What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: being our best selves, Albany and race, the Pride parade, sounding off, the roots of the New York Times, one of Albany's famous families, the history of Albany's Jewish congregations, making a change, the pizza of downtown Troy, Brown's Summer Sessions, leaving the restaurant kitchen, quiet restaurants, sweets, the Walkway Over the Hudson, gear for the High Peaks, the banks of the upper Hudson, and ribbon-seeking photos.

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Amy reflected on each of us being who we are: "God needs us to be our most essential selves. Our best selves. Our selves most engaged in life, most available and willing to pitch in."

Anna talked with Alice Green about Albany and race.

Randal on the joys of the Pride parade.

Rob commented on the end of the Troy Record's longrunning "Sound Off" feature.

Paul traced the roots of the founding of the New York Times to Albany.

Paula detailed the history of a branch of one of Albany's famous families.

Christopher charted the early history of Albany's Jewish congregations.

Greg K on moving to Vermont and making a change.

OCTG toured the pizza of downtown Troy.

Daniel praised the experience of the new Brown's Summer Sessions. Matthew posted some pics.

Dominic shared some more thoughts on leaving the restaurant kitchen. And Otis tried Dominic's new food venture.

One of Steve's readers asked about local restaurants that are good for people with hearing impairments.

Ashley tried some of the offerings from Candi's Creative Sweets in Clifton Park.

Silvia ran the Walkway Over the Hudson Half Marathon.

Jackie took relief from the heat along the shady banks of the upper Hudson River.

Jen shared the gear that she used to hike the High Peaks.

And Chuck revealed the photos he's entering in this year's State Fair competition.

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