February 2014

Now open: Nine Pin Cider Works

"He had a fascination with farms and manure apparently."

Kimchi fries?

Hey, look, there's a new DMV website

Snowy, snowy upstate

More than a century of RPI, and Troy, online

Stuff to do this weekend

Land purchase for Albany convention center approved, another bomb threat at Mechanicville High School, cold storage wars

The ESP with a lot more green?

Billions and billions of mussels

Craig and his wonderful list

Capital Region misspellings and mix-ups

Saratoga in Decline blogger arrested for child porn, , Proctor's Theater building in Troy gets tenant, cold snap freezing sap

Checking out the Price Chopper Market Bistro

A look at the plans for the Capital District Community Gardens Urban Grow Center

What's up in the Neighborhood

Open Gazette, for the moment

"Game of Drones" at Albany Law

Siena Poll reports Cuomo rating drop and desire for a delay in Common Core implementation, Exit 4 bridge work may take up to 7 years, bobsled medalist lands in Albany

Where people moved to/from when moving from/to the Capital Region

March Madness for Catalon

Craft New York Beer Fest at The Desmond

Siena poll: continued majority support for medical marijuana legalization, not for recreational pot

State looking at Harriman campus for new $600 million lab, it's unclear how many votes are a majority in state Senate, cow-milking robots

"You Love Actually-ed me."

An attempt to hail Uber for the Albany area

Montrose Morris

Pecha Kucha at the Opalka Gallery

(alleged) sex, cows, and videotape

America's Test Kitchen Live at The Palace

Safety upgrades for crude oil trains proposed, concern about crimes against seniors, blood donations needed

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Today's moment of winter

She put the starch in the Collar City

Albany Common Councilman calls for city ban on therapy aimed at "converting" gay people

Best Capital Region small town, village, or suburb for settling down?

Stuff to do this weekend

State's highest court overturns Troy murder conviction, Albany plowing through snow removal budget, fire truck catches fire

New York State's banking regulator, Bitcoin, and... Dune

Hey there, chef Sarah Fish

Craig and his wonderful list

Swerve

Another big step for the Park South redevelopment is coming up

SNUG rally in response to weekend shootings, police seek suspect in East Greenbush bank robbery, Doheny says he'll run for Owens' 21st Congressional seat, dead bug collection seeks good home

Today's moment of winter

A vocabulary of snow

Growing a building, brick by brick

What's up in the Neighborhood

Heads up

Phantogram's new album is out, and they were back on TV

Another arrest in Kokopellis case, Spa City businesses opposed to casino, Colonie motel closed due to violations, Malta to use eminent domain for more traffic circles

Steve Martin (and his banjo) at The Palace

Jimmy Fallon is using what he learned in college

Q Poll: Majority of New Yorkers support medical marijuana and recreational pot legalization

Compound

Tempeh burger at The Hollow

The Atlantic: The future of urban highways is playing out in upstate New York

An electronics repair shop?

Questions about investigation of Schenectady fire that killed four people, two shootings in Albany, an attempt to crack down on zombie properties, a game of thrones

Recycled: About presidents from New York

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Storm snowfall total

Nine Pin Cider Works tasting room opening soon

Pin Up's Blow Bar

Stuff to do this weekend

That was a lot of snow, commission: Albany County charter a "ramshackle mess," Alton Brown's captive audience

TWComcast

Just another snowy day on Lark Street...

Craig and his wonderful list

Soapbox: Expecting better for the One Monument Square redevelopment

Quinnipiac poll: Cuomo has high approval, big turn out for public hearing on Port of Albany oil boilers, arrested for allegedly skipping out on lunch tab at ESP

Marky Ramone at Skidmore

Bounce. Bounce. Bounce.

Joshua Bell to play with the Albany Symphony Orchestra again

Central Ave tunnels

What's up in the Neighborhood

Now playing: The Low Beat

Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch (updated)

Troy police release new Kokopellis video, prospective casino site in Amsterdam gets attention, one of the secrets to being married for 72 years

Phantogram looks good in stripes

Not small

Backstory on Ben & Jerry's at the University Club

Balancing the number of faculty and students

Shared workspaces or workshops?

Pleasant

Winter vocab: What do you call the snow piled where the sidewalk crosses the street?

The Hold Steady at The Hollow

John Legend at Proctors

How exactly does the Cuomo tax break plan work?, the $300k clerical error, speculation about IBM stake at NanoCollege, push for JetBlue at ALB

Diana Ross at The Palace

"Your beard can also freeze on the ice and save you."

Flower Scout

It has notes of oak, smoke, and cynical campaign contributions

Drawing: Tickets to the SPAC Winter Ball

Operation Angry Birds

Bruce Springsteen at the TU Center

Federal charges dropped in fatal Schenectady arson case, push for earlier last call in Saratoga, Spector's closing after almost a century

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Family Feud Live at The Palace

Groups for writers to discuss and workshop?

Milk, eggs, antibiotics

Hey there, Dashira Cortes

Stuff to do this weekend

Police investigating death of elderly man, Troy City Council calls for outside investigation of Kokopellis incident, Albany County bans use of e-cigarettes on its property

Sonic is looking at the Albany area

Chocolate Gecko for sale

Beijing in North Greenbush

Bisco no go this year?

Craig and his wonderful list

Where to take friends visiting from out of town?

Grammy winners David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the little symphony that could

Two more arrests in Kokopellis incident, Troy First Niagara robbed again, Knox man allegedly burns down own home, State Police to start social media "Warrant Wednesday"

Today's moment of winter

Phantogram back on TV

The last night at Valentine's

CVS to stop selling cigarettes

What's up in the Neighborhood

Stopping in at the Madison Pour House

Troy protest and meeting on alleged police brutality, Niskayuna school gets one year reprieve, Tkaczyk proposes bill to give municipalities a say on casinos, it's snowing

Cider watching

Ingrid Michaelson at Upstate Concert Hall

Yeah, it's been a bit cold so far this winter

A good place for boarding a dog?

Hamachi Kama at Sushi Tei

More downtown Albany residential

Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

Hearing in Troy on allegations of police brutality, student reports waking to unknown man in her room, new owners for Peter Pause Restaurant

Today's moment of winter

The new plan for redeveloping the Monument Square site in downtown Troy

A good real estate agent for selling a house?

Win tickets to Alton Brown at Proctors

Another redevelopment plan for Monument Square site, family suing for $1 million alleging excessive force in Rotterdam, coffee for bitcoins

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