Stock Market Crash Tuesday
February 4, 2014 7:22 AM - dibs
Japan down > 4%. US looks like it will be up today on pre-market numbers.

February 4, 2014 7:23 AM - dibs
Facebook is 10 years old today.
February 4, 2014 7:27 AM - dibs
Have any of you received a dropped call on your mobile from area code 268?? If so, do not try to call back. It's a scam where you will be billed for calling the number
February 4, 2014 7:30 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
BnH and I have our 10 year anniversary later this month.

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February 4, 2014 7:33 AM - Partridge
"Stock Market Crash Tuesday"

What are you saying? Those words scare the bejeezus out of me. Please don't throw them around if you are not serious.

Good morning. (I hope.)
February 4, 2014 7:38 AM - dibs
The poor mother pigeon is upset because she can't get back into the corner where she left her egg, which is gone anyway. Serves her right for getting knocked up too early in the season anyway. That egg would have frozen in about an hour or so in this weather.
February 4, 2014 7:42 AM - sixyearsandcounting
I was one of the first people my age to join Facebook, in September 2004.
February 4, 2014 7:44 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I think I joined in '08 or '09. I was a hold out.
February 4, 2014 7:49 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
DIBS, you took the egg!? Did you put up screening or something to keep the pigeons out from under the a/c? (Is that where it was?)
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February 4, 2014 7:51 AM - dibs
Yes, took the egg. Atually cracked it open and it looked like a normal edible chicken egg. X wanted me to eat it but it could carry disease. Put up a cardboard barrier to keep her out of that corner but it had fallen down during all the heavy wind we had been having
February 4, 2014 7:52 AM - Deleted
Gm. Facebook is a terrible terrible thing. I hate it.
February 4, 2014 7:53 AM - dibs
She had also rooted around in a flower pot trying to get the dead stems of the basil plants for nesting material no doubt. This is way to early for her to lay an egg.
February 4, 2014 7:53 AM - dibs
randi probably gets unfriended all the time
February 4, 2014 7:54 AM - Deleted
Dunno, but your mom keeps friending me.
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February 4, 2014 7:56 AM - dibs
She feels sorry for you.
February 4, 2014 7:56 AM - Deleted
The picture she sent me tells a different story.
February 4, 2014 7:57 AM - Deleted
Only old people use Facebook now.

February 4, 2014 7:58 AM - Deleted
Oh and Gm
February 4, 2014 7:58 AM - dibs
If you're into 84 year old women, I think there are other sites for that.
February 4, 2014 7:59 AM - dibs
"Only old people use Facebook now."

Probably why all the posting is so much more intelligent sounding and sentences are completed, and, not a lot of "Derp"
February 4, 2014 8:00 AM - BirdnestHead
Facebook. Still not doing it. FTS. Estimated 10% of all accounts bogus.
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February 4, 2014 8:00 AM - Deleted
Facebook intelligent sounding? Yeah ooooookay
February 4, 2014 8:01 AM - dibs
BnH….why would you be interested in any FB account for someone whom you did not know. At least 10% of everything EVERYWHERE is bogus.
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February 4, 2014 8:01 AM - Partridge
Why isn't anyone else alarmed by Dave calling this "Stock Market Crash Tuesday"?

I can not be asked to live in the Van Dyke Street yellow bus parking lot graveyard in a lean-to in Hooverville fka Red Hook.
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February 4, 2014 8:02 AM - dibs
Part, relax. Premarket shows DOW rising a bit today.
February 4, 2014 8:03 AM - dibs
dh thinks his friends on Gothamist are the most intelligent crowd he's ever experienced
February 4, 2014 8:03 AM - Deleted
LP. Dibs' middle name is hyperbole
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February 4, 2014 8:04 AM - Deleted
I think your mom is the most intelligent crowd - on deez nutz!
February 4, 2014 8:05 AM - dibs
Shouldn't you be getting ready for work???
February 4, 2014 8:06 AM - Partridge
But he didn't use a question mark or a winking emoticon.
February 4, 2014 8:08 AM - dibs
I got your winking emoticon right here
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February 4, 2014 8:08 AM - Deleted
I am. Taking a break to pwn you in my underwear
February 4, 2014 8:09 AM - BoerumHillScott
I keep hearing that only old people use it, but I have friends on Facebook from early teens through mid 60s, and all demographics seem to use it in similar amount.

I was using social networking sites in 2004, and developed a site in early 2006, before anyone outside of college had heard of Facebook.

My theory on the biggest reason behind Facebook’s success: Their policy that you have to use your real name. It is not strictly enforced and often broken, but the vast majority of people us it.
This makes it possible for acquaintances old and new to find you based on the one piece of info they already have.
Pretty simple idea, but it’s not the way the rest of the internet worked then or now.

February 4, 2014 8:10 AM - dibs
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February 4, 2014 8:10 AM - Deleted
Haha. Pwnd.
February 4, 2014 8:11 AM - BoerumHillScott
Stock market crashes do not necessarily mean economic crashes. Look at 1987 for an example. The market has gone up a lot recently (Thanks, Obama), and a minor crash would probably not have a huge impact of the overall economy.
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February 4, 2014 8:11 AM - Deleted
Scott, I am using my real name here. Isn't everyone else?!
February 4, 2014 8:13 AM - BoerumHillScott
Business on my block, including T-Mobile, Vitamin Shoppe, and the Bank of America that opened yesterday all did a shitty on nonexistent job shoveling and de-icing.
The sidewalks are very slippery with the snowy mush from yesterday no frozen into a sheet of ice.

Boerum H. Scott
February 4, 2014 8:17 AM - dibs
I would bet that wherever a business occupies space in a smaller building, there's no formal agreement as to who clears the sidewalk, either business or the landlord, unlike all the larger office buildings in Manhattan where the landlord has a management company that is responsible for it.
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February 4, 2014 8:17 AM - sixyearsandcounting
My name is actually my law firm, Sixyears & Counting.
February 4, 2014 8:20 AM - petebklyn
It does seem as though the corporate stores (banks, drugstores, etc) do very poorly with snow shoveling, litter , etc.
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February 4, 2014 8:20 AM - BoerumHillScott
I think Dave is the only person who has posted his legal name here, although others have linked to it or otherwise made it easy to figure out (including myself).

