What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: characters of old Albany sidewalks, Abraham Lincoln in Albany, a fight among Schuyler siblings, stating the obvious, the Capitol's eastern approach, falling yogurt, train travel, Poke-o-Moonshine fire tower, Lake Desolation, photo entries, opening weekend encounters, Saratoga restaurants, vacation cocktails, the snack box, a backyard pizza oven, and 10 years.


Albany Barn in post ad 2018

Carl recalled some of the colorful characters of Albany's old sidewalks.

The Friends of Albany History told the story of Abraham Lincoln's first visit to Albany and the important connections he made here.

At the Schuyler Mansion blog, Jessie chronicled a fight between Eliza Schuyler Hamilton and her siblings over land in Albany following their father's death.

Amy decided it was time to state the obvious.

Rob wondered why the Capitol's eastern approach is closed. (Maybe for fear of falling yogurt?)

Silvia shared some thoughts on train travel in Europe -- and how it compares to here.

Jona hiked to the Poke-o-Moonshine fire tower.

Jackie explored the shores of Lake Desolation.

Chuck shared his photo entries for the New York State Fair.

It sounds like Dominic had some very opening-weekend encounters.

Ashley ran through some of the recent changes to the restaurant scene around Saratoga.

Daniel mused on vacation cocktails.

Otis went a little nuts about the Southwest snack box.

Jon provided an update on the construction of his backyard pizza oven. (Lookin' good!)

And happy 10th blog anniversary to Mr. Dave. May you post regularly once again. Someday.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.


Recently on All Over Albany

Thank you!

When we started AOA a decade ago we had no idea what was going to happen. And it turned out better than we could have... (more)

Let's stay in touch

This all feels like the last day of camp or something. And we're going to miss you all so much. But we'd like to stay... (more)

A few things I think about this place

Working on AOA over the past decade has been a life-changing experience for me and it's shaped the way I think about so many things.... (more)

Albany tightened its rules for shoveling snowy sidewalks last winter -- so how'd that work out?

If winter ever gets its act together and drops more snow on us, there will be sidewalks to shovel. And shortly after that, Albany will... (more)

Tea with Jack McEneny

Last week we were fortunate enough to spend a few minutes with Jack McEneny -- former state Assemblyman, unofficial Albany historian, and genuinely nice guy.... (more)

Recent Comments

My three year old son absolutely loving riding the train around Huck Finn's (Hoffman's) Playland this summer.

Thank you!

...has 27 comments, most recently from Ashley

Let's stay in touch

...has 4 comments, most recently from mg

A look inside 2 Judson Street

...has 3 comments, most recently from Diane (Agans) Boyle

Everything changes: Alicia Lea

...has 2 comments, most recently from Chaz Boyark

A few things I think about this place

...has 13 comments, most recently from Katherine