A quick recap of the week

week review 2014-09-27

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA:

+ We gave away tickets to the Oktoberfest block party by asking: If you could create any sort of (something)fest in the Capital Region, what would it be? (Lots of fun answers.)

+ Lauren talked with the people from Margination, an attempt in Troy to develop a different sort of local economy.

+ Mary (and Django) asked about good dog parks.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: a mistake, the Washington County Cheese Tour, the Saratoga Native American Festival, 44 and 45 of 46, the Madison Ave Barrens, Windham High Peak, the Kayaderosseras, McDonald's, Taiwan Noodle, Shake Shack, FDR, certificates, ribbons, and holy crap! life moments.

+ Some thoughts and questions about red light cameras as Albany considers the idea.

+ Amanda asked about good thrift stores.

+ We got a tour of the State Museum's extensive bird collection. (It was our first time seeing shelf after shelf of owls.)

+ The Corning Tower saluted Derek Jeter.

+ Lauren got the backstory on Nibble Inc, the new donut shop in Troy.

+ Eva asked about van rentals. (We could use a more suggestions on this one.)

And the Tournament of Pizza returns with the Tournament of Pizza to end all Tournaments of Pizza:

+ This year's tournament is a clash of champions with a new format.

+ Here are the judges.

+ And for the first time ever, the TOP final is a public event -- come eat a bunch of good pizza, drink some beer, and have some laughs with a bunch of fun people. Tickets are on sale now.

Here's the whole week all lined up.

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment or shared an idea or photo this week!

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