What's up in the Neighborhood

Chuck Miller L-Kens-animated

One of Chuck's creations from the week.

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: 1 Monument Square, turns on the slide, 50 restaurants, hamburgers, Schenectady food, hosting the hosts, Six Mile Waterworks, Lens Lake, Allen Mountain, yoga on Pearl Street, dancing in Albany, and a sign of inspiration.

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Jessica on the proposed 1 Monument Square project: "A movie theater in downtown could be amazing, but this particular project is simply... just not good enough for this piece of property. (Sooo SNOTTY, right?) If refusing to graciously accept a mediocre offer makes you crazy, then yeah, Troy is definitely crazy."

Amy reflected on the real aspects of life and the many turns going down the slide.

Greg K uncorked thoughts on 50 restaurants that represent the food culture of the Capital District to him.

Daniel thought about the price of hamburgers.

Katie stopped in at the Slidin' Dirty in Schenectady.

Steve shared the story of a restaurant customer who threw a party for the staff of restaurant he frequented.

Mr. Dave went fishing at Six Miles Waterworks with his son.

Jackie went for an early autumn paddle on Lens Lake.

Jen hiked -- relaxed at -- Allen Mountain in the Adirondacks.

Silvia went to a yoga class -- in the middle of Pearl Street.

Carl recalled the life of Olga Beauman, an Albany dancer in the 1920s and 30s.

And Chuck was inspired by the old L-Ken's sign.

Comments

I would fall over myself rushing to buy a print of the L-Ken's sign. I grew up on one of the streets right behind it, and it was such a monument for me. Seeing it meant I was almost home. Walking there alone meant independence, growing up. Their soft serve meant a stomachache, but a worthwhile one. Hey Chuck - make prints! Sell them at alacrity or something! I am sure there are lots of nostalgic Colonie folk who feel the way I do.

Jenna - the piece here was submitted as an entry to BUILT this year, and I hope it gets accepted. If the electrified print sells well at BUILT, I will definitely consider making some frameable master prints for sale on my etsy site.

I gotta say, with my posting (in)frequency - I am always shocked and happy to see I make it on these lists.

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