October 2018

Tonight's moment of autumn

That look at traffic and pedestrian safety along New Scotland Ave is happening, and there's a meeting coming up to talk about it

Albany once went all out for a Halloween carnival -- and ended up going too far

Hotter summers, warmer winters

What's up in the Neighborhood

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Man injured in Albany fire, child injured in Troy shooting, call for special prosecutor in Albany police-involved shooting, Smiths movie filming in Albany, DA seeks probe of community center

Today's moment of autumn

Here's a chance to look through the telescope at Siena's new observatory

The Amplify Albany grants are continuing next year, with more money to back events in neighborhoods around the city

There's up to $5,000 available for local community art projects, and an info session coming up about how to apply

Who's watching

The city of Albany is planning to start building that connector between the rail trail and the riverfront next year -- and there's a chance next month to see the plans

Where to get some design help for fixing up the landscaping around a house?

Albany family gets bill after home demolished, people of many faiths gather to mourn synagogue shooting, Rensselaer County DA debate, how soon is now for film shoot

The winner of the 2018 AOA Startup Grant is...

New York is one of just a handful of states that still don't allow early voting

Daniel Libeskind at RPI

"Part of making your arguments is recognizing that you're there as an ally..."

Drawing: Tickets for BUILT + and a gift card for BMT restaurants

Local response to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, family trying to settle after house knocked down, multiple hit-and-run crashes, film shoot in Troy

The week ahead

Today's moment of autumn

2018 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region

Ariana Grande at the TU Center

Small town life and national politics

A handful of upcoming cooking classes to get tuned up for Thanksgiving

Here's another chance to offer input on the future of Lincoln Park

Gillibrand-Farley debate, Albany's new strategy for potholes, sewers known and unknown, 158-year-old business changes hands

Stuff to do this weekend

CDTA is starting up another free shuttle service around downtown Albany on the weekends

Where to get a pair of boots altered?

Apples, branded and trademarked

Museum of Political Corruption honoring Pulitzer Prize winners Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey in Albany

Suspicious package scares prompt concern, Skelos sentenced, Faso happy with Trump endorsement, $1 million East Greenbush Powerball winner

Here's a chance to see options for reshaping Washington Ave

Underline

The ruling when it comes to the cash vs. credit card price: There should be no math

The gubernatorial debate -- 36 years ago

What's up in the Neighborhood

Those odd clouds, and a handful of rainbow pics

Cuomo/Molinaro spar in contentious debate, Trump tweets support for Faso, Puleski indicted in death of infant, 30 charged in Capital Region drug bust

Farewell, Hello Pretty City

The 30-year-old Dinosaur

Cider donuts, quietly

Young the Giant at The Palace

The saga of the Western Ave apartment project and more exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Cuomo and Molinaro debating today, NY-19 debate, search for info in Route 7 pedestrian death, eat your vegetables first

Lewis Black at Troy Music Hall

Debbie's Kitchen has returned

Metroplex at 20

Drawing: Tickets for Troy Prom -- a prom for adults -- at Takk House

There's another public meeting coming up to talk about ideas for 1 Monument Square

AG calls for reform after death of man in Schenectady police custody, focus on working conditions of EMTs, Albany family forced from home by demolition, the pet finder

The week ahead

Gawking at the new Schenectady train station

A little push up the hill

A collection of castle day trips

Classics of Science Fiction at The Linda

Cuomo leads in Q-poll, NTSB still hasn't examined limo from deadly Schoharie crash, Schenectady and GE

Today's moment of autumn

Queen Size Swap fall 2018

Stuff to do this weekend

Washington Park Lake, up and down

It's looking like it could be a relatively warm winter. Probably.

Death and taxes... and Facebook?

Sifting through $100 million in Cuomo campaign contributions, Schenectady train station opens, saving the family farm with hemp

Today's moment of bird

A year later I'm still using a bike to get around town -- here are a few thoughts about how that's worked out

1000 miles on an e-bike

Now is a good time to get a flu shot

What's up in the Neighborhood

Albany Lantern Parade 2018

More details on limo business owner's dealings, Troy police detectives plead guilty, Miner on 3rd party bid for governor, state's high court hearing arguments about chicken sacrifice

Today's moment of mural

The interurbans

Dr. Dog at Upstate Concert Hall

Talking about artificial intelligence at the Rockefeller Institute next month / Automating Inequality with NYS Writers Institute this week

Solid Sound 2019 early-bird tickets

Inspecting the inspection records of limo companies, local school districts and homeless students, Boyhaven sold, coworking with cats

Here are the three finalists for the 2018 AOA Startup Grant

The Albany Hardware & Iron Co.

