hating THE SYSTEM.
but then she DROVE away to get her mother, right? so she was driving with a suspended license...seems pretty basic.
also, there are dozens of cats (and dogs) needing homes at brooklyn's huge kill shelter, the NYCACC http://www.nycacc.org/, on Linden Boulevard (a schlep, but worth it to save a life, no?). many cats are owner surrendered, so are friendly and well-mannered.
with the snow storms, adoption traffic has been down, so the killing has been up...
and yet, in maccarren park, in the dead of winter, they leave the field lights on even when there's nobody playing anything...what gives? who's paying then?
also, re. the mccarren courts, the people who will happily/unquestioningly pay $200 have finally moved into the neighborhood...all those condo dwellers on the northside waterfront. those of us who've put up with the crappy courts for years clearly deserve to be priced out...why even TRY to slow gentrification?
bloomberg's really letting his horns show these days...
it's been a long time since mr. diamond sported that Telly Savalas-style chrome dome...perhaps it's time to update?
but wait, i just got a postcard today from Walmart, asking me to join their "Community Action Network" by calling 1-855-NYC-JOBS.
they sent a postcard to every person in brooklyn because they really care about community, and jobs. right?
not because they're gonna make money by destroying small businesses and trapping new yorkers in underpaid jobs without benefits.
you know, you don't have to be a homeowner to consider bar patrons the bane of your existence. all it takes is one small place, and the entire character of a micro-neighborhood can change.
we got a taco restaurant/bar around the corner from our (rented) place (a block from a commercial street, but entirely residential) and have had to endure screaming, broken bottles, much vomiting, and one glorious summer evening, a young man pissing into the forecourt of our building while his friend took a shit while leaning on our car.
and then there are the nights they have big parties...
i've lived in the same place for 10+ years and never had any of this until the restaurant opened up. turns out we were better off with the drug dealers that used to hang out around here than the 'legit' business that's helped push them out.
i know this is new york city (i've lived here my whole life) but it sucks when, after many years, you can no longer keep your windows open at night, or walk your dog down certain blocks, or sleep.
williamsburg has too may bars as it is. enough already.
yikes (or yucks, maybe). thanks for throwing vegetarians to the wolves. not just meaty restaurants, but five greasy-meaty places? c'mon...there's gotta be a new restaurant in brooklyn that has some compassion for animals and our overtaxed digestive systems.
enough with the pork products already. it's no culinary accomplishment making bacon/pork belly/sausage taste good. and m. wells, your tortilla espanola wouldn't be caught dead in spain: i've eaten tortilla for weeks on end while travelling there, and never, ever seen a version with meat in it. and the spanish put ham in everything....
now, everyone (especially whoever put this list together) go eat at dirt candy in the east village. if you can get a table...
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