Yeah, who's the third interviewee? Y'all didn't identify who he/she is or where he/she works.
Hi Kristin! I'm one of the co-organizers of Nametag Day and wanted to chime in. We respect your opinion, and understand that not everyone is going to love Nametag Day. That's fine, though we hope that we'll be able to change your mind by organizing a really fun day.
We are a bit taken aback at your suggestion that we're somehow pocketing the money. You're right about the price of nametags--they're not very expensive, and we're actually working hard to negotiate the best possible deal below the retail price. But they're not the only cost that goes into Nametag Day.. Our volunteers all need markers to write on the nametags and signs, so people know who in the world they are. And not to mention we have other costs related to pulling this event off: city park permits, web hosting, and minimal advertising.
All the organizers have been working incredibly hard to make the event happen, and we're not taking a penny from this. Neither are any of our dozens of volunteers. If we've somehow misbudgeted and have money left over, it's going straight into the fund for Nametag Day 2014, when we hope to distribute even more nametags than this year.
Hope you enjoy experiencing New York City on June 1, whether you're wearing a nametag yourself or not!
how could Lenny Williams cause i love u not be on this list,
Congratulations for celebrating 10 year..Great to know about that..
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Given that my signature drink to order happens to be the apparently-dreaded LIIT, I'd wager that the *real* reason these guys and gals revile it is that, put bluntly, half of them wouldn't know how the Dickens to make a proper one. When I ask for one, and either get a weird look (as if I'd just made a lurid proposition), or see her/him reach nervously for some dog-eared notebook, I hold up my hand and switch to a G&T. Really, guys, I'm not here for coolness points - I just want a drink.
It would be unique to have Chinese doc makers come here and film the life of an inner-city fam, preferably the US-standard "single mom" and her brood, which would probably make China's citizens thankful for the way of life as they live it.
How about Erin and her Cello's "Sober?" http://youtu.be/o8tgvG_Tnwk
"I love you sober, and i love you hungover"
Re: Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Squibb Park Bridge
How did you manage to get a pic of the Squibb Park Bridge (which opened just a few months ago) but still include a really old picture of the dock warehouses below the Promenade? News flash, the warehouses have all been torn down for Brooklyn Bridge Park.
does it come with the lotion?
Bartender #4 has no name or bar....?
Looks like nyc is a bore except for all the cool people.
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i host many couchsurfers and rarely give keys or let people stay while im at work. get real Peter Geoghegan.sometimes i have time off as i am a commercial fisherman and tree cutter so i have the luxury of being able to show my guest the area, but to arrive with the attitude that your article implies, is ridiculous indeed. as a frequent host and an occasional guest i think you sound like someone i would possibly invite to keep on your merry way after the second night. couchsurfing is not a hotel, hostel, resort, or welfare program. pitch in, make conversation, food, bring drinks, ask questions, etcetera.... if you don't like where your at do some typing and find another host. doubt your old lady will be around next time as she has probably realized you are an inadequate planner as well as a whiner and a self entitled kook.
We are green. As a life long resident of Staten Island I have been composting for 20 years. I have 3 active compost and I collect waste from my neighbors and many of the fancy health food stores in Brooklyn! My father began commuting to work by bicycle in 1978, a tradition I have upheld since 1998. Generalizations and stereotypes don't help anyone.
So please don't resort to Staten Island bashing to make a point. It's unbecoming at best and a stale leftover of pre-Sandy New York.
Williamsburg looks great now.
I knew you were a book man. Didn't know about the cat!
Whatever, no one wants the fatties other then the brother from the hood, so the selection process sounds great. Nothing close minded about that, look around you for a change.
Kristen Iversen wrote "That's the thing with these Times Styles pieces. They all come from such a rarefied tier of privilege that all they manage to mock is the idea that anyone could be living in a way other than the one that the Times mandates as being normal."
This claim blew my ironometer. Seriously? While Henry Alford's curious omission of the *cost* of being a Williamsburg hipster might give the impression that they aren't at least as privileged as most Manhattanites, the reality is quite different. The aforementioned detachment from reality is typical of naval-gazing 20-somethings, but to claim that the occupants of this absurdly expensive little enclave aren't themselves privileged is lough-out-loud ridic.
What is more "privileged" than a Williamsburg hipster on his $1,000 Bianchi fixie, blogging on his $2,500 MacBook Pro, wearing $225 shirts from Carter & Sons, getting $40 straight-razor shaves from Barber & Supply, eating $16 cheeseburgers from Roberta's, and paying $2,000 a month for a studio? Do you really expect anyone to believe that the girl working at Molasses Books is earning enough from her job to support that lifestyle? It is _only_ the trust-funders and the techie paper millionaires who can afford that lifestyle.
I'm all for creating an alternative community, but it ain't gonna happen except in the most superficial way in a neighborhood where studios go for $2,000 a month and everything else costs many times what it would cost in say, Iowa. Or even in far-off New Jersey.
great article :)
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