Items tagged with 'people'

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Father's Day, Flag Day, a high school, Cicero Loveridge, train stations, reservations, dog rules, festivals, Chester's, a pig roast, Glens Falls, windows and doors.

NinePin525inpost.jpg

HWFC_studentsenior_525x80.gif

Albany Barn in post ad 2018

(there's more)

Checking in with Bard & Baker, the board game cafe planned for Troy

The_News_apartments_Troy_1.jpg

The cafe will be in the street-level corner space of the old Record building.

The new board game cafe that's been in the works for downtown Troy -- Bard & Baker -- now has a location.

The developers behind the new News Apartments announced this week that Bard & Baker will be taking one of the retail spaces in the old Troy Record building at Broadway and 5th Ave.

The cafe's owner is Charlotte Guyton, who was a key member of the team at Clark House Hospitality (Peck's Arcade, The Confectionery). And Bryan Connor, who was a pastry chef at Peck's Arcade, will be the cafe's kitchen manager.

Guyton first publicly announced the plan for the cafe during last year's AOA Startup Grant content, in which she was finalist. Even though she didn't win, the judges were very impressed by both her and her methodical approach. And Guyton got a boost last month when she won a $1,500 grant in the business plan competition for the Capital Region Chamber's Entrepreneur Boot Camp. She's aiming to open in September.

So we're curious to hear about how thing are coming along, and what to expect when the cafe opens this fall. And we figured you might be, too...

(there's more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: suicide, life, a supply of stupid drivers, Electric Park, the cosmopolitan high school, Valcour Island, pooping while running, the Tour de Wing: Pine Hills, the many cuisines of Utica, Nighthawks, Scotia, and a favorite spot.

NinePin525inpost.jpg

HWFC_studentsenior_525x80.gif

Albany Barn in post ad 2018

(there's more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: leaving town, treating pain, escape, Ford's Beach, a Tiffany window, restaurant nostalgia, wings, track season, City Squire, insects, debt, surveys, Wheel of Fortune, and a trivia title.

NinePin525inpost.jpg

HWFC_studentsenior_525x80.gif

Albany Barn in post ad 2018

(there's more)

"My name is Sean Rowe, and I know I got a really low voice, but if you're stuck with me you're going to eat a tree, you won't have much of a choice..."

The theme song makes us smile.

Check it out: Sean Rowe has a new Youtube series in which he talks about foraging for wild edibles and then heads back to the kitchen to cook them up. It is called, appropriately: Can I Eat This.

The first ep is embedded above. And the second posted today.

Of course, Rowe is famous as a musician. But he's also an avid naturalist, and he's taught foraging classes around here. So this series isn't a surprise. And his endearing, nerdy enthusiasm for the topic comes through in the videos. About the series, from his Facebook page:

You're gonna get an earfull and an eyefull of my passion for wild food and living off of the land. I'll be taking you through some of my favorite foraging spots througout the Northeast, showing you what I harvest directly from the wild and exactly what i do with it when i get back to the kitchen! I'll also be encorporating guest spots on the show with touring musicians, local chefs and hmmmm...who knows where this could go?!?!

The episodes look great thanks to Troy-based Chromoscope Pictures, which is producing the series. Over at The Alt, Katie Cusack Cusick recently talked with Rowe and Chromoscope's Nick Spadaro about what's cooking.

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: a glorious floral vista, Parker Dunn, company roots, nostalgia, avoiding the treppenwitz moment, cycling, running, middle management, dogs on restaurant patios, Hong Kong Bakery and Bistro, deviled eggs, and burlap.

NinePin525inpost.jpg

HWFC_studentsenior_525x80.gif

Albany Barn in post ad 2018

(there's more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: guns, crosswalks, a bad case of the selfies, a gravel grinder, floral bounty, a history walking tour, what once stood there, a walking night out, restaurant tickets, the best burgers, El Cilantro, Marrakesh, Vicy water, and an alien landscape.

NinePin525inpost.jpg

HWFC_studentsenior_525x80.gif

Albany Barn in post ad 2018

(there's more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the power plant and the person with more money now than is safe for one man to possess, Albany's borders, the Hawkwood Preserve, mountain biking, Washington Park, waking up in the middle of the night, a dollar bill with a message, sous chefs, brunching, wings, pizza, and marriage.

