Browsing: open threads

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Seems we’ve been having an awful lot of rainy days lately, especially as Tropical Storm Andrea whipped up more wet weather, including some record-breaking rainfall in the northeast. I, for one, prefer sitting at home with a fine glass of bourbon and a good movie or ten, rather than trying to drudge through mucky New…

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I don’t have much to say today, so instead, I’ll let public officials do some talking. Check out this Tumblr I just saw for the first time, produced by ProPublica, an awesome nonprofit keeping investigative journalism alive. Yep, it’s called “Officials Say The Darndest Things.” And a scary amount of New York officials are featured here.

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Allan Rosen, author of our The Commute column, submitted this week’s open thread. I thought there was a city law that all establishments must display pricing information. Either there is no such law or no one is enforcing it. On a visit to Times Square last week, I noticed around 20 different food carts, none…

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In the past I have complained about the driving habits of our neighbors, but today it’s the pedestrian’s turn to suffer my wrath. What the hell is wrong with the people walking the streets of Sheepshead Bay? A little jaunt from East 12th Street and Avenue Z to Nostrand Avenue and Avenue U today made me…

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Good weather is here! Good weather is here! Hallelujah, good weather is here! We can finally give up our curmudgeonly countenance, shed our sweaters, and, hey, maybe even smile now and then. At least for a few weeks, before large dollops of sweat roll down our brows, burn our eyes, and make us wish for cooler weather.…

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Apartment hunting sucks. Obviously I think Sheepshead Bay is one of the most amazing neighborhoods in New York City. But landlords around here all seem to think their mildew-lined windowless basement apartments are on par with penthouses in Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings perched on a mountain top with magical views of the Empire State Building…

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I don’t have time to write an open thread today because Optimum Online makes me return their modem to their “store,” or else they won’t stop billing me – and of course their store is in a location without mass transit. Shysters. The open thread is now open.

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It’s that time of year again! As we reported earlier today, Democratic District Leader Ari Kagan publicly announced he is running for the 48th Councilmanic District, officially kicking off the beginning of a heated campaign that appears to have at least five primary contenders, and a likely general election challenger. Given that the area has…

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My girlfriend just sent me a link to this article. It starts: According to sources, local boyfriend Martin Daniels was compelled to display secondhand outrage Monday as his girlfriend, Linzi Rosario, vented about a recent incident in which a coworker behaved inconsiderately toward her. “Ugh, I can’t believe she did that,” Daniels reportedly forced himself…

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I’ve been riding the subway a lot lately. For the past four years or so, I haven’t had to. My commute, as it were, comprises of going from the top of a flight of stairs to the bottom, through a room, ’round the way, and suddenly in a small subsection of my home with cheap…

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