Wednesday OT
September 11, 2013 7:43 AM - dibs
Did any of you get one of these??? At least Hynes didn't win.

September 11, 2013 7:45 AM - dibs
Guess what is upon us soon....white truffle season!!!!!
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September 11, 2013 7:46 AM - dibs
And no, I haven't forgotten that it's the Twelfth Anniversary of 9/11. I just think it's better and healthier if people began to move on. Sorrry if you disagree.
September 11, 2013 7:46 AM - Partridge
No problem. Just one Thursday per week.
September 11, 2013 7:46 AM - dibs
Hynes is going to run as a Republican?????
September 11, 2013 7:48 AM - dibs
That would be tomorrow, Part.
September 11, 2013 7:49 AM - Partridge
And there lies my problem.
September 11, 2013 7:51 AM - dibs
"therein" would have been a better choice. Two mistakes today, not that I'm keeping score.
September 11, 2013 7:55 AM - Partridge
How about we look forward but also remember? Does that work okay for you?
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September 11, 2013 7:59 AM - dibs
Yes, a beautiful building.
September 11, 2013 8:04 AM - dibs
It's also quite the testament to our secular, capitalistic and free country that they despise so much. Nowhere in the Middle East could anything even remotely close be built except for Dubai & Abu Dhabi.
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September 11, 2013 8:06 AM - BoerumHillScott
The second tallest building in the world is in Mecca.
September 11, 2013 8:06 AM - Partridge
I'm focused on the marina.

I have close friends moving to Battery Park City soon. I'll be spending a lot of time there again. Haven't been there for the last 12 years.
September 11, 2013 8:07 AM - dibs
Obama asks Congress to postpone vote on attacking Syria. If this didn't all refelect so badly on our leader and our country, it would be laughable.
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September 11, 2013 8:07 AM - dibs
I have a fb who lives down there. Let me know when you go, we can make a party of it.
September 11, 2013 8:13 AM - Partridge
Party, yes.
September 11, 2013 8:22 AM - DeadCatBounce
"Obama asks Congress to postpone vote on attacking Syria."
As mixed up, and wishy washy as this is, the situation itself is so difficult and unpredictable that Obama could still get lucky and have a not too terrible outcome. Or his actions could lead to disaster.
September 11, 2013 8:40 AM - Legion
"The second tallest building in the world is in Mecca."

...thanks to Western technology and engineering which was developed in free market/free thinking societies.
No one on this blog would be allowed into Mecca by the way.
September 11, 2013 8:45 AM - rf
No one from this blog would be allowed inside a good chunk of Williamsburg (Satmarland).
September 11, 2013 8:47 AM - Legion
I saw the speech last night dcb and it was indeed full of mixed messages.
There is something troubling about Putin and Asaad coming up with the plan to "save" Syria.
It sounds great on paper and of course, if the President manages to get all the chemical weapons out of Syria, it is a win for him and the world even if he appears to be backing into the solution.
We have to wonder though, what Putin has to gain.
It would seem he stands to win by:
-keeping the Asaad regime in power
-diminishing American influence in the Middle East
-strengthening ties to Iran effect, creating a new axis of power in the Middle East. Putin is playing a larger strategy here,
we need people on our side who can check his gambit.
September 11, 2013 8:47 AM - Deleted
i love walking thru there! at least one dude will spit on the ground when he sees me each time
September 11, 2013 8:48 AM - Deleted
seems kinda like russia doesn't want drama with us.
September 11, 2013 8:50 AM - Legion
They spit on the ground dh when you're walking by?
That's nasty!
September 11, 2013 8:51 AM - Deleted
yeah, and way back - like in 2008 one of the women hissed at me!! usually it's all cool. one dude actually thanked me when i stepped aside on the sidewalk to let him and his numerous children pass by.
September 11, 2013 8:52 AM - Cobble B. Hiller

Seriously? They spit on the ground? Then again, lots of NYers do that, men especially, and it's gross.
September 11, 2013 8:55 AM - BoerumHillScott
I have run though Satmarland many times, and have not gotten more than dirty looks. Of course, I am moveing an don't hang around in any one place too long.

The US is definately still the leader when it comes to architecture and engineering.

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September 11, 2013 8:56 AM - Legion
I have heard about hissing but never actually experienced it.
How exactly do people hiss at someone?
Do they stare at you and make a loud "sssssssssssssssss" sound or something?
Would love to see that on youtube.
September 11, 2013 8:58 AM - rf
Of course anyone can walk down Lee Ave. or up Bedford. But there are plenty of places where we would definitely not be welcome.

The Vatican too!
September 11, 2013 9:03 AM - Deleted
healthier if people began to move on

Really? Someone who's dad or spouse or sister or friend, whoever, was killed on 9/11 and they should just move on, even on the anniversary itself? Wow. Just, wow.

Oh, GM.
September 11, 2013 9:03 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Really? Even just walking down the street, passing through?
September 11, 2013 9:03 AM - Deleted
"thanks to Western technology and engineering which was developed in free market/free thinking societies."

Yes, let's have a round of applause for our engineers!!

I am really enjoying my new job. The sophistication of the environmental controls that go into buildings like the Freedom Tower is amazing. As I've previously mentioned, today's modern skyscrpers are so weather-tight, and there is so much heat generated by the lights, people and computers that there is no central heating plant. They only require central chillers.
September 11, 2013 9:05 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
"Yes, let's haver a round of applause for our engineers!!"

Finally, something benson and I can agree on. ; )
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September 11, 2013 9:05 AM - dibs
"The Vatican too!"

Oh for Christ's sake. Are you really going to start so early with your crap?
September 11, 2013 9:06 AM - dibs
It doesn't need to be such a public display, randi. All the bickering about who gets named where and on what Memorial???? Absolutely ridiculous.
September 11, 2013 9:08 AM - dibs
Lots of spitting in China as well but not because they are offended by gweilo. They just spit. You see a lot of "No Spitting" signs in very weird places, like in a funeral hall!!!
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September 11, 2013 9:08 AM - Deleted
dibs has spoken
September 11, 2013 9:11 AM - rf
I was responding to Legion's statement that none of us would be allowed in Mecca. So stfu, Dave, I wasn't talking to you.

Cobble, I know that the Satmars have expropriated plenty of public spaces--little streets here and there. And of course women have to sit in the back of the publically permitted buses that run between Williamsburg and Crown Heights and Midwood and Rockland County.

