What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: rewarding views, New Hampshire, wild calla, Muhammad Ali, transit systems, a puppy, cider and cheese, spring bites, Berben and Wolff's, elusive treasure at Stewart's, an absurdly devious smores dessert, a summer menu, picking wines, and a 15th birthday.

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Jen took in the rewarding views from Peaked Mountain.

Jona shared another account of hiking in the White Mountains.

Jackie went in search of wild calla in order to document them.

Chuck recalled when people could watch Muhammad Ali box at the Washington Ave Armory. And Silvia remembered watching Ali-Frazier as a child.

Not local, but some interesting thoughts from Sandy about building out transit systems as networks.

Jon reflected on fostering a puppy.

Lorre recapped the Hudson Valley Cider & Cheese event in Hudson.

J+R shared some of their favorite spring bites.

Melinda sampled the fare at Berben and Wolff's. (And somehow we missed her recent review of bagels in Albany and Saratoga counties.)

Mr. Dave on the elusive treasure of the peanut butter and butter hard roll at Stewart's.

Julie raved about a dinner at Spindles in Cohoes, including an "absurdly devious smores dessert."

Ashley tried some of the items off the summer menu at Henry Street Taproom.

Daniel put his wine selection skills to the test at Twenty-Two 2nd Street Wine Co.

And happy birthday to Frida!


My friend Johnny Rose treated me to a trip to the Armory for the Rumble in the Jungle broadcast. I've subsequently seen the multiple documentaries (Celia Cruz and Fania All Stars rockin Kinshasa in the doc 'Soul Power'!) and read books about the whole drawn out event (there was a 5 week delay due to Foremans injury) but I mainly remember the ride in Joe Roses Cadillac and the smell of his cigar and the fact he dropped us off to go in alone (we were 14) and how the pimped out guy in front of us pleading with Ali throughout the fight to "get off the ropes" had 5 inch heels and a girl on each arm. As we waited outside afterward for Mr. Rose to pick us up the player walked by with his girls and the incredibly tall one said "Ali knew baby, he knew".

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