Category Archives: Local Stuff

Joe’s Crabshack Closes in Latham

Joe’s Crabshack in Latham appears to have mysteriously closed this week, just three short years after opening their first restaurant in the Capital Region.    Read the rest of this entry

Photos of the Unfinished Latitude 360 at Crossgates Mall in Albany

Panorama of the middle area

Panorama of the middle area with bar (l) and unfinished bowling alley (r)

It was big news when it was announced that Latitude 360 was coming to Albany. The Adult centric arcade that offered food, music, comedy, bowling, a night club and games. Construction started but then the opening date kept getting pushed back, until finally, the company dropped the Albany location for financial reasons. Basically, they ran out of money and the company is in trouble. A lot of construction was already completed at the Crossgates Mall location. Judging from this gallery of photos that we have, they were pretty far along! These are photos from inside the unfinished Latitude 360 site inside Crossgates Mall. Read the rest of this entry

Long-Time WGNA DJ Lou Roberts Leaving Station

After 26 years as one of your favorite country DJ’s on 107.7 WGNA, “Brother” Lou Roberts is moving down the dial – and to a new format. Read the rest of this entry

Want A Million Dollars?

Winning a million dollars couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is visit remote locations with a significant other, friend, co-worker, etc. Oh yeah, did I mention you’ll be competing in various competitions and challenges with other teams? Ok so maybe the million dollars isn’t coming quite so easy…but you have the chance at it with the open casting call for the Amazing Race coming to Saratoga!

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Train With Siena Saints Legend Kenny Hasbrouck

Siena Saints basketball icon, Kenny Hasbrouck, is back in the Albany area and is offering you the chance to train with him!  Check out the schedule and hoop it up with one of the MAAC’s all-time greats. Read the rest of this entry

Rich’s Geek Cave – Interview with Nicki Clyne

So while I was at the Albany Comicbook Show today with the daughter, I had the pleasure to talk to actress Nicki Clyne, known for her role on Battlestar Galactica as Cally Henderson Tyrol, about a project she has been working on about truth in the media. 

BJ and I have talked about Nicki in past episodes of the show, but this is the first time we’ve gotten to interview her. Hopefully, we may be able to convince her to be a guest host on Geek Show. 

Herd of Buffalo Loose in Bethlehem, N.Y. [VIDEO]

Seeing a herd of buffalo loose on the highway isn’t part of your typical morning commute, but that’s exactly what happened locally today.  Still on the loose, a herd of buffalo escaped from GEM Farms in Schodack and the animals have made their way all over the area.  Watch a video of the beasts on the run near the Thruway.

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Play PAC-MAN on the Streets of Albany With Google Maps

The internet brings me so much joy. As of right now you can go to Google Maps and play PAC-MAN on the streets of Albany, NY. No, for real. Read the rest of this entry

Local Radio Legend Don Weeks Has Passed Away

We have just learned that 50 year broadcasting veteran and alumni of local AM station 810WGY, has passed away. Our condolences and prayers go out to his friends and family. The industry has lost a great voice.  Read the rest of this entry

Couple Arrested For Eating a Chicken in Walmart Then Not Paying For It

From the “I can believe this story, because it happened in a Walmart” department, a man and a woman were arrested after eating a whole rotisserie chicken and then leaving the store without paying for it. I’m starting to believe that Walmart is as crazy as Florida men are, because of some of the stories that come out of that place.  Read the rest of this entry