What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: miraculous human synergy, defending Albany, red light camera arguments, Kaaterskill Falls, the Ragnar relay, New Hampshire, a toilet paper holder emergency, faith in the pizza universe, Next Door Kitchen & Bar, Public House 42, breakfast before apple picking, salad, supermarket shopping, mini hot dogs, and another duel with the car dealer data industrial complex.

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Amy on the "that mighty micro-moment of miraculous human synergy" that sometimes occurs on a sidewalk.

Silvia declared that she's "so tired of people like you anonymously criticizing" Albany.

Randal responded to some of the arguments against red light cameras.

Julie explored the area around Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills.

Jen recapped this year's Ragnar relay.

Jackie walked the autumn color-tinged shores of the upper Hudson River.

Farther afield: Jona went hiking in New Hampshire.

Carl plumbed the history of the Albany Perforated Wrapping Paper Company -- including a toilet paper holder crisis.

Jon reviewed the first round of the Tournament of Pizza from his judge's perspective. (He also had faith in the pizza universe.)

Ashley checked out the Next Door Kitchen & Bar in Ballston Spa.

Steve tried the Irish breakfast at the new Public House 42 in Albany.

J+R stopped at Pass the Thyme in Kinderhook for breakfast before picking apples.

Zena's salad series visited Honest Weight.

Daniel on shopping at the Colonie Center Whole Foods.

Jerry popped into a gas station for some mini hot dogs.

And Chuck vs. the car dealer data industrial complex, part II.

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