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IN A NEW YORK MINUTE

IN A NEW YORK MINUTE
BY John Tully
THE LOS ANGELES SUN

JUNE 17 2004

Being a vocal, loyal fan of the Redskins, Bullets and Redsox at an upstate New York boarding school didn’t go over too well with the lads. He hated their teams right back, as any good D.C.- loving boy would but he was badly outnumbered. The Big Apple’s teams and in turn, the city had been his nemesis for years and moving to the coast only strengthened that rivalry.

He used to fly People Express in and out of Newark and it was hell. The bus to Port Authority and the cruise to Canal Street was always a fun adventure but he had absolutely revelled in not being a Newyorker.

Seventeen years and a minute later he fell hard.

MISTA? Hello?!
Can you blame him?
Every polish waitress, every Ecuadorian launderer,
Indian Cabdriver, downtown hipster, bodega owner and Yankee Stadium attendee treated him like a king.

Gettheheckouta’ere!
What gives?

The smell of burnt pretzels and Sabrett hot dogs with cars whizzing/honking by; a beautiful day in Central Park and the sun going down right exactly over the West Village. Thirty Irish bars in ten square blocks, thousands of great restaurants and a subway that works.

He gave in.

Seventeen years later he fell in love with a city that never sleeps and it was all over. But it wasn’t until he flew back to the coast that evening that he choked-up when he figured it out:
this was a truly great town that had been attacked; it’s heart broken just two and a half years before.

Just when he had lost faith in pretty much all of mankind, this good, noble, wounded yet resilient city had given him some hope that America could still be great.

The beautiful woman didn’t hurt either.

Deal Reached That Averts a Walkout by Doormen

April 21, 2010
New York Times


By PATRICK McGEEHAN

The owners of more than 3,200 apartment buildings in New York City reached an agreement on a new labor contract with the union that represents about 30,000 doormen, porters, janitors and building superintendents, averting a strike that was due to begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The talks went right to the wire, as they often have in the past, with the union resisting the owners’ demands for cuts in health care and other benefits. In the end, the owners agreed to a new four-year contract that includes a total pay increase of nearly 10 percent and no significant cuts in benefits for the workers, an official with the union, Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union, said at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Representatives of the owners had negotiated with union officials for several days leading up to the expiration of a four-year contract. The main points of contention had been the owners’ demand that the workers share some of the cost of their medical and dental benefits.

A strike would have disrupted the daily routines of hundreds of thousands of middle-class residents from upper Broadway to Brownsville, as well as affluent owners of Park Avenue penthouses. Along with picket lines in front of many of their homes, they would be confronted with the loss of the people who sign for their packages, carry their luggage and let the pizza deliverers and dog walkers into the building. Residents of many buildings have been asked to volunteer to pitch in to sort the mail, announce visitors by intercom, operate elevators and haul garbage to the curb if necessary. Read more

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My 4 ½ Year-Old Daughter Just Got Denied at Our Local Friends School Here in NYC

My 4 ½ year old daughter just got denied at our local Friends school here in NYC (I’m actually a Quaker for god’s sake ) and I just called the Head of School.
She got 99/98 on her ERB’s- her Grandmother has been a fixture at Friends Meeting of D.C. for 40 years and my uncle Tom, who
recently died,  ran Friends Central in Philadelphia for 17 years and was so proud to have left an amazing donation to the school.
On our tour every father was wearing a $1000 suit (I was in jeans and a dress shirt- it’s a Quaker school) and the street outside was full of Range Rovers. I’m having nightmares of all the spoiled monsters at Potomac School in DC  (and the enabling spineless star-struck faculty) and thinking I’m glad our smart, nice, polite, empathetic, thoughtful, incredibly talented little girl didn’t get in to that school.

JT


MTA Enhances E-mail Alert System for NYC Commuters


Associated Press – January 26, 2010 5:35 PM ET

NEW YORK (AP) – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced improvements to its e-mail and text message system that alerts New York City commuters to subway, bus or commuter rail service disruptions.

The MTA on Tuesday says commuters can now update their accounts to receive only the information they want. Previously, commuters who had requested only planned service changes had also received additional, unwanted alerts on unexpected service delays or disruptions.

The MTA also says its 70,000 subscribers can suspend the alert service while away or on vacation.

On the Net:

MTA Alert Service: http://www.mymtaalerts.com


I've Got It! I'll Write a Fluffy Article in the Huffington Post and Put Fifty-Seven Cool Tags in It Including 'Gaga' and 'Andy Samberg'

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In a New York Minute

IN A NEW YORK MINUTE
BY John Tully
THE LOS ANGELES SUN
BBRIDGE

JUNE 17 2004

Being a vocal, loyal fan of the Redskins, Bullets and Redsox at an upstate New York boarding school didn’t go over too well with the lads. He hated their teams right back, as any good D.C.- loving boy would but he was badly outnumbered. The Big Apple’s teams and in turn, the City, had been his nemesis for years and moving to the coast only strengthened that rivalry.

He used to fly People Express in and out of Newark and it was hell. The bus to Port Authority and the cruise to Canal Street was always a fun adventure but he had absolutely revelled in not being a Newyorker.

Seventeen years and a minute later he fell hard.

MISTA? Hello?!
Can you blame him?
Every polish waitress, every Ecuadorian launderer,
Indian Cabdriver, downtown hipster, bodega owner and Yankee Stadium attendee treated him like a king.

Gettheheckouta’ere!
What gives?

The smell of burnt pretzels and Sabrett hot dogs with cars whizzing/honking by; a beautiful day in Central Park and the sun going down right exactly over the West Village. Thirty Irish bars in ten square blocks, thousands of great restaurants and a subway that works.

He gave in.

Seventeen years later he fell in love with a city that never sleeps and it was all over. But it wasn’t until he flew back to the coast that evening that he choked-up when he figured it out:
this was a truly great town that had been attacked; it’s heart broken just two and a half years before.

Just when he had lost faith in pretty much all of mankind, this good, noble, wounded yet resilient city had given him some hope that America could still be great.

The beautiful woman didn’t hurt either.

Man Helps Firefighters Rescue 4 Year-Old Boy From Burning Building in the Bronx

Man Helps Firefighters Rescue 4 Year-Old Boy From Burning Building in the Bronx

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Empire State of Mind ~ Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Empire State of Mind ~ Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

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