And with that, I am off for a day of doctor's appointments and shopping with my dad. To say nothing of figuring out what's wrong with the remote control for the kitchen TV in his house.
September 11, 2013 9:11 AM - dibs
Not before someone made an asinine comment though. She'll say it was snark but, we all know.
September 11, 2013 9:12 AM - Arkady
I've seen that spitting - pfeh, pfeh, pfeh! They do it when they pass a graveyard too.
I disagree about the Vatican - it is open to the same extent to any tourist.
Given that the display ads from major retailers memorialize Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th, 9/11 is a similar gesture. If you're not into it, just enjoy the Towers of Light.
September 11, 2013 9:13 AM - dibs
So she is serious!!!!!!!

Everyone is allowed in the Vatican, rf. Have you been there?????

September 11, 2013 9:13 AM - rf
Yes I have been there. Are you saying everyone has access to the full city or just the tourist places?
September 11, 2013 9:13 AM - BoerumHillScott
The Vatican welcomes any tourist who can pay.
September 11, 2013 9:15 AM - dibs
I can't recall having to pay. The Sistine Chapel is only open certain days.
September 11, 2013 9:16 AM - Deleted
americans don't have full access to the white house. i really don't see any parallel btw insular cultish satmar neighborhoods and the vatican
September 11, 2013 9:17 AM - Deleted
this is a good read
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September 11, 2013 9:17 AM - dibs
"Are you saying everyone has access to the full city or just the tourist places?"

You're being an ass again, just like nitpicking on hotel/lodge. Unlike Mecca, where everyone does not have access to the public "holy gound" everyone has access to those places at the Vatican.

STFU and go run your errands and when you come back, try not to be such a ridiculous ass.

Thank you.

Back to our regularly scheduled program
September 11, 2013 9:18 AM - BoerumHillScott
Comparing Vatican City and Mecca is also kind of silly, when Mecca is of a similar size as Rome, and the Vatican is a tiny enclave much, much smaller much than the core pilgramage areas of Mecca.
September 11, 2013 9:19 AM - Legion
...beautiful photo of the Tribute in Lights this year,
I'll have to make time to get into Manhattan this weekend to see it:
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September 11, 2013 9:20 AM - rf
ok, maybe the Vatican isn't such a good example. Just that most religions have their holy places, open only to their followers. Lots of Muslims = lots of holy places.

You're welcome, Dave. Ridiculous? Look in the mirror!

Bye! It will be a very long day for me, back before supper I hope.
September 11, 2013 9:20 AM - Deleted
i can see the lights from my terrace. kinda freaky how far up they go - i wonder if they're visible from space?

few years ago i saw panda bear (of animal collective) on 9/11 at gov island. the lights were on and it was sorta surreal.
September 11, 2013 9:21 AM - BoerumHillScott
I need to go up on the roof of my building tonight to check out the lights.
September 11, 2013 9:22 AM - Arkady
Legion - I think they'll only be on tonight.
September 11, 2013 9:23 AM - Deleted
how long do they put them on? seems they were on all last week - but not the weekend.
September 11, 2013 9:24 AM - Arkady
They were on for a while last week as a test. Then again last night but will go off at dawn on the 12th.
September 11, 2013 9:25 AM - Deleted
bummer - we should leave them on all the time
September 11, 2013 9:26 AM - dibs
I would think that might get a bit expensive.
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September 11, 2013 9:27 AM - Deleted
If Dave had his way there would be no tribute in lights, it "doesn't need to be such a public display".
September 11, 2013 9:27 AM - Deleted
"The objects are bats and insects and moths, countless numbers stretching miles into the sky.
It was really fantastic to see."

YES! could faintly make it out from Gov's Island that time. CRAZY.
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September 11, 2013 9:28 AM - Deleted
"If Dave had his way there would be no tribute in lights, it "doesn't need to be such a public display"."

right, bc it might make people sad and disrupt the markets
September 11, 2013 9:28 AM - Arkady
Every year they announce that it'll be the last. You can contribute to the fund:,
September 11, 2013 9:28 AM - Legion
there was one year that I drove into the city and the lights were set up just to the West of where the new tower stands, where the ball parks are.
So driving in, we see these things floating in the light.
Thousands and thousands of things floating like glitter, you could see it from the entry to the Battery Tunnel even. We figured it must have been some new part of the tribute.
When we finally get close enough to the lights, we see that the thousands and thousands of floating objects are not glitter or paper or anything planned at all.
The objects are bats and birds and insects and moths, countless numbers stretching miles into the sky.
It was really fantastic to see.
September 11, 2013 9:32 AM - Deleted
just an fyi - and kendrick lamar is opening, who is awesome!
September 11, 2013 9:34 AM - dibs
"right, bc it might make people sad and disrupt the markets"

I'm sure if something was disrupting your livelihood we'd hear all about it!!!!!!
September 11, 2013 9:35 AM - Deleted
i'm able to look outside of my own personal interests and have empathy for other human beings
September 11, 2013 9:36 AM - BoerumHillScott
I think a few days to a week each year is a good amount of time for the lights.
September 11, 2013 9:36 AM - Partridge
The lights have been on every night since I reported their sighting last week. This is contrary to what I read they were scheduled for. I can see them from my back yard.
September 11, 2013 9:41 AM - dibs

September 11, 2013 9:42 AM - Deleted

what's for lunch?
September 11, 2013 9:47 AM - dibs
Probably just a sandwich. I have a real lunch tomorrow with Rudy B., the guy who ran the hedehog lunches but is now in between firms. I'm buying.

For those of you keeping track at home, there will be wine and it will be my first alcoholic escapade of the week, likely followed by sake on Friday and a bottle of wine on Sat night.

