Category Archives: Capital Region

EMPAC at RPI, Troy

Most of the time I go to a venue to experience the performance. The first time I went to see a performance to experience a venue was at EMPAC [Intersection of 8th St & College Ave, Troy, NY 12180], and … Continue reading

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Deli & Brew, Troy

I took a few classes at Hudson Valley Community College to satisfy undergrad deficiencies for my Masters Degree. Learning sure can make you hungry and I would come off campus around lunch time and look longingly at the nearby Deli and … Continue reading

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Chez Mike, East Greenbush

I found a strip mall superstar! Chez Mike [596 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY 12061] may be in the middle of a suburban Hannaford Plaza, but no one was cooking at home this night – the place was packed! Without … Continue reading

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Speakeasy 518, Albany

Look for the red lamp and ring the bell. While the circumstances may have changed since the 1920s, human nature hasn’t. Everyone likes to be in on a little secret, such as the Speakeasy 518 [42 Howard St, Albany, NY … Continue reading

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Lark and Lily, Albany

I love Center Square and strolling down Lark Street, but when it comes to dining…I wouldn’t sort so many of the restaurants in this part of town into the romantic category. Not too long ago the wine bar on the … Continue reading

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St. Stephen’s Church Labyrinth, Schenectady

There is a beautiful stone labyrinth in a quiet church square. Driving down a sleepy residential road I barely expected my destination to appear, but there was St. Stephen’s Church [1229 Baker Ave, Schenectady, NY 12309]. The courtyard is quite … Continue reading

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Mohawk River State Park, Niskayuna

Always looking for a new place to explore, my radius has increased tenfold. It isn’t so often I discover a new space right in my backyard. Mohawk River State Park [The end of Whitmyer Rd, Niskayuna NY] is secreted away … Continue reading

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