A quick recap of the week

week review 2015-10-30

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

+ Becky asked about a good place for kids haircuts.

+ We gave away a pair of tickets to BUILT, along with a gift card to Lark + Lily Wine Bar and Kitchen, by asking: What would you like to see built over the next year?

+ State law now allows dogs on restaurant patios -- and people had some strong opinions about that.

+ Deanna found a good sandwich at the Buckley Farm.

+ Nicole offered some suggestions about how the city of Albany can better reach out to young families. Her thoughts prompted a lot of good comments.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: living forever, pie for breakfast, the awkwardness of middle school, The Book of Mormon, the grim past of an Albany park, the old riverfront, the Montezuma Refuge, foliage, restaurant kitchens, the bar at the Renaissance, diners, a burger, a beer dinner, sushi, tofu steak, and the Cathedral of St. Philco.

+ There are some new designs for the 1 Monument Square project in Troy -- and it's facing organized opposition.

+ Gawking at the Renaissance Albany Hotel -- which is new, but also old.

+ That time Nathaniel Hawthorne traveled the fertilizing fluids of the Erie Canal.

+ And scenes from the Dontay Ivy rally in Albany, including thoughts from people about how another incident like Ivy's death can be prevented.

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

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