What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: "Me too" stories, seeing a visit in a different light, the miracle of art, the truth in a post-truth world, the haunted Capitol, Eleanor Roosevelt, photographic family history, Cypress Pond, Mohawk Club Pale Dry Ginger Ale, lunch along the upper Hudson, dinner in Ballston Spa, dessert, and things that are OK.

Honest Weight in-post ad Homegrown 2017 525x80

Albany Barn Fusion 2017 in-post ad

Arts Center Studio Sprouts in-post ad

Two "me too" stories -- from Fran and Heather -- that were posted on Chuck's site.

They were posted on Chuck's site because the Times Union didn't allow them to be posted on their blog site -- a decision of which both Chuck and Rob were critical.

After the recently allegations against the owner of the Lake George Howard Johnson's surfaced, Steve looked back on his reporting visit there a year ago.

Amy reflected on the ripple effects of telling the story of her husband's death on The Moth, and the role of art in our lives.

Silvia was heartened a bit after attending a few of the "Telling The Truth in Post-Truth World" events at UAlbany.

Anna went on the Capitol Hauntings tour.

The Friends of Albany History recalled Eleanor Roosevelt's time in Albany.

Christopher used some knowledge of photographic history to get a better of sense of some family photos.

Paula detailed the history of the Cypress Pond at the Albany Rural Cemetery -- the work needed for its future.

Carl looked into the history of the bottling of Mohawk Club Pale Dry Ginger Ale in Schenectady.

Jackie had lunch along the upper Hudson River.

Melinda stopped in at the Next Door Kitchen & Bar in Ballston Spa.

Daniel described the sourcing of the cookies and donuts for his son's bar mitzvah.

And Christine declared a bunch of things to be OK.

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

Ahead of AOA10 this evening, we just wanted to take a moment to thank you for being a part of AOA for the past decade.... (more)

There's a chance coming up to find out what's up with that sewer / park project in Lincoln Park

The next community meeting for the Beaver Creek Clean River Project -- the sewer facility / park space planned for a ravine in Albany's Lincoln... (more)

Palaces for the people

This isn't about Amazon and the massive subsidies that New York State is bestowing on the Jeff Bezos's off-world colony in Queens, but it's worth... (more)

An opportunity to talk about entrepreneurship, inclusion, and the local creative economy

The Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy has a discussion this Thursday evening in Albany about entrepreneurship and inclusion. Blurbage: Entrepreneurship is a way that... (more)

Here are some of the options for remaking upper Washington Ave in Albany

The part of Washington Ave by UAlbany and the Harriman State Office Campus is a weird stretch. It's really wide. All sorts of ramps slip... (more)

Recent Comments

Much, Much improved over the movie theatre idea...reallly embraces Troy as a residential city. Keep the tower tall---troy needs the tax dollars, it adds to the skyline. Access and development of the waterfront was well done. And returning Hudson River Sloops--nice touch, reminds me of the learn to sail places along the Charles in boston. This is a plan worthy of public investment. Let's not make perfect the enemy of the good.

The Wellington Hotel

...has 28 comments, most recently from Lisa

An update on that big project near Quackenbush Square (the one that's currently a big hole in the ground)

...has 5 comments, most recently from Jack Church

The Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market is looking for feedback about its future, including a new permanent home

...has 6 comments, most recently from BDCThug

Kirsten Gillibrand's appearance on The Late Show -- and her answer to that question

...has 3 comments, most recently from ChuckD

How Albany is figuring out what to spend $10 million on downtown

...has 7 comments, most recently from Zed F.