What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: depression in the kitchen, 1 Monument Square, the Capital District, insurance, Philip Schuyler's body, the mourning maiden, German, a river to herself, MASS MoCA, Brooklyn, a drink limit, the nothing burger, and rainbows.

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Dominic talked about his own depression and the issue of mental illness in the restaurant profession.

Daniel thought about some of the competing ideas and interests related to the proposed movie theater at 1 Monument Square.

Carl considered "some things the Capital District gets right."

The Madison Ave fire prompted Chuck to take another look at his insurance.

The Schuyler Mansion blog chronicled the journey of Philip Schuyler -- after his death.

Paula looked into the history of a mourning maiden and empty niche in the Albany Rural Cemetery.

Christopher continued his work on the history of German immigrants and culture in Albany with a look at the rise and fall of German language instruction here.

Jackie had a section of the Hudson River all to herself.

Silvia took a day trip to MASS MoCA -- and encountered quite the coincidence.

Farther afield: Julie's been chronicling some spots to visit in Brooklyn.

Steve highlighted a local restaurant with an alcoholic drink limit for people dining with kids, which set off a discussion.

A stop at a seasonal stand had Otis offering thoughts on avoiding the "nothing burger."

And Kristi pointed out Rainbows for Robbie.

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