What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: kindness, the healing qualities of nature, the Adirondacks in autumn, parking in Albany, Mack Brin, Kingston, Quebec, Utica food, burger chains, Indian food, Benedict Arnold in Albany, and making repairs.

Honest Weight in-post ad Homegrown 2017 525x80

Albany Barn Fusion 2017 in-post ad

Arts Center Studio Sprouts in-post ad

Anna: "The messages in our culture right now are very negative. What is more counter-cultural than kindness towards enemies, towards those who are hurting most, towards ourselves. I can't think of many things that are as freeing as an attitude of gentleness in this world."

A walk along the Zim Smith Trail prompted the Bee Balm Gal to reflect on the healing qualities of nature and open space: "In a season when our country has lately witnessed so much destruction and human misery, both natural and man-made, it is good to have a place to go to walk quietly, to be quiet."

Jackie shared some autumn scenes from a weekend in the Adirondacks.

Rob commented that maybe the Albany Parking Authority could cut people a little bit of slack.

Chuck urged people to help out Mack Brin Farms, which recently suffered a fire.

Silvia checked out the Field + Supply market in Kingston.

Julie detailed some recent adventures in the province of Quebec.

Daniel couldn't travel past Utica without stopping.

Otis and a group toured the "better" burger chains of Latham.

Katie praised the Indian food from the restaurant attached to Karam Asian Grocery.

The Friends of Albany History noted Benedict Arnold's time in Albany war hospital.

Carl highlighted a portrait of Ariaantje Coeymans and the peek it provided into her life.

And Jon on the feeling of accomplishment from repairing something on your own (with a little help from Youtube).

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Thank you!

When we started AOA a decade ago we had no idea what was going to happen. And it turned out better than we could have... (more)

Let's stay in touch

This all feels like the last day of camp or something. And we're going to miss you all so much. But we'd like to stay... (more)

A few things I think about this place

Working on AOA over the past decade has been a life-changing experience for me and it's shaped the way I think about so many things.... (more)

Albany tightened its rules for shoveling snowy sidewalks last winter -- so how'd that work out?

If winter ever gets its act together and drops more snow on us, there will be sidewalks to shovel. And shortly after that, Albany will... (more)

Tea with Jack McEneny

Last week we were fortunate enough to spend a few minutes with Jack McEneny -- former state Assemblyman, unofficial Albany historian, and genuinely nice guy.... (more)

Recent Comments

My three year old son absolutely loving riding the train around Huck Finn's (Hoffman's) Playland this summer.

Thank you!

...has 27 comments, most recently from Ashley

Let's stay in touch

...has 4 comments, most recently from mg

A look inside 2 Judson Street

...has 3 comments, most recently from Diane (Agans) Boyle

Everything changes: Alicia Lea

...has 2 comments, most recently from Chaz Boyark

A few things I think about this place

...has 13 comments, most recently from Katherine