A quick recap of the week

week review 2017-09-24

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

+ A breakdown of how Albany's mayor gets selected by just a small slice of the city's population.

+ Alie asked about finding a lawn mowing service in Albany. (We could use a few more suggestions for this one.)

+ We stopped by the Tivoli Preserve in Albany to see the sheep.

+ If you want to provide direct feedback on that Capital District Gondola idea, here's your chance.

+ Deanna tried the cereal sundae at Bumpy's.

+ What was up in the Neighborhood this week: rude people, restaurants, the Pony Barn, a basket of ingredients, babysitters, floating palaces, a poignant monument, a 20s Broadway star, the Boreas Ponds, an endangered plant, Nova Scotia, and growing up.

+ This moth's episode of Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board prompted a lot of discussion.

+ Cristin checked out the 5 Wits "escape room" at Crossgates.

+ And noted: Those plants in Washington Park are for admiring, not taking.

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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