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Egg on My Space . . . #flashbackfriday to 40 years ago, when this stained glass window rendering of Albany’s own Corning Tower and The Egg was designed and built by my father, Chris. For nearly two decades it hung around the corner from the buildings that inspired it as part of a six window set he created for the dining room of my Uncle Tony’s restaurant, Anthony’s Park Plaza. Today, this piece of Albany and my family’s history adorns my office at NFL Films in Mount Laurel, NJ – nearly 250 miles from where it and I was born, but nonetheless, providing a crystal clear view of our hometown. . . . . . . . . (Inset photos include: Anthony’s at 27 Elk Street, circa 1985 ; Dad and I on stage at Albany’s Palace Theatre, 2015) . . . . . . . . #albany #albanyny #theegg #corningtower #downtownalbany #518 #stainedglass #stainedglassart #stainedglasswindow #upstateny #discoveralbany #iloveny #stainedglasswindow #empirestateplaza #albanyarchives #downtownalbanybid #palacetheatre

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He combined cheese and sauce,
Crust yummy and hot,
Then Pete held a contest
To name his new pizza spot:

The Mush Room? Too moldy.
Aunt Chovee’s? Too lame.
Pepper Ronnie’s? Sir Serge’s?
Pete sent’em all down the drain.

O’Nion’s? Too tavern.
On Ions? Too charged.
Black Olives? Green Olives? Blue Olives?
Too “martini bar.”

Frustrated, Pete sighed.
And that filled his face
With all the aromas
Inside of his place.

The contest ended
The moment he exhaled
And the perfect name hit him.
So onto the wall the sign
“Pete’s Ahh” he nailed.