What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the messiness of democracy, the process, contradicting reality, decency, Election Cake, the menu, gangsters, bike lanes, the Fenimore Art Museum, Peebles Island, working in a school kitchen, mall restaurants, hot and sour soup, pastrami, brunch, and the things you choose to keep.

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Ahead of Tuesday's election, Amy recalled something her mother said: "Democracy is messy."

One of Silvia's Election Day questions: "Will this election with all of its controversies, ugliness and accusations compel people to be more or less involved in the process in the future?"

Katie reflected on a Susan B. Anthony quote -- and the desire to contradict reality.

Chuck: "I hope that in his first 100 days in office, our new President can get past all this filthy rhetoric and show some common sense and decency in his first weeks in office."

The Friends of Albany History picked through the history of Election Cake, and its possible origins in Albany.

Carl perused the menu of the Delavan House, once one of Albany's big hotels.

Otis recapped this year's Bad Boys, Broads, and Bootleggers tour.

Randal's view of the Madison Ave Road Diet and its bike lanes has shifted.

Julie visited the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown.

Jackie explored Peebles Island.

Jen shared a day in her dietetic internship in a school kitchen.

Daniel dined at Rascal's, and thought about mall restaurants.

Zena enjoyed the food -- and took some deep breaths -- at Tomo.

Jerry tried a corned beef/pastrami sandwich at Gershon's.

Melinda brunched at Jake Moon.

And Rob on the things you choose to keep.

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