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September 11, 2013 9:50 AM - dibs
randi, Rudy also has a Japanese wife. Although I have not met her, I met their new daughter and Rudy's in-laws who are a delightful older couple from Tokyo...the ones to whom I recommended Ciao behind the Imperial Hotel for very good pizza, which they went to and thanked me for

I know, verycoolstory
September 11, 2013 9:51 AM - Deleted
i feel left out not having an asian gf
September 11, 2013 9:53 AM - dibs
I can let you borrow one of my Asian bfs.
September 11, 2013 9:54 AM - Deleted
haha that's mighty generous of you, but i'll pass
September 11, 2013 9:54 AM - dibs
Even if it's just for arm candy.
September 11, 2013 9:55 AM - dibs
Walk through the Hasidic parts and see how that turns out!!!!!
September 11, 2013 9:57 AM - Deleted
i'm sure they'd challah mean things at me
September 11, 2013 9:59 AM - dibs
Mr.Lee just gave me what I think is a very good price to repair two watches. Apparently the Cartier is rusted inside and needs a few new parts plus the case needs to be polished. I haven't worn it in over 30 years. $150. The Reverso needs parts too... $200. I bet it'd be 3-4x that at anyplace like Tourneau.
September 11, 2013 10:00 AM - Deleted
tourneau sucks - i went in to see if i could get a stainless band for my watch and it woulda ended up costing more than i paid for the watch. THANKS OBAMA
September 11, 2013 10:05 AM - Deleted
BLTs for lunch over here.
September 11, 2013 10:06 AM - dibs
Go to Mr. Lee..."Room" 6R....ground floor 20 W 47th

Or the guy who has the little setup on the street on Mott Street near Pell on the right side as you walk northward
September 11, 2013 10:06 AM - Deleted
on bread knots?
September 11, 2013 10:06 AM - dibs
BLTs sound good.
September 11, 2013 10:08 AM - dibs
I bet dh would get excited watching Martha Stewart make breadknots
September 11, 2013 10:09 AM - Deleted
u know dis
September 11, 2013 10:10 AM - Deleted
Breadknot is such a lame insult, if that's even what it is.
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September 11, 2013 10:12 AM - dibs
Why, why is it even considered an insult? To whom?
September 11, 2013 10:14 AM - dibs
So DeBlahsio will wind up with less than 40% it looks like.

More fun
September 11, 2013 10:17 AM - dibs
Is there any $$$$ limit to how much Bloomberg could bankroll Lhota's campaign???

September 11, 2013 10:19 AM - Deleted
i'm still in the middle on bloomberg cuz i like his national stances on politics (gun control)
September 11, 2013 10:24 AM - dibs
As much as I think the gun controls will never really work, no low life cretin in a city needs a gun and whatever Bloomberg can do to keep them out of their hands (including S&F) is a good thing.
September 11, 2013 10:26 AM - Arkady
My big problem w/ Lhota is that he's started making appearances w/ Giuliani. If that's his philosophical approach I would rather go bankrupt w/ DeB.
September 11, 2013 10:27 AM - Deleted
I'll take a hard look at Lhota.
September 11, 2013 10:29 AM - dibs
dh...check out the DeBlasio thread>>>>>>>
September 11, 2013 10:32 AM - Deleted
September 11, 2013 10:45 AM - dibs
Is this guy gay? Sounds like a hustler situation gone wrong.
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September 11, 2013 10:46 AM - dibs
You got a reach around from jibbly. LOL
September 11, 2013 10:50 AM - Deleted
lol play nice dibs - i have work to do - ttyl
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September 11, 2013 10:57 AM - Slopefarm
GM, all. Worth noting that known pervy candidates for NYC office went 0 for 3 yesterday.

I didn't vote for DeB but I am rooting for no runoff, if only so that we can have the travesty of a City-wide runoff solely for purpose of selecting a candidate for the office of Public Advocate. That office, largely vestigial when created in the 1988-89 charter reform, lost much of its official justification when Bloomie invented 311. Maybe a runoff will escalate our willingness to revisit in a public way the need for the office. It would take a charter change to eliminate it, not an easy task.
September 11, 2013 11:02 AM - dibs
They see it as almost a sure fired stepping stone to run for mayor.
September 11, 2013 11:06 AM - MontroseMorris
"It doesn't need to be such a public display, randi. All the bickering about who gets named where and on what Memorial???? Absolutely ridiculous."

I disagree, Dave. 9-11 will go down in history as one of the defining moments of the 21st century. Just as Pearl Harbor was one of the defining moments of the 20th. They still have a memorial service there every year, too, and most of the people who were there are now in wheelchairs, or dead. It doesn't matter, it's important to memorialize and remember it.

I agree there are those who need to move on, but that is a different personal issue. And I also think that if your loved one's name was on a memorial, you would have a strong opinion about where it appeared, and how hard it would be to find it. If I remember correctly, they ended up putting the names in the order of the buildings they were in when they died, which was not at all sensible for people to easily find them. The families were right to want them either alphabetically, and to have the first responders listed separately. Considering most people didn't even get a body to bury, they should at least be able to find a name without referring to a directory.
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September 11, 2013 11:08 AM - Arkady
Slopes - How was Farmhand's second day? Lots of homework?
September 11, 2013 11:10 AM - dibs
It may not be up yet on the school website, Arkady!!!!
September 11, 2013 11:13 AM - BoerumHillScott
Regarding the names on the memorial, there were many different opionions regarding how it should be done. In the end, they put the names of people who worked together close together. I saw a recent article about the Cantor Fitzgerald names where they made a very strong effort to honor work and personal relationshiops between the people who died.
September 11, 2013 11:16 AM - Slopefarm
Homework ramping up slowly, so far. Farmhand more settled after day 2. A little freaked out by being placed in Spanish II with mostly 10th graders, but calming down about that as well. For ELA they've read a bit of Seamus Heaney and Philip Larkin (but not THAT Philip Larkin poem) in class and they've started Oedipus Rex for homework. Which mean's I've got a Tom Lehrer earworm this morning.

September 11, 2013 11:16 AM - dibs
I bought more AAPL, some NGZ and some SNH. My work for today is done.

Should I get a BLT here or go back to the apt and get some slices at Fascati?
September 11, 2013 11:20 AM - Arkady
That's a complex earworm!
September 11, 2013 11:23 AM - dibs
LOL DeBlahsio supporters.....

"The speech de Blasio would later give invoked the tale of two cities rhetoric that has come to define his campaign, although some who were barred entry from the main party in the Bell House—comprised of a tightly-held guest list of reporters and supporters—grimly remarked that the tale of two cities—the "haves" and the "have nots"—was already at work in dueling celebrations."

September 11, 2013 11:41 AM - RowerChick

That's a good one. But this is the Tom Lehrer song I'd go with for the start of the school year...
I like the graphics too.
September 11, 2013 11:41 AM - Deleted
What are you LOLing at?
September 11, 2013 11:41 AM - dibs
Lets start a new discussion.