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February 4, 2014 8:23 AM - Deleted
Yeah randi got DOXD
February 4, 2014 8:23 AM - BoerumHillScott
Walking 2 blocks down Atlantic Ave last night, my unofficial snow removal rating is:
Medical: 100%
Instituations: 100%
Local Stores: 60%
Chain stores: 20%
Vacent storefronts: 0%

February 4, 2014 8:29 AM - petebklyn
I saw 1 place on Court st where front of store was shoveled but the 2.5' width leading to the doorway to residence upstairs left unshoveled. I guess the commercial tenant not in love with his landlord.
February 4, 2014 8:33 AM - BirdnestHead
dibs, %10 bogus accounts not reason I don't do FB, just a "news" tidbit I came across. I don't do FB because I simply can't be asked to notify the cosmos about my every little activity. The cosmos knows perfectly well what I'm doing :-) Everyone else can use the phone....
February 4, 2014 8:34 AM - Partridge
It is typically clearly stated that it is the commercial tenant's responsibility to remove snow.
February 4, 2014 8:35 AM - BirdnestHead
Get back to me when the Dow hits 9k, then we'll talk crash...
February 4, 2014 8:37 AM - BirdnestHead
BTW, one of Theodore Sturgeon's corollaries to Murphy's Law clearly states that 95% of everything is bogus, not just 10% :-)
February 4, 2014 8:43 AM - Partridge
I recently signed a new lease on Smith St. You all remember that last summer I was almost on my way to Atlantic Ave. My current LL is so cheap, he did not use an attorney to draw up the lease. He printed something from somewhere on the internet. It is written in plain English. I don't think he read it. It states that the LL is responsible for snow removal. Although I will continue to do it, I like knowing he would be liable and not me.
February 4, 2014 8:53 AM - Partridge
"I guess the commercial tenant not in love with his landlord."

Most don't live on premises.
February 4, 2014 9:02 AM - DeLepp
"Most don't live on premises."

You could say same about my bldg by looking at our sidewalk. Sheet of ice last night, broke shovel.

February 4, 2014 9:05 AM - Deleted
Dox this dh!
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February 4, 2014 9:10 AM - Deleted
When do the Olympics start?
February 4, 2014 9:14 AM - More4Less
Dow 9k if it happens again, it won't hold. It would crack toward 6k or something crazy low like that.

Damn Knicks lost to worst team in the league so I'm not in good mood
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February 4, 2014 9:17 AM - More4Less
Is randi woodsy harrelson??
February 4, 2014 9:23 AM - Deleted
I'm so glad I fell asleep rather than watching that knicks game.
February 4, 2014 9:28 AM - dibs
Won't go that low, m4l. This is just a correction without any really significant cataysts except a "risk off" psychology"
February 4, 2014 9:31 AM - DeLepp
Olympics start Thursday.
February 4, 2014 9:34 AM - More4Less
I know. I was responding to BhN's 9k post. If it did pull back that far, we in big trouble as gov around the world have fired all their bullets to turn Econ around
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February 4, 2014 9:40 AM - BoerumHillScott
After the 87 crash, the market made up around half its losses in a few weeks and was hitting new highs less than 2 years later, with essentially no government intervention.
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February 4, 2014 9:45 AM - dibs
Every market move is different.

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February 4, 2014 9:56 AM - BoerumHillScott

Microsoft’s new CEO is a long term employee from their enterprise/server division.
I think they made the right decision and once again the press is getting the story wrong, implying that the hugely profitable and stable OS and enterprise areas are somehow a bad thing, and they need to do better in the fickle consumer market to be successful as a company.

February 4, 2014 9:59 AM - dibs
I agree, Scott. The OS and enterprise areas are the cash cows. Press rarely gets these things right.
February 4, 2014 10:04 AM - Deleted
Nice try Dibs, but that was not nearly enough derptitude to warrant the #
February 4, 2014 10:07 AM - Deleted

signed up for spotify last night. can't believe i didn't do it sooner.
February 4, 2014 10:12 AM - Deleted
Spotify is the shit. I love being able to check out stuff and then if I like it I buy the vinyl which usually comes with mp3 download.
February 4, 2014 10:16 AM - Deleted
i've been thinking of buying vinyl. would be nice to have something tangible to have rather than just some shit on my computer which is of inferior sound quality.

have you been to the rough trade up in WB yet (not that kinda rough trade, dibs)
February 4, 2014 10:18 AM - dibs
I think WB rough trade is something like this...
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February 4, 2014 10:24 AM - Deleted
Ignoring Dibs....

I haven't been yet, heard it's great though. I just use amazon. You can get a decent record player for $100, made by Audiotechnica.
February 4, 2014 10:28 AM - More4Less
I still have my old vinyl player from elementary school days
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February 4, 2014 10:53 AM - Kensingtonian
So our stock took a nose dive after earnings call (no surprise there). Now talks about layoffs coming. Sucks to come into work every day thinking it's your last (M4L I can totally relate now). Been sorta looking outside to see what else is there but not getting much interest back. Maybe HR is not getting through resume's fast enough or maybe I am just not the fit for these jobs. I figured I would be a shoe in for some of them.

On the positive note, all is well in personal life. Vaca planned in 3 weeks.
February 4, 2014 10:53 AM - Deleted
yo kens!
February 4, 2014 10:55 AM - Kensingtonian
yo DH. What's cracking? Still impressing the ladies with flavored vodka shots and grilled meat I see :o).
February 4, 2014 10:59 AM - Deleted
you know it!
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February 4, 2014 11:02 AM - dibs
Kens…i haven't had a chance to listen to the call. Was there any mention of cutting the dividend? it's got a nice 4% yield.

Stocks can sell off really hard on just minor misses.
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February 4, 2014 11:03 AM - BoerumHillScott
Sorry Kens.
I've been there a few times in my career and it's not fun.

February 4, 2014 11:04 AM - dibs
Looks like it was one quarter and the full year was good. They have a great balance sheet too.

Actually raised the divi.
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February 4, 2014 11:08 AM - Kensingtonian
yeah Dibs. Cash position is still very strong and no mention of cutting dividends but I think analysts smell BS on the earnings call from our supreme leader so lots of them downgraded the stock. Balance sheet and dividend are two major parts that didn't force us into a lower down %age.
February 4, 2014 11:17 AM - Deleted
hey dibs - balance on this

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February 4, 2014 11:18 AM - dibs
I bought some stock
February 4, 2014 11:18 AM - dibs
Ok…Got an appointment. Back in an hour or two.
February 4, 2014 11:27 AM - Deleted

Sorry to hear that. As you remember I was in the same situation a couple of years ago. My main advice to you is to work your network of friends and associates. HR departments are useless, as are most job postings on the internet. Spend the majority of your time reaching out to your network, or expanding it.
February 4, 2014 11:27 AM - More4Less
Must be a double nooner for dibs
February 4, 2014 11:29 AM - More4Less
Kens need to decide if he wants to stay in buffalo or back to NYC
February 4, 2014 11:33 AM - More4Less
Kens, I survived 7-8 yrs of nearly fired. If you're one of the more valuable workers, you'll survive for a long while. However, you can't take that chance if a mini-Kens is in the near future - ie have to get another job vs not knowing if & when they give you the pink slip
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February 4, 2014 11:35 AM - Kensingtonian
Thanks Benson. I realize that. I do have a couple of very solid contacts who will help me land a job if need be. Definitely keeping in touch with my contacts outside of my workplace.

