Cinco de Mayo OT
May 5, 2015 5:04 AM - dibs
Buenos dÌas.

Edited by dibs at May 5, 2015 5:06 AM

May 5, 2015 7:28 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
May 5, 2015 7:33 AM - Partridge
May 5, 2015 7:42 AM - DeLepp
Buenos dias!
May 5, 2015 7:45 AM - dibs
Late risers.
I have already primed 10 boards
Edited by dibs at May 5, 2015 7:49 AM
May 5, 2015 8:21 AM - petebklyn
I think the What would tell you where you could shove those.
May 5, 2015 8:27 AM - rf
For investors in hedge funds, like big pension funds, 2014 was not a lucrative year. But for those who managed their money, the pay was spectacular.

The top 25 hedge fund managers reaped $11.62 billion in compensation in 2014, according to an annual ranking published on Tuesday by Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine.

That collective payday came even as hedge funds, once high-octane money makers, returned on average low-single digits. In comparison, the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index posted a gain of 13.68 percent last year when reinvested dividends were included.
May 5, 2015 8:32 AM - Deleted
hedge funds PWND (i am sure dibs has a good reason why ^^^ is wrong)

May 5, 2015 8:34 AM - dibs
It would seem that the vast majority of hedge funds underperform the market when the market rises. What % outperform when markets fall, I don't know the answer to but that's the primary reason people have money with them. And, no one goes into a hedge fund without full knowledge of what the payout numbers look like.

May 5, 2015 8:35 AM - Deleted
"Today we were dismayed to notice that anti-beard propaganda had gone viral across social media. The claim? That "some beards are as dirty as toilets," gleefully paraded around by beard haters. But the science is just not very good.

First of all, the science comes not from an actual study, but from an Albuquerque TV station swabbing a few dudes and sending the samples to Quest Diagnostics. Hardly a valid sample size or study design. Quest Diagnostics microbiologist John Golobic said some of the beards contained "enteric bacteria."

Sorry, the entire world is full of enteric bacteria. Sure, some of them are bad, but the vast majority of Enterobacteriaceae are perfectly harmless. And everywhere. I'm sure if they had swabbed people's bare faces, women's hair and a variety of things from keyboards or office chairs they could find plenty of Enterobacteriaceae. And even if you did find species associated with illnesses, the odds are they won't be in high enough concentrations to make anyone sick. Well, except people who don't like to think about bacteria. Sorry guys, that's just the way the world is."
May 5, 2015 8:35 AM - dibs
Actually, moron, it's not the hedge funds that were PWND but the investors in them. But, see my previous post.
May 5, 2015 8:36 AM - Deleted
dibs trolled!
May 5, 2015 8:37 AM - dibs
randi always pulls the "trolled" when he gets proven wrong and looks stupid
Edited by dibs at May 5, 2015 8:38 AM
May 5, 2015 8:39 AM - Deleted
i tore down a wall in the new house last night, just to see part of what i have......wood frame looks to be oversized and clean, no visible water or fire or termite damage. brick infill is collapsing and will need to be removed and rebuild or replaced with some other insulation/fire protection.
the craziest discovery so far is that if i climb the ladder to the roof hatch and look below roof line i can see into neighbor's attic- the houses must have been built at same time and roofs all connect? weird. also discovered that there are 2 more skylights that have been covered with drywall in the top floor bedrooms. cool!
Edited by Deleted at May 5, 2015 8:41 AM
May 5, 2015 8:40 AM - Deleted
no, that is when i say DERP
May 5, 2015 8:43 AM - dibs
Interesting about the connected "attics."

You may not have to remove the "rubble fill" as it is called. Use spray foam insulation on all the walls when you gut.
May 5, 2015 8:52 AM - Deleted
the rubble fill is collapsing and pushing on the walls. it needs to be repaired or removed, maybe not everywhere but in the problem areas.
May 5, 2015 8:55 AM - dibs
Yeah, as it settles towards the bottom, of course.
May 5, 2015 8:56 AM - Deleted
was rihanna's dress discussed already?
May 5, 2015 9:02 AM - dibs
May 5, 2015 9:04 AM - Deleted
i like that dress.
May 5, 2015 9:16 AM - More4Less
She can fit a few dudes under that dress
May 5, 2015 9:25 AM - rf
New Yorkers Already Complaining It’s Too Hot
Residents appear to be suffering from a mysterious condition known as "Winter Amnesia."
May 5, 2015 9:37 AM - DeLepp
Yellow is a tough color for most to wear successfully. That said how many seamstresses will suffer from carpal tunnel making that dress?
May 5, 2015 9:51 AM - Deleted
haha yeah those chicago beardos can't handle it
May 5, 2015 9:57 AM - Montrose Morris

