What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: lopsided deals, Corninged Beef Tower, Albany garbage then, great great grandparents, Mine Kill State Park, Kayaderosseras Creek, close calls, becoming a restaurant owner, Mac-N-Cheese Bowl, a beer dinner, Hong Kong Bakery & Bistro, The Ruck, a breakfast sandwich, burgers, Ama, a dream window, and having someone nearby.

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98 Acres on the history of exploitive real estate practices in the neighborhood knocked down for the ESP.

Speaking of the ESP... Catching up with Mr. Dave and his Empire State Plaza with Scotch "The Egg" and "Corninged Beef Tower."

Carl on garbage collection in Albany during the 19th century: "the streets of Albany weren't exactly paved with garbage - it was just the base layer."

Christopher traced the lives of two of his great great grandparents -- residents of Albany's Second Ave neighborhood.

Julie explored Mine Kill State Park.

Jackie walked along the somewhat frozen Kayaderosseras Creek near Ballston Spa.

Randal noted some close calls with buses while riding his bike.

Silvia wrote a little bit about the experience of becoming a restaurant owner, now four months on.

Steve recapped the Mac-N-Cheese Bowl.

The Fuj went to a beer dinner at Henry Street Tap Room.

Albany Jane shared some pics from a Chinese New Year dinner at Hong Kong Bakery & Bistro.

Daniel got to check out Next Level at The Ruck.

J+R pointed out the breakfast sandwich at the Breakfast Spot in Cohoes.

Jerry tried the burger at Whole Foods.

Ashley sampled a bunch of dishes at Ama Cocina.

One of Chuck's Dream Window photos won a best in show.

And Stephanie on the joy of having some one familiar and close nearby.

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