M4L, am open to be anywhere in US or the world. I am fairly mobile. No kids in tow, wifey doesn't work right now and I don't own any real estate anywhere so fairly easy for me to pick up and go back to NYC or LA or where ever there is a good job and opportunity. Preference would be around NYC/Jersey area but doesn't matter honestly. I applied for some jobs in Cali, CT, NJ, PA, etc.
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February 4, 2014 11:37 AM - Deleted

I am so thrilled to be out of telecom. I had enough of living in a post-bubble apocalypse industry, watching it especially dry up on the east coast. It's great to be in an industry that is robust and very much centered in NYC.
February 4, 2014 11:38 AM - Kensingtonian
Yeah M4L. I am a planner and not a risk taker so can't afford to stay on board and see where it goes if another job comes around that is not a demotion. Wifey doesn't work and is looking around here so it would difficult if I were to lose a job now. If she worked full time, I would be in a little better position mentally because then I would be able to get a job paying less and we would still be fine financially. Our cost of living here is not bad so two people on very average professional salaries (say 50-60K each) can live fairly well here.
February 4, 2014 11:59 AM - More4Less

I miss the co-workers but don't miss the telecom sector. Think my old office is now probably only have 10 or less people than when company got bought 2 yrs ago - continuous rounds do firing
February 4, 2014 12:02 PM - Deleted
Derp, I'm out of a job every 6 months and you don't hear me bitching about it.
February 4, 2014 12:11 PM - More4Less
We ain't married to a hottie sugar momma like you.
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February 4, 2014 12:12 PM - Deleted
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February 4, 2014 12:17 PM - Deleted
I'm not even sure that was a PWN. Randi served up a softball, and M4L hit it out of the park. Dh, can you review the videotape again and make sure that was a PWN?
February 4, 2014 12:22 PM - Deleted

benson will not be charged a timeout
February 4, 2014 12:28 PM - petebklyn
so is knicks game tomorrow night supposed to be good one?.....another one I am passing on free tix .
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February 4, 2014 12:28 PM - Deleted
Jealousy =/ PWN
February 4, 2014 12:30 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I have a secure income for five years in a semi-job - 2.5 years down, 2.5 to go although if I get a grant for next year it'll be 3.5 years to go.
February 4, 2014 12:30 PM - Deleted
Yes pete, portland is a good team. They play fast and fun, probably kill knicks but should be a good game.
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February 4, 2014 12:31 PM - More4Less
Yeah, Randi served up a hanging curve ball there for me to crush outta the park.
February 4, 2014 12:42 PM - Deleted

more snow tonight
February 4, 2014 12:44 PM - Deleted
Sick of the winter, we better get a nice summer after this shit.
February 4, 2014 12:45 PM - Deleted
haha i'm sure it will snow right up until April - we'll have a week of spring. then it will be 90s and humid for months
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February 4, 2014 12:45 PM - Deleted
February 4, 2014 12:52 PM - Deleted
Just a reminder: I'll be going on a Caribbean cruise this Friday.

BTW: where's the OT Broads?
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February 4, 2014 12:53 PM - More4Less
Somehow, I expect the Knicks to beat portland
February 4, 2014 12:55 PM - pepper
Who you callin' broad?

Where's the cruise going, benson?
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February 4, 2014 12:55 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Take a look at your 10 years of Facebook:
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February 4, 2014 12:56 PM - Deleted
Benson will you be sending us pictures from the cruise? They must have wifi on board.
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February 4, 2014 12:56 PM - More4Less
Benson, hope you win big on the casino
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February 4, 2014 12:59 PM - More4Less
Some people might be interested to see your legs but I'm only interested in the pics of eye candy on the cruise
February 4, 2014 1:14 PM - Deleted
benson's legs are hawt
February 4, 2014 1:33 PM - pepper
how do you know, dh? benson said only his wife sees his legs...
February 4, 2014 1:42 PM - Deleted
Southern Caribbean: Aruba, Barbados, St. Thomas, Antigua and one other place I can't remember right now. Yes, I will try to live blog from the cruise.
February 4, 2014 1:44 PM - dibs
Back in Brooklyn.

I wonder if my dentist office will be open tomorrow. I have an 11:00 cleaning.
February 4, 2014 1:45 PM - rf
I guess you could call them in the morning.
February 4, 2014 1:45 PM - More4Less
After a few too many manhattans, benson does many things he wouldn't do normally (or recall afterwards) - or showing us his legs
February 4, 2014 1:48 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Grenada? Dominica (not the DR)? St. Lucia? St. Vincent? Trinidad?
February 4, 2014 1:52 PM - Deleted

That's the one.
February 4, 2014 2:00 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I did a report on Dominica in junior high. The PM, Mary Eugenia Charles, was known as the Iron Lady of the Caribbean and was a major player in encouraging Reagan to invade Grenada in 1983. I remember reading a book about Roseau, the capital city, and I also remember that there is a "Boiling Lake" somewhere in the mountains (which stopped boiling a few years back) and the last Carib Indian reservation.

Benson will be the first person I've known to actually go to Dominica, so I look forward to hearing his impressions. Thanks to my schooling it's been on my bucket list.
February 4, 2014 2:00 PM - dibs
Took some profits in HEMP. Looks like it's rolling over. Probably buy back below $0.20
February 4, 2014 2:07 PM - MontroseMorris
I had co-workers from Dominica. Great people. It's a beautiful and extremely verdant island. Most of the Caribbean is, of course, but Dominica is on steroids. I believe they shot parts of the jungle scenes from the Peter Jackson King Kong there, as well as scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean, part 2.
February 4, 2014 2:09 PM - sixyearsandcounting
And yet, MM, it's one of the least-visited islands because it doesn't have the beaches tourists like. That's one of the reasons I want to go there.
February 4, 2014 2:12 PM - dibs
Babs Corcoran coming up on CNBC…one of their most annoying, obnoxious guests.
February 4, 2014 2:15 PM - Deleted
haven't you been on some tv shows dibs?
February 4, 2014 2:17 PM - dibs
CNBC and Bloomberg, a few times. Maybe I wasn't annoying enough.
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February 4, 2014 2:19 PM - Deleted
haha i think you could do a better job of trolling now
February 4, 2014 2:19 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"Maybe I wasn't annoying enough."

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February 4, 2014 2:19 PM - Deleted
Da fuq were you an expert in to go on TV?! "
February 4, 2014 2:20 PM - Deleted
haha i didn't realize CNBC had a "hustlers and proper carbonara" segment
February 4, 2014 2:21 PM - Deleted
February 4, 2014 2:22 PM - dibs
Asian Stock markets, randi
February 4, 2014 2:23 PM - More4Less
He was doing a working with hard woods segment
February 4, 2014 2:23 PM - Deleted
February 4, 2014 2:24 PM - dibs
LOL….just found this quote…
February 4, 2014 2:24 PM - Deleted
Asia has a stock market? Derp.
February 4, 2014 2:26 PM - Deleted
..........."david also added, herp de derp derp derp"
February 4, 2014 2:27 PM - MontroseMorris
Sounds good, six and benson. I'm not a beach person anyway, so the island sounds really wonderful. It would be good to go where tourists are not in droves.
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February 4, 2014 2:28 PM - dibs
dh and randi's brush with greatness
February 4, 2014 2:30 PM - Deleted
Float this boat, dibs.

