June 2014

Map quiz: surrounded

The psychology of Frozen

The Internet's Own Boy at The Spectrum

The Capital Region: Not so hard?

Drawing: Capital Region Craft Brewers Fest 2014

Deadline for casino license applications, oil spill at Port of Albany, studying spread of Lyme disease in Adirondacks, stolen and found 13 years later

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

Another rehabbed building in downtown Troy, and a restaurant for Slidin' Dirty

Capital Region drive-in theaters

91 tickets in 4 hours

Stuff to do this weekend

Law suit filed over proposed East Greenbush casino, construction worker death at GlobalFoundries, Colonie center wants to add more parking spaces

Today's moment of summer

What is that structure atop the Corning Tower?

Albany's reflection of Brazil

New York State's highest court rejects bid to ban large sodas

Basilica Soundscape 2014

IDC ends relationship with Senate Republicans, Chopper to lay off 80 employees, floods cause state of emergency in Mechanicville, Olaf is missing

Questions about Lyme tests

On tiger selfies

What's up in the Neighborhood

Restaurants with good vegetarian options?

Mingle mural

Stefanik wins GOP primary, Victory Mills teen cleared in death of mother's fiance, Albany bear incident prompts rescue of 6 bears

"This is the hat."

Rare spitters

Residential rooftop solar options?

The draw of the big city

Meze at Ali Baba

Bike sharing pilot program this summer

High school graduation rate up slightly, study points to multiple infection risk from ticks, casino wheel continues to turn, remembering Judy Sanders

Supermarket number gawking

Williamstown Theatre Festival 2014 lineup

"I'm running on a Progressive Party circa 1912 type of platform"

Capital Region Swimming Pools 2014

Drawing: Hidden City House & Garden Tour / Crisan

Number of homeless children almost doubles, legislature passes Albany parking permit and red light camera bills, if a plane crashes in the forest and no one hears it...

The week ahead

This week was brought to you by

A quick recap of the week

A dance with the princess

Capacity crowd

Stuff to do this weekend

Late deal on medical marijuana, Hard Rock connected to Rensselaer casino proposal, questions about for-profit biz in non-profit real estate, roundabout for Schenectady

Park South redevelopment plan gets final OK

Pick your own strawberry season 2014

In other news: What have we been doing with our life?

Moreau Lake State Park

Saratoga Wine & Food Festival 2014

Last day of the legislative session, still no agreement on medical marijuana, Rensselear casino plans to be unveiled tonight, NYCLU calls for Spa City police review board, legislature outlaws pet tattoos/piercings

Albany, in an alternate future

Capital CarShare launching soon

What's up in the Neighborhood

Experience with home radon mitigation?

Rest Fest 2014

Cuomo rejects medical marijuana bill, red light cameras and downtown Albany residential parking permit stuck in end of session scramble, it's now legal to spend eternity with Fido

Today's moment of summer


Sun in Buffalo

Checking out the Whole Foods at Colonie Center

Grace Peak

Where to shop for maternity bras?

Casino process continues to spin, Andrew Cuomo catching criticism from left and right, swanning around Central Park

A good jewelry repair shop?

Growing beer

Mexican Radio Schenectady now open

Places to watch the World Cup

You're supposed to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk. Really.

My Exit: Magpie Campbell

Arrest made in Troy fatal stabbing, Amsterdam casino proposal to ask for reduced license fee, the scrap metal magnate and his pottery collection

The week ahead

This week was brought to you by

A quick recap of the week

A good trainer for people with medical issues?

Hey there, Jen Wicks, cosplayer

Stuff to do this weekend

Thomas found not guilty in retrial, East Greenbush board passes casino resolution, Cuomo cites "serious questions" about medical marijuana bill, defenestration alleged

Today's moment of summer

Sculpture in the Streets 2014

The great pedestrian match at Troy

Rail, River, Hudson tickets now on sale!

Hidden City House & Garden Tour 2014

Soares meets with former Moreland members, Thomas case goes to jury, Family offers reward for evidence in Milligan murder, East Greenbush board to vote on casino again, yogurt one step closer to becoming official state snack

How much parking is enough?

New owners for Coulson's

Joanna Rakoff at Northshire

What's up in the Neighborhood

Watching the creation of the Empire State Plaza

Schenectady County legislators support casino plan, 25 arrests in Capital Region drug ring investigation, groundbreaking today for Shoppes at Latham Circle

The mayor meets the "mayor"

World of Beer opening at Crossgates

Where to take dance lessons?

Tomorrow's economy

Pizza at Kay's Pizza

Riding the day line

Schenectady City Council passes casino resolution, fatal stabbing in Troy, Saratoga County Airport runway expansion blocked

Rail, River, Hudson with AOA

Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer at Troy Music Hall



Drawing: ValleyCats season tickets

My Exit: Diane Warde

More details about proposed Schenectady casino, homelessness linked to trauma, highest paid CEOs, the selfie has run its course

The week ahead

This week was brought to you by

A quick recap of the week

Today's moment of summer

Where the guns come from

The beef on weck vote

Grafton Lakes State Park

Stuff to do this weekend

Cyclist said to be dead after accident is alive, First Amendment challenge to Albany County cyberbullying law, recalling the experience of D-Day

Chef Carla Hall in Hudson

The Albany molasses spill of 1968

Global beef

What would it take for a downtown Albany supermarket?

The casino wheel keeps spinning

Rensselaer council votes to give Flaum casino approval, Sheehan has no regrets about how Albany approached E-23 proposal, more Whole Foods coming to the Capital Region

Siena president stepping down

"You Don't Have to Put Up the Red Light"

What's up in the Neighborhood

A good allergist?

How New York State generates electricity

TU: E23 casino developer may move plan to Rensselaer, state comptroller's report: city of Albany facing financial challenges, rice cakes and hockey pucks


Suggestions for a fun company picnic?

The Old Store

Support lining up for Schenectady casino, car pulled from middle of lake, fatal collision with bicyclist, Palace suing Engelbert Humperdinck

Today's moment of summer

Free summer concert series schedule 2014

Renting vs. buying?

My Exit: Bill Olsen

Man accused of killing his wife and staying in house with her body, casino focus turns to Schenectady, where the rock stars fly into

The week ahead

This week was brought to you by

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

Thank you!

When we started AOA a decade ago we had no idea what was going to happen. And it turned out better than we could have... (more)

Let's stay in touch

This all feels like the last day of camp or something. And we're going to miss you all so much. But we'd like to stay... (more)

A few things I think about this place

Working on AOA over the past decade has been a life-changing experience for me and it's shaped the way I think about so many things.... (more)

Albany tightened its rules for shoveling snowy sidewalks last winter -- so how'd that work out?

If winter ever gets its act together and drops more snow on us, there will be sidewalks to shovel. And shortly after that, Albany will... (more)

Tea with Jack McEneny

Last week we were fortunate enough to spend a few minutes with Jack McEneny -- former state Assemblyman, unofficial Albany historian, and genuinely nice guy.... (more)

Recent Comments

My three year old son absolutely loving riding the train around Huck Finn's (Hoffman's) Playland this summer.

Thank you!

...has 27 comments, most recently from Ashley

Let's stay in touch

...has 4 comments, most recently from mg

A look inside 2 Judson Street

...has 3 comments, most recently from Diane (Agans) Boyle

Everything changes: Alicia Lea

...has 2 comments, most recently from Chaz Boyark

A few things I think about this place

...has 13 comments, most recently from Katherine