What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the grim past of Van Rensselaer Park, a tale of sickness, a labor strike, a home on Alexander Street, commercial considerations, too soon, the Boreas Ponds, the Spring Run Trail, the new Hannaford loyalty app thing, Rascal + Thorn, restaurant industry fake news, meat preservation, and travel.

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The Friends of Albany History shared the "grim past of Van Rensselaer Park."

Paula noted a life that ended in a tale of sickness.

98 Acres shared the story of a labor strike and the building of the ESP.

Christopher traced a branch of his family tree to a home on Alexander Street (and a $15 suit).

Rob questioned whether an elected public official should be appearing in a commercial.

Kristi wondered whether an inquiry about the sale of a home following the owner's death was too soon.

Chuck was heartened by a recommended plan for the Boreas Ponds.

Jackie too a winter walk along the Spring Run Trail.

Katie concluded she's still "vaguely confused and dissatisfied" by Hannaford's new customer loyalty app thing.

Daniel was inspired by the first Rascal + Thorn -- but also questioned whether he'd pay for it.

Dominic ran through some restaurant "fake news."

Mr. Dave detailed a sausage-making project.

Carl highlighted a meat preservation recipe from the 1860s.

And traveling farther afield...

+ Silvia on a trip to Manhattan.

+ Erin visited 11 breweries in Charlotte.

+ And Julie's been sharing a bunch of bits from a trip to Thailand.

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