NinePin525inpost.jpg

HWFC_studentsenior_525x80.gif

Albany Barn in post ad 2018

(there's more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: noise, Egyptian food, pork, tres leches cake, crawfish, the stage, the Indian Ladder Trail, the canal trail, debt, Sunnymede Cottage, spoofing Nelson Rockefeller, and the unknown lover of music.

NinePin525inpost.jpg

HWFC_studentsenior_525x80.gif

Albany Barn in post ad 2018

(there's more)

"Washington Park's full of people. Just like the Seurat painting, minus the class status and pointillism."

Washington Park Knox Street Mall 2017 spring

Over at Longreads, Elisa Albert makes her way around the Lark Street / Washington Park neighborhood in spring and has some complicated feelings about this place. A clip:

PEOPLE LIVE HERE, I occasionally scream at cars going too fast. Call it a hobby. There's a pedestrian-right-of-way at the entrance to the park from Hudson Ave. It boasts a three-foot-high fluorescent yellow sign that is more often than not lying on its side. Last year I wrote to the Mayor and the city engineer and our councilman and neighborhood association president, got 50 friends and neighbors to co-sign.
Could we please get some speed bumps around the park? (No, because emergency vehicles would be hindered.) Could we please increase signage? (They'd take this into careful consideration.) Could we please get a ton of reflective road-signs installed? (Maybe!) Could we reduce the speed limit in the park? (Maybe!)
I'm so glad you've chosen to raise your family here, said the Mayor in her response.
Nothing's changed. A state worker advises me to resend the same letter twice a week in perpetuity. This I have not done. I should. I will.
If I'm in a pissy mood and people are blowing through that crosswalk, I sometimes holler YOU HAVE TO STOP! Sometimes I even shake my fist.
If I especially don't want to sit at my desk and work, I'll occasionally just saunter slowly back and forth across that crosswalk for a good 10 or 15 minutes, making every. Single. Vehicle. Stop. That's right, fuckheads, the world ain't your highway.
Once I screamed YOU HAVE TO FUCKING STOP at a black BMW. I hadn't done my meditation practice that day.
I enjoy my ineffective brand of urban-renewal activism.

Gotta say we've had a moment or two like that as well.

See also: The accompanying Seurat / Albany mashup illustration that accompanies the essay.

Senate House Marigolds

Hudson Valley Seed Catalog Senate House Marigold Cara Hanley

We're fans of the Hudson Valley Seed Co. -- both for the seeds themselves, and their beautiful packaging.

So we were happy to see that one of the HVSC's newest "art packs" -- for the Senate House Marigold -- was illustrated by Albany artist Cara Hanley. Seed packaging blurbage:

In the 1950s, Herbert Cutler bred the Senate House Marigold to complement the [1676 Senate House in Kingston's] historic plantings. Ever since, the Garden Club has been saving seeds from the tallest plants with the palest yellow flowers to grace the gardens of uptown Kingston. ...
Talking of her Senate House Marigold artwork, Cara told us she wanted to incorporate architecture from Kingston's historic downtown area. "I also chose to play with scale by placing Kingston's urbanscape in a bouquet of marigolds. If you look closely, you will notice flower boxes filled with marigolds in the windows of some of the buildings! It was tricky and rewarding to create a design that hid secrets of the concept in the flaps of the pack, so the gardener must unfold the packaging to fully understand the piece."

You might already know some of Cara Hanley's work -- she created one of the murals on the Green-Hudson parking garage in downtown Albany.

By the way: Marigolds are very easy to grow. You don't have to start them indoors, they can be grown in a container, and they don't require much more than sun and some water.

Earlier: The simple joy of seed catalogs

The Cheese Traveler has a new owner

The Cheese Traveler Eric Paul 2012

Eric Paul back in 2012 when the shop opened.

The Cheese Traveler has been sold.

