Thursday, March 31, 2011

MTA PSA Subway Ads Piss Me Off

So as you have all probably noticed, gone are the poems and literary verses which took us to and fro our daily lives.  We used to be able to look up and read a few verses and perhaps even have our curiosity piqued so much so as to read some more. 

Now, instead, I find myself pissed off at the idiots who run the MTA. 

Do I really need to know that MTA "... apps are whiz kid certified or that "improvements don't just happen?"  It doesn't take a genius to figure out that it's "nice to know when your train will come," I mean come on now, we have all seen the digital time tables throughout the station slowly (glacially so) come online.

So I ask the turds that run the largest transportation network in the world, has your public image been torn to shreds so much that you now find yourselves tooting your own horn so loudly and obnoxiously? 

I think the wasted ad spaces could be better put to use making revenue as ADS for the "cash strapped" MTA. 

To correct one of their ads, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Landlords To Be Held Accountable For Bed Bug Infestations s

Effective immediately, NYC landlords must comply with stiffer rules as well as penalties from the Department of Health if they don't comply with new regulations regarding these dreaded pests.

Landlords must now inspect any apartment adjacent to an infected unit, including above and below said vector of our modern plague.

Make sure you read the link below and INFORM YOURSELF!

NEW SOLUTION?: via HuffPost

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pic of the Day - The Cousin It Lamp

You never know what you will see when walking the streets of mynewyork and that's why I love this great city of ours.

Now how awesome is this lamp?!

Monday, March 21, 2011

newyorkers Love Bike Lanes

Hate the bike lanes that have gobbled up New York City streets over the past few years? Well you are in the minority - and most likely a Republican, according to a new poll released on the matter. Tell us how you feel!

Survey Says: Republican New Yorkers Hate Bike Lanes : Gothamist: New York City News, Food, Arts & Events

Image Credit:,%20Flickr%20Joe%20Shlabotnik.jpg

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bridge And Tunnel Traps!

The traps have been set! If you are traveling from outside of Manhattan and into the city, don't say we didn't warn you!

(Image Credit: Jeff Greenspan)

Beware Of Bridge And Tunnel Traps!: via HuffPost

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Taking Back Our Waterfront

(Image: Mill Pond Park in the Bronx on the Harlem River@149th Street)

On Monday, the Bloomberg administration unveiled the most ambitious plan in city history to reclaim our waterfront.  From purchasing parcels of waterfront land that have blocked newyorkers from accessing the water to building and resorting parks the plan isn't without controversy.  Many critics argue that if there's money for this $3.3 billion plan then there should be money for our schools and other services threatened by budget cuts.
What do you think, my fellow newyorkers?

City Unveils $3.3 Billion Waterfront Plan: via HuffPost

Monday, March 14, 2011

JapanNYC Will Go On

Cruel irony that a festival of Japanese culture and the arts had been planned for some time now at Carnegie Hall for this week.  Now the focus of the organizers is to see how they can use this 40 event celebration of Japan's culture to bring assistance to that country in their time of need. 
The devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdowns have left frazzled nerves but now let us celebrate the Japanese people through the soul of the country: the arts.

NYTimes: A Festival of Japan’s Culture Proceeds

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Breast Feeding Under Attack

I never really understood what the big deal was about  breast feeding.  It's one of the most beautiful things that a woman and her child can experience and bond them together like nothing else can.
The Upper Breast Side has been recently targeted by the condo board in the building in which they operate out of.  It is a place of learning and community support that is not readily available in even the largest city in the country so why mess with something like it?
I really would love to hear from mynewyorkers on this, particularly our mothers.  Please share your stories and or concerns with us.  What are other resources available to your fellow newyorkers on breast feeding?

READ MORE:  NYTimes: Breast-Feeding Boutique in Feud With Condo Board

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Faces of newyork

It seems I'm not the only on interested in the faces of newyorkers. Brandon Stanton, a New York City based photographer, is out on a mission to photograph every face in our beloved city. 
Check out some of the faces behind his work as well as his story.

PHOTOS: Humans Of New York, One Photo At A Time: via HuffPost

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The 90 Year Young Fashionista

It's not every day that you get to read about such a vibrant and active senior newyorker. 
Ilona Royce Smithkin, at age 90, leads a busy and exciting life that would probably be more than average newyorker half her age could handle. 
Congratulations, Ilona for leading a full life!

WATCH: The Most Stylish 90-Year-Old In New York: via HuffPost

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The State of Education

Just read an interesting article by George Lucas, of all people, on how to transform how students learn.

He says,
"Unfortunately, much of our system of education is locked in a time capsule that dates back to the Industrial Revolution, when learning became an exercise in pumping as much information into kids as possible. At the end of this education assembly line comes a diploma -- if the student can spit back the facts correctly. But in an era where technology can deliver most of the world's information on demand and knowledge is changing so rapidly, the model doesn't work. Why spend $150 on textbooks that students use for only 15 weeks with information that soon becomes obsolete?"
Read more: GEORGE LUCAS: Join the Movement to Transform Learning: via HuffPost

East Village Grit

Seems like the East Village is still alive and well with its graffiti and murals all over the place.  Even after years of gentrification the streets have retained a level of grime that calls out to newyorkers.