What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: protected bike lanes, skepticism, deer and guilt, Westchester County, the Jersey shore, Glens Falls, high peaks, Woods Hollow, where to stay in Albany, beef in a blanket, pasta for lunch, good carrot cake, food trucks, the Bazaar Shirt, a daring chipmunk, the car dealer data industrial complex, and nuts.

Randal shared some thoughts -- and skepticism -- about building protected bike lanes in Albany.

Daniel wasn't sure about some claims made by Stewart's.

Rob thought about deer -- and guilt -- on the side of the road.

Julie has been exploring spots in Westchester County.

Jen took a trip to the Jersey shore.

The Bee Balm Gal strolled around Glens Falls.

Wayfarer Christine hiked three more Adirondack high peaks.

Jackie scouted some wild flowers in the Woods Hollow Nature Preserve near Ballston Spa.

Christine recommended a place to stay in Albany.

Jerry got beef in a blanket at the Pig Pit.

Zena had lunch at Grappa 72.

One of Steve's readers asked about finding good carrot cake in the Capital Region.

The Chopsticks Optional crew checked out another Food Truck Showcase.

Carl recalled the celebrated "Bazaar Shirt" of Albany.

Albaniana witnessed a daring (or maybe desperate) chipmunk in her backyard.

Chuck vs. the car dealer data industrial complex.

And Amy on seeing your kids grow up and leave: "It's awful. And beautiful. And awful. And life-changing. And awful. And nuts."

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