What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: preparing to leave the area, 1:30 am conversations, casinos, the 20-year-old version of yourself, not scheduling, the Hairy Gorilla, obstetricians, The Hollow, sushi, fried green beans, brunch, tipping, nog, responding to Cosmo, frost, the banana suit, sandwich art.

Carl on preparing to leave the Albany area. (We're happy for Carl, but bummed that he's leaving.)

Chuck: "The best conversations are at 1:30 am"

The Bee Balm Gal on full casino gambling in New York: "I am against it, plain and simple."

Stephanie on what she'd tell the 20-year-old version of herself.

Nicole on not scheduling activities for her daughter.

Chris and Jen ran the Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon at Thacher Park -- as Minnie Mouse and a cat.

One of Kristi's readers asked for obstetrician recommendations.

J+R had a "fantastic experience" at The Hollow during restaurant week.

Albany Jane checked out Yoshi Sushi in Latham.

Jerry and Cassie tried fried green beans at Cafe NOLA in Schenectady.

Alex said she craves brunch at the City Beer Hall.

One of Steve's readers with a reminder about tipping on gift cards and discounts.

Mr. Dave has now turned to Stewart's eggnog for his nog experiments.

Skidmore Unofficial, in response to Cosmo naming the school the 10th worst college to meet single men.

Jackie found beauty in a dusting of frost.

That was Albaniana in the banana suit.

And Rob on sandwich art.

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