Mary Rizzo of Troy has bought the popular cheese and specialty food shop on Delaware in Albany from founder Eric Paul. It sounds like the plan is to keep a lot things the same for now. Press release blurbage:

The Cheese Traveler will continue most of the popular product lines and events our customers know and love. The Friday Night Cook-outs start on May 11 continuing through September. The menu will change weekly and feature local certified organic and grass finished beef from Tilldale Farm and certified organic and grass finished lamb from Hessian Hill Farm. Vegetarian options along with side dishes, starter plates and desserts will be created based on fresh, local, seasonal produce, and cheese plates will feature a variety of domestic and imported cheeses paired with the perfect accompaniment. A curated selection of wine, beer, cider and non-alcoholic drinks will also be available.

There will be reception for Eric Paul and Alifair Skebe, his wife, Sunday May 13 from 1-3 pm at the shop.

Over at Table Hopping, Steve Barnes reports that Paul made the choice to sell so he could focus more time working for a cheese importer and distributor based out of Brooklyn.

Eric Paul's been a fixture as a local cheese seller and expert going back almost two decades, first at Honest Weight, at the Cheese Traveler stand at the Delmar Farmers Market, and then at the shop on Delaware. He has a great depth of knowledge and passion for the subject, which always came through when talking with him at the shop.

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: stop signs, the Kenwood convent, mental health, selling a house, wildflowers, prom, Patroons, eating your way across downtown Schenectady, pizza, Ali Baba, Restaurant Navona, ramen, coffee, blue ice cream, and cats for hire.

NinePin525inpost.jpg

HWFC_studentsenior_525x80.gif

Albany Barn in post ad 2018

(there's more)

At the new Zebra Bras in Troy, the measuring tape is a 3D scan

Zebra Bras Troy composite photo with owner Hannah Johnson

By Cristin Steding

If you are a bra-wearer, you already know the struggle to find the right size bra.

Standard sizing does a poor job of accommodating non-standardized bodies, and misinformation is rampant. Many women don't know what a properly-fitting bra is even supposed to feel like, and uninformed employees at mall stores often measure incorrectly.

But maybe all of that will soon be a thing of the past.

Sure, custom bras have been around for a while, if you're willing to spend enough cash. But recent innovations in 3D scanning and printing have the potential to eliminate issues with fit.

Zebra Bras is a new business in downtown Troy that uses 3D printing and scanning to create bras that are customized to your body. I talked with owner Hannah Johnson about how it works...

(there's more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Bouck White, dropping knowledge, the expense of being poor, a well-lived day, the melody of a relationship, putting away your phone, spring wildflowers, grandkids, the chef/the person, the storied Albany Med turkey sandwich, food in Utica, gluten-free Chinese food, and Saratoga Vichy.

NinePin525inpost.jpg

HWFC_studentsenior_525x80.gif

Albany Barn in post ad 2018

(there's more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: walking around downtown Albany, the Pemberton Corner, decorum on the streetcar, a scam, Asshole Sports Parents, a microcosm of society, meditation, tools, NYC, tiny pits of pink, foraging, Malcolm's, Yono's, po'boys, and a weird scar update.

NinePin525inpost.jpg

HWFC_studentsenior_525x80.gif

Albany Barn in post ad 2018

(there's more)

Young Futures

Young Futures Free Cone Day event

From the paint-your-own-cone art activity during Free Cone Day. / photo courtesy of Young Futures

By Jaya Sundaresh

A little boy is painting a picture of an ice cream cone outside the Ben & Jerry's on Madison Ave in Albany during Free Cone Day; he's covered it all -- cone and ice cream both -- in bold, energetic black paint.

"Hey, he envisioned what he wanted, he formulated a plan, and he successfully executed it," says Young Futures founder James Mitchell, grinning.

Young Futures is an Albany organization dedicated to bringing free arts education to kids, especially those neighborhoods where that sort of opportunity can be hard to find.

(there's more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: moving through Albany, the Rice Mansion, Harmanus Bleecker, Sinclair, local TV news, a mountain bike collective, scaring yourself in Vermont, the springs, The Deep End, the difference from nine-to-fivers, The Wine Bar, sandwich feels, and an epic pizza tour.