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February 4, 2014 2:30 PM - dibs
A Businessweek recommendation for my fund….
February 4, 2014 2:33 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"Six Funds to Ride in Asia" - Dave definitely came up with that headline
February 4, 2014 2:33 PM - rf
Notification issued 2/4/14 at 2:15 PM. The New York City Office of Emergency
Management (OEM) has issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for Wednesday, February
5. The National Weather Service has forecast 2 to 4 inches of snow and
accumulation through Wednesday afternoon; Northern Manhattan and the Bronx will
see accumulations of 4 to 8 inches. Moderate to heavy snow is expected late
Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning before changing to a wintry mix of sleet
and freezing rain during the day. Up to 1/4 inch of ice may accumulate before
the sleet and freezing rain converts to all rain late Wednesday afternoon.
Temperatures will be in the 30s. The plow tracker will be available tomorrow at
6:00 AM at Alternate Side Parking Regulations will also
be suspended citywide on Wednesday, February 5, to facilitate winter weather
preparations and snow removal. Parking meters will remain in effect throughout
the City.
February 4, 2014 2:36 PM - sixyearsandcounting
oh man i hope nyu closes tomorrow and i don't have to teach...but that probably won't happen...
February 4, 2014 2:36 PM - Deleted
when my teachers didn't want to teach they just showed us a movie.

February 4, 2014 2:39 PM - More4Less
Looks like this pricing war by t-mobile is causing the big 3 to tank their rates a lot and/or cancel contracts for new and existing customers. Worth monitoring.
February 4, 2014 2:39 PM - dibs
I think we had mostly "filmstrips"
February 4, 2014 2:43 PM - More4Less
This is one of or the worst winter I've encountered since landing in this country. Of course, winter felt a lot colder in china due to no such thing as water plumbing or heating system.
February 4, 2014 2:44 PM - Deleted
i think 96/97 was a pretty bad winter.
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February 4, 2014 2:46 PM - Deleted
You think I can wiggle out of my Verizon contract m4L?
February 4, 2014 2:47 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Bam! Just got an email that we will have a late opening tomorrow...11 am. Only one of my classes will meet.
February 4, 2014 2:48 PM - More4Less
Randi, worth monitoring. T-mobile is forcing the big 3 to match their lower price, no contract, and more frequent upgrade of phones
February 4, 2014 2:49 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Yeah dh, the lesson plan is a blank sheet that says "press play." I am proud to say I almost never showed movies. And when I did I would stop them repeatedly to ask questions and get discussions going.
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February 4, 2014 2:50 PM - Deleted
just got the ok to work at home tomorrow NICE
February 4, 2014 2:53 PM - Deleted
haha six - did lots of people doze off during?
February 4, 2014 2:53 PM - Deleted
I've got Thursday off dh, if you're still working at home we should get lunch.
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February 4, 2014 2:55 PM - Deleted
February 4, 2014 2:55 PM - RowerChick
Hank's is a terrible neighbor, sidewalk very icy. Sorta stupid for a bar to have an icy sidewalk. H&N however is a very good neighbor with a sense of humor.
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February 4, 2014 2:57 PM - RowerChick
February 4, 2014 3:01 PM - Deleted
"I've got Thursday off dh, if you're still working at home we should get lunch."

Derp Guys Lunch Club (DGLC)
February 4, 2014 3:16 PM - Deleted
Two derps and a baby lunch.
February 4, 2014 3:21 PM - More4Less
If the baby is present then she'll likely draw in some babes - of lunch is at a location with babes
February 4, 2014 3:25 PM - dibs
I'll probably take the rest of the week off
February 4, 2014 3:29 PM - dibs
Yummmmm, Planters salty nuts
February 4, 2014 3:33 PM - Deleted
Big Oil is resuming activities in the Gulf of Mexico:

The photos are engineering porn.
February 4, 2014 3:33 PM - Deleted
Yes we are well aware of how you feel about nuts.
February 4, 2014 3:34 PM - BoerumHillScott
I wonder what the insurance premiums are for the drilling, or if they are all "self insured".
February 4, 2014 3:37 PM - More4Less
I like salty planters peanuts too
February 4, 2014 3:40 PM - dibs
I wonder if that's a Seadrill deep water rig (my largest holding)
February 4, 2014 3:41 PM - More4Less
Mkt still looks like it wants to give back all of today's gains. I need to see mkt go up before I shove some cash into play
February 4, 2014 3:42 PM - dibs
I always give X a hard time (nh) when he brings home some cheaper nuts. None are as good as Planters
February 4, 2014 3:43 PM - Deleted
Drill, baby, drill (nh).
February 4, 2014 3:45 PM - dibs
Puerto Rican debt downgraded to junk. So much for the attractiveness of the triple exemption
February 4, 2014 3:47 PM - dibs
Tony Hayward was right when he told everyone not to use chemicals in the Gulf spill and all the lefty liberals and environmentalists were all over his case. The Gulf cleaned itself up, all except for the remaining chemicals used on the spill.
February 4, 2014 3:47 PM - More4Less
Wonder if this correction will somehow tank mortgage rates enough for me to re-fi again
February 4, 2014 3:52 PM - dibs
10 Year down to 2.62% from almost 3.0% but still up from lows of 2.1% or so. I think lows of rates were in Nov 2012. I refinanced in Jan 2013.
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February 4, 2014 4:28 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"haha six - did lots of people doze off during?"

Yup, dh, movies in HS = naptime
February 4, 2014 4:29 PM - Deleted
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February 4, 2014 4:35 PM - petebklyn
Wolf of Wall St or American Hustle?
thinking of going to see movie around the corner in a few minutes...which is better choice?
February 4, 2014 4:36 PM - ilovestoops
I got my new cell phone (android) last week and am trying to decide what to do to get most of the stuff on my old phone transferred. do any of you use google drive for backup & sync, or do you recommend other apps? also, do you have security software installed on your phone - if so, what do you recommend?
February 4, 2014 4:37 PM - petebklyn
never had these issues with old phones. In fact - never got a new one.
February 4, 2014 4:37 PM - sixyearsandcounting
This student is paying tens of thousands of dollars tuition:

Sixyears to all students: "Many of you have asked about tomorrow - since it appears that only the 11 am section will meet... [assignment etc etc]"

Student: "Is there still 11 am section?"
February 4, 2014 4:39 PM - rf
Friend hated Wolf of Wall St.
February 4, 2014 4:40 PM - Deleted
Definitely hustle Pete. Wolf is really long and obnoxious.
February 4, 2014 4:43 PM - dibs
Heard Wolf isn't great

randi…it's 3+ hours so yes, it's long and it's supposed to be obnoxious.

February 4, 2014 4:44 PM - dibs
Tomato and fresh mozz salad
Chicken parm with buttered fettucini
February 4, 2014 4:45 PM - rezmo
Hey strangers! Hope everyone is doing well. We had our little girl a few weeks back on Jan 17th. All is good in the rezmo household -- will try to get back into the swing of things and posting a bit more often.
Edited at February 4, 2014 4:45 PM
February 4, 2014 4:45 PM - DeLepp
american hustle was fun. Wolf is one long loud orgy of excess.
February 4, 2014 4:45 PM - Deleted
go do something dibs
February 4, 2014 4:45 PM - dibs
Congrats, rez!!!!!
February 4, 2014 4:46 PM - rezmo
we coaxed her out with a trip to Ave J - some difara's slices and a babka from isaac's bakery.
February 4, 2014 4:47 PM - Deleted
congrats rezmo!
February 4, 2014 4:48 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Congrats, Rez! Will we see Lil Rez pics to compete with the Brandi pics?
February 4, 2014 4:49 PM - DeLepp
congrats rezmo
February 4, 2014 4:50 PM - rezmo
she's as of yet not been published on the internet -- we sidestepped the whole "let's announce our baby to the world on facebook" move that is so in vogue these days. Will have to think about whether she gets posted up here.
February 4, 2014 4:51 PM - Deleted
Congrats rez.

