February 2015

A quick recap of the week

Machine Age Modernism at The Clark

Gathering of the Farm Cideries at Nine Pin

Garnet Douglass Baltimore, who was "as much of Troy as the monument"

Stuff to do this weekend

Local schools on Cuomo admin's "failing" schools list, the Albany St. Patrick's Day parade drama, the thing about wild animals

The softer side of the crow collective intelligence

Leaning toward renting

Black and Blue

The Country of Ice Cream Star at Northshire Saratoga

The quiet is close

Sheehan asks state for $17 million, Schenectady middle school students still failing in large numbers, Albany County Land Bank seeks owners with vision for 123 properties

CDTA Navigator

Scheduled for arrival: BurgerFi

Giant Snowman II

The character in the SUNY Poly CNSE seal?

What's up in the Neighborhood

Place game: the eyes have it

Brandi Carlile at The Palace

Silver pleads not guilty, Siena Poll: 92% of New Yorkers think legislative corruption is serious,Thelma Dooley-secretary to three Albany Mayors- has died

The Shell House

Measles in New York, before and after the vaccine


Surprisingly not that quirky

Digital deadwalkers downtown

Reaction to Krokoff's exit from APD, report highlights suspension rate disparities in Albany schools, more memories of Draven Rodriguez

On the frozen lake, waiting for a bite

Knotted at Takk House

Serendipity in the modern age

Pixies, TV on the Radio at Ommegang

"He made friends wherever he went"

Krokoff leaving Albany Police Department, Cuomo attaches ethics reform to budget, remembering MLK Jr's speech in Albany

The week ahead

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Daniel Tosh at The Palace x2

Washing machine repair?

James C. Matthews: New York State's first black judge, Albany Law graduate

Stuff to do this weekend

Silver indicted on three counts, redevelopment plan for Kenwood property, Amedore proposes term limits, the springs in winter

Really, really cold

Where to get a handbag repaired?

Liberty under constant threat

It's a circus in Troy

Good daycare near Schenectady?

Miss Pearl: What should I do about the neighbors who don't shovel their sidewalk?

JCOPE wants Silver's financial statements, another Schenectady stabbing, Halfmoon seeks zip code, don't call it "Barbara's Law"

The Best Dozen: Numbers

Where to rent a PA system for an event?

The time Lincoln and Booth crossed paths in Albany


What's up in the Neighborhood

Knish at Nibble Inc

Activists call for ban on oil trains in Albany, cab driver robbed at gunpoint outside Crossgates, 90 water main breaks in Latham this year

Today's moment of winter

Zero to Maker

Another residential conversion in downtown Albany, this time at 733 Broadway

Crossing danger

The Best Dozen: Ultimate Dozen

Where to donate a wedding dress?

Double stabbing in Schenectady private student dorm, truck falls from Collar City Bridge, proposal for surveillance camera registry in Troy, ear muffs for calves

The week ahead

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Genetically modified apples move closer to production

Kevin Hart at the TU Center

The Mohawk Colored Giants of Schenectady

Stuff to do this weekend

Child dies after being hit by truck at Albany intersection, allegations of care problems at former Saratoga County nursing home, power shut off at mall, eight lives left

Not in the driver's seat

In bed downtown

Playland opening date

Everyday expressions of love

Cold snap prompts Code Blue alerts, VanAlstyne pleads not guilty in death of cousin, Albany council members seek red light camera changes

Doubts about the post-merger pro-consumer wonderland

The frozen Hudson River from above


What's up in the Neighborhood

"[T]he same idea of public life and civil service that a vulture has of dead sheep."

Beer, beer, beer

Term limits & ban on outside income being proposed for legislature, water main breaks becoming a problem, Liquor Authority sides with Saratoga bar

Today's moment of winter

A few ideas for Valentine's Day

And he did all his own stunts

Williamstown Theatre Festival 2015

When did dogs become dogs?

Screening of Hits, and Skype Q&A with David Cross, at The Spectrum

Snow emergencies, feds reportedly investigating systemic state corruption, supplies of road salt are tight, Troy Atrium courtyard for sale

The emotional stages of winter

"Andrew will not run for President ... He'd have to talk to too many people."

The Best Dozen: Dunkin' Donuts

Good tax preparers?

Troy club owner arrested for shooting, cousin indicted in death of Kenneth White, Post Silver Stress Disorder?, 600 pounds and counting

The week ahead

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Albany red light camera intersection map

Stephen & Harriet Myers, station agents for Albany's portion of the Underground Railroad

Stuff to do this weekend

Malcom Smith convicted, state settlement in Vito Lopez sexual harassment lawsuit, school district "flying blind" without state aid info, former CDTA mechanic alleges co-workers hazed him

"Triple Play!" at the Albany Institute

Collar City Kilt Fest

"The Weight of a Ring"

Good spots for Puerto Rican food?

So... that's a no?

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Metro North investigators asking why SUV was stopped on tracks, Troy police investigate Wednesday afternoon shooting, plans revealed to improve I-890

Today's moment of winter

It's cold and snowy... so, what's cooking?

What's up in the Neighborhood

Where to donate furniture?

Metro North train collides with car- six killed, Heastie elected Assembly Speaker, renewed effort to move up last call in Saratoga,from prison to state park


Circus in the Gasholder Building

"I had no idea that 'still attached' could mean 'might need to amputate.'"

Éclairs at Sovrana's

Not what it says on the label?

Heastie set to be next Assembly speaker, Cuomo says no budget without ethics reform, Hello Kitty's alleged secret message, Ecovative opening factory in Troy

Top 5 snowiest days on record for Albany


The Best Dozen: Nibble

"All the light and matter and information in the room was being sucked into Shelly, and nothing could escape."

Ta-Nehisi Coates at Skidmore

Next speaker kind of like the old speaker, suburban school districts seeing increase in poverty, evidence that stuck, the TU Center 25 years later

Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

The week ahead

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