Rihanna's cloak/cape/royal robe/whatever must have come to the event in a separate vehicle. There's at least 20 yards of fabric there. Plus fur. It's over the top of the top, of course, but as a piece of craftsmanship, well done. She had to grip it like that because it weighed so much, it would have just fallen off. Of course, it doesn't look like she had anything on under it except shoes.
May 5, 2015 10:01 AM - Deleted
sure. and here are some of your jersey chromobros
May 5, 2015 10:03 AM - Deleted
gm - i'm hungry
May 5, 2015 10:06 AM - rf
May 5, 2015 10:07 AM - DeLepp
May 5, 2015 10:07 AM - Deleted
May 5, 2015 10:10 AM - dibs
Find the popes in the pizza
May 5, 2015 10:17 AM - Partridge
what are the boards for? is there a project we don't know about?
May 5, 2015 10:17 AM - pepper
Don't like the color of that dress at all.
May 5, 2015 10:22 AM - Deleted
so you would never go out like this?
May 5, 2015 10:25 AM - dibs
Yes. I have to rebuild the basement hatch in Philadelphia. Similar to this but not the same...
May 5, 2015 10:29 AM - Deleted
did your gimp try to claw his way out of the basement so you are beefing up security?
May 5, 2015 10:30 AM - pepper
Heaven forfend!
May 5, 2015 10:36 AM - pepper
See. It just doesn't look right on me at all!
May 5, 2015 10:38 AM - dibs
i have no problem with yellow on me.
May 5, 2015 10:39 AM - Deleted
May 5, 2015 10:40 AM - pepper
May 5, 2015 10:41 AM - dibs
I meant Asians, not what you two are thinking.
May 5, 2015 10:42 AM - Deleted
doesn't matter who does it! you nasty
May 5, 2015 10:42 AM - Partridge
Maybe Dibs will be able to tell us apart now!
May 5, 2015 10:43 AM - Deleted
um, the fact that you meant a racial slur rather than getting pissed on does not make it OK!

May 5, 2015 10:46 AM - dibs
I could have called them "rice."
May 5, 2015 10:49 AM - dibs
"Mortgage rates spike"

"Seeing 4% on 30 year fixed"

"Highest rate since November"

May 5, 2015 10:50 AM - Partridge
yustillseepeopleascolorsdude? The rest of us stopped doing that YEARS ago.
Edited by Partridge at May 5, 2015 10:53 AM
May 5, 2015 10:52 AM - dibs
Chicago Board of Ed could default on bonds.
May 5, 2015 11:02 AM - dibs
Good that you corrected that because I was going to say that all asses are pink on the inside!!!!
May 5, 2015 11:10 AM - Deleted
May 5, 2015 11:16 AM - Deleted
wow, slopey is such a fucking loser >>>>>

"PS Since randi is so quick to demand that others’ posts be taken down, I note that there is a certain “F” in two of his posts that is against this site’s apparent rules. Perhaps a weekly feature on glass houses is in order."

really bitch? how about you come back here and we discuss your issues with me?????
May 5, 2015 11:18 AM - dibs
LOL, randi PWND on brownstoner
May 5, 2015 11:20 AM - Deleted
i think you don't understand what PWND means.
May 5, 2015 11:20 AM - Deleted
lol you really want to discuss anything with slopey? he was one of the most long winded posters ever.
May 5, 2015 11:23 AM - Deleted
good point. he is obnoxiously pompous too.
May 5, 2015 11:25 AM - dibs
Sounds like he's right.

And yes, you were PWND.

Plus, you are just being a little girl about everything.
May 5, 2015 11:30 AM - sixyearsandcounting
moonface food writer Josh Ozersky dies at age 47:
May 5, 2015 11:30 AM - dibs
And arguing over NJ makes it all the more ridiculous. If you don't want to read a thread about NJ, then don't read it.
May 5, 2015 11:33 AM - Deleted
little girls are terrifyingly tough and stubborn. i would know much more about this than you would.
May 5, 2015 11:33 AM - Deleted
they deleted my comment where i called him SNITCHFARM. lame.

dibs- go paint some wood.
May 5, 2015 11:40 AM - Deleted
May 5, 2015 11:46 AM - dibs
Headed back to Philly.
May 5, 2015 11:55 AM - Partridge
Take this Online Survey and be entered to win a week stay on the East End!

I continue to think through the notion of cashing out my apartment and leaving Brooklyn for a new community. My idea is to distribute my assests more wisely as I plan for my older years. Currently, most of my money is in my apartment. I could not have picked a better investment as it has increased tremendously since I purchased it, but with that said, it is getting increasingly difficult to afford to live in this area.

