Category Archives: Albany

French Press Cafe & Creperie, Albany NY

Finally. Finally we had a Saturday morning in. It was strange, it was wonderful, it felt normal. I even suggested we go for brunch locally, like normal people do. We haven’t done that in years (normal for us is strange … Continue reading

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Albany Rail Trail, revisited

I’ve been on the Albany Rail Trail four times now, trying a different portion each visit to see the whole span. First time I checked out the Delmar area. Second the Vorheeseville area. Third time I parked near Slingerlands. Most … Continue reading

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Golden Cue Billiard Lounge, Albany

I always loved playing pool in college and out at bars. As I moved away from the party scene, I have played less and less, but always missed the game. The Golden Cue Billiard Lounge [1048 Central Ave, Albany, NY … Continue reading

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Chester’s Smokehouse, Albany

It was just another Friday evening. We successfully made it through the week and all of our groceries. Hunger strikes and the age-old question is asked, “what’s for dinner?” Over the past few months there has been quite a bit … Continue reading

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The 300 Grill, Albany

For months we watched the little brick storefront beside the Lion Heart say, ‘opening soon.’ To be honest, I didn’t expect much. I never do for the ventures on and around Lark Street for some reason. The restaurant opened, and … Continue reading

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Tivoli Lake Nature Preserve, Albany Hikes

Albany has New York’s second largest urban nature preserve, an impressive fact, but it seems to be abandoned. Abandoned by the city, who ignores its potential. Abandoned by the people, who are concerned for their safety in the Arbor Hill … Continue reading

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Lawson Lake County Park, Albany Hike

When the days get shorter, my battle to avoid cabin fever begins. The fight starts in fall for me. I found myself just gazing at google maps, one of my favorite tools. I zoomed in and out of my location … Continue reading

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