What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: oft-repeated and probably wrong, old postcards, the German Reformed Church, the Albany Symphony, lilies, next business day, the Tappan Zee, Portland, a small town Fourth, the harness track, walking culture, D'Raymonds, Unagi, a dish set, and one last off-leash walk..

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Paula looked into the oft-repeated line that there were once 40,000 graves in what's now Albany's Washington Park -- and turned up evidence is that way off.

Carl's been shuffling through some great old postcards from Albany's past.

Christopher plumbed the past of the German Reformed Church in Albany, the building for which still stands on Schuyler Street.

Bob caught the Albany Symphony on its recent water music tour at the Mabee Farm.

Jackie looked for lilies along the Kayaderosseras Creek.

Silvia and a local bank differed on the concept of "next business day."

Jon had some thoughts on the new Tappan Zee bridge -- or whatever you call it.

Anna took a quick trip to Portland, Maine.

The Bee Balm Gal shared some scenes of a small town Fourth of July in Londonderry, Vermont.

Chuck took photos at the Saratoga harness track.

Daniel lamented what he believes to be a lack of a walking culture in the Capital Region's cities.

Zena did the numbers at D'Raymonds.

Melinda stopped in at Unagi Sushi in Troy.

Greg K shared a story involving a small shop in Albany and history circling back around.

And Rob on taking his dog for one last off-leash walk.

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That post Rob wrote about his dog really stuck with me. I don't have any pets, and yet I'm still thinking about -- and moved by -- that entry which I read several days ago.

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