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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

Terrorism in Manhattan (again)?

Pipe bomb explodes in underground pedestrian underground walkway near Port Authority or 8th Avenue subway?

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https://nypost.com/2017/12/11/explosion-reported-at-port-authority-bus-terminal/

“Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the man was inspired by ISIS and originally from Bangladesh.”

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As in many other cases of terrorism, the terrorist was too incompetent to make a bomb that exploded correctly. Lucky for us. If he had successfully exploded the bomb in a crowded subway car, he could have killed large numbers of people.

We are lucky the terrorists have low IQ.

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Terrorist said to be 27 years old, lives in Brooklyn, moved to United States from Bangladesh 8 years ago.

His name is Akayed Ullah.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 11, 2017 at EDT am

Posted in New York City

Staten Island on SNL Weekend Update

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 19, 2017 at EDT pm

Are radical leftwing extremists reading my blog?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 26, 2017 at EDT pm

Posted in New York City

The guido Congressman is back!

http://www.silive.com/news/2017/09/in_oct_1_announcement_grimm_wi.html#incart_river_home_pop

This could only happen on Staten Island.

The article also reports that Grimm has the support of Guy Molinari, for whom a spaceship was named in the TV series The Expanse. (I say that the most mind-blowing part of the whole series is that in the future, a spaceship will be named after a guido politician from Staten Island.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 29, 2017 at EDT pm

Posted in New York City, Politics

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