What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: scapegoats and change, discovering fierceness, chutzpah, mountain biking, Lake Bonita, Philip Schuyler's physician, the view of the State Education Building, making pasta, square pan pie, secrets at DeFazio's, and many miles.

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Anna reflected on the James Baldwin documentary I Am Not Your Negro, scapegoats, and change.

Stephanie on how becoming a mother changed her voice: "Though it's been a process, being a mom has caused me to discover a fierceness, a boldness, a confidence I never had before."

Amy witnessed chutzpah on Albany-Shaker Road.

Chuck created cinemagraphs of tulips in Washington Park.

Jen went mountain biking in Vermont.

Jackie embarked on a rainy search for wildflowers around Lake Bonita.

The Schuyler Mansion told the story of Philip Schuyler's physician.

Carl detailed how a view of the State Education Building contributed to the creation of West Capitol Park.

Zena recapped a pasta making class at Gio Culinary Studio.

OCtG praised the square pan pie at Little Pecks.

Daniel shared some secrets about DeFazio's.

And Randal's been racking up a lot of miles.

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