Edited at September 11, 2013 11:41 AM
September 11, 2013 11:41 AM - BoerumHillScott
I'm starting to think that it would be cool if de Blasio won, just for the entertainment value of seeing dibs bitch about him for the next 4 years.
September 11, 2013 11:45 AM - dibs
The problem will be that as DeBlahsio ruins the city, more a-hole New Yorkers will move to Philadelphia. I've already had words with one jackass around the corner from me and he's been there quite some time and still acts like a jackass
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September 11, 2013 11:46 AM - dibs
And, along the same line, I forgot to mention that I called out a moron on the street this morning. there's a fairly narrow stretch of sidewalk on 53rd bet Mad & Park and this asshole was walking slowly through the middle of it READING HER BOOK.
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September 11, 2013 11:47 AM - dibs
Restore blank post doesn't work
September 11, 2013 11:48 AM - Deleted
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September 11, 2013 11:50 AM - BoerumHillScott
Restore post seems to be random how it works.

September 11, 2013 11:53 AM - dibs
^^^^ More and more like brownstoner here every day. LOL J/K
September 11, 2013 11:56 AM - BoerumHillScott
Ha. I never claimed that this site was any good.
It's not may fault that idiots and losers keep posting here.
September 11, 2013 12:00 PM - dibs
Don't forget the Trio of Morons
September 11, 2013 12:00 PM - dibs
Someone turn on NY1 and tell me what the temp is outside.
September 11, 2013 12:04 PM - Deleted
it's "trio of moron," MORON!
September 11, 2013 12:07 PM - dibs
Like "Bowl of Dick"????

September 11, 2013 12:07 PM - Deleted
Huma was not at his 'victory' party but his former sexting partner Sydney Leathers showed up and crashed the event

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September 11, 2013 12:08 PM - Deleted
no, not like bowl of dick.
September 11, 2013 12:09 PM - dibs
Would it be a "Bunch of Douche"
September 11, 2013 12:10 PM - dibs
Or "Pair Of Moron" if there were only two??????
September 11, 2013 12:10 PM - dibs
A "Gaggle of Mean Girl"??????????
September 11, 2013 12:15 PM - Deleted
wow, this leathers is a vindictive bitch. her 15 minutes can't end soon enough. her tweet this AM:

"@anthonyweiner, I hope your last move in politics was running from me through a McDonald's after I ruined your mayoral bid. #Iwin #youlose"

September 11, 2013 12:17 PM - Slopefarm
re: randi at 12;15 . . .

which is exactly why you are not fit to be mayor if you are a serial sexter with strangers. You see him flip reporters the bird? He still thinks he's the victim, here. [Schmuck.]

September 11, 2013 12:25 PM - Deleted
i agree smuggy. she still sucks though. at least weiner had at one time something to offer the world. she is just trash.
September 11, 2013 12:26 PM - dibs
The whole #thing is so high school girlish. I'm surprised randi doesn't use it more often
September 11, 2013 12:28 PM - Slopefarm
Yeah, kind of trashy. Like she's auditioning for a bad reality show. NYDN could not resist the puns, talking about how she "busted" in on a Weiner campaign event.
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September 11, 2013 12:29 PM - DeLepp
She will end up on celeberty re-hab or big brother.
September 11, 2013 12:31 PM - Deleted
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September 11, 2013 12:31 PM - Deleted
September 11, 2013 12:42 PM - Deleted
September 11, 2013 12:45 PM - Legion
"Yeah, kind of trashy. Like she's auditioning for a bad reality show."

haha snugglebear,
they should have a new reality show with Spitzer, Weiner and the Leathers chick.
Something about politics with a lot of double entendres like Three's Company.
September 11, 2013 12:46 PM - Legion
...I don't know randolph,
that looks suspiciously like a smoked Pecorino Romano on that carbonara.
September 11, 2013 1:09 PM - Deleted
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September 11, 2013 1:17 PM - Deleted

'Nate Kruse, who works at Northwestern Mutual, shows his mother, Deb Kruse, some company applications.'
September 11, 2013 1:20 PM - dibs
LOL, yeah, bring your Mom and Dad to your interviews.
September 11, 2013 1:27 PM - Deleted
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September 11, 2013 1:28 PM - Arkady
Oy! Oy! Oy!!!
September 11, 2013 1:33 PM - RowerChick
Pretty mountain pic somewhere between Peekskill & Cold Spring on the Hudson.

My friend Becky (in the bow) got us to row in the 'Paddle for a Cure' on Sunday morning.
September 11, 2013 2:04 PM - Partridge
RC is getting as good as Smuggy at it.
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September 11, 2013 2:04 PM - BoerumHillScott
I would never dream of hiring anyone who had a parent at an interview.
September 11, 2013 2:11 PM - rezmo
Hey all, happy hump day. Work is proceeding on my bathroom - hopefully done in the next couple of days. I followed up with the Civilian Complaint Review Board on an investigation of the incident that took place with the false open container summons issued to me. I'll be going in to provide a claim for their investigation - they also suggested a mediation hearing with the officers.....but I have no desire to sit across a table from those guys so I declined. Pain in the butt - more days lost, but I couldnt let this not go on record.
September 11, 2013 2:12 PM - pepper
I totally agree, Scott, but the article says it's now becoming "best practices" wtf?????? Bring Your Parent to Work Day? WTF??????? Those parents should be ashamed...
September 11, 2013 2:14 PM - dibs
"best practices" Are you kidding me???

If this were to happen anywhere on "Wall Street" that person would be laughed right out of the office.
September 11, 2013 2:14 PM - pepper
Good for you, rezmo...
September 11, 2013 2:17 PM - Deleted
rock on rez!
September 11, 2013 2:23 PM - DeLepp
Of all the people you could choose to hire why would one choose one with a helicopter parent or worse encourage it? Time to move to a yurt in Montana.
September 11, 2013 2:25 PM - Slopefarm
LP, you saying RC's 1:33 is a Hudson River jackal commute haiku?

Pretty mountain pic
somewhere between Peekskill & Cold
Spring on the Hudson.

Nope. Second line has eight syllables and there's no train involved. FAIL.

