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Dan De Federicis
Saratoga Springs, NY
Moved to Saratoga in 2006 and my only regret was that I didn't do it much sooner!
Interests: life in saratoga, trying to stay in shape, rockabilly music, swing dancing, horse racing, racquetball, hiking in adirondacks
Recent Activity
Geez Rob that had to suck to not be able to get NBC Saratoga coverage - they do such a good job. I am not a fan of the new regime but I don't think they can be blamed for this. Seems like it's just a case of shifting priorities for the network. Good hearing from you Rob.
I haven't posted since May, but now I have something to say. Am I the only one who noticed that this year's NBC Sports coverage of Saratoga racing is much less than previous years? NBC is showing perhaps as little... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Fun in Saratoga
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The Saratoga Trolley, run seasonally by CDTA as Route #875, will start the 2014 season this Sunday May 25th and continue through Labor Day. Two trolleys go in opposite directions from the Hall of Springs and make stops on Broadway,... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
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Hello folks: I haven't posted on here in ages. I am wondering whether I will continue blogging. Those of you that read this regularly know that's because of my new and wonderful experience of being a father. Margarita and I... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
This generally positive review can be accessed by clicking on the following link: http://www.timesunion.com/living/article/Value-on-the-menu-5410857.php?forceWeb=1 Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
I talked to some people in the know this weekend and found out that the Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga Race Course will open for the season on Tuesday April 15, 2014. That is good news and yet another sign... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
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In a very well timed soft opening on the year's first warm weekend, the Ice Cream Man on South Broadway opened today! It's open until 9pm seven nights a week. Look for a more official grand opening sometime around the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
I took a look at Saratoga Race Course's 2014 reserved seating prices and compared them to its 2013 prices. Here is the numbers breakdown on the price increases per seat. Grandstand Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 2013 price: $7 2014 price: $9... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
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If you have been waiting for NYRA to finally mail out the reserved seating applications for the 2014 Saratoga Race Course meet, you have to wait no longer and can even access the applications on line. That's the good news,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
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Well, that's a tough question, and conflicting reports from various newspapers don't help that inquiry. The end of this March 5th article in the New York Daily News, which focused on the deplorable conditions at Aqueduct, reports "NYRA officials did... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
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Field Horne initially wrote a Saratoga guidebook I believe in 2005, and he has updated a few times since, including his current 2014 edition. Informative and enjoyable, it packs a lot of information in a compact book that is easily... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
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I think it's great that another Sports Network will be showing races from Saratoga this summer. Fox Sports 1 Network, a relative newcomer to the scene created by Fox Entertainment Group, will show the grade 1 American Oaks (July 20),... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
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I've had some loyal readers for several years now so I hate dropping off the planet like this. Work, married life, and fatherhood are all going great - just exhausting. Our daughter Antonella is growing by leaps and bounds and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
Click here to find out events at Northshire Bookstore - Saratoga Springs. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
Well I guess that heading says it all. I don't know if I agree with that; I believe the question and answers are much more complicated than that. Mostly, I don't know if a New York City newspaper, even one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
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Got fish? Moby Rick's does, and quality side dishes to go with that seafood. Open until 7:30pm, the retail seafood spot on Lake Avenue also offers a healthy and tasty prepared pickup for dinner on the way home from work.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
This article was in Monday's edition and can be linked here. The article has an interesting map of Saratoga Springs highlighting all the key landmarks that have relevance in the gambling debate. And I learned a new word in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
Times Union restaurant critic Bryan Fitzgerald reviewed Istanblue Mediterranean Restaurant in Congress Plaza. The review was a very good one, which may be the shot in the arm the restaurant needs because as Fitzgerald noted, the place does not seem... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
The Saratoga section of the NYRA web site has been updated to show the key dates for the Saratoga Race Course season in 2014. Interestingly, the updated portion of the site shows that the admission prices for both the grandstand... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
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I was driving down Washington Street last week near Pope's Pizza and I saw this new office/residential development at the corner of Central Avenue. A quick online search and I saw that it will be called Washington Commons and is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
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I noticed that Papa Johns and The Ice Cream Man have new signs on and out in front of the building. I reported just over a month ago that The Ice Cream Man may open in May, but I get... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at Fun in Saratoga
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Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Fun in Saratoga