The Smalbanac

The Smalbanac

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A quirky yet practical guide to New Yorka€™s Capital Region. a€œThe Smalbanac is a delightful, informative and reasonably priced guide to history, culture, cuisine and shopping in Albany, Schenectady and Troy a€b Whether you like to travel, dine out or learn local history, this is an exceptional book, worth reading and keeping on hand for when someone laments, a€˜Ia€™m so bored.a€™a€ a€” Schenectady Daily Gazette a€œAn eclectic and affectionate look at the quirks of our region and its many hidden treasures.a€ a€” Albany Times Union a€œIs there anything to do here?a€ In The Smalbanac, Christine Garretson-Persans answers a resounding a€œYes!a€ From food, shopping, and the arts to people, history, and places to go, The Smalbanac offers a wry, affectionate, and practical survival guide to New Yorka€™s Capital Region, perfect not only for visitors, new students, and those relocating to the area, but also for long-term residents who want to get out of their a€œcomfort zonesa€ and explore the many hidden (and some not-so-hidden) treasures the area has to offer.The ingredients, and much of the idealism, remain intact and you can still get really good ice cream there. In 2007, Ben ... ice cream. There arena#39;t many Carvels around anymore, but some of the Price Choppers in town carry the Carvel brand.

Title:The Smalbanac
Author:Christine Garretson-Persans
Publisher:SUNY Press - 2010-03-10


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