What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: when nothing seems like the right thing to say, cycling response, the Palmer-Gavit House, Montreal, the Berkshires, riverbank flowers, Blackhead Mountain, polo, Urban Raid, Sunday in Schenectady, a gem of a breakfast spot, bacon stromboli, and shrugging off the Altamont curse.

Amy's thoughts on what to say to someone after a loved one commits suicide.

It sounds like Randal is frustrated with the city of Albany's response on cycling issues.

Paula recalled the history of The Palmer-Gavit House, the building on Columbia Place that recently suffered a partial collapse.

Albany Jane shared a big recap of a trip to Montreal.

Julie shared some sights from a day in the Berkshires.

Jackie sought out riverbank flowers along the Hudson.

Jen hiked Blackhead Mountain in the Catskills.

The Bee Balm Gal took in a Saratoga Polo match.

Silvia tackled the Urban Raid course in downtown Albany.

Daniel spent a summer Sunday in Schenectady.

The Chopsticks Optional crew says the Good Morning Breakfast Cafe in Ballston Spa is "a gem of a breakfast spot."

Zena was drawn back to Boca Bistro in Saratoga Springs.

Jerry tried the bacon stromboli at Home Style in Schenectady.

The Fuj enjoyed some Hill Farmstead beers at a few local spots.

And Chuck shrugged off the Altamont Curse.

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Washington Avenue definitely needs more than one lane in each direction, but that doesn't mean it can't be redesigned. They can reduce the size of the lanes, add a median, and add a protected bike lane where the shoulder of the road now lies. I agree, however, that the entire Harriman loop would have to be redesigned and that includes those over-passes, so this would be an extremely expensive undertaking if they want to do it right. But there could be significant development on the land that is now wasted by asphalt that could offset that cost and bulk up the tax base for the city.

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