What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: bike lanes, summers past, a photo with a photo, morning at The Track, telephones, steampunk, genealogy, flora, topiary, careers, summer food, fish fry, Hamlet & Ghost, Villa Balsamo, diners, grilling, subs, pretend cattle ranching, and the rest of the story.

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Randal took a skeptical view of the practical effects of the new Madison Ave bike lanes.

The Friends of Albany History shared a bunch of photos of Albany summer fun past.

At the Altamont Fair, Chuck took a photo with Paul Tonko with his photo.

Silvia spent a morning at The Track.

Carl recalled a time when people were urged to consider "the value of the telephone."

Suzanne on steampunk, science fiction, and Troy.

Christopher shared a bunch of online Dutch genealogical resources.

Jackie surveyed the flora at Lake Bonita.

Farther afield: Julie visited a topiary garden in Rhode Island.

Greg K shared some backstory on how he got into cooking, and reflected on important moments in a person's life.

Daniel listed many of the summer food experiences to which he's still looking forward.

Melinda pitted fish fry versus fish fry.

The Fuj is "absolutely head over heels with Hamlet & Ghost."

Ashley dined by candlelight at Villa Balsamo

Zena on Mike's Diner, "hands-down my favorite diner in the Capital Region."

Mr. Dave experienced chili-cheese salt potatoes at the Altamont Fair.

Steve recapped the Grill Games final.

Otis on the construction of the the Italian mix sub at Roma.

With the dismantling of the family cattle pasture fence, Jon looked back on the experience of being "a pretend part time cattle rancher."

And Rob pointed out the parts of dramatic stories that often don't get attention.

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