What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: a remembrance, multi-location history, a rare plant, the Stockade-athon, cold weather funk, mausoleums, pho, a new brewery, not messing around, a veggie burger, going with a group, the original location, turkeys, a cooking class, Crate & Barrel, bricks with history, and what dogs remember...

Horatio at iSaratoga re-emerged to commemorate Kyle York and his love of Saratoga.

Carl shared the interesting, multi-location history of the diner building that's now the Fuze Box in Albany. Bonus bit: The history of the old car dealership building next to the diner building.

Jen had fun at the the Stockade-athon, one of her favorite local races. But Christine had some criticism of the race.

One of Kristi's readers asked about how to get a friend out of a cold weather funk.

Jackie found one of New York's rarest plants.

Katy shared some photos of mausoleums in the Albany Rural Cemetery.

R shared some thoughts on pho, local Vietnamese restaurants, and a review.

Greg Back checked out a new brewery in Earlton, in Greene County.

Silvia was asked: "Would you like the bones from the duck?"

Alexa concluded that "Aperitivo was not messing around" when it came up with its asparagus and brie grilled cheese bites.

Ashley tried the veggie burger at the Merry Monk in Saratoga Springs.

Albany Jane says you should go to Phoenicians with a group.

Jerry and Cassie headed to Saugerties for the original New World.

One of Steve's readers asked about non-supermarket sources for turkeys.

The Bee Balm Gal checked out the Schmaltz Brewing Company brewery in Clifton Park.

Emily had a fun time at a cooking class at the Arts Center.

Jona got help on an anniversary present from a Troy shop owner.

Jon checked out the Crate & Barrel pop-up store in Crossgates, as did Stephanie.

Chuck shared a fun photo from 1960s Central Ave.

Paula noted the odd provenance of the bricks for an unusual building in Albany.

Rob on his dog's elation at running through the woods in Thacher Park, and maybe what dogs remember.

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