Dibs, just because something is about something doesn't mean it should be that thing. A scene about people being bored should not be boring. I can't believe I am having to explain this to you, dumbass. Just stick to Asian stocks and you'll be OK.
February 4, 2014 4:51 PM - rf
Congratulations Rezmo! Welcome to the parent club!
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February 4, 2014 4:53 PM - dibs
randi's butthurt

And now there's another baby to compete for cuteness.
Edited at February 4, 2014 4:53 PM
February 4, 2014 4:54 PM - dibs
Besdes, what you may think of as obnoxious behaviour; we, from Wall Street, might consider just ordinary.
February 4, 2014 4:55 PM - Deleted
" we sidestepped the whole "let's announce our baby to the world on facebook" move that is so in vogue these days."

What?? This is not acceptable to the OT!

Seriously, congrats. Best wishes.
February 4, 2014 4:56 PM - Deleted
"we, from Wall Street, might consider just ordinary."

you're not from wall street. you're a couch surfing hipster who pretends to have a job!
Edited at February 4, 2014 4:56 PM
February 4, 2014 4:57 PM - Deleted
Aren't we all supposed to rub our chin and just take in the greatness of Scorcese's film-making? At least that's what I learned on Charlie Rose.
February 4, 2014 4:57 PM - dibs
I don't even pretend to have a job.
February 4, 2014 5:01 PM - Deleted
Dibs, you've been here all along so baby rez isn't the first competition.
February 4, 2014 5:02 PM - rf
No competition among babies! Totally unnecessary!
February 4, 2014 5:02 PM - dibs
Are you saying that you think I'm cute???

February 4, 2014 5:02 PM - rf
...real (chronological) babies, that is...
February 4, 2014 5:03 PM - BirdnestHead
Namath fur coat pix, 1971 and this past sunday...
February 4, 2014 5:04 PM - pepper
Congrats to you and Mrs. Rezmo, Rezmo!
February 4, 2014 5:09 PM - BirdnestHead
Whoa! Congrats Rezmo!
February 4, 2014 5:10 PM - ilovestoops
congrats rez! I was concerned that she would need to get to the hospital during bad weather. Brooklyn or Manhattan hospital? - just curious.
Edited at February 4, 2014 5:10 PM
February 4, 2014 5:12 PM - rf
If Downton Abbey took place entirely on Facebook - Season 4, Episode 5.
February 4, 2014 5:14 PM - More4Less
Haven't seen wolf but hustle is good.

Still need to see 12 yrs a slave, cap Philips, and wolf.

Mini-me wants to see Lego movie
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February 4, 2014 5:21 PM - dibs
Sounds like this storm tomorrow is going to cause a lot of problems with downed power lines. Not here but north of us and in CT
Edited at February 4, 2014 5:25 PM
February 4, 2014 5:23 PM - More4Less
Good to live & work in Manhattan - little to no overhead wires
February 4, 2014 5:24 PM - DeLepp
"A scene about people being bored should not be boring."

The whole crux of "Marie Antionette" by sofia coppola. Since she was bored so was audience.
February 4, 2014 5:25 PM - dibs
Ugghhhhhhh, what an awful movie, DeLepp.
February 4, 2014 5:30 PM - dibs
Daughters of famous directors should stick to staying home and cooking. Look how well it worked for Giada DeLaurentis
February 4, 2014 5:32 PM - dibs
Interesting segment coming up on BBC America on the real "Monuments Men"
February 4, 2014 5:39 PM - MontroseMorris
Downton Abbey parody is hilarious. It was dead on. Thanks, RF!
February 4, 2014 5:43 PM - Deleted
I liked lost in translation
February 4, 2014 5:46 PM - Deleted
Are you saying that you think I'm cute???

No. I'm saying you're a baby, and a moron.
February 4, 2014 5:48 PM - DeLepp
I enjoyed lost in translation. My friends who loved it did lots of travel for work and could relate.
February 4, 2014 5:48 PM - dibs
Where you been??? Changing diapers???
February 4, 2014 5:49 PM - Deleted
Subway home.
February 4, 2014 5:56 PM - Deleted
Derp derp derp.
February 4, 2014 5:57 PM - Deleted
Lost in Trans was good. Didn't like it first time but second time loved it. Prolly too young to understand first time.
February 4, 2014 5:58 PM - Deleted
February 4, 2014 6:03 PM - Deleted
Randi. How can I get spotify songs to play on my phone on when I have no service?
February 4, 2014 6:09 PM - dibs
The Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by more than 2?million in coming years, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday, a finding that sent the White House scrambling to defend a law that has bedeviled President Obama for years.

After obtaining coverage through the health law, some workers may forgo employment, while others may reduce hours, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office. Low-wage workers are the most likely to drop out of the workforce as a result of the law, it said. The CBO said the law’s impact on jobs mostly would be felt after 2016.
February 4, 2014 6:26 PM - MontroseMorris
"After obtaining coverage through the health law, some workers MAY forgo employment, while others MAY reduce hours, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office."

One could also say the opposite with the same degree of confidence and tea-leaf reading ability. I could just as easily say, "I may win Lotto's Mega-Millions." None of that means it will come true, and the statement certainly should not be taken as fact, when it's pure speculation. Let's wait until after 2016, and see what happens in the real world.
February 4, 2014 6:37 PM - dibs
"Visitors to Russia can expect to be hacked and should have no expectation of privacy, even in their hotel rooms"

Richard Engel started out with fresh a MacBook Air and was immediately hacked
February 4, 2014 6:38 PM - dibs
It's coming from the CBO, MM.
February 4, 2014 6:40 PM - Legion
The ACA actually deincentivizes many from seeking full time employment because the increase in wages will bump them into a new income category which will exclude them from subsidized health care.

In many cases the differences are very slight from what I've read. A difference in income from 60k to 70k for an individual could trigger huge increases in monthly premiums for example.
Edited at February 4, 2014 6:40 PM
February 4, 2014 6:42 PM - Deleted
I think the part time employees looking for full time work are Prolly making a lot less than 60k
February 4, 2014 6:47 PM - Legion
It cuts across all economic levels dh,
at the lower end of the scale, the part timers who are solely in it for the coverage are now set in their position.
At the higher ranges, the incentive to increase hours decreases as you go up the scale since you simply get pounded by higher mandated monthly healthcare costs.

A mid range income would have to really move up a great deal to make the loss of subsidies worth the effort.
That kind of move usually requires more education and more debt in the first place so it's like a no win situation there.
February 4, 2014 6:49 PM - Deleted
Life isn't a simple equation for most people.

Personally id rather have the satisfaction and security of working full time in my industry and pay a little more for insurance than "gaming" the system.

I believe most people feel the same way.

