What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: hoax or hope, TV, Willett Rock, the attempted abduction of Philip Schuyler, storm damage, road rage, being doored, rare plants, complaints, Troy restaurants, food when it's hot, local beer, deep dish pizza, church cookbooks, and ribbons.

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98 Acres posted a 1962 WRGB documentary about the Empire State Plaza project -- The South Mall Project: Hoax or Hope? -- and some of the backstory surrounding it.

Carl recalled some of the history of TV as a technology in Schenectady.

The Friends of Albany History outlined the story behind the Willett Rock in Albany's Washington Park.

The Schuyler Mansion told the story of the attempted abduction of Philip Schuyler at the Schuyler Mansion in 1781, and how it might have given rise to a legend about the house.

Silvia documented some of the recent storm damage in the Delaware Ave neighborhood.

Paula and Christopher detailed some of the recent storm damage at the Albany Rural Cemetery.

Kristi shared an account of being the subject of road rage on Central Ave.

Roger explained his concerns about being doored.

Jackie went paddling in search of rare plants.

Rob fixed his dryer, with help from the internet.

Dominic shared some thoughts about restaurant complaints and online reviews.

Erin ran through food options by occasion in Troy.

Ashley detailed some of the dishes around Saratoga she likes to eat when the weather turns hot.

Daniel cheered some local beer.

One of Steve's readers asked about finding good deep dish pizza and Indian cooking classes in this area.

Mr. Dave has been working his way through a 1970s Delmar church cookbook.

And Chuck won some silk at the Altamont Fair.

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