December 2018

Thank you!

Let's stay in touch

A few things I think about this place

Albany tightened its rules for shoveling snowy sidewalks last winter -- so how'd that work out?

Tea with Jack McEneny

Exploring the Mid-Hudson Valley

Everything changes: AJ Jones

A few answers to a few of your questions about the end of AOA

Stuff to do this weekend -- and the next, and the one after that, and the one after that...

Everything changes: Rachel Person

A look around the project that's aiming to make over a big chunk of Arbor Hill

Everything changes: TaĆ­na Asili

What's up in the Neighborhood

Happy holidays!

Everything changes: Michael McDermott

Today's moment of winter

The apartments on Elm Street, The Lionheart, Colvin Ave mixed-use, and more exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Everything changes: Robyn DeSantis Ringler

Clinton Square, every hundred years or so

Who controls the future of legal marijuana in New York, state faces loss of House seats, different plan for Lincoln Square towers, new head of Historic Albany

AOA will be coming to an end soon. Thank you for being a part of it.

Today's moment of winter

A few bits about how New York State's population is changing

Stuff to do this weekend

Everything changes: Jonathan Lajas

Another Albany shooting, petition to drop charges against Ellazar Williams, New York tops state population loss list

Here are the projects in the mix for that $10 million that Albany has from the state for the Clinton Square area of downtown

The draft plan for the future of Albany's Lincoln Park is set to be unveiled next month

Death Wish Coffee has its eye on Albany

The probability of a white Christmas

What's up in the Neighborhood

Everything changes: Alicia Lea

Vigil for victims of double murder-suicide, Morse claims he was threatened by teen, animal hoarding investigation in Troy, Luna gets a reprieve

Tinker and Fiddle

Capital Region economic development grants: residential conversions, sewers, Lincoln Park pool, Urban Grow Center

You might be getting a refund from Spectrum

Hikes and hot chocolates

Lawsuit filed over Albany police shooting of man, the many details of Cuomo's 2019 overview, Madison Theater re-opening still in progress

Here are a few ideas for making the most of your holiday donations

Andrew Cuomo is calling for the legalization of recreational marijuana (also a Green New Deal and voting reforms and many other big items)

Drawing: What's something that brought you joy this year?

A peek at the plan for the new Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany

Few details in shooting deaths of Ballston Spa family, no charges for Albany detective in shooting, another alleged incident involving Cohoes mayor, Lombardo's is closing

The week ahead

A bunch of photos from this year's Santa Speedo Sprint on Lark Street

Farther off, down the block

Touring the decked halls, virtually

Not-so-wild salmon, and other supermarket fish stories as detailed by the state Attorney General

Heavy Metal: Cast Iron Stoves from the Capital Region at the Albany Institute

Rensselaerville supervisor resigns, community response to Albany shootings, Tedisco calls for governor to pardon Luna, remembering the South End Santa

Today's moment of winter

The Swinburne Skating Rink is open for the winter

Stuff to do this weekend

Family business

First Day Hikes

Guilty verdict in murder-for-hire trial, pedestrian identified in fatal crash, Schenectady fire leaves 5 homeless, body cameras for Schenectady police

Gawking at the @HudsonPark residential conversion in Albany

Albany winters have been getting warmer

What's up in the Neighborhood

"I'd rather have cities doing the right thing badly (at first), than continuing to do the wrong thing better."

The New York State Writers Institute is getting two large gifts for its future

Pedestrian killed in Latham, Kaloyeros sentenced, jury deliberating in murder for hire trial, Cuomo urges Dems to oppose funding for wall

A few of the 700some stories about the street names of Albany

Trey Anastasio's new band Ghosts of the Forest is playing The Palace

Where to buy firewood?

Walk/don't walk

Chad Orzel: Breakfast With Einstein

Fatal shooting in Albany, restrictions attached to state legislature pay raise, apartments proposed next to Crossgates

A big chunk of downtown Albany was just sold, and there are some big plans for the buildings

Buffalo, as a story

Tedeschi Trucks Band back at SPAC

A large, interesting party space in Albany?

The new Zaitoon Kitchen location is open

Debate over big pay raise for legislators, Albany County revenue from housing immigrant detainees, trio of Albany parks to get wi-fi

The week ahead

Today's moment of mural

Here's when the seasons really start and end in the Albany area*

Albany Archives at APL: Local history of Christmas cards and Santa

The 2019 MLK Day celebration at the ESP will include Rashad Jennings and Lillias White

Troy council tables sanctuary city resolution, big pay raise for state legislators, John Faso's regrets, new director for AVillage

Bike share grew in both use and reach this year -- here's what CDTA's thinking about for next year

Marijuana: Justice, Equity, Reinvestment at Albany Capital Center

Stuff to do this weekend

Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon

The Albany Patroons return for another season

APD investigating attempted abduction, Colonie police search for missing man, memories of a president and friend, Schenectady woman spins the wheel

A few of the ideas that are in the mix for the future of Albany's Lincoln Park

On not liking the status quo, but not wanting to change

Here's another chance to offer ideas for how Albany should spend $10 million downtown

What's up in the Neighborhood

A vintage shop

The Collaborative

Troy moves closer to sanctuary city status, alleged murder for hire plot detailed at trial, homicides (and arrests) up in Albany, Cuomo to be inaugurated on Ellis Island, dinosaurs headed to Lake George

Encouragement at the bus stop

Developer modern, McUrbanism, blandmarks

That project to figure out the history of every Albany street name has been completed, and there's a new book based on it

Over (obviously)

How that new connector between the Northway and ALB will work

Ticks in the dog zone

A good chimney inspector?

A year later questions remain about man's death, county budgets approved, Albany police investigating flag burnings, an epidemic of unhappiness and despair

The Albany Public Library is eliminating late fines for books and other items

"That's what an e-bike is--bravery underfoot, delivered as needed"

Hootie & The Blowfish + Barenaked Ladies at SPAC (also there's a season lawn pass)

Drawing: Historic Albany Foundation Holiday House Tour 2018

New York's climate future, medical debts paid off, homes promised but not built, teen activists, a return after almost seven decades

The week ahead

The Scoop

For a decade All Over Albany was a place for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. It was kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who could help you find out what's up. AOA stopped publishing at the end of 2018.

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