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February 4, 2014 6:50 PM - Deleted
I've never done that before dh, but I think there's a 'make available offline' button when you make a playlist. I think it then downloads the tracks.
February 4, 2014 6:52 PM - Legion
unfortunately, there is a huge population who does not think as you do in that regard.

February 4, 2014 6:53 PM - Deleted
I think they do legion

And that's pretty much the fundamental difference btw you guys and the rest of us that will never change

We can debate it endlessly as some sort of intellectual mental exercise - but everything boils down to that
February 4, 2014 6:54 PM - Deleted
Word randi. Thx
February 4, 2014 6:57 PM - BoerumHillScott
Given the unemployment rates, won't every person who leaves the workforce/cuts hours be replaced by a new job/increased hours for someone else?
Lack of workers is not an issue for most fields, especially the ones where people will choose not to work since they can get subsidized insurance.
February 4, 2014 7:01 PM - dibs
I have to agree with Legion. I think there's a huge % of the population who game the system. The 47% figure is probably a good estimate.

Obama encourages it and has facilitated it.
February 4, 2014 7:04 PM - Deleted
February 4, 2014 7:05 PM - BoerumHillScott
Also, how can a program be so bad that no one will want to use it, and so good that millions of people will leave the workforce to us it.

It seems like opponents should take one side or the other.
February 4, 2014 7:06 PM - Deleted
Does OBAMA have a special benjamin button machine that prematurely aged 10 percent of our population?

Are you drunk posting again?
February 4, 2014 7:19 PM - Deleted
Ugh This girl says / texts the word "epic" a lot. Just dawned on me.
February 4, 2014 7:23 PM - dibs
February 4, 2014 7:25 PM - Deleted
"I have to agree with Legion."

February 4, 2014 7:26 PM - Deleted
Everyone games the tax system one way or another and if you don't you're just a moron.
February 4, 2014 7:27 PM - Deleted
PWND derp
February 4, 2014 7:27 PM - Deleted
Ps dh - pro tip: she's a woman not a girl.
February 4, 2014 7:27 PM - Deleted
I got something you can game right here

February 4, 2014 7:27 PM - Deleted
Ya. Whoops
February 4, 2014 7:29 PM - Deleted
Where my girl Lp, stuck in traffic?
February 4, 2014 7:30 PM - dibs
From the first album I ever owned….Gary Pucket and the Union Gap…

"This Girl Is a Woman Now"

February 4, 2014 7:31 PM - Deleted
I think I've been saying "howdy" to people at work a lot lately.
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February 4, 2014 7:34 PM - rf
As long as you don't say "epic", right?
February 4, 2014 7:36 PM - More4Less
gov has some stupid cutoffs when it comes to what income cutoff gets you free medical coverage and what cutoff mandates you pay stiff rate for coverage. Think the NYS cheap medical coverage (ie like healthfirst) has a cutoff of $10k where over 10k translates to a stiff premium for coverage. they need better phasing-in tables for this stuff vs. the stupid all or nothing type approach with these income cutoffs
February 4, 2014 7:37 PM - Deleted
Ya right? That made me start thinking about annoying shit I say. Vape brain
February 4, 2014 7:38 PM - dibs
How does the ACA deal with changes in income. If you make xxx when you apply and then a lot less the following year, how does it adjust?
February 4, 2014 7:39 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Epic derp
February 4, 2014 7:49 PM - Legion
...and; Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon
(Urge Overkill version). ;o)
February 4, 2014 7:51 PM - Legion
Good evening.
Lost in Translation was a very good film.
Marie Antoinette was not her best but had its moments, imagery was interesting and a very good soundtrack.

She also directed The Virgin Suicides which is an excellent film that I've written about before here.
Her film stuck very close to the book so that was a big plus but her characters and sound track elevated the whole production. She captured a time, place and mood perfectly.
Edited at February 4, 2014 7:51 PM
February 4, 2014 7:55 PM - Legion
I believe that's up to the individual to report dibs.
If the income goes down, then it would be reported to the insurance company and
premium/subsidy package altered accordingly.

IRS would be doing the oversight most likely through reported income on W-2s against
some sort of Health care plan issued yearly statement of income/coverage level for the individual.
February 4, 2014 7:55 PM - petebklyn
American Hustle it was. Entertaining and only $8 because Tuesday.
Edited at February 4, 2014 7:55 PM
February 4, 2014 7:57 PM - pepper
February 4, 2014 7:57 PM - Legion
On a side note,
for those of you who have vehicles,
I would gently suggest getting a fill-up soon.
Seems to be a bit of a "shortage".
Just picked up littlelegion at the dojo and noticed that two gas stations were out and the third
had only one pump.
The guy inside said he can't seem to get an order for gas delivery filled.
Edited at February 4, 2014 7:57 PM
February 4, 2014 8:01 PM - Partridge
Hi boys and girls!

Just caught up. Congrats Rezmo! Now that we know we have a girl, don't think Bremzo works. What should we go with? Brezma? Brezi! Rezmita?

Did the stock market crash? Am I going to live in a hut?

February 4, 2014 8:03 PM - Partridge
Traffic was heavy tonight, Randi. Sup, bro?
February 4, 2014 8:04 PM - pepper
Hey Part! Going back for more tomorrow? or are you done?
February 4, 2014 8:04 PM - Deleted
I like rezita
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February 4, 2014 8:05 PM - Deleted
February 4, 2014 8:08 PM - Partridge
I like Rezita.
February 4, 2014 8:09 PM - Legion
Congratulations Rezmo!

February 4, 2014 8:09 PM - pepper
February 4, 2014 8:09 PM - rf
I think we scared him away when we started talking about baby photos.
February 4, 2014 8:10 PM - pepper
randi has spoiled us in that regard.
February 4, 2014 8:10 PM - Partridge
If it is a rain event, I'll go. If we are getting more snow and ice, I'm crawling under my covers and crying. I don't have to go tomorrow. I could call it done.
February 4, 2014 8:14 PM - Deleted

(Lol rf)
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February 4, 2014 8:16 PM - pepper
Nice that it's optional.
Edited at February 4, 2014 8:16 PM
February 4, 2014 8:20 PM - More4Less
where's the brandi POTD?
February 4, 2014 8:21 PM - etson
Rezita sounds like a Greek dish
February 4, 2014 8:21 PM - etson
Oh, and more importantly - Congratulations!
February 4, 2014 8:22 PM - petebklyn
when is dh gonna start making babies so he can post them here?
February 4, 2014 8:22 PM - etson
The stock market was up today Partridge. Tomorrow, who knows?
February 4, 2014 8:23 PM - pepper
I think it's gonna be a while, pete.
February 4, 2014 8:28 PM - pepper
dh, what are you going to do about Valentine's Day next Friday? Kind of comes at an awkward time in your "relationship" with V...
February 4, 2014 8:31 PM - Partridge
Epic V'day with the girl.
February 4, 2014 8:34 PM - Partridge
I'm cooking frozen collard greens. I've never done that before.
February 4, 2014 8:35 PM - Deleted
Oh boy
February 4, 2014 8:36 PM - pepper
I've never cooked collard greens before, period.
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February 4, 2014 8:36 PM - Partridge
raita, tzatziki, rezita. all delicious.
February 4, 2014 8:38 PM - Partridge
lol, dh.
February 4, 2014 8:42 PM - pepper
Sorry, I figured you hadn't thought about it, but forewarned is forearmed, as they say...
Edited at February 4, 2014 8:42 PM
February 4, 2014 8:48 PM - More4Less
the girl is dreading all the flowers and fancy dinner too - ie lots of pressure to put out.

