What's up in the Neighborhood


Sebastien visited a magical-looking spot in Vermont.

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: a hidden ice rink, the Jericho, Panther Mountain, an exquisite butterfly, good chicken, restaurant week, lobster, a breakfast sandwich, Sweet Sue's, COB pizza, old entrees, a rude driver, things learned in the dressing room, and The Exiles exit.

Sebastien explored an old marble quarry turned natural ice rink near Manchester, Vermont. (That's one of his photos above.)

Chuck shared his affection for the Jericho Drive-In -- and why it's facing an uncertain fate.

Jen hiked Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain in the Catskills.

Remember that time it was spring? Jackie used the opportunity to spot an "exquisite butterfly" in the Skidmore Woods.

Lorre had "the best chicken I have had from a restaurant in a very long time" at the City Beer Hall during restaurant week.

Kimberly went to Cafe Capriccio during restaurant week.

Albany John got Albany Jane a lobster from Sea Fish Market and Grill in Latham.

Steve had an "absolutely delicious" breakfast sandwich at Coffetime@HellasBakery in downtown Albany.

The brunch fairies smiled upon J+R's trip to Sweet Sue's.

Jerry took on a 10-cut COB pizza at Red Front.

Mr. Dave shared entrees from the 1977 Knickerbocker News Cook Book.

While cycling Randal had an encounter with a rude driver.

Stephanie learned some things at Stuyvesant Plaza.

And the Exiles have left for Maine. We'll miss them.


The ads from that Knickerbocker News cookbook are even more valuable than the recipes. Because '70s food was crap, but don't we all wish that there were still a store called "Suburban Gal" at Colonie Center? I don't know what it sold, and I don't even care.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

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

Exploring Washington County

The rural, rolling hills of Washington County are just about an hour northeast of Albany on a scenic ride along Route 40. The county is... (more)

Morning Blend

Next Albany police chief + Kathy Sheehan has appointed Eric Hawkins to be the next Albany police chief. He's currently the police chief in Southfield,... (more)

The Cornplanter pipe tomahawk

We got a chance this week to stop in the State Museum and see an interesting artifact that's newly on display, Cornplanter's Pipe Tomahawk. The... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

We're in the thick of the summer now. Long days, lemonade, blueberries, ice cream, and a bounty of stuff to do. We collected a few... (more)

"I departed this life unexpectedly, but peacefully..."

So begins the first-person obituary of Ruth Johnson, whose very full and long life took her from Jamaica to the United States and ultimately to... (more)

Recent Comments

... Locally, I'd recommend, Truly Rhe in Troy, Ten Thousand Villages, and Sweater Venturer. TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Target also have a good selection.

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 1 comment, most recently from Cynthia Freedman

Hanging around the film shoot

...has 1 comment, most recently from Herbert

Today's moment of summer

...has 3 comments, most recently from Jeff D

Scanning that New York State Department of Health report that argues the case for legalizing recreational marijuana

...has 8 comments, most recently from PotHead

Ghosts on a street that no longer exists

...has 8 comments, most recently from Another Tim