What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Track season, Tanpopo, Chester's, Siro's, sushi cake, birthday cake, the ValleyCats, the uptown campus, Thacher Park, moths, Washington Park, a secret beach, FDR, disturbing mini hot dogs, and Neanderthals.

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Otis offered suggestions on where to eat in Saratoga during track season. And Ashley had thoughts on how to spend "dark days" in Saratoga.

Julie checked out Tanpopo, the new ramen place in the former Miss Albany/Sciortino's building.

Lorre stopped into the now-open Chester's Smokehouse in Albany.

Steve got a look at the latest version of Siro's.

R got a sushi birthday cake from Sushi Tei.

Daniel's wife got a birthday cake from Crisan.

Jon contemplated the appeal of the t-shirts launched into the crowd at ValleyCats games (and other assorted things at The Joe).

Carl recalled the history of how the Albany Country Club became the site of UAlbany's uptown campus.

Jen rode her bike out to Thacher Park.

Jackie posted a moth quiz.

Chuck created a "dream window" based on Washington Park.

Randal visited a secret beach in Provincetown.

Paul spotted FDR's words at Jennings Landing.

Mr. Dave created a mini hot dog image that you won't be able to un-see.

And Amy reflected on some of her mother's wisdom -- about Neanderthals and... butts.

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