What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the power plant and the person with more money now than is safe for one man to possess, Albany's borders, the Hawkwood Preserve, mountain biking, Washington Park, waking up in the middle of the night, a dollar bill with a message, sous chefs, brunching, wings, pizza, and marriage.

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Albany Barn in post ad 2018

Carl told the origin story of the Green Island hydroelectric plant and the person "has more money now than is safe for one man to possess."

The Friends of Albany History shared a few bits about how the boundaries of Albany took shape from city historian Tony Opalka. (Some of the themes in the story still play out today.)

Jackie explored the trails of the Hawkwood Preserve.

Jen led a group ride with the Saratoga Women's MTB collective at Luther Forest.

Silvia enjoyed an evening walk in Washington Park to see the tulips.

Katie woke up at 3:24 am on prom night.

Chuck was handed a dollar bill stamped with a message.

Dominic shared some experiences with sous chefs.

Erin brunched at Risotto.

Daniel is taking nominations for Tour de Wing: Pine Hills.

A pizza from Utica broke a Steve N written-in-stone rule.

And Roger reflected on 19 years of marriage.

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