A quick recap of the week

week review 2017-08-12

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

+ Michael asked about where to get a thorough interior cleaning of a car.

+ Here's a quick overview of the plan for a new bike/walk trail between Rensselaer and Hudson.

+ Deanna tried the wagel bagel at West End Bagels.

+ The city of Albany has a new online tool for looking up information about properties and neighborhoods.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: the construction of the Corning Tower, 18th century paint, Snowy Mountain, Doodletown, sidewalk weeds, garden company, an unwelcome guest, Lyft, Silver Fox, local farms, Field Goods, steaks, seven sweets and sours.

+ The schedule for EMPAC's fall season is out.

+ Van Rensselaer Boulevard went on a diet.

+ And there's a new brewery planned to open in the Warehouse District this fall.

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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