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There’s a new Miss Staten Island

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https://nypost.com/2018/11/18/miss-staten-island-keeps-swimsuit-portion-crowns-new-winner/

Unlike the last one, she’s not a sanitation worker.

I’m not really sure what her career is, but she recently graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BA degree in Psychology, according to her LinkedIn profile. (The previous Miss Staten Island does not have a LinkedIn profile; I guess you don’t need one to be a garbagewoman).

She only has 517 followers on Instagram. Definitely not someone who is Instafamous.

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November 19, 2018 at EST am

Posted in New York City

Bill de Blasio should read my blog

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NY Times says

Leaders in New York and New Jersey said they were caught off guard by the ferocity of the storm after early forecasts predicted a light dusting.

The day before the storm I wrote:

The NAM* predicts 6 inches of snow for New York City and more than a foot for Pennsylvania and upstate New York.

Final result: National Weather Service reports exactly 6 inches of snow fell in Central Park.

Why can’t this moron mayor just read my blog for information?

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*The NAM is the National Mesoscale model, which along with the GFS (Global Forecasting System), is one of the two major computer weather forecasting models run by the National Weather Service.

There are other models out there, some think the European Model is better, but information from the GFS and the NAM runs are easily available to the public for free, plus there’s the fact that the NAM was specifically designed for short-term forecasting in the United States. The NAM used to be considered kind of a joke, but the National Weather Service has improved it a lot, and with its big success with yesterday’s storm, I say to look to the NAM first for winter weather forecasting.

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November 16, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in New York City, Weather

Bums taking over the city

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A while ago I complained about how there was a huge increase in bums compared to just a year ago.

This New York Times article bears me out. And it specifically talks about places in the Garment District, which is the area where I have been seeing all of the bums.

Bums ruin all public spaces. Even Bryan Park, specifically mentioned in the article as a place that’s usually too crowded to be dominated by bums, if you get there early before the crowds you have to share your breakfast with scattered bums.

With respect to another topic mentioned in the article: luckily, I have never seen a bum making a number 2, but I’ve seen them doing number 1 in the streets and that’s disgusting enough.

The bum situation makes me long for clean suburbs without bums.

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November 14, 2018 at EST am

Posted in New York City

New York City electricity rip-off

I just looked at my ConEd bill, and I’m paying approximately 24 cents/kwh for electricity, which I think is twice the price that the rest of the country pays. Plus approximately $18/month fixed costs for having electricity turned on.

What a rip-off!

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September 20, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in New York City

Manhattan’s sad lack of Mexican food

There are a zillion Chiptoles and Chipotle clones, and Asian-owned lunch places making the same sort of burritos, but that’s it. I miss the food from Arizona.

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August 23, 2018 at EST am

Posted in New York City

Asians fight with blacks at a nail salon

No details on what happened, but I can imagine that the black customer was extremely hostile and aggressive after a bad eyebrow treatment. You know how ghetto black women can be.

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August 7, 2018 at EST pm

What’s for lunch in Manhattan

Smashed avocado, alfalfa sprouts, feta cheese, pumpkin seeds and a single fried egg over a slice of toasted (and somewhat bitter tasting) multigrain bread.

Do they have anything like that in flyover country?

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August 3, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in New York City

Hasidic BO?

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

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July 11, 2018 at EST am

Posted in New York City

Homeless people everywhere

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 EST am

Posted in New York City

Knockout game in the Bronx

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 EST am

Posted in Crime, New York City

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