June 2018

Today's moment of summer

Going underground -- literally

Here are the most popular drop-off spots for Uber and Lyft in this area

How a Troy woman ended up facing deportation after traffic stop, prosecution stumbles in Kaloyeros trial, Breslin joins push for renewables for ESP microgrid

Splitting up buildings for apartments, in-fill development in Arbor Hill, school expansions and other exciting tales of the Albany planning board

Stuff to do this weekend

Stefon Harris at The Egg

Park Playhouse 2018

West Fulton Puppet Festival 2018

Car crashes into Colonie house, rapist sentenced in murder for hire plot, assistance for immigrants in Albany County jail, new solution for controversial Spa City parking lot

Here are the upgrades in the mix for the commercial strip along New Scotland Ave in the Helderberg neighborhood

Visiting Bannerman's Castle

"The Normanskill" by Edward B. Gay

What's up in the Neighborhood

Walking tour of Lincoln Park

Delgado & Cobb take Congressional primaries, dozens of immigrants at Albany County jail, anti-semitic graffiti found on Albany rail trail, RPI steps back on Greek life ban

A booming global industry, human blood, and an Albany strip mall

A push to turn vacant buildings into owner-occupied homes -- with some help and coaching

Cruising along the second phase of the Madison Ave Road Diet

Crime fiction writing workshop at Albany Public Library with Frankie Bailey

It's Congressional primary day, charting effects of climate change, Kaloyeros trial, sentence in Remsen street fire, new roof for Egg

Gawking at another city's elevated linear park

Take-along food ideas for Tanglewood?

Drawing: Goat yoga class + beer, wine, and pizza at June Farms

Distractions and design

Live From Here at Tanglewood with Lake Street Dive, The Punch Brothers, Aoife O'Donovan

Albany police fatally shoot man during stabbing incident, push for environmental review of Amazon warehouse, Barack Obama in the Adirondacks, lost emu found

The week ahead

You can rent a kayak at the Corning Riverfront Park now

Albany is expanding its pay-by-plate parking meters and mobile parking payment

PearlPalooza 2018 lineup

Cuomo asserts right to know about migrant children being kept in New York, ICE active again in Saratoga, Albany tax dispute settled, Kevin Huerter picked in first round of NBA draft

The Capital Region's home ownership rate ticked upward last year for the first time in a while

Stuff to do this weekend

Dog poop is a universal issue

No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

Here's the design of that Henry Johnson commemorative medallion

Legislative session ends with much undone, Emails evidence in Kaloyeros trial, Dow drops GE, layoffs at GlobalFoundries, emu still at large

Today's moment of summer

Bites Camera Action 2018

Soweto Gospel Choir at Troy Music Hall

Albany City Hall carillon concerts

What's up in the Neighborhood

Drone classes at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity and HVCC

New York to sue feds over family separation policy, prosecutors: private emails could be key to Kaloyeros case, Albany addresses recent violence, Capital Region unemployment drops, loose emu in Grafton

Five takeaways from the start of the fifth major effort to redevelop 1 Monument Square

Buffalo, one of 52 places

South End Healthy Market

Freedom Park 2018 concert series lineup

There's a workshop coming up in Albany about how to apply for a slice of state grant money for your project

Amazon potential tenant of huge Schodack warehouse project, Kaloyeros portrayed as villain and hero at trial, state report to recommend marijuana legalization

Summer in the City at the Palace 2018

Solid Sound 2019

The short-term AG

The Great Race: Troy

Big lift

Jason Mraz at The Palace

Death in Lark Street stabbing case, Kaloyeros trial starting, Miner making independent run for governor, a tangled family tree

The week ahead

Weekend Destination: Quebec City

Here's why a helicopter will be lifting equipment to the roof of the Corning Tower this weekend

Talking about streescape upgrades along New Scotland Ave in the Helderberg neighborhood

NY Attorney General files suit against Trump Foundation, attorney accused of stealing from clients, jobs at risk from automation, the former mayor as Uber driver

Today's moment of summer

Stuff to do this weekend

"Writing Flash" at the Arts Center

Drawing: Tickets for Hidden City House & Garden Tour + gift certificates for El Mariachi Tapas and Capital Wine

The Hudson Canyon

The ValleyCats open the 2018 season this weekend at The Joe

Albany murder victim named, case tossed out again in Troy double murder, mother in Albany road rage case arrested for false statement, preliminary approval for SUNY tuition hike

Checking in with Bard & Baker, the board game cafe planned for Troy

Tech and electronics flea market at TVCOG

William Kennedy and Hunter S. Thompson

What's up in the Neighborhood

Noted: Bears can now open car doors

Cuomo out front in Siena poll, APD investigating homicide, NXIVM's Raniere denied bail, back and forth continues of Albany bill for protest

Pick-your-own strawberry season 2018

All the Capital Region's sidewalks

More profitable than milk

Tune-Yards + U.S. Girls at MASS MoCA

"Uncertainty isn't easy. Neither is living with your neighbors."

There's a free safe cycling / bike share class coming up in Albany

Criminal indictment of Rensselaer County DA dismissed, forum for NY-21 Democratic candidates, new Albany DGS commissioner, kids vs. robot

Maybe all those new apartments are starting to have some effect on rents

Tracy Morgan at Rivers Casino

A roofer for row houses?

Drawing: Tickets for Drink Saratoga

Body found at Thacher State Park, Albany and Poor People's Campaign dispute over police bill, appreciating Central Ave

The week ahead

Bright

The Indian Ladder Trail is re-opening

The seed for so many backyard gardens

An old Northeast city, historic sites, a protected bike track

Police release details of fatal Erie Blvd/I-90 incident, arrest in Madison Ave stabbing, Troy trying to catch up on trash fee, darn good revenue growth

New York's moving closer to marijuana legalization -- thinking about what could that mean for local communities

Science on Tap: Mars and influenza

Factory made

Stuff to do this weekend

Troy has another round of public workshops coming up to talk about 1 Monument Square

Albany mom charged after toddler ingests heroin, four men stabbed in Lark Street altercation, Maloney/Teachout kick off AG campaigns

Another push to get e-bikes up the hill to legalization in New York State

Frederick Hinckel and the Hinckel Brewery

Hanging in there

What's up in the Neighborhood

Dog-friendly weekend trip and hiking spots?

Legislative drama continues, NXIVM leader seeks bail, sheriff's sergeant convicted on child porn, Capital Region radio veteran Chris Martin dies

Today's moment of summer

Crazy worms

Los Lobos, 10,000 Maniacs, Holly Bowling, and more at Cohoes Music Hall

Parking and feelings

Farm Day in the City at Schuyler Mansion

Triangles and Arches is being temporarily removed from the Empire State Plaza

Piecing together fatal incident in Albany, standoff in Schenectady, tax breaks for Troy projects, cheese war, remembering RFK

Capital Region swimming pools 2018

"My name is Sean Rowe, and I know I got a really low voice, but if you're stuck with me you're going to eat a tree, you won't have much of a choice..."

Downtown Albany mural walking tour

Albany County DA public meetings about marijuana legalization

4192 - An Evening with Pete Rose Live! at The Palace

Two people dead following Erie Blvd/I-90 incident, perspectives on state's effort crack down on sexual harassment, shaking rocks loose

The week ahead

Artificial tulips

Aleda Or The Flight Of The Suff Bird Women

Remote Vermont

Apartments, apartments, and more apartments

"Just play soccer and be happy"

Albany Archives talk: The Cohoes Mastodon and the Center Square neighborhood

Latest episode of state Senate soap opera, NY-19 Democratic debate, advertising plan for Central Warehouse, Tommy from Upstate New York

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