What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Townsend Park, maple syrup bootlegging, college visits, launching into a new life, teen trick-or-treaters, Lens Lake, waterfalls, Troy Chowder Fest, chowder fries, brunch, sandwiches in Lake Placid, and the last snippets.


Albany Barn in post ad 2018

Carl pulled together the history of the namesakes of Townsend Park and James Street in Albany -- and furnaces.

The Friends of Albany History told a family story about maple syrup bootlegging.

Katie recapped a bunch of college visits with her daughter, and how they challenged some of her preconceptions.

Amy has launched herself into a new phase of life.

Kristi changed her mind about teen trick-or-treaters.

Jackie took in the feast of fall colors at Lens Lake in Warren County.

Here's wishing Chuck clear views of waterfalls.

Daniel ran through the many tastes at the Troy Chowder Fest.

Steve got the scoop on the origin of the chowder fries at the City Beer Hall (or, at least, most of it).

Ashley stopped in at The Local for brunch.

Otis had some tasty sandwiches in Lake Placid.

And Dominic issued his final snippets. We're sorry to see his blog ending -- we enjoyed reading it.

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

Stuff to do this weekend

Cold gray autumn weeks can honestly suck sometimes. But weekends are fun. OK, so we're not much for haiku, but you know what we are... (more)

Line crossing

Slightly farther afield in Hudson: A group of people -- including two people in their 70s -- pleaded not guilty this week to painting unauthorized... (more)

The Albany County DA's office is going to stop prosecuting people for having small amounts of marijuana

Albany County DA David Soares announced Thursday that his office will no longer be prosecuting people for "simple possession" of marijuana -- cases in which... (more)

Aly Raisman at UAlbany

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman will be at UAlbany's SEFCU Arena December 3. And ticketing for the event is now open; the tickets are free, but... (more)

A bunch of comedy shows coming up

A series of people will be coming to the Capital Region over the next few months and they're hoping will you give them money. In... (more)

Recent Comments

Very nice redesigns. I hope that area becomes more of a neighborhood rather than what it currently is - still an expressway that happens to have hotels and apartments along it. I'd love to see wide sidewalks and protected bike lanes from Crossgates all the way to Manning.

Line crossing

...has 1 comment, most recently from ravioliollie

A few pics from AOA10

...has 5 comments, most recently from kristi

Thank you

...has 5 comments, most recently from TK

Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch (updated)

...has 3 comments, most recently from Lu

Today's moment of late autumn

...has 1 comment, most recently from JT