shoveling snowy sidewalks last winter -- so how'd that work out?

If winter ever gets its act together and drops more snow on us, there will be sidewalks to shovel. And shortly after that, Albany will... (more)

Tea with Jack McEneny

Last week we were fortunate enough to spend a few minutes with Jack McEneny -- former state Assemblyman, unofficial Albany historian, and genuinely nice guy.... (more)

Recent Comments

My three year old son absolutely loving riding the train around Huck Finn's (Hoffman's) Playland this summer.

Thank you!

...has 27 comments, most recently from Ashley

Let's stay in touch

...has 4 comments, most recently from mg

A look inside 2 Judson Street

...has 3 comments, most recently from Diane (Agans) Boyle

Everything changes: Alicia Lea

...has 2 comments, most recently from Chaz Boyark

A few things I think about this place

...has 13 comments, most recently from Katherine