What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Neko Case, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Izzard, capitalizing on clogs, the Idaho stop, downtown Saratoga Springs retail, the Mastodon Challenge, wildflowers, unicorn nectar, La Mexicana Grocery, poutine, nonagenarian commemoration, shocking results, and Mother's Day.

Shows: Rob on the "tremendous" Neko Case show at The Egg, Jon on Bruce Springsteen at the TU Center, and Albaniana on seeing Eddie Izzard at The Palace.

As Amy watched her clog-wearing daughter scrub State Street, we wondered why Albany doesn't better capitalize on its history.

Ethan had some thoughts on cyclists stopping -- and not stopping -- at stop signs and red lights.

The Idiots summed up their take on downtown Saratoga Springs retail with one photo.

Jen ran the Mastodon Challenge in Cohoes.

Jackie came across a new (to her) wildflower -- that's saying something.

Rob went searching for "cross between a fizzy mountain stream and unicorn nectar" in Spa State Park.

Wayfarer Christine went geocaching in Cohoes.

Jerry ordered the tlayuda at La Mexicana Grocery.

Kimberly stopped into The Confectionery for Troyster Tuesday.

Ashely went to a chef's dinner at the Sagamore.

The Chopsticks Optional crew scored poutine in Montreal.

Daniel B on the "abomination" of banh mi without bread.

Carl recalled Schenectady's nonagenarian industrial commemoration.

Chuck got some shocking results with some unusual film.

And thoughts for Mother's Day, Silvia on expectations and Stephanie on a first year.

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