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    I have a dumb question for the experts on this...

    I have a dumb question for the experts on this tower:

    According to Wikipedia, the height of the building roof of the top floor of One World Trade Center is 1,368 feet (417 m) tall, including a 33...
  2. Funny piece in The Onion about this great city

    8.4 Million New Yorkers Suddenly Realize New York City A Horrible Place To Live

    "NEW YORK—At 4:32 p.m. Tuesday, every single resident of New York City decided to evacuate the famed metropolis,...
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    Why don't we, the concerned citizens, spend 1...

    Why don't we, the concerned citizens, spend 1 minute and drop a line to the Commissioner of NYC Department of Transportation to let her know about the poor state of the roads in our neighborhoods:...
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    No, it's not the same everywhere. Try driving...

    No, it's not the same everywhere. Try driving down Long Island Expressway: once you cross into the Nassau county in Long Island the road quality becomes that of German Autobahn. I took taxi from...
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    Terrible roads in NYC, especially Manhattan

    Hello folks,

    I wonder if anyone shares my frustration with the quality of the roadways in New York City. Not only the road quality is terrible by any standard but it's been getting worse over the...
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    I wonder what happened to the idea of spending...

    I wonder what happened to the idea of spending unused 9/11 funds to build the JFK Rail Link to Downtown Manhattan. Cannot find much information on that. Seems that GW Bush approved using the funds...
  7. My question regarding how much NYC will actually...

    My question regarding how much NYC will actually get. Since I posted this question it has become a bit clearer, but still not completely obvious where the money will be spent. I am particularly...
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    High Speed Train Service New Yorkers need

    This high speed line opened 1 year ago between Madrid and Barcelona in Spain covering the distance between the two cities in just 2 hours 38 minutes (that's 386 miles).
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  9. New Federal Stimulus Bill - How much will NYC get?

    I am browsing the news sites online and cannot get a clear understanding of what will the NYC and NY State get from this new stimulus that is likely to be signed by Obama in the next few days.

    How...
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    The longer I live in New York City and ride the...

    The longer I live in New York City and ride the subway and visit other large cities, the more I hate the subway here - it's slow, dirty and unreliable.
  11. Looking for good and inexpensive Spanish courses

    I am looking for an inexpensive and good Spanish language course for beginners. I would like to learn the Spanish language. I am aware of the Cervantes Institute - I missed the beginning of their...
  12. Now they opened what's called "Citizen's Briefing...

    Now they opened what's called "Citizen's Briefing Book"
    The most popular questions will end up on Obama's desk. This is 2nd most popular in the "Economy" thread:
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  13. I corrected the URL. Thanks! The following...

    I corrected the URL. Thanks!

    The following question about public transit that has already gotten over 6450 votes:

    "Will transit and intercity rail projects be a major component of the...
  14. Go to Change.gov and register your support for public transit

    Folks,

    All of us that believe in increasing investment in high-speed and intercity rail projects, public transportation and subways should go to Change.GOV site, register on the site and vote in...
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    Any news on the Con Ed site? I saw the new item...

    Any news on the Con Ed site? I saw the new item that Citi filed a lawsuit against Sheldon Solow. I wonder if this development is on hold because of the crisis. Solow was energetically pushing it just...
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    Yes, they should change this silly law and allow...

    Yes, they should change this silly law and allow Bloomberg to run again. He is a great mayor and this 2-term limit does not make any sense. If Bloomberg wants to work hard for $1/year, let him run...
  17. Thread: Bushwick area?

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    The neighborhood is very industrial and kind of...

    The neighborhood is very industrial and kind of in the hood - you said it. So, be careful when you walk home late at night. Personally, I would not want to live in such an area even for free. I would...
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    I think the choice for this presidential election...

    I think the choice for this presidential election is clear:


    Obama - this candidate gives good speeches, has very little executive or managerial experience, has questionable connections and...
  19. Thread: Gentrification

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    New construction. new business, new stores, new...

    New construction. new business, new stores, new tourists bring a lot of tax dollars for the city. Without it, we would probably be running much larger deficits right now - certainly on the city...
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    Sticky: I did not notice this outrageous post in April :)...

    I did not notice this outrageous post in April :)

    I don't have that much money "to waste". However, I find having a car very convenient. As I said, both me and my wife have parents and friends in...
  21. What is going on at East 73rd near East River?

    I saw a large construction site near East 73rd Street right next to FDR Drive. Does anyone know what is being build there?

    Thanks.
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    Atlantic Armory

    I was driving through Brooklyn recently and was amazed to see this beautiful structure on the corner of Bedford and Atlantic avenues (looks way more beautiful in real life - wonder if anyone has...
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    That kind of change will never happen here - even...

    That kind of change will never happen here - even in 1000 years. This system of government has been formed over the past few centuries. If you like the Canadian system, why not just move to Canada?...
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    Did our electorate had a clue why we went into...

    Did our electorate had a clue why we went into Iraq and did it have the real and truthful information about it? How about Vietnam? Does the electorate authorize spending hundreds of billions of...
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    Formal elections don't always mean that the will...

    Formal elections don't always mean that the will of the people, so to speak, is being properly represented. In fact, most Americans have no clue why the US spends around 700 billion on the military...
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