What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the real America, Albany's history of slavery, the Church of the Holy Innocents, an old cemetery, Mount Adams fire tower, Dippikill, Lake Bonita, pizza touring western New York, The Breakfast Spot, fried foods, brunch, baking, NYC, and Vegas.

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Amy on the real -- and fake -- America.

Carl noted the thoughts of an exiled French duke on "the 'peculiar institution' of slavery" in the Albany area and other parts of the Northeast after the American revolution.

Rob thought about the media's practice of posting public salaries for individuals.

Chuck on the "ironic, painful beauty inside" the crumbling Church of Holy Innocents in Albany.

Christopher mentioned the overgrown state of what's said to be the oldest visible cemetery in Albany.

Jen made her way to the Mount Adams fire tower.

Chris spent a weekend at Dippikill.

Jackie pushed past the "no trespassing" signs to get a look at Lake Bonita.

Jon pieced together a pizza tour of western New York.

Steve checked out The Breakfast Spot in Cohoes.

Daniel shared some of his favorite local fried foods.

Lorre and Zena brunched at Scallions.

Rochelle's experience highlighted how tricky baking can be sometimes.

And travel! The Fuj on a food-focused day trip to NYC. And Julie visited some non-casino spots in Vegas.

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