October 2017

What's up with the planned redevelopment of the Playdium site

The Mansion neighborhood, pic by pic

Death of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year at Proctors

Pollo mofongo from Mi Ecuador Juice Bar

"Old Hudson grit in a good way"

The Mountain Goats at Upstate Concert Hall

Allegations and counter allegations over absentee ballots in Albany, complications related to the Hilton Albany labor dispute, supervisor sues his own town, "avalanche of interest" in dough boys

Blood and lipstick: Jenn Dugan's Makeup Curio

Capital CarShare expanding to Troy

Andrew Bird at The Egg

Ideas for interesting indoor spots for family photos?

Talking about the future of biking in Troy, and the next segment of the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail

Scrutiny of Albany absentee ballots, settlement in county jail death, potential path for convention center land development, $7 million for ASO

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

A fanciful creature come to life

A display of old money

New old hops

Stuff to do this weekend

Faso and Stefanik vote no on federal budget resolution, concerns about Sheridan Hollow microgrid project, shortage of substitute teachers, former brewery building sold

15 Albany-area mentions in The Onion, ranked

Movie ticket price? It depends

Zombie film festival at The Madison

David Brooks at Skidmore

Eastern time

A chance to hear two sides of the debate over whether there should be a state constitutional convention

Cuomo retuning to Puerto Rico, parol for convict involved in grisly '93 murder, puppy stolen from Crossgates pet store

A look around the new Fort Orange Brewing

Here's how those three new murals in downtown Albany turned out

Happy places

What's up in the Neighborhood

As if Jeff Bezos's heart breaks for anything

Schenectady budget narrowly passes, persons of interest questioned in gun shop robbery, Cuomo signs e-cigarette ban, no clowns on campus

Today's moment of autumn

Experiencing "mixed reality" at EMPAC

"The Manning Boulevard housewife" vs. the Machine

Matthew Weiner at Skidmore

Arena football is returning to Albany

Schumer and Cuomo push back on Congressional tax plan, Bow Tie looking for refund on 1 Monument Square, fiber optic Saratoga?, designing the Cohoes riverfront

Today's moment of autumn

The Lifestyle Farming Conference day of DIY classes is returning to SUNY Cobleskill

"The business is just not what it used to be"

Stewart's is selling dough boys from Esperanto

PechaKucha is back at Opalka Gallery this week

Night of the Living Dead + live score at Proctors

Cardi B booted by Albany hotel, congestion concerns in Colonie, ethics climate at Capitol "really is not good," work begins on River Street building conversion

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

New look for the Playdium redev! 5-story building for Central Ave! Apartment project pushback! And more exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Here are a few bits for the new bar planned for the space next to The Spectrum

"Is this how we should fund transformative urban development in the United States, a contest to impress a retail giant..."

Stuff to do this weekend

Four Amazon bids from New York, questions about hiring of new Palace leader, pedestrian dies from crash injuries, use of elephants in circuses banned

Another warm winter on the way?

A snapshot of the Capital Region pitch to Amazon

How I ended up riding a bike as one of my primary ways of getting around town -- and how that's gone

Halloween costume parties (for adults)

Cyclist dies in crash, Albany to begin search for police chief, pedestrian hit in Niskayuna, Palace names new executive director

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show: Erik Bergstrom

Empire Rye

Open call for artists to create mural in Albany's Pine Hills neighborhood

What's up in the Neighborhood

Action Bronson at Upstate Concert Hall

Five Albany properties lose mixed-use tax break, tenant announced for Starlite, Bow Tie may not have ruled out Troy

A shareable reminder of that shop in Troy

The lineup of speakers for this year's TEDxAlbany is out, and tickets are now available

Beef vegetable soup at Chuck Wagon Diner

Moriah Formica advances on The Voice

Sorting the 1 Monument Square situation, DA calling 1995 Schenectady murder solved, local company says Uber/Lyft have taken almost half of its taxi business

Today's moment of autumn

Brain Food for the Curious returns for a new season at the State Museum this week

15 minutes free

Three new murals for downtown Albany

Toned down

Interior designer or decorator suggestions?

Looking at the state of assault weapons and the SAFE Act, Rensselaer riverfront part of local Amazon bid, SPAC to reduce ballet residency

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

The 1 Monument Sq movie theater project is off

Paper Is Part of the Picture at the Opalka Gallery

Possibly unpopular opinions about apple picking

Stuff to do this weekend

Guilty pleas in murder cases, more details in alleged Howard Johnson's harassment, talking about Troy trash fee

The Fran├žois Stahly labyrinth has returned to the Empire State Plaza

Weekend Destination: Ottawa

Troy Small Business Summit 2017

Sanctuary for Independent Media 2017 fall

Kirsten Gillibrand en Vogue

Lake George HoJo's operator charged with sexually harassing employees, Schenectady County approves budget with 1% tax cut, RPI students to protest for Union control at Homecoming alumni event

Scanning the Capital Region Economic Development Council's 2017 priority projects

Growing a wider variety of flavors for cider

You know, that kind of looks like...

Njideka Akunyili Crosby just won a "genius grant" and she'll be at The Tang this month

What's up in the Neighborhood

Drawing: Tickets for Albany Barn Fusion 2017

Proposed Albany County budget contains no tax increase, Cuomo threatens special session to deal with flooding, bear sightings in Guilderland

Octavia Spencer will be the featured speaker at UAlbany's homecoming

That Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail mural is now complete

"New York is already lousy with poutine and tens of thousands of Canadians work and live there right now."

Welcome to Night Vale creators at Skidmore

Where to get furniture repaired?

Shooting during neighbor dispute, criticism of coverage of hate group claims, dirt bikes on city streets, 90 years old and still cutting hair

Map quiz: Ten things that are related

Jason Isbell at The Palace

"The idea that we need to transport a 165 lb human in a 3,300 lb car seems wasteful."

The Half Moon Market is back later this month

I, Eliza Hamilton at SCPL

Two decades for a crime he didn't commit, Cuomo says NY birth control coverage mandate will continue, bill proposes to change Columbus Day

The week ahead

A quick recap of the week

Stuff to do this weekend

The 2017 AOA Startup Grant winner

"People are either amazed by garbage plates or disgusted"

Well-Dressed at the Albany Institute

Cuomo seeks in-state tuition rates for students from Puerto Rico, Albany schools could take in students from Puerto Rico, Nobel prize work traced back to Wadsworth Center

A breakdown of the voting in the Albany Democratic mayoral primary, up close

Loch & Quay

What's up in the Neighborhood

Tolkien & Lewis at Troy Music Hall

Cuomo says now is the time to discuss gun control, student threat caused Ballston Spa School lockdown,30 year anniversary of October snowstorm

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America at The Hyde Collection

Albany Lantern Parade

Vegetable stew at Kismet

Parking and the bottom line

The AOA Startup Grant final is Wednesday and it's open to the public if you'd like attend

Moriah Formica's audition on The Voice

Reaction to Las Vegas mass shooting, Albany snow shoveling law change approved, gondola project adds high-profile director

The curiosities, sideshows, and phantasmagoria of the old Albany Museum

Silent Film Spectacular 2017

Juice for electric vehicle sales

Nathan Lane + The Bird Cage at Proctors

Bob Dylan at The Palace

Scanning municipal budgets, concerns among immigrants and farms about enforcement, local singer on The Voice

The week ahead

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