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Hasidic BO?

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I smelled something bad this morning, and there were Hasidim in the area.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 11, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in New York City

Homeless people everywhere

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There has been a massive increase in homeless people since a year ago. De Blasio must have changed some policy that was keeping them off the streets.

When De Blasio was elected, I worried that his liberal policies would cause New York City to go into a downward spiral. That didn’t happen, not right away, but maybe it’s finally beginning.

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July 1, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in New York City

Knockout game in the Bronx

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https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Bronx-NYC-Man-Punched-Knockout-Robbery-Pictures-486792521.html

Video shows two muscular Hispanics walk up to a skinny white guy and punch him the face, knocking him out with a single punch and fracturing his skull. Then they are caught on camera smiling and high-fiving each other.

Afterwards, other people in the area casually steal his wallet and smartphone.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 28, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Crime, New York City

Anna Delvey a.k.a. Anna Sorokin

https://www.thecut.com/2018/05/how-anna-delvey-tricked-new-york.html

An enjoyable story about a girl who managed to convince everyone she was rich, and now in jail awaiting trial for her various crimes. Maybe you can learn something in there about how to be a scam artist. (From the photos I saw, she isn’t even pretty.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 31, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in New York City

It pays to live in Manhattan

A commenter criticized me for paying Manhattan rent (approximately $2800/month taking into account the one month free I got).

1. The apartment I live in is the standard market price for an apartment of its quality. Actually, it’s a good deal on account of the fact that the neighborhood is still up and coming and not fully there yet. That’s what it costs to live in Manhattan. A $2,000/month or less apartment usually means an old walk-up building infested with mice and in dire disrepair.

2. If my time is worth $90/hour (not saying it really is), and I save 2 hours a day in commuting by living 20 minutes from work instead of an hour and twenty minutes from work, and there are 20 work days per month, the value of the proximity to work is $3,600/month. So it’s like I’m living there for free if you take time into consideration and I’m not overvaluing my time.

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I should point out my choice is between working in Manhattan and being retired. No other company on the planet wants to hire me for a decent salary. Employers classify me in the “loser” category.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 6, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in New York City

The Asian Orthodox Jew

I saw him again this morning, an Asian* Orthodox Jew, wearing yarmulke and with tzitzit hanging down his sides. His girlfriend, or wife, is this big blonde white woman, with pink highlights in her hair (her real hair, not a wig), she looks like she’s taller and weighs more than he does, but she’s cute, many goyish Asian guys would be very jealous. He kissed her in front of an Orthodox Jewish office building, she walks in, along with many Hasidic types wearing black hats, and he heads on to wherever he works (presumably the Hasidic-owned retail store nearby).

A reminder that Judaism is a religion, not a race or an ethnicity.

*Asian means East Asian, maybe he was Chinese.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 24, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in New York City, Religion

Good news for the Mooch

https://pagesix.com/2018/01/23/the-mooch-buys-hamptons-mansion-after-reconciling-with-wife/

Back together with his wife, and moving to a mansion in the Hamptons.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 23, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in New York City

Garbage woman crowned Miss Staten Island!

http://www.silive.com/gracelyn/2018/01/meet_nicole_doz_sanitation_wor.html

Wow! Literally very trashy.

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And she lives not too far from my parents. For all I know, I might have walked by her the last time I visited the Stop & Shop on Amboy Road.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 23, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in New York City

Gross news in the NY Post

https://nypost.com/2018/01/01/adult-diapers-and-cold-weather-didnt-stop-these-people-from-welcoming-2018/

What do people watching the ball drop do when they have to go to the bathroom but there aren’t any bathrooms? The NY Post has the news that isn’t fit to print in that other New York newspaper.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 1, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in New York City

The only block of regular-looking houses in Manhattan

See Google Streetview.

And I mean the island of Manhattan, not Marble Hill.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 19, 2017 at EDT pm

Posted in New York City

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