NinePin525inpost.jpg

HWFC_studentsenior_525x80.gif

Albany Barn in post ad 2018

(there's more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Martin Luther King Jr., Sinclair, budgeting and debt, a broken pole, signs of spring, Albany's Willy Wonka, the city hall carillon, favorite ice cream, spicy wontons, the Casola Dining Room, Taverna Novo, and a beautifully confused gumbo of ingredients.

NinePin525inpost.jpg

HWFC_studentsenior_525x80.gif

Albany Barn in post ad 2018

(there's more)

Reclaimed and unbridged

John Bulmer Reclaimed Green Island Bridge

The photo illustration above of the Green Island Bridge is the latest in local photographer John Bulmer's "Reclaimed" series, which imagines landmarks in a state of post-human abandonment.

He talked with Lauren a few years back about the inspiration for the series and how he creates the photo illustrations.

Bulmer is a professional photographer. In addition to works such as the "Reclaimed" series or this many-sunsets composite of the Albany skyline he also frequently posts beautiful weather and architectural shots on Twitter.

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the March for Our Lives, spring, fat biking, soaking in Saratoga, a not-great grip on history, Albany's potato chip empire, the Trimble Opera House, proud pigeons, Kiernan Plaza, Lodge's, Mac-n-Cheese Bowl, good technique, differences in distance, The Shop, a mixed bag, and steamed hams.

NinePin525inpost.jpg

HWFC_studentsenior_525x80.gif

Albany Barn in post ad 2018

(there's more)

Kitchen 216

Kitchen 216 Emrys Young

Kitchen 216 owner Emrys Young.

The newest restaurant on Lark Street: Kitchen 216.

The modern soul food spot is currently in a soft-open phase. It's grand opening is set for April 12.

Here are a few bits with the owner about what's in store, her take on modern soul food, and the remarkable DIY approach that got her to this point.

(there's more)

What's up in the The Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Schenectady pizza, Middle Eastern cuisine, groceries at CVS, baking soda, an aggressive dog, taking shelter, roaming along rivers, prolific Albany artists, Marie Curie, silversmiths, the influence of teachers, and finding balance.

NinePin525inpost.jpg

HWFC_studentsenior_525x80.gif

Albany Barn in post ad 2018

(there's more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: reviewing the review, making pizza, favorite restaurants, More Perecca's, madness for maple, public input, seat belts, Lydia Mott, Edison's room, one of the prettiest spots imaginable, a message from the skunk cabbage, meeting your public, and music and sex.

NinePin525inpost.jpg

HWFC_studentsenior_525x80.gif

Albany Barn in post ad 2018

(there's more)

Photos from the Albany High School walkout, and talking with the student organizers

Albany_High_School_walkout_2018-03-14_12.jpg

About 200 Albany High School students participated in a school walkout Wednesday to protest gun violence, one of many similar events at other schools around the region and the country prompted by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

The students gathered, with the support of the school's administration, for a short (voluntary) assembly ahead of the walkout to talk about focusing attention on issues such as gun control and the importance of speaking up and voting. Then they headed out to march around the school grounds for roughly 17 minutes, a tribute to the people killed in Florida.

"You never know if it can be you," said senior class president Shafiyq Grady after the march. "Just like the 17 students at Parkland, it could have been 17 Albany High students. We shouldn't wait around for something to happen here to take action."

Here are a handful of photos from the march, along with a quick talk with the student organizers -- about why they decided to act, politics today, and how people perceive Albany High School...

(there's more)

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.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (summer-y), to pools, to... (more)

You can rent a kayak at the Corning Riverfront Park now

You can now rent kayaks at the Corning Riverfront Park in Albany. A company called Upstate Kayak Rentals has installed a self-serve kayak rental hub... (more)

Albany is expanding its pay-by-plate parking meters and mobile parking payment

The Albany Parking Authority is expanding the use of the pay-by-license plate and pay-by-app parking meters. The new meters will be replacing the "pay-and-display" multi-space... (more)

PearlPalooza 2018 lineup

This year's PearlPalooza -- the WEQX-organized free music festival on Pearl Street in downtown Albany -- is Saturday, September 15. And the lineup is out.... (more)

Morning Blend

Family separations and New York + Andrew Cuomo asserted Thursday that as governor he has a "legal responsibility for the health and welfare of children... (more)