A quick recap of the week

week review 2017-08-06

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

It was Other Timelines week, in which we played around with the idea of alternate histories:

+ We asked a bunch of local history-minded people: What would Albany be like if the Empire State Plaza had not been built?

+ A fate-chooses-the-prize drawing had the question: What's a local "what if" question that you'd love to know the answer to?

+ Carl mentioned six huge institutions that set up here... almost.

+ An Other Timelines micro story by Big 'Vic' Proton: The Portal.

+ Sandy shared a brief history of the Capital Region's much-admired light rail system.

+ Other Timelines micro story by Big 'Vic' Proton: 4th of July.

+ We talked with a bunch of people about pivotal moments in their own personal histories.

+ Other Timelines micro story by Big 'Vic' Proton: The Chair.

+ And an interview with the manager of the Cohoes Mastodon Park.

Also this week...

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: the first year, self-criticism, support, the bus station, a new roof, the melting debt snowball, a secret bog, Bear Mountain, outdoor movies, Pitney Meadow, Mio Posto, the crusade against shameless vice, downtown Schenectady then, and the Big E.

+ Sean asked about good camping spots that are away from the crowds.

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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