What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the unearned reward, the road diet, Albany sidewalks, a UPS odyssey, buying a car, Mount Marshall, details, the Eagle Theater, Hurstville, a veggie burger, chain restaurant cognitive dissonance, "Shamrock Thursday," a birthday dinner, a birthday cake, Dali Mamma, chicken riggies, and brokenness.

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Silvia on the early spring that feels "a bit like a reward not earned."

Randal offered some extended thoughts on the Madison Ave Road Diet project.

Rob had some strong words for the sidewalks in downtown Albany.

Chuck went on an odyssey in search of his UPS-delivered package.

Jon had a bad car-buying experience.

Jen hiked up Mount Marshall in the Adirondacks.

Jackie turned her eye for detail to plants around the ice-free Mud Pond at Moreau Lake State Park.

98 Acres profiled the former Eagle Theater, which once stood at Eagle and Hudson in downtown Albany.

Paula detailed the history of former hamlet of Hurstville, which is now part of the city of Albany.

Daniel tried the veggie burger at Crave.

Steve N. experienced cognitive dissonance at the Macaroni Grill.

A guest post at Ashley's blog surveyed some Saratoga options for "Shamrock Thursday" -- the overlap of St. Patrick's Day and the NCAA tournament.

Zena went to a birthday dinner at Provence.

Melinda enjoyed the curried chicken salad wrap at Dali Mamma.

One of Steve's readers asked about a place to get "a big 1950s style cake."

Otis shared his recipe for Utica-style chicken riggies.

And Amy on brokenness.

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