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"Chelsea is very central." I figured she was talking about art... maybe she was trying to make a sly Booth Jonathan reference.
Yo yo pa is right. Suggested admission doesn't exist to subsidize New Yorkers.
That said, we should keep in mind that the Met is acquiring the Whitney's old building and unlike The Met and Cloisters that won't be on public land. That building may retain its admission price.
I don't think they can ruin it, necessarily.
Your comment presumes that the Met instituted that policy out of the goodness of their hearts. Not so. They get millions of dollars a year from the city and the museum sits on public land, so free admission is part of a deal. Most of their money for operating expenses comes out of their monster endowment, so the admissions fees are a minor part of their finances anyway.
I agree with this article totally. To add on, an artist can use this app to engage customers. Spontaneous moments can be combined with sharing the artists' process via videos and pictures.
The curbside pilot in SI isn't about Bloomberg or DSNY making an effort to expand composting, it's a three card monty to ease SIers and elected officials (most who have been kept in the dark by technocrats) to the idea of re-importing "waste", which DSNY has illegally been doing with material collected from farmers markets in boroughs other than Staten Island for over a year now. While SI deserves green initiatives just as much as any other borough, this top-down, "we know better than you" approach that is a signature trait of many NYC administrations does very little to empower communities to take composting into their own hands.
Also, the author states that SI is the least "green" borough, which may be valid if measured by the number of residents that are convinced of their own self-righteous accomplishments in achieving a smaller environmental footprint (Brooklyn and Manhattan would probably be contenders for the top spot). If measured by the amount of undeveloped open space vegetated by native plants, capacity to sequester carbon, absorb rainwater, air quality, and noise pollution, SI would come up on top as "greenest".
pipe the fuck down
Seems the posters are spot on. Sometimes the truth makes people uncomfortable.
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Not to mention not being able to hear the announcements. When you see me running because I'm aware of danger and you're still sitting there... welp.
@Ingrid Got it, will update to reflect that. Thanks!
I am sick and tired of this holier-than-thou attitude regarding Staten Island coming from people who clearly know little to nothing about the community or the people who live here. Staten Island is an incredibly diverse borough. Two of our city councilmembers are Republican and one, Debbie Rose (an African American woman who has occupied the post since 2009), is a Democrat. We are also home to one of New York State’s few openly gay Assemblymembers, Matt Titone, who has been in office since 2007.
The notion that Staten Islanders are not interested in green initiatives is complete nonsense. We have an active CSA, busy greenmarkets, numerous community gardens, and a wonderful Heritage Farm at Snug Harbor that supplies produce to our local farm-to-table restaurants. Many of us maintain gardens in our backyards and several of my neighbors raise chickens.
And guess what? We already compost! What we can’t fit into our backyard compost bins we carry to the greenmarket collection site. We welcome the opportunity to pilot a municipal composting program.
In fact, Staten Island’s North Shore is probably an ideal community in which to test the program. Yes, we have numerous single-family houses, but we also have a substantial mix of small apartment buildings, large co-op buildings, and waterfront condos. The many different types of dwellings will help the city to understand what it will take for a composting program to be successful city-wide.
It’s wonderful that you want Brooklyn to take part in piloting the composting initiative, but there’s no reason to disparage your Staten Island neighbors to make your point.
Hi there! Just to clarify, I'm not "the" organizer of this. There's a few really great dedicated people working on the campaign. Swipe Back wasn't even originally my idea! Melissa Freedman came up with the idea to have buttons. I just made the website. Just trying to give credit where it's due!
A pilot program of curbside compost collection DID happen in Brooklyn, specifically Park Slope years ago... mid 90s i believe.
That woul just deprive the MTA of money they would be earning, and will just push up the next round of fare hikes.
Pretty certain you call the doorman "creepy" because he's Dominican. Come on now.
smoking does make your fingers fall off fyi.
This is true Daniel but, anything in open view is a misdemeanor. When you get searched by cops they usually take everything out of your pocket at which point it becomes "in plain view." They use this technique to actually bring you to jail rather than write you a ticket.
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