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What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: working to build the ESP, Albany's first dollar store, the Albany Basin, MLK, the Women's March, politics and consumer choices, winter walks, save-the-date cards, Donna's, Lo Porto's, Brava, and proud pizza.

Neighborhood in-post ad Honest Weight 2017

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3Fish Coffee

3 Fish Coffee Albany Emma and Abby Fullem

Emma and Abby Fullem, two of the three fish. (Their older sister, Zoe, is the third.)

Sometimes the push to finally do that thing you've always talked about arrives in the form of disaster.

Almost two years ago there was a fire in the building that houses the Downtube, the well-known bike shop across from Washington Park in Albany. It took a year of reconstruction and renovation before the shop's showroom reopened last March.

At the time of the fire, Emma Fullem -- whose parents, Robert Fullem and Marilyn Kaplan, own the Downtube -- was living in the San Francisco area, working for an organization that helps people learn how to be food entrepreneurs. And as renovation work on the building started up, she got a call from her dad: Come home and let's open a coffee shop.

So she did. And they did.

This weekend 3Fish Coffee -- located in a former garage space alongside the Downtube -- has its soft opening. It'll be operating weekends this month and next before opening full time in March.

We stopped in recently to get a look at the new coffee spot and talk with Emma Fullem about the family story behind the shop, being a part of the neighborhood, and the search for good English muffins.

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What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: 197 River Street, the Albany riverfront, the choicest spirits of our city, mother's Bach, the Huyck Preserve, cabins in the woods, birds, Brooks Brothers, Donna's, Fish at 30 Lake, Parivar, Field Goods, being open minded, and the last eight years.

Neighborhood in-post ad Honest Weight 2017

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What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the ass of time, favorite bites, lamented closures, sensational sushi, a new bakery, fried foods, wedge salads, empanadas, Albany strawberries, a family history quest, Dutch new year celebrations, Frontier Town, Balanced Rocks, mist-covered mountains, being busy, and a candidate with much support.

Neighborhood in-post ad Honest Weight 2017

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Stuff people made in 2016

made in 2016 composite

With 2016 winding down, we're talking with a bunch of people about the past year.

Today we checked in with a few Capital Region people to find out what kinds of interesting things they made this year.

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Interesting stories to cover in 2016

2016 interesting stories composite

With 2016 about to end, we're talking with a bunch of people about the past year.

Next up: We asked a handful of local reporters about which stories were most interesting to cover this year...

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Surprises, concerns, and delights from 2016

Donald Trump at Empire State Plaza 2014-April

This guy got a few mentions.

With 2016 about to end, we're talking with a bunch of people about the past year.

So for today we asked a group of thoughtful Capital Region residents to tell us about the things that surprised, concerned, and delighted them over the course of 2016.

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Favorite local foods of 2016

restaurant navona albany exterior

An item at Restaurant Navona in Albany got a mention.

With 2016 about to end, we're talking with a bunch of people about favorite/interesting things from the past year.

First up: We asked about people around the online Neighborhood about their favorite local foods or drinks of the past year.

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Holiday gifts: SarahNicole Mahoney

SarahNicole Mahoney

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year.

We wrap things up with SarahNicole Mahoney. She's AVP of client services at Creative Communication Associates, wife of author Dennis Mahoney, and mom of Jack and Bones.

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Holiday gifts: T.J. Kennedy

TJ Kennedy

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year.

Next up: T.J. Kennedy is a Rensselaer County native who spends most of his time studying urban planning at UAlbany and fixing bureaucratic malfunctions within the New York State government. T.J.'s a part-time progressive activist, spreading love and striving to make the world a better place. He's also a lover of all things Upstate New York.

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Holiday gifts: Amy Klein

Capital Roots Amy Klein

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year.

Next up: Amy Klein is the executive director of Capital Roots, a Troy-based nonprofit that is dedicated to nourishing healthy communities by providing access to fresh food and green spaces to all in the immediate Capital District.

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Holiday gifts: Rob Handel

chef Rob Handel

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year.

Next up: Rob Handel has been cooking since his grandmother first set him to cracking eggs and peeling potatoes in her resort kitchen as a child. Since then he has broadened his culinary horizons through research and travel, as well as periods of formal study in biology, chemistry, and culinary arts.

