Quantcast
Log In Registration

Featured

The Local Bucket List

by The Staff September 4, 2014

thumb_brewcycle3 am

  Hey collegiate, are you new to the area? Or perhaps just new to being on your own? Or maybe you’ve been in college a semester or two, and are more than ready to explore beyond ...

A Progressive Challenge

by Ali Hibbs September 4, 2014

thumb_ZEPHYR1

  The state democratic primaries are only five days away and, to many New Yorkers, it seems as though Zephyr Rain Teachout—true to her eerily appropriate name—has come blowing into the gubernatorial race in its final ...

Annual Manual

by The Staff September 4, 2014

thumb_ann man final 2

  Your 2014 guide to . . . Cheap Eats, Fine Dining, Performance Venues, Co-ops, Musical Instruments,  Museums & Galleries, Shopping, Bowling, Billiards, Fun Stuff, Ice Cream and much more . . .   Cheap Eats American The Albany Pump ...

Big Bang

by Ali Hibbs August 28, 2014

thumb_35newsPIC

  The blast-cum-collapse could be heard throughout all of downtown Albany. Preceded by a few ominous rumblings, the thunderous boom sounded at about 9:03 AM on Saturday morning, and the Wellington Annex was no more. A ...

Sailing Back in Time

by Ann Morrow August 28, 2014

thumb_35FEAT3_Linda Bobar

  Five years after Henry Hudson made his return voyage to England, a Dutch privateer was hired to follow up on the explorer’s claims. His name was Adriaen Block, and what he is known for today, ...

2 comments

Chekhov Chuckles

by James Yeara August 28, 2014

thumb_35theaterpic

  Christopher Durang’s 2013 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike does to Anton Chekhov what Durang’s surreal comedy classic The Actor’s Nightmare did to Beckett, Coward, Shakespeare, and Robert Bolt (A Man for All Seasons), ...

Shakespeare & Company Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

Ones and Zeroes

by Ali Hibbs August 21, 2014

thumb_24featpic2_yp

  One hundred years ago, people were faced with the choice of learning to read or remaining illiterate laborers who would be left behind as have-nots in a rapidly modernizing world. In the coming century, being ...

3 comments

Operation Historic Salvage

by Ann Morrow August 21, 2014

thumb_34newspic_am

  Within gutted buildings surrounded by gaping holes, volunteers for Historic Albany Foundation are salvaging architectural elements for future reuse. Often just minutes ahead of the demolition crew, this fluctuating team of about 25 people have ...

The Odd Couple

by James Yeara August 21, 2014

thumb_34theaterpic

  The single most romantic scene this summer theater season is in Mark St. Germain’s Dancing Lessons, currently having its world premiere at Barrington Stage Company. And it’s not the obvious one in this fast-paced, well-crafted, ...

Barrington Stage Company Boyd-Quinson Mainstage

You’re Getting Sleepy

by Kelly Spencer August 14, 2014

thumb_nap

  You’re driving up the Northway after work (or driving anywhere, really), and the drowsiness starts to set in. It suddenly takes a concerted effort to keep your eyelids open, and your neck no longer seems ...

Get Up and Play, Seven Minutes a Day

by Katelynn Ulrich August 14, 2014

thumb_exercise

  Everyone has heard that exercise will improve one’s health. Everyone has read a magazine or a news story urging them to get 30 minutes of physical activity a day (at least). Upon hearing these health ...

Social Mobility

by Ann Morrow August 14, 2014

thumb_33newspic2_am

  “It’s a neighborhood car,” said Nnenna Ferguson, the marketing coordinator for Capital CarShare. She was referring to a shiny red Prius in the parking lot, but also to five other cars that are available to ...

Condensed King

by B.A. Nilsson August 7, 2014

thumb_HenryIV_KSprague

  Much as the royal families depicted in Henry IV celebrated marriage and consanguinity, so too does Shakespeare & Company’s current production of the play. Shakespeare wrote two plays to depict the title character, but Jonathan ...

Shakespeare & Company

There Goes the Neighborhood—Literally

by Ann Morrow August 7, 2014

thumb_32newspic2_am

  The scope of Albany Medical Center’s redevelopment of a large swath of the Park South neighborhood became a reality this week with the leveling of almost a dozen 19th-century houses. The reconstruction of the two ...

1 comment

A Place for Jews

by Shawn Stone August 7, 2014

thumb_32sfeatpic1

  Longtime journalist Marc Gronich’s “ah-ha” moment, when he decided it was time to create a website dedicated to Jewish life and interests, arrived courtesy of Times Union editor Rex Smith. Smith had just given a talk ...

The Price of Oil Trains

by Ali Hibbs July 31, 2014

thumb_OIL CAR 1_am

  One year after oil tankers went off the rails and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec—killing 47 people and leaving a community devastated—local political leaders and community members are growing increasingly concerned about a similar tragedy occurring ...

2 comments

Russian Fireworks

by Lynn Hasselbarth July 31, 2014

thumb_31dancepic

  Saratoga Performing Arts Center pulled out all the stops on Tuesday night for the opening performance of the Bolshoi Ballet’s Don Quixote. With only three cities on their U.S. tour, the company was welcomed with ...

3 comments Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Dude, Where’s My Brain?

by Shawn Stone July 31, 2014

thumb_31cinemapicLUCY

  It’s hard not to be impressed by Luc Besson’s audacity in his latest actioner, Lucy. The director and/or producer of such decade-spanning, high-octane entertainments as La Femme Nikita, The Professional, The Transporter and Taken isn’t ...

Best of People and Places

by Metroland Staff July 24, 2014

thumb_best park2_am

Best Public Advocate Dominick Calsolaro If you were afraid that Calsolaro was going to fade into the background after he retired from the Albany Common Council, rest easy. He’s as active as ever, and a leading advocate ...

Best of Goods & Services

by The Staff July 24, 2014

thumb_2014bestgoods

  Best Gift and/or General Store American Pie 41 Main St., Chatham It's not easy to stay fresh and interesting, consistently reliable, yet always changing. But that is what this repeat winner has managed to do for many years ...

3 comments

Best of Media

by The Staff July 24, 2014

thumb_2014bestmedia

  Best Daily Newspaper The Daily Gazette The Daily Gazette is a solid regional news source with interesting columnists and first-class local arts coverage. Plus, now, color comics! This category becomes less of a contest every year: The ...

4 comments

Hudson Project

by Ali Hibbs July 17, 2014

thumb_29livepic1

By now, you’ve likely seen the iPhone videos of kids tumbling down mudslides and flash-flood rivers carrying camping gear away from dumbfounded revelers. As of Tuesday, farmers were still busy tractor-yanking cars out of a ...

1 comment

Kickstarting the Sun

by Katelynn Ulrich July 17, 2014

thumb_29featpic_1

  It is 6 PM on a Monday night. On the third floor of Brown’s Brewery, in a private room, sit the members of the steering committee for Solarize Troy. They are all here voluntarily. They ...

1 comment

Of Soldiers and Shakers

by Ann Morrow July 17, 2014

thumb_29newsam2_pic

  On Monday (July 14), the Albany County legislature unanimously approved a resolution supporting an environmental review of the proposed site of housing developments for Solider On, a nonprofit organization that aids at-risk veterans. The group ...

Jukebox Heroes

by Kelly Spencer July 10, 2014

thumb_28afeatpic1

  After pressing 07-02, the speakers of a Rowe Ami Compact Disc jukebox start to spout fuzz in that way only a jukebox can. My ears start to adjust themselves, preparing for the static to assemble ...

1 comment