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Did NYC really lose 25,000 jobs because Amazon bailed?

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Everyone wants to be in New York City, but they are prevented from moving here because there isn’t enough office and residential space to hold them.

(I already can sense a comment coming. “Lion, you moron, not everyone wants to move to New York City, I certainly want nothing to do with the hellhole.” It’s rhetorical hyperbole, something that Trump does just about every time he opens his mouth.)

All NYC has to do to attract 25,000 jobs is zone the same area in Queens so developers can build a bunch of huge buildings without the normal massive amounts of red tape. Proponents of the Hudson Yards project claim it will bring 55,000 new jobs, more than twice as many jobs as Amazon was offering up. In New York City, “build it and they will come” is completely true.

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February 22, 2019 at EST am

Posted in New York City

Today in NY Times real estate

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A 93-year-old guy has been living in the same rent-controlled apartment since 1955. The apartment has no closet. He is too old to climb the ladder to his loft-bed, so now he sleeps on the couch. His rent is $896/month.

Apparently, he has never gotten married.

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February 4, 2019 at EST am

Posted in New York City

Best-dressed kid in New York?

Most of the kids are dressed like … well kids.

XINYI TAO’s outfit is the most fashionable, but at 18 she’s not really a kid.

Thus I vote for DEVON ANDERSON, 12. That outfit looks like something a cool girl might have worn to Stuyvesant High School in the early 1980s. Very classic merger of preppy with rocker chick!

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November 27, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in New York City

There’s a new Miss Staten Island

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

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.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 16, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in New York City, Weather

Bums taking over the city

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.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

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!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

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.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

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?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 3, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in New York City

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