September 11, 2013 2:33 PM - Partridge
no, TC.
September 11, 2013 2:34 PM - Slopefarm
Oh, you mean TK. Lunch hour doesn't count.
September 11, 2013 2:43 PM - dibs
TC??? TK???? DK, DC.
September 11, 2013 2:44 PM - Slopefarm
It seems we are behind our competitors in the realm of helicopter parenting. From the article:

It may be on the rise, but parental involvement in the U.S. doesn't begin to match countries in Asia and South America, according to a 2013 study from the global accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

The study, which surveyed 44,000 people from more than 20 countries, found that just 6% of recent college graduates surveyed in the U.S. wanted their parents to receive a copy of their offer letters. That's well below the global average of 13% and much less than some other countries, where it was as high as 30%. The study also found that just 2% of young employees in the U.S. want their parents to receive a copy of their performance review, compared with the global average of 8%.
September 11, 2013 2:46 PM - Arkady
rezmo - I'd be afraid to have mediation - they'd probably follow through w/ more harassment.
September 11, 2013 2:48 PM - Arkady
A friend of mine was put in a cell for 4 hours. He was sitting in his car in a legal parking zone when 2 cops told him to move on. He asked why & they said because they'd told him. He said, "But why? This is a legal space." They took him to the pct. & jailed him. He's 24 & black.
September 11, 2013 2:49 PM - Deleted
channeling my inner rob- i hate the expression "hump day"

rezmo- i would take the meeting with those scumbags. you KNOW it will fuck their day up so bad.
September 11, 2013 2:49 PM - Arkady
Seems strange that in a country where parents pay for college but aren't sent report cards they'd go to job interviews!!
September 11, 2013 2:50 PM - Deleted
"they'd probably follow through w/ more harassment."

um, these are moron NYC cops not members of the revolutionary guard.
September 11, 2013 2:50 PM - Partridge
Yes, sorry. I'm maximizing my errors today! Thread Cill, yes!
September 11, 2013 2:50 PM - Slopefarm
Well, arkady, there's nothing to worry about. The cops treat white, geeky, tie-sporting cartoon characters quite differently.
September 11, 2013 2:51 PM - dibs
I'd take the meeting too.

If you go, can I go with you to film it?????
September 11, 2013 2:55 PM - Arkady
I told the kid about rezmo.
September 11, 2013 2:56 PM - dibs
Does he live near you, Arkady?
September 11, 2013 2:58 PM - RowerChick
this just so fuckin' cool.
September 11, 2013 3:00 PM - Arkady
Yes, dibs. Two doors up.
September 11, 2013 3:01 PM - dibs
Neanderthal cops probably jealous he lives in such a nice neighborhood.
September 11, 2013 3:05 PM - Deleted
Chances are they live on Long Island and hate the city with a passion
September 11, 2013 3:05 PM - Arkady
Wow! Amazing, RC!
September 11, 2013 3:16 PM - rezmo
arkady - we are neighbors?
September 11, 2013 3:16 PM - Arkady
No, the kid in the car & I. I'm in the Slope.
September 11, 2013 3:22 PM - Deleted
Montrose - you around?

wasn't Cumbo Tish's chosen successor? seems odd she would endorse somebody who is seemingly pro-developer?
September 11, 2013 3:25 PM - Legion
hey rezmo,

Let me get your story straight again,
are you saying that you were alone, minding your own business, standing in front of your house
and two cops just drove up and decided to give you a summons?

Are you telling us the entire story here?
September 11, 2013 3:26 PM - Deleted
beautiful photo (don't worry, it's not kate upton or anything)
September 11, 2013 3:27 PM - Slopefarm
Look ma, no mail. Interesting.
September 11, 2013 3:32 PM - dibs
I'm going to capitalize on the Dante look.
Edited at September 11, 2013 3:32 PM
September 11, 2013 3:33 PM - Slopefarm
Nice dave. Let me know when your dad is running for mayor.
Edited at September 11, 2013 3:33 PM
September 11, 2013 3:35 PM - Slopefarm
His 'fro is more impressive in absolute terms, but you get extra points for your Jewfro because you are not only not Black, you are not even JEWish.
September 11, 2013 3:36 PM - Deleted
he is kinky tho
September 11, 2013 3:36 PM - Arkady
Slopey - I got a DeB flier in the mail yesterday - along w/ a Reshma & a Hynes.
September 11, 2013 3:37 PM - rezmo
Legion - yep thats the story! The whole truth and nothing but.
September 11, 2013 3:40 PM - Slopefarm
Probably put out by a club or county committee, not DeBlasio campaign, arkady. Someone else's dime, not DeBlasio campaign budget.
September 11, 2013 3:40 PM - dibs
Slopey, have you heard about the copyright issue that the lead singer of the Village People just won? After 35 years, he was able to reclaim the rights to the song.
September 11, 2013 3:41 PM - Legion
That sucks rezmo!

I thought you might have hissed or spit on the ground or something. They don't take kindly to that sort of thing!
September 11, 2013 3:43 PM - Slopefarm
Yes, I've been watching that issue for a while, dave. Not my area of law. I think Springsteen, a few others, have suits pending on their 1978 output. Village People cop got YMCA, In the Navy, but not Macho Man, which was released too early to be within the law.
Edited at September 11, 2013 3:43 PM
September 11, 2013 3:45 PM - dibs
They just interviewed him on CNBC. The most bizarre part...his wife is a lawyer and figured it out for him. I thought they were ALL gay.
September 11, 2013 3:45 PM - Cobble B. Hiller

Good news/ Bad news: It appears I may live. You're stuck with me. ; )

Chest x-ray described as 'completely clear', no pneumonia. Sticking with current meds. More rest ordered. Blood test results in 2-3 days.
September 11, 2013 3:48 PM - Deleted
great news boering hiller!!
September 11, 2013 3:48 PM - dibs
Did you have your head examined?????
September 11, 2013 3:49 PM - dibs
You still never told us how you found this apt.
September 11, 2013 3:53 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
DH, thank you. But Boering is exactly what I want! I've had enough 'excitement' lately!

Really gotta work on the new name. Maybe just cobble, as LP suggested.

Hush, DIBS, just think...if I weren't here, you'd only have DH and rf to pick on. : P
September 11, 2013 3:57 PM - Slopefarm
Dave, who knew, indeed? Looks like Macho Man was always straight. Married for four years to the future Phylicia Rashad. He also was in original cast of The Wiz. Village People was a group in name only until Dick Clark wanted them for Bandstand. They got the others through auditions, and LOL at "must have mustache."
September 11, 2013 3:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
An old school Cobble Hill broker, one of our first calls. 2nd place she showed us.
September 11, 2013 4:01 PM - Partridge
Great news, Cobble! Please rest up.

Yes, please just be Cobble. Anything else wouldn't be right.
September 11, 2013 4:02 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
We looked at quite a few places with other brokers too, but my gut told me she'd be the one to have the right place for us, and she was! No muss, no fuss, straight shooter. I'd work with her again.
Edited at September 11, 2013 4:02 PM
September 11, 2013 4:04 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Thanks, LP. : ) Will do, docs orders.
September 11, 2013 4:04 PM - Deleted
good news cobble!

