What's up in the Neighborohood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: how Van Rensselaer Manor vanished, a sudden marriage, plastic, the old Albany Patroons, beautiful wildflowers, a job no one wants, taking ownership, donuts, pickled eggs, birthday parties, and trips around the sun.


Albany Barn in post ad 2018

The Friends of Albany History told the story of how Van Rensselaer Manor vanished.

The Schuyler Mansion told the story of the rather sudden marriage between Philip Schuyler and Catherine Van Rensselaer.

Carl sorted through the cloudy history of the first practical plastic being invented in Albany.

Chuck recalled a story about the old Albany Patroons and the rough-and-tumble CBA.

Jackie encountered an abundance of beautiful wildflowers and funky fungi.

Rob pointed out a job that no one wants -- and how some people end up using that an opportunity to steal.

Dominic shared some thoughts about taking ownership.

Daniel considered possible stops for the next Tour de Donut.

Mr. Dave's church cookbook project led him to making pickled eggs.

One of Kristi's readers asked about finding a good spot for an adult-friendly birthday party for a toddler.

And Silvia reflected on lessons learned from a half century of trips around the sun.

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