Rob is currently the executive chef at The Bees Knees Café at Heather Ridge Farm, where he creates both classic dishes and unique preparations pairing the meat and poultry raised on the farm with local produce, cheeses, dairy, and foraged goods. When not in the kitchen, Rob can be found in the woods foraging mushrooms and wild foods, or tending to his own small home farm.

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Talks from TEDxAlbany 2016

The video from the talks at this year's TEDxAlbany event at Overit are up on Youtube. Here's a search that gathers them together.

The talks range in topic from erotic intelligence to small towns to medical marijuana. The talk embedded above is chef Ric Orlando talking about how he got into the restaurant business and what's kept him energized for it over the years.

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the weight of words, being a bad mom, beautiful ice, no bad weather, hiking gifts, Christmas trees, a fable involving Albany, the Plane Boys, races run, opening and closings, hush puppies and an exhortation, a heavy sandwich, and an exit.

Neighborhood in-post ad APL 2015

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Holiday gifts: Jennifer Maher

artist jennifer maher

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year.

Next up: Jennifer Maher of Your Toy Portrait and the band Haley Moley is a painter, musician, and DJ (as Jennifer Haley) living in Ballston Spa.

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Holiday gifts: Jeff Krenn

Jeff Krenn

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year.

Next up: Jeff Krenn is an entrepreneur, adventurer, and MBA grad; owner and operations at ToastedTech; and cocktail bartender at Speakeasy 518.

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Holiday gifts: Aray M. Till

Aray M. Till

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year.

Next up: Aray M. Till is a jill-of-all-trades "creative": She is the editor-in-chief/founder of Save the Date in the 518 bridal magazine, a regional publication that spotlights weddings and events Upstate; the managing editor of the Beekman 1802 Almanac; and the marketing director and gallery curator of a non-profit organization, the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC). She lives for, and encourages others, to "do epic shit" everyday.

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Holiday gifts: Jeff Smith

musician Jeff Smith

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year.

Next up: Jeff Smith. Along with his brother Kip, he started Cacophone Records, a local indie-music label, back in the mid-90s. This year, he released reissue from 1313 Mockingbird Lane, a new album from Capitle, and a best-of album from The Erotics.

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Holiday gifts: Kim Neaton

Kim Neaton from WEQX

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year.

Next up: Kim Neaton is the music director at 102.7 WEQX, along with being the host of middays and the local music show EQXposure.

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What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: breastfeeding in public, Facebook bubbles, being charmed by Albany, the Santa Speedo Sprint, the Boreas Ponds, Owls Head Mountain, mysterious ice, 155 River Street, an infamous murder, Anton's, ramen, manicotti, Dread Lobster, Schenectady strada, and wishes for a speedy recovery.

Neighborhood in-post ad APL 2015

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Holiday gifts: Paul Curran

opera director Paul Curran

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year.

Next up: Paul Curran is a Glasgow, Scotland transplant living in Albany. And he's an internationally-renowned, award-winning opera director -- he's directed Rossini's La Donna del Lago at The Met the past two seasons.

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Holiday gifts: Nicki Brown

Historic Albany Foundation Nicki Brown

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year.

Nicki Brown is a southerner transplanted in Albany who lives with her husband, two cats, a a dog. She's the associate director of Historic Albany Foundation, a museum fanatic, and admirer of anything that Tina Fey touches.

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Holiday gifts: Jamel Mosely

Jamel Mosely

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So we're asking people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present, charities, and wishes for the next year.

First up: Jamel Mosely -- creative director of Mel eMedia, a multimedia company he started in 2012. He's an entrepreneur, filmmaker, and foodie...

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Santa Speedo Sprint 2016 photos

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The annual Albany Santa Speedo Sprint was Saturday afternoon on Lark Street. For the 11th year, a bunch of scantily-clad people dashed 800 meters through the wintry air for charity.

The sprint is always one of the most fun events of year, with lots of smiles and cheering. It's organized by the Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy, with the Albany All Stars Roller Derby, and is a fundraiser for the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at the Albany Medical Center.

Here are a ton of photos from this year

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What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: River Street, burial grounds, dangerous occupations, not-broken homes, trains, the Victory Wood Trail, a marathon, neon dancing, Plumb, Phoenicians, Track 32, restaurant week, fried donut pockets, cheesesteak, a pizza oven, and congrats.

Neighborhood in-post ad APL 2015

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The Scoop

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