Steve Martin + Martin Short at Proctors

Umphrey's McGee / Experience Hendrix at The Palace

Drawing: Historic Haunted Pub Crawl of Downtown Albany

Sifting through the background of the Schoharie crash limo company owner, call for stricter limo safety standards, Girard picks Syracuse

The week ahead

Today's moment of autumn

Dominoes as an art -- and a job

Screenprint Biennial 2018

PechaKucha at Revolution Hall

Following the many threads of the Schoharie crash, feds said to be looking into mayor's part-time job, ugly behavior and the beautiful game

A look around Bard & Baker, the new board game cafe in downtown Troy

All the different parts

Stuff to do this weekend

The deadline to register to vote for the November election is almost here. So don't wait.

Weezer + Pixies at Times Union Center

Son of limo owner charged in deadly Schoharie crash, victims remembered/1st responders honored in vigil, Quail Street fire accidental

Talking about the future of Lincoln Park

This year's Ignite volunteer festival is coming up

New York State Parks photo contest

Architectural marvels

What's up in The Neighborhood

There are two more Repair Cafes in the Capital Region this weekend

Cuomo orders flags at half-staff for limo victims, more problems revealed with limo and company, police investigate Troy shooting, police chief defends investigation in officer-involved shooting

Map quiz: A creek by another name

Greensky Bluegrass at The Palace

North Pearl history walk and talk

An opportunity to help the people displaced by the recent large fires in Albany

Zoning maps by Seurat instead of Rothko

Greenhouse, aquaponics, mircrolivestock, composting: here's a chance to check out the Radix Center in Albany

Groups and other good resources for new parents?

Investigation into Schoharie limousine crash, community and first responders try to cope with the deaths of so many, students could use better math prep, questions for the Adirondacks

Here's the leaderboard in the crowd voting for this year's AOA Startup Grant

Walkable Albany survey

Drawing: Albany Barn Fusion 2018

There's a community forum coming up with Albany's new police chief

Sorting through the aftermath of the Schoharie crash, mother facing charges in toddler's death, review of fatal Albany police shooting, what's up with the Madison Theater

The week ahead

A few possibilities for the next life of that huge barn that stands alongside the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail

"You know Marcus T. Reynolds. You love Marcus T. Reynolds."

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Here are a few ideas for Adirondack autumn hikes that probably won't be so crowded

Control of the state Senate, Albany Law professors join call to oppose Kavanaugh confirmation, in the grips of disc golf fever

Today's moment of autumn

Stuff to do this weekend

Pop-Up Adventure Playground in Albany's Washington Park

Mumford & Sons at the Times Union Center

Melt N' Toast 2018

A call for ideas for Rensselaer Riverfront Park

Youth football team mourns second gun death, Yassin Aref released from prison, how Sheldon Silver remains free

An update on what's in the works for the public portion of that sewer project in Lincoln Park

Silent films with live scores return to the Albany Public Library this month

What's up in the Neighborhood

Gary Shteyngart at the Spotty Dog in Hudson

There's a free law clinic event coming up to assist small businesses

Alleged night club shooter was parolee, overnight trailer explosion in Colonie under investigation, Schenectady police brutality settlement upwards of $300k, campaigning against Aaron Burr

A walkthrough of the old Kenmore Hotel and Steuben Club buildings in downtown Albany

Animated glimpses of Albany

Film Columbia 2018

The Half Moon Market is back in Washington Park this month

"The Bandleader Who Changed America" at The Egg

A new season of Brainfood for the Curious is starting up at the State Museum

Proposed Albany budget includes trash fee for single-family homes, man dies from Albany shooting, tracking the events at the Albany Capital Center

Susan Orlean at Northshire Saratoga

Crowd voting is now open for the 2018 AOA Startup Grant! You can help pick the finalists!

Jim Gaffigan at The Palace

Drawing: Drink Albany 2018 tickets

Two large fires in Albany, three people shot, Cuomo with large lead in Siena poll, concerns about sprawl in Saratoga County

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