I view V-Day as an oppty day. if the relationship is OK, don't over do celebrating V-Day. if it's going great, it's oppty to mark your territory. send a bunch of flowers to her workplace - marking her as your territory and to tell all the potential suiters "too late fuckers. She's taken. Moving on along"
February 4, 2014 8:49 PM - etson

Some design ideas courtesy of a sharp eyed Streeteasy poster. If only the new place had a fireplace...

(I actually quite like the sofas and the bedroom wallpaper)
February 4, 2014 8:50 PM - etson

Along the same lines (but much. much worse) this gem is now in contract (asking price was about $250-300,000 more than comps in the same building)
February 4, 2014 8:53 PM - petebklyn
oh geez...more of this hetero weirdness gameplaying ritual stuff
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February 4, 2014 8:55 PM - etson
Yeah, I hate all the gameplaying stuff. Probably why I'm single.
(that & the fact I don't especially want a relationship, right now at least)
February 4, 2014 8:56 PM - pepper
is it your position (nh) that homos are more direct, pete?
February 4, 2014 9:01 PM - More4Less
etson, that's what you have in mind, renov-wise, with your new pad?
February 4, 2014 9:01 PM - DeLepp
the taxes for the 13.5 million apt are less than mine.
February 4, 2014 9:02 PM - etson
I think it's a bit too understated, but something along the same lines.
Been shopping for animal heads to put on the walls.
February 4, 2014 9:06 PM - etson
$13.5mm place may be a *little* overpriced. It is in one of the new condos overlooking the west side highway parallel with Lincoln Center on the other side of the project.

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February 4, 2014 9:08 PM - More4Less
etson, that's what I thought. I knew you're more traditional than my contemporary leanings but didn't think you go that far as those 2 listings.
February 4, 2014 9:10 PM - petebklyn
that would be my position. absolutely. fewer rules.
Edited at February 4, 2014 9:10 PM
February 4, 2014 9:11 PM - Deleted
Is that a fuckin griffin in the kitchen of 80 riverside? Baller
February 4, 2014 9:12 PM - pepper
What are your rules for Valentine's Day?

February 4, 2014 9:14 PM - DeLepp
What apts, both about commissions for the designer.
February 4, 2014 9:15 PM - etson
Griffin on the fridge no less. I'm getting a dragon.
February 4, 2014 9:15 PM - petebklyn
no rules. This will be 1st year in last few where have spent together. maybe a card but only if I remember to look for 1

February 4, 2014 9:22 PM - More4Less
I'm pretty inconsistent with V-day gift - probably slightly below 50% but wife is worst - think her gift rate is 9%.
February 4, 2014 9:24 PM - etson
I wouldn't say either apartment is especially traditional m4l, more "Real Housewives".
February 4, 2014 9:27 PM - pepper
For the record, I have never liked Valentine's Day, and wish it would go away...
February 4, 2014 9:33 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
BnH and I started dating shortly before VDay. Our dates were a week or so before and then a few days after, so we 'missed' it. Which I'm sure was a relief to both of us.
February 4, 2014 9:34 PM - DeLepp
Valentines Day is usually spent with friends, A is not a fan.
February 4, 2014 9:34 PM - etson
I think I have only 'celebrated' Valentine's Day once in my life.
February 4, 2014 9:40 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
BnH and I usually cook a slightly fancier dinner at home. Maybe a card and some nice dessert/chocolate. But that's it. I'm pretty sure we only ever went went out to dinner on Valentine's day once, the year we were in Jamaica. We went to Jake's. That was a very nice evening.
Edited at February 4, 2014 9:40 PM
February 4, 2014 9:40 PM - ilovestoops
for medicare premiums, the amount is based on income on most recent tax returns. my payments for 2014 are based on 2012 tax returns. my premium is about 20-30% higher than what I was paying on my own, but better coverage.
Edited at February 4, 2014 9:40 PM
February 4, 2014 9:42 PM - More4Less
I'm itching for a renov right now. hoping upstairs neighbor takes my offer to buy her aptmt so I can renov it where I can correct all the mistakes I made in my current aptmt. Key to the errors is I should ignore wife's opinions and it'll be fine.
February 4, 2014 9:48 PM - etson
You mean to move into it or combine with yours?
I know it is done but would imagine converting 2 single-level apartments into a duplex is a total pain in the ass.
February 4, 2014 9:51 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
That's some good news if the higher premium isn't too big a chunk, stoops.
Edited at February 4, 2014 9:51 PM
February 4, 2014 9:52 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
We find out tomorrow, maybe*, how much the taxes will be on BnH's imputed income for my health coverage. I have saved a chunk of cash to cover it, but I'm hoping it's less not more than I've squirrelled away.

*If the accountant can make it to his office for the appt, due to weather.
Edited at February 4, 2014 9:54 PM
February 4, 2014 9:54 PM - Deleted
February 4, 2014 9:56 PM - BirdnestHead
Hmm, anyone catch the Bill Nye vs Ken Ham debate earlier? We were watching episode of "Damages". Ooops. Have to try and find it tomorrow, I guess....
February 4, 2014 9:58 PM - petebklyn
what medicare u talking about? I thought medicare part B was fixed amt for everyone
Edited at February 4, 2014 9:58 PM
February 4, 2014 9:59 PM - More4Less
etson, it's more work to combine the 2 aptmts vertically than horizontally but still not a huge pain. it's more money cause putting in a nice set of stairs is pricey.

no, would move up after renov then sell my current one. financially, it's price to do this as coop will still spank me for the 5% flip tax to sell the current one.
February 4, 2014 10:00 PM - etson
Never heard of either of them. Debate about people with short names?

February 4, 2014 10:02 PM - pepper
Was that the Evolution vs Creationism debate, BnH?
February 4, 2014 10:02 PM - etson
Ouch, 5% flip tax. That is the highest I have heard in a while. In PS I will have to pay 2%, for the new place I don't have to pay & seller pays 1.5%.
One place I looked at, & could not afford even though I loved the bldg, had a *buyer* flip tax of 3%.
Edited at February 4, 2014 10:02 PM
February 4, 2014 10:03 PM - BirdnestHead
Person of Interest starting, later all...
February 4, 2014 10:03 PM - BirdnestHead
Yes, Pepper!
February 4, 2014 10:06 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Journalists at Sochi livetweeting from hotels:
Edited at February 4, 2014 10:07 PM
February 4, 2014 10:09 PM - ilovestoops
parts A +B - paid together, don't remember break-down. high deductible plans, same as when I bought on my own but MUCH lower deductible with medicare and it covers so much more and more docs take it
February 4, 2014 10:10 PM - More4Less
Etson, the 5% flip tax is helping keep maintenance at 66c PSF which is ridiculously low. Was paying $1.17 PSF at old coop which also had the 5% flip tax
February 4, 2014 10:13 PM - pepper
Oh, boy, six. What a mess!
February 4, 2014 10:15 PM - etson
$1.80/sf+ at my new place. Recently re-fi'd short term self-amortizing mortgage, but maint is fairly typical for the area. The only decent buildings that are a lot lower fund major capex through assessments. Condo common charges + RE tax in the area is the same as co-op maintenance.
February 4, 2014 10:17 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Did anyone else understand etson's 10:15? /lost
February 4, 2014 10:19 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Six, that's terrible! What a disaster!
February 4, 2014 10:19 PM - DeLepp
yep, but treasurer here.
February 4, 2014 10:20 PM - RowerChick
Congrats Rezmo! Brooklyn is a lovely place to raise a young Rezita.
February 4, 2014 10:20 PM - DeLepp
well it is new construction.
February 4, 2014 10:23 PM - etson
Basically translates to: Thanks Bloomberg! (for raising RE taxes so much).

