What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the Polar Plunge, the cold, the ice, layering, things learned in 2017, budgeting, Santa's sleigh, Robert Burns, the Mohawk Overall Company, an unexpected connection, tipping, overused words, coffee, R&R, ramen, Utica greens, steak, green things, and marriage.

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Rob on his decision to partake in the Lake George Polar Plunge: "Some things can't be explained, and this is one of them."

Conversations Amy's had because of the cold.

Jackie turned her eye for detail to the ice on Moreau Lake.

Jen detailed how she layered for a day of fat biking in 8-degree weather.

Silvia shared some of the things she learned in 2017.

Jona posted another monthly personal budget review and included some bits about negotiating with Spectrum.

The Friends of Albany History shared Albany's connection to Santa's sleigh.

Paula noted the sculptor of the Robert Burns monument in Albany's Washington Park is buried in the Albany Rural Cemetery.

Carl told the story of the short life of the Mohawk Overall Company -- its building still stands in Schenectady.

Christopher found an unexpected connection to his family tree in an old Albany cemetery.

Steve touched on the topic of "mandatory" tips for large groups at restaurants, and tipping generally.

Dominic shared some of the restaurant words he thinks are being overused.

Erin walked through some of the better coffee options in the area.

Ashley checked out R&R Kitchen and Bar in Saratoga.

Melinda stopped in at Fujiya Ramen in Albany.

Daniel grudgingly admired the Utica greens at Delmonico's.

Otis hacked a steak preparation from Salt & Char.

What Mr. Dave has growing right now.

And Chuck shared some words in honor of his son's marriage.

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