So, my plan needs to satisfy my need for housing and source(s) of income. I'm ruling out the obvious scenario because it doesn't suit me - move somewhere cheaper, rent a place and get a job. Nope, can't do that.

What seems the most interesting to me now, is to buy a place that will afford me an income as well as shelter. This could be a multi family place or a place with vacation rental possibilities. I like the latter better. So, I am looking at properties online which have 2 private residences - either 2 cottages on a lot or a main house with guest cottage, main house with barn apartment or even full basement with separate entrance, etc.

I have selected the East End of Long Island for several reasons. Towns of interest are between 80 and 100 miles of the City, accessible by train, Jitney and car, very popular with NY'er, decent weather, good amenities. In the mix are the towns on the south from Remsenburg to Hampton Bays (includes Westhampton Beach, Quogue, East Quogue) and on the north, from Riverhead to Greenport (includes Jamesport, Mattituck, Cutchougue, Southold).

Here is what I am asking: in selecting a vacation house property to rent for a week or a month, how would you rate the following from most important to least important. 1-10, 1 being most important.

Great views from the house.
Walk or bike to beach.
Magazine-worthy interior.
Great, fully equipped kitchen.
Play area for children.
Swimming Pool.
No car needed. Walk from train or bus stop.
Rural environment.
Town environment.
Close to attractions.

Special bonus question enters you in a raffle to win a growler of local craft beer.

Important or not important?:
Can walk home drunk from local bar.


May 5, 2015 11:59 AM - petebklyn
my sanitation ticket was dismissed. thanks to help of cobble.
May 5, 2015 12:17 PM - DeLepp
Great views from the house.-2
Walk or bike to beach.-1
Magazine-worthy interior.-9
Great, fully equipped kitchen.-10, as long as there is a grill
Play area for children.-6
Swimming Pool-5
No car needed. Walk from train or bus stop.-4
Rural environment.-8
Town environment.-3
Close to attractions. 7
Edited by DeLepp at May 5, 2015 12:22 PM
May 5, 2015 12:18 PM - DeadCatBounce
8.Great views from the house.
1. Walk or bike to beach.
9. Magazine-worthy interior.
5. Great, fully equipped kitchen.
4. Play area for children.
6. Swimming Pool.
2. No car needed. Walk from train or bus stop.
10. Rural environment.
7. Town environment.
3. Close to attractions.

Can walk home drunk from local bar.
Not Important
May 5, 2015 12:20 PM - Deleted
i will give these 1, 5 or 10. 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 are too similar to have any distinction.
Great views from the house. 5
Walk or bike to beach. 1
Magazine-worthy interior. 10
Great, fully equipped kitchen. 1
Play area for children. 1
Swimming Pool. 10
No car needed. Walk from train or bus stop. 10
Rural environment. 5
Town environment. 5
Close to attractions. 10
Edited by Deleted at May 5, 2015 12:24 PM
May 5, 2015 12:20 PM - DeadCatBounce
I thought the obvious scenario would be marry a handsome investment banker with an oceanfront mansion.
May 5, 2015 12:26 PM - petebklyn
for me
great views - 2
walk or bike to beach -3
interior -5
kitchen -5
play area - 10
swimming pool -3
no car - 10
rural area - 3
town - 5
attractions - 10

May 5, 2015 12:30 PM - Partridge
Maybe not such a great idea? Didn't your first wife do just that? ;)

Thanks for you input, all. Very helpful!
May 5, 2015 12:33 PM - DeadCatBounce
Great idea from the perspective of the bride, only!
May 5, 2015 12:36 PM - Deleted
pete stole my method and then did it wrong.
May 5, 2015 12:37 PM - Partridge
But... but... she no longer has you, DCB.
May 5, 2015 12:38 PM - Partridge
All methods are fine and still clear to the author.
May 5, 2015 12:42 PM - petebklyn
what method?
May 5, 2015 12:51 PM - Montrose Morris
I pretty much agree with Pete's numbers. I would love to have a full sized swimming pool. I'd be in it all summer long.
May 5, 2015 12:54 PM - Deleted
pools are great but upkeep can be a real PITA
May 5, 2015 1:00 PM - More4Less
I can't take this continued reference of that site>>>>

So consider me officially DONE here.