DeLepp, place is not new construction if you were referring to my future abode (subject to closing), think it was built in the 50's or 60's
February 4, 2014 10:24 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Wait! What! Rezmos had the baby!
February 4, 2014 10:24 PM - DeLepp
no, referring to hotels at Olympics.
February 4, 2014 10:25 PM - More4Less
etson, doorman cost a ton. have 24 hr security guards at the door here. just that title difference - doorman vs. security guard is a huge cost savings. a big maintenance crew here too. think besides the flip tax, coop is collecting a ton of commercial rent (coop owns a ton of commercial store fronts and doctor's offices here).
February 4, 2014 10:25 PM - DeLepp
built in 50/60s you will have great closets.
February 4, 2014 10:25 PM - petebklyn
there is no premium for A. You must be talking about medicare advantage- with the D
Edited at February 4, 2014 10:25 PM
February 4, 2014 10:25 PM - petebklyn
there is no premium for A. You must be talking about medicare advantage- with the D
February 4, 2014 10:27 PM - More4Less
think my coop is built in the 60's. units are not that big. units in midtown to upper east tend to be pretty big - particularly those around Sutton place.
February 4, 2014 10:30 PM - petebklyn
I would guess maybe the 50's not the 60's
Edited at February 4, 2014 10:30 PM
February 4, 2014 10:30 PM - etson
Yes, absolutely. Right now I am surrounded by boxes & suitcases. New place has more closets than I would know what to do with.
February 4, 2014 10:30 PM - pepper
Yes, Cobble. He posted earlier; a girl on Jan 17!
February 4, 2014 10:31 PM - More4Less
delepp, old coop was built in the 40's and it had ok closets. current coop was a little better with closets but it still took me carving out ~100 sq ft to add in more closets before it felt enough. most peeps, myself include, just find it so easy to have lots of stuff and not being that organized, need all these closets to hide my stuff without pad looking like a hoarder's pad
February 4, 2014 10:32 PM - DeLepp
rent out the space to your friends in pre-wars.
Edited at February 4, 2014 10:32 PM
February 4, 2014 10:33 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yay! Hope all are doing well, very exciting. Thanks, pep!
February 4, 2014 10:34 PM - DeLepp
friend in stuy town with 1 bedroom has two walk ins, one reach in and a pantry and it's an unrenovated unit.
February 4, 2014 10:36 PM - More4Less
etson, more closets than I know what to do with - that's what I thought when renov was completed. not thinking that anymore since I moved in. there's still room in the closets but I thought it would have more room left. am trying to clean out some stuff here & there on occasional low-chore weekends.
February 4, 2014 10:40 PM - More4Less
delepp, here's my closet list:
1 walk-in storage
6 double-dr reach-in
1 walk-in closet
1 tiny utility closet
2 small storage cabs in the bathrooms

I basically have as much as a suburban house yet, it still feels like I could use another double-dr reach-in closet
February 4, 2014 10:40 PM - etson
I don't have a wife & kids!
I am pretty messy though.
February 4, 2014 10:42 PM - More4Less
I do wish I have an extra 35 sq ft so I can squeeze in a small office.

but hey, can't get too greedy given I didn't pay that much for the place
February 4, 2014 10:43 PM - pepper
"I am pretty messy though."

I don't believe that for a second...
February 4, 2014 10:43 PM - DeLepp
wow m4l, nice. We have a rule for clothes, something comes in something goes to goodwill.
February 4, 2014 10:44 PM - More4Less
gotta go. mini-me woke up so gotta get him back to sleep.

February 4, 2014 10:44 PM - BirdnestHead
Bill Nye "The Science Guy", Ken Ham founder of "Creation Museum".
February 4, 2014 10:45 PM - pepper
I need to institute that rule, DeLepp... way too much stuff that I don't wear taking up so much space that I can't find spots for the stuff that I do wear.
February 4, 2014 10:50 PM - BirdnestHead
Note: the Pope says Ham is full of shit.

I'm paraphrasing. Says evolution and scripture not conflicting.
February 4, 2014 10:58 PM - Deleted
The picture on the front page of today's NYP of Hoffman is incredibly sad to me. You can see that he is a broken man.
February 4, 2014 11:01 PM - Deleted
My sister got a gig to go to Russia for the Olympics today. Will be doing hair for the "Today" show gang. Will be there for 3 weeks. Says the gig pays very well.

I'm glad for my sister. She's had tough gigs recently, so glad to see she'll have some fun and travel for a change.
February 4, 2014 11:02 PM - pepper
Many scientists say the same, BnH.
February 4, 2014 11:04 PM - pepper
Oh, benson, that's super cool! But see six's link above - apparently the hotel situation is not so good. Very, poor, in fact.
February 4, 2014 11:09 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I will say one thing about that link I posted - the journalist complaining about the trash bin for toilet paper hasn't traveled much. That's a fairly common arrangement in many parts of the world, where you don't put toilet paper in the toilet [one wonders about the accumulation of poo mist though...].
February 4, 2014 11:09 PM - ilovestoops
pete: sorry, I forgot how it works - high premium is for B & medigap. sold farm in 2012 so high income that year. will be low from now on. medicare advantage is a terrible idea - many docs don't take it & if you have a plan with scripts instead of part D medicare, they change the formulary and eliminate meds you need if they're expensive. i think part d is required to have 2 meds in each category, or something like that, so you're not ever screwed as by the private companies that offer med advantage plans.
February 4, 2014 11:12 PM - ilovestoops
remember that russian bathroom that kens posted that had 2 toilets in the same area sort of side-by-side but facing the opposite direction? wonder if they'll see any of those

benson - so excited for your sister. please post here any interesting photos she sends
February 4, 2014 11:15 PM - pepper
Agreed, six, TP in trash bin, not so uncommon (or awful). No rooms, no lobby, feral dogs in the hotel, no water or yellow water not even safe for topical use, not so common...
February 4, 2014 11:48 PM - Deleted
Doesn't the trash smell like doo doo?
February 5, 2014 6:24 AM - petebklyn
GM. It is raining with wet snow on ground. Ice forming on trees and some other surfaces. Have fun on way to work.