HOTD over >>>>>>>>>> is insanely priced and dare i say irresponsible of the owner to attempt such a precedent setting sale for a house just off myrtle. if they get that $$$, FG is going to turn into BH in no time. ugh. fucking lame.
September 11, 2013 4:07 PM - Deleted
Yeah 3.6 is landmarked park slope prices. Maybe if that house was on south Portland or Oxford
September 11, 2013 4:16 PM - dibs
Congrats, Cobble, on both the apt and the x-ray
September 11, 2013 4:18 PM - dibs
It's a ridiculous price. If anyone buys it anywhere near that price they certainly haven't done any homework.
September 11, 2013 4:19 PM - Deleted
but hey, if blah houses on Washington and Fulton are going for 2.7, why the hell not?
September 11, 2013 4:27 PM - Deleted
September 11, 2013 4:27 PM - Deleted
or houses in ass end of bed stuy going for close to 2mm.

September 11, 2013 4:27 PM - pepper
Congrats on the all-clear x-ray, Cobble!
September 11, 2013 4:27 PM - Deleted
jon stewart PWNS fox news last night:

"I get that Fox opposes the Syria peace plan because its modus operandi is to foment dissent in the form of a relentless, irrational contrarianism to Barack Obama and all things Democratic to advance its ultimate objective of creating a deliberately misinformed body politic whose fear, anger, mistrust and discontent is the manna upon which it sustains its parasitic, succubus like existence, BUT... sorry, I blacked out for a second I was saying something?"
September 11, 2013 4:30 PM - Deleted
jon stewart has been on point since returning from hiatus
September 11, 2013 4:40 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Thanks, DIBS, thanks, pepper!

Wait, was Dave just nice to me?!? I'm not sure I know how to take that! ; )
Edited at September 11, 2013 4:40 PM
September 11, 2013 4:50 PM - Deleted
with a grain of salt!
September 11, 2013 4:55 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
LOL! Likely so, sage advice, grasshopper. ; )
September 11, 2013 5:08 PM - Deleted
September 11, 2013 5:12 PM - Deleted
back to that HOTD- you think this is staging or actually what these people have on their walls?!
Edited at September 11, 2013 5:12 PM
September 11, 2013 5:14 PM - Deleted
is dat nip?
September 11, 2013 5:15 PM - dibs
dh, I got something salty for you, right here
September 11, 2013 5:15 PM - Deleted
September 11, 2013 5:18 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Not a very comfy looking room. But some nice furniture.

Not art I would put in a livingroom. Might make some guests uncomfortable.
September 11, 2013 5:21 PM - Deleted
September 11, 2013 5:26 PM - pepper
And other guests might get too comfortable....
September 11, 2013 5:39 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snort! Yes, perhaps that's what the owners are after! : P
September 11, 2013 5:48 PM - dibs
randi's always such a brat
September 11, 2013 6:00 PM - Partridge
Weiner envy.
September 11, 2013 6:03 PM - dibs
You hit that one out of the Ball Park, Part.
September 11, 2013 6:09 PM - petebklyn
sez the guy with hebrew national hairdo
September 11, 2013 6:10 PM - Partridge
Best to speak frankly.
September 11, 2013 6:11 PM - petebklyn
you got nathan on me.
September 11, 2013 6:20 PM - Deleted
You losers relish any chance you get to have a punfest.
September 11, 2013 6:23 PM - Deleted
No kraut about it
September 11, 2013 6:23 PM - Arkady
You sau sage, Ran.
September 11, 2013 6:24 PM - dibs
Just playing Ketchup, randi
Edited at September 11, 2013 6:24 PM
September 11, 2013 6:26 PM - Deleted
Frank-Ly - puns are the only thing we agree on
September 11, 2013 6:31 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I see this thread has gone to the dogs...
September 11, 2013 6:33 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Martha is making angel food cake!
September 11, 2013 6:33 PM - Partridge
Mustard been wurst punfest ever.
September 11, 2013 6:35 PM - Partridge
Martha, Martha, Martha. Such a kielbasa-head!
September 11, 2013 6:36 PM - dibs
I bet dh would like to put his kielbasa in Martha.
September 11, 2013 6:43 PM - Deleted
That wasn't even close to a pun
September 11, 2013 6:47 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yeah, not great, sort of the vienna sausage of sausage punfests.
September 11, 2013 6:51 PM - dibs
Asia week starts this weekend at Christie's and Sotheby's.

For the rice queen who has everything, on offer is this 17th Century Huanghuali canopy bed

Est $400,000 - 600,000
Edited at September 11, 2013 6:57 PM
September 11, 2013 6:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
There's a neat Chinese canopy bed in the upper hall at Olana. So beautiful, and they look so cozy. Though too cozy for me and BnH. We'd need the supersized version.
September 11, 2013 7:17 PM - petebklyn
maybe dibs could lend you something from his collection
September 11, 2013 7:18 PM - Deleted
I never realized how tall BnH was until I saw him when I was sober for the first time.

September 11, 2013 7:19 PM - petebklyn
sounds like I'm missing some of this info on cobble hill broker......?
September 11, 2013 7:22 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Pete, I'm not sure I could sleep in any bed DIBS owned. : P

6' 5".
September 11, 2013 7:23 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'll tell you who when I see you next. She's an old time neighborhood person.
September 11, 2013 7:29 PM - petebklyn
I meant I don't see the post where you mention why seeing the broker or whatever? am i supposed to go thru the whole day or could could you just recap what that is all about?

and when you said supersized ...I was thinking about his other collection.
Edited at September 11, 2013 7:29 PM
September 11, 2013 7:31 PM - DeadCatBounce
Pete @ 7:17 = inappropriate
September 11, 2013 7:32 PM - DeadCatBounce
Cobble, why are you moving? Sorry if you already explained and i just missed it.
Edited at September 11, 2013 7:32 PM
September 11, 2013 7:33 PM - petebklyn
no it is not......dibs has shown his collection to lot of us.
September 11, 2013 7:36 PM - DeadCatBounce
Pete, just my way of explaining which collection you were talking about.
September 11, 2013 7:38 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Multiple reasons, it's a long list, not the least of which is I need to be closer to my friends.
September 11, 2013 7:38 PM - Deleted
September 11, 2013 7:40 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
You're a dirty old bird, Pete!