Enjoy. Peace. Whatever
May 5, 2015 1:01 PM - pepper
Great views from the house. 5
Walk or bike to beach. 1
Magazine-worthy interior. 8
Great, fully equipped kitchen. 2
Play area for children. 10
Swimming Pool. 4
No car needed. Walk from train or bus stop. 3
Rural environment. 7
Town environment. 1
Close to attractions. 9

Can walk home tipsy from local bar - Would be nice

May 5, 2015 1:04 PM - Deleted
calm down i just mentioned it once and it was about an ex OT member so it was really about him not the other thing.
May 5, 2015 1:08 PM - Partridge
Which of these modest properties do you prefer? Why?

May 5, 2015 1:08 PM - pepper
NOOOOO M4L. Stay. Please.
May 5, 2015 1:11 PM - Deleted
M4L mentions slopey, cgar and arkady all the time.
May 5, 2015 1:13 PM - Partridge
Sweet Panda, don't go!!!!! I need you to participate in my survey. It is very important. You are of a demographic I wish to market to.
May 5, 2015 1:14 PM - Deleted
c'mon panda!
May 5, 2015 1:18 PM - Montrose Morris
If I can afford the property with the pool, I can afford a pool maintenance company. That's how I look at it. The reward of enjoying it outweighs the cost of hiring someone to clean it and keep the chemicals in the right balance.
May 5, 2015 1:21 PM - Partridge
Salt water trend now, MM. And heated. No shock to the body, no chemicals.

Dammitz! I wanna pool. I deserve a pool.
May 5, 2015 1:23 PM - Montrose Morris
Even better, Part! Sounds great.

As to your three houses above - as a house, please just give me the second one. I wouldn't even have to change much.

Third one is second favorite. Nice rooms. POOL!
May 5, 2015 1:26 PM - pepper

"the plucking of eyebrows -- another rising trend among young Iranian males -- will not be tolerated"
May 5, 2015 1:47 PM - Deleted
wow this is not cool

Shots rang out last night outside of Habana Outpost in Fort Greene around 8 pm, leaving two injured, according to police.
The gunfire hit a 17-year-old boy in the hip and grazed a 23-year-old woman in the shoulder, cops said. Paramedics took the teen to Woodhull Medical Center in stable condition and others transported the woman to New York Methodist Hospital.
May 5, 2015 2:12 PM - dibs

I need good local retaurants with the ability to walk home from one

Want a nice property with a nice yard preferably with some water (creek, etc)

Can make a great kitchen myself.

Dont want a pool.

Dont need any of those other things
May 5, 2015 2:20 PM - pepper
Clearly you didn't read the entire post. She's asking what is important for you in a vacation rental, not in owning the property. Moron.
May 5, 2015 2:23 PM - Deleted
dibs never reads anything anyone posts.
May 5, 2015 2:29 PM - dibs
OH, OK. I'll defer to the others since I am probably not a good demographic. I dont rent vacation rentals but if i did i would want it near good restaurants and the ability to walk home from one, especially if it was an area devoid of any taxi service.
May 5, 2015 2:31 PM - petebklyn
I'd take the last one.
May 5, 2015 2:34 PM - dibs
Plus a nice kitchen and nice bathrooms. No cheap ass ugly furniture.
May 5, 2015 2:35 PM - dibs
What are attractions???

Mini golf????

Ripley's Believe It Or Not?

Edited by dibs at May 5, 2015 2:41 PM
May 5, 2015 2:40 PM - petebklyn
some excitement in albany too...not just brooklyn:
Several blocks of Lark Street in Albany remained closed Tuesday morning after an early morning shooting that reportedly left one person dead. At 7 a.m., dozens of police officrs remained on the scene and evidence markers could be seen at the intersection of Lark Street and Sheridan Avenue in the Sheridan Hollow section of the city.
May 5, 2015 2:43 PM - Partridge
Take the survey and rank them, please.
May 5, 2015 2:44 PM - dibs
Too difficult on my iPad. later.

May 5, 2015 2:52 PM - dibs
Besides, my number one would be good restaurants and thats not on the list. Implies a town or village location

Nicely furnished would be number two and thats not on the list either. Implies a nice kitchen and baths

Like i said, the list isnt appropriate for me. All others are a 10

May 5, 2015 2:58 PM - DeLepp
That sucks about Habana but Fulton seems to revert back to the 90s at times.
May 5, 2015 3:00 PM - Partridge
C'mon, your needs are covered in the list.

Great views from the house.
Walk or bike to beach.
Magazine-worthy interior. = Nicely furnished with nice baths!
Great, fully equipped kitchen. = really nice kitchen!
Play area for children.
Swimming Pool.
No car needed. Walk from train or bus stop.
Rural environment.
Town environment. = restaurants, bars, cafes.
Close to attractions. = lighthouses, windmills, historic home tours, roller-coