Spin Around the Neighborhood: MLK Jr. Day Edition

I have a bit of free time today (State worker plus MLK Jr. Day equals day off), so let’s take a (quick) spin around the digital neighborhood, along a well-worn route, and see what our neighbors have been up to. (For a more thorough and categorized(!) recap, check out Chuck’s Saturday post.)

A blockbuster of a blog over on 98 Acres in Albany reveals the tactics used to promote demolition of the neighborhood to make way for South Mall (Empire State Plaza).

On FussyLittleBlog, Daniel took a break from food-blogging to to focus on the reason for the holiday: “Doctor King was murdered to silence his voice, to prevent the spread of the messages he preached. So I think one of the best things we can do today is to amplify those messages of love, peace, and justice.”

Julie provided a fine sendoff for Lombardo’s restaurant — a nearly century old institution on lower Madison Ave — which closed at the end of the year.

Chuck in Green Island provided some sound advice for shoveling out your chariot: “Take your time digging out.  Don’t overdo it.  Dress warmly and in layers.  Don’t lift more than you should – small shovelfuls of snow are better than big hernia-inducing mounds of snow.”

Jon considered whether the Pizza Cognition Theory applies to other foods.

Paul continues his deep dive into the history of St. Paul’s Church in Albany with a memorial to two young women who attended St. Paul’s Church School a century ago. (The portraits are quite striking.)

On Table Hopping, Susie Davidson Powell checked out Masala House, “a former IHOP in East Greenbush that has been turned into a place that serves Indian food and Indian-flavored pizza.” (emphasis mine)

Jacqueline celebrated Squirrel Appreciation Day with some photos “to help us appreciate the little furry critters’ diligence.

As the storm was moving in, Capital District Fun was hunkered down with a box of wine (or two) and plans to make a particular black bean soup.

Lastly, if you’re interested in starting a collaborative community space (something like All Over Albany, but not quite like All Over Albany — perhaps something like Caitlin’s nascent Albablog?), then drop me a note! I’m all ears.