Say, where is Snappy?
September 11, 2013 7:42 PM - BoerumHillScott
I can't believe the people they are letting in Boerum Hill these days.
September 11, 2013 7:50 PM - petebklyn
Boerum Hill never had that high of a standard. I'm still chary of going there after dark.
September 11, 2013 7:51 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Sorry, Scott! There goes the neighborhood! : P
September 11, 2013 7:59 PM - petebklyn
thunder, lightning, rain up here in the country
September 11, 2013 8:04 PM - petebklyn
and hail
September 11, 2013 8:08 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Has DeBlasio been declared the winner yet?
September 11, 2013 8:18 PM - rf
Just got home.

Notification issued 9/11/13 at 5:20 PM. There will be a fireworks display above
the East River, 1,000 feet off Waterside Plaza, Manhattan at 8:45 PM on 9/12/13.
In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be 9/19/13.

September 11, 2013 8:27 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
How'd it go, rf?
September 11, 2013 8:35 PM - rf
Same old, same old. I know you know!
September 11, 2013 8:39 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Indeed, I do.

I'm hungry, BnH better get home soon. We're having spinach omlettes. Again. But they're really good.
September 11, 2013 10:08 PM - rf
Hope you had good omelettes! We had pulled pork sandwiches, meat from Costco--good stuff! And asparagus with bacon bits (made from real bacon). Kid got home from chorus just a few minutes after I got home from Long Island, and I had to put it together quickly--she was starving!
September 11, 2013 10:15 PM - Partridge
Outside for a condo board meeting. Squitos ate me alive. Ankles swollen and ITCHY!
September 11, 2013 10:17 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Pulled pork sammies sound yummy. Omlettes good, tried and true and easy.

Speaking of bacon...I ordered a bacon, egg and cheese sammie at a deli near work recently. I'm not positive it was turkey bacon, but it was most certainly not pig bacon and it was disgusting! I felt like I was tasting processed plastic. I yanked it out of the sammie.
Edited at September 11, 2013 10:21 PM
September 11, 2013 10:19 PM - Partridge
View from my roof.

Hard to not relive parts of that day all over again today.

In memory of all those lost, all those losing and all those changed forever.

September 11, 2013 10:20 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ack! Sorry, LP. One got me on the wrist near my watch band. Effing annoying.
September 11, 2013 10:25 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I have to say that this may be the first year I didn't pay much attention. Just too much personal mayhem going on.

I did remember my first inkling that something monumental had happened.

Edited at September 11, 2013 10:25 PM
September 11, 2013 10:26 PM - Partridge
About 30 minutes, I find and then it passes. At the 25 minute mark.
September 11, 2013 10:28 PM - BirdnestHead
Talked to an economist about unusually small spread between West Texas and Brent crude oil prices. As it turns out, the Seaway pipeline, carrying crude from the Gulf of Mexico up to Cushing, Oklahoma, (the main US distribution point, whose storage tanks have been overflowing for quite some time now) had its direction reversed a while ago, due to the new influx of fracking and shale sand oils into Cushing. Apparently, this is bringing US crude prices more in line with world prices. (Why this would make a difference, I'm not sure. Will seek more info...)
September 11, 2013 10:29 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, we'll try to distract you for the next few minutes!

Forward movement with repairs? Successful meeting?
September 11, 2013 10:30 PM - Partridge
And tomorrow is the anniversary of the start of "Lost People Flyers". Homemade, like the kitten flyers. Bet even Pete didn't tear those down.
September 11, 2013 10:32 PM - Partridge
What the hell is BH talking about now?
September 11, 2013 10:33 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
The Lost People flyers were hideously sad. I remember. Union Square had a fence of them.
September 11, 2013 10:34 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Don't mind him, he's following up on an earlier convo with DIBS and our mutual friend re: energy.
September 11, 2013 10:35 PM - Partridge
Yes, forward!

Recap of meeting with neighboring property owners regarding our encroachment of their property for potential repairs. 3 5/8" may be reduced to 2" with alternative method. Whoopee!
September 11, 2013 10:37 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Lol! So specific! I'm sure that's a very important 1 5/8th but it made me laugh.
September 11, 2013 10:38 PM - Partridge
Where is Insert? She over us?
September 11, 2013 10:41 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Could you blame her if she was? ; ) Too pooped to putt, gone nigh-nigh.
Edited at September 11, 2013 10:41 PM
September 11, 2013 10:41 PM - Partridge
Yes, insane. Why we have to handle the minutia is beyond me. Thought the pros would do it, but no! The buck stops with the board.

At the 2 year mark. What an f'ing huge amount of work we have all done.
September 11, 2013 10:41 PM - Partridge
Itching stopped.

How are you feeling tonight, Cobs?
September 11, 2013 10:43 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
2 years of how many anticipated? The pros just present options for approval by board? You all have to experts by now.
September 11, 2013 10:47 PM - Partridge
Board election in November or December. No term limits. I bet we will all sign on again. The rest of the owners don't want the jobs.

2 years forward for the major stuff. Depends on financing more than timeline.
September 11, 2013 10:48 PM - pepper
Thanks for posting the pillars of light, Part, I can only see a blurry part of the tippy top... I was a producer, distributor and poster of a Lost People Flyer, looking for the sister of a very good friend. To no avail, of course. Time is definitely a great healer, but I always allow myself a few tears on the anniversary...
Edited at September 11, 2013 10:48 PM
September 11, 2013 10:50 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, not awful. Better than last night after that phone call and dreading x-ray! Tired from all the running around, and the stupid nebulizer treatment at the docs, that jacked me up like a $2 hooker on a meth binge, after I told him I hate that jangly feeling from albuterol. I thought he was giving me a Flovent treatment, but no...

September 11, 2013 10:52 PM - Partridge
Snappy, is that you in Cobbles avatar? Nebulizer is Snappy speak.
September 11, 2013 10:52 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh pepper, that can't be easy. I'm so sorry.
September 11, 2013 10:53 PM - Partridge
Cripes, I'm sorry, Pep!

In some ways the flyers are still the hardest part for me to remember. Personal desperation, I guess.
September 11, 2013 10:54 PM - pepper
Thanks, it's ok. But yeah, it was bad. All of us supporting my friend knew pretty quickly it was hopeless, but kept going through the motions, allowing her time to come to grips...
September 11, 2013 10:55 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ha! I know! I should have queried him more on what he was giving me. I think my peak flow meter result scared him, so he went with the nuclear option. I didn't need it. It doesn't help me. The Flovent is what I need, and rest, and antibiotic. And not smoking. I think leaving this apt will help, too.
Edited at September 11, 2013 10:57 PM
September 11, 2013 10:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Sometimes, you just have to hold someone's hand while they absorb and digest what's happened. You're a good friend, pepper.
September 11, 2013 10:57 PM - pepper
Thanks, really, but I don't deserve the sympathy, they do, I was just trying to help...
September 11, 2013 10:59 PM - pepper
Yes, exactly, Cobble...
September 11, 2013 11:01 PM - Partridge
Deep, deep love.
September 11, 2013 11:04 PM - pepper
Good to remember, but not to dwell.

Let's talk about decorating Cobble's new apt, maybe? Will you need to be making any design decisions, Cobble?
September 11, 2013 11:04 PM - Partridge
So Cobble, nuclear is your word for heavy-duty medicines? I get it now, but I was confused. I have been administered radioactive medication from the 'real' nuclear medicine department of the hospital for thyroid destruction.
September 11, 2013 11:07 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
It's possible, pepper! I don't know yet. I may invent some just for fun! ; )

Yes, sorry, I just mean heavy-duty. Yes, I know about those. A good friend needed that for her thyroid.
September 11, 2013 11:09 PM - Partridge
Paint colors? something?
September 11, 2013 11:11 PM - pepper
rugs? throw pillows? Part can help with those!
September 11, 2013 11:13 PM - pepper
And Part, is the settlement with your developer binding yet? When will you get to start the repairs?
September 11, 2013 11:14 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
The LL is painting it bright white. We'll see. It's not a huge space, may leave it white. May need some rug advice. Mostly I think it may be organizing issues. Have to wait to get back in and measure while painters are there. So I can map out where furniture goes.
September 11, 2013 11:16 PM - pepper
ooooooo, I had both 300 AND 301! Victory!
September 11, 2013 11:18 PM - MontroseMorris
Cobble, if you are still up, how big is the new place compared to the other two I've seen?
September 11, 2013 11:20 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snaps better watch out, she may have competition, pepper. ; )
September 11, 2013 11:21 PM - Partridge
Fun with floor plans!

Pep, we are on the way to freedom from him. Sign, sign, escrow, escrow, CHECK. Almost at CHECK.

We began repair prep last March which has taken us to September for contractor bids and October for start of project. We have 4 to 5 weeks of work before we need final agreements with our neighbors. The players are many and everyone has their own stake in what they want and can agree to. The project starts at the parapet/roof level.
Edited at September 11, 2013 11:21 PM
September 11, 2013 11:22 PM - Partridge
Hey mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
September 11, 2013 11:23 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
MM, A little bigger than our old place, but layed out a little differently with the kitchen in the middle. And what was kitchen and bathroom is just bathroom. 800 sq ft?
Edited at September 11, 2013 11:24 PM
September 11, 2013 11:25 PM - MontroseMorris
I hope it all works out for you. Hope you will still have a day bed set up, too! Can't wait to visit. I know DP was always too far away from your family and friends.
September 11, 2013 11:26 PM - MontroseMorris
Part! : )

I admire how you've held up with your building. I would have torn my hair out by now, and had 4 ulcers.
Edited at September 11, 2013 11:27 PM
September 11, 2013 11:26 PM - pepper
I'm no competition, Cobble, mine were completely by accident. Snappy KNOWS, I'm not sure how, but she KNOWS when to swoop in!

Great news, Part! Finally moving on to actually fix things must be a huge relief!
September 11, 2013 11:28 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, daybed is coming with us! Anytime, MM, just give a shout! Yes, it just wasn't a good fit for a lot of reasons. Walking to friends and short people will be a joy all by itself.

And thank you, I appreciate the good wishes. : )
Edited at September 11, 2013 11:37 PM
September 11, 2013 11:34 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Too true, MM. It's a bear of a project, LP, you've kept your head and wits about you, no small feat.
Edited at September 11, 2013 11:34 PM
September 11, 2013 11:40 PM - Partridge
Thanks girls! But the process is so slow. We are not expected to see the benefits of our repairs for 18-24 months following our repair work. Our brick is between 3 and 6 wythes thick. They are all compromised and wet. They say dryout period is very lengthy. Not sure if we will know if the job is done correctly for several years. We have invested in great engineers who had better make sure things happen correctly.

Hard to throw a party and celebrate just yet.

But... someone in my building is looking into selling their unit. They are asking $1000 p/sft even with our issues. I paid $450. So, investment is safe!
September 11, 2013 11:44 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Well, that's no small concern. Hope they get it!
September 11, 2013 11:48 PM - MontroseMorris
I have a new obsession piece of property up here. It's just a fantasy, as I have no money whatsoever, but I refuse to not dream about the possibilities. Hey, you never know. Meanwhile, I'm working on a number of projects, and my sewing room is set up enough to do projects. I have to get my fabric out of storage, and I need to get rid of a lot of stuff that I brought up here, and won't be using, and is now in the spare bedroom I call the Vault. I need to paint that room, and set it up with my cutting table and storage shelves. I've been here almost a year now (end of Sept) and it's time to stop noodling around. The days just aren't long enough.
September 11, 2013 11:50 PM - Partridge
It is currently a rental. Tenants to buy. They will get the price down a bit, I'm sure but it is good that they know the whole history. They have been here from day one with the rest of us. Nice Aussies expecting a child. Breeders.
September 11, 2013 11:52 PM - Partridge
Email me a link to your obsession. I'd like to dream with you, Montrose.
September 11, 2013 11:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I think we have to dream, otherwise we're just stagnant. We don't know what is possible, and freeing your mind to dream is part of growing and self-actualizing. I've always felt that I had to be able to envision something I wanted, and once I could 'see' it, even if not fully formed, I could head toward it.
September 12, 2013 12:00 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
You're so multi-talented, MM. So many avenues for you to explore and work and create!
Edited at September 12, 2013 12:00 AM
September 12, 2013 12:03 AM - Partridge
Yes, MM you are. Truly.

Sewing room getting ready for work? Let me know when you are ready.
Edited at September 12, 2013 12:03 AM
September 12, 2013 12:05 AM - Partridge
Sweepy. Over and out. Kisses and hugs to the lot of you!
Edited at September 12, 2013 12:05 AM
September 12, 2013 12:05 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, ladies, time for me to go read. Sleep well, everyone.