What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: The Celery King of Albany, the death of a dry agent, gold in those wheelbarrows, an appeal, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, a winter walk along the shore, the Marcus King Band, the only right answer to a gift question, favorite restaurants, breakfast spots, Genesee beers, egg tarts, risotto, and a stuffing incident.

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At the Friends of Albany History, Julie told the story of Theophilus Roessle -- Albany's Celery King.

Paula sorted through the accounts of a Prohibition gun battle that went down in an Albany red light district and left a federal agent dead.

Carl dug into the claim that Schenectady-made wheelbarrows carried gold for '49ers.

Roger shared an appeal on behalf of Ellazar Williams.

Chuck caught a view of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train on the Cohoes-Waterford Bridge.

Jackie addressed a developing case of nature deficit disorder with a winter walk along the shore of Moreau Lake.

Silvia got some help in snagging a ticket to the sold-out Marcus King Band show at the Cohoes Music Hall.

Kristi has concluded there is only one right answer to the question of what to get as holiday gift for your child's teacher.

A favorite restaurant list for Troy had Daniel thinking about why people appreciate various establishments.

One of Steve's readers asked about favorite breakfast spots.

Otis recommended giving some of the new Genesee beers a try.

Albany Jane scored Portuguese egg tarts over the border in Connecticut.

Steve N. had an important cooking question, especially now that the whether is cold: Why aren't you making risotto?

And Rob had a stuffing incident.

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