In a surprise action this morning, with cops guarding, a developer puts up a fence around half of a Lower East Side community garden that’s been in negotiations. I’ve lived next to this for 17 years. Gotta say, feels like Berlin in 1961 or Israel in here.
“Remember when Tumblr used to tell you which version of a reblog someone liked?”
“Every time YM reblogs me a teenager starts following me it’s awful.”
I did not win the Grand Prix in Portland, but I did eat and drink well. I thought before I went that I might fall in love, that I might do the American thing and decide to keep marching west. I thought I might never want to leave; I expected the things I like about Madison, Wisconsin without the things I don’t. I expected green and a comfortable pace and beer and I got all that, and if there were any couple days to fall in love the way I thought I might it would’ve been Friday and Saturday, but I didn’t. It had what I like about Madison, it probably had some of what I don’t but what’s got me sure I won’t pick up and move anytime soon wasn’t any of that, it was different, it’s different. Some things were sad and some things were seamy and next time I try the west coast it’ll be California.
So when are you moving to New York?
The Economist (Feb 1991): “On January 26, not two weeks into the Gulf war, the White House was surrounded by an anti-war demonstration that was bigger, at 100,000, than any seen in the first two years of the Vietnam war.”
This is what WE did in the 90s, MAN.
Would’ve been nice to see more of you millennials at the war and OWS protests over the years but I guess you were too busy updating Facebook?
(Source: thedorseyshawexperience, via mbyhoff)
AB: I agree with you but… I think for 100$ you can buy someone a pretty decent bike, helmets should be mandatory and wish it wasn’t run by citi. Anyway, they tore out a ton of free bike racks for this project and that sucks too.
Minor fact-check: they did NOT tear out “a ton of free bike racks” for Citibike. In fact, I can only think of one documented instance of this, and it was a bike rack on private property in Battery Park City. There may be a couple more, but with the exception of about a couple dozen locations in the first roll-out, the vast majority of the 333 stations are in plazas, parks, or in the street in parking areas or no-parking areas - not on the sidewalk.
Not to mention that if people leave their own bike at home in favor of Citibike, it’ll actually increase the number of available spaces at free bike racks.
Also - just for clarification, it’s not being run by Citi. It’s being run by Alta Bike Share, with the revenue split between Alta and the City of New York. Citi paid for the naming rights, and yeah, the logo is kind of garish, but they otherwise have no involvement in the system.
No involvement other than you’re their corporate advertisement on wheels.
(Source: nycgov, via alexbaca)
Superchunk - “Detroit Has a Skyline”
Two times out of three you pick the acoustic version.