A quick recap of the week

week review 2017-03-19

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA:

+ It snowed! A lot! Why it was a "blizzard" and not just a big snowstorm.

+ Some scenes from around Albany during the blizzard.

+ A clickable map of blizzard snow totals from around the Northeast.

+ Some thoughts on the struggle to clear all that snow from Albany's streets -- people had a lot of different experiences and opinions.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: the great leveler of humanity, a bridge in the blizzard, the "out of your freakin' mind" look, the Blizzard of 1888, ancestors, different media, a fire tower, Sleeping Beauty, a cold half marathon, a new store, some old favorites, a disappointing meal, the Colonie Diner, hiring, and Transparent Pie.

+ We talked with the buyers of the EBA building on Lark Street about their plans for the theater space.

+ A look at the spot Albany Distilling's picked for its new tasting room/a> and shop.

+ And a newly proposed downtown Albany residential project prompts some questions about architecture and historic preservation.

Here's the whole week in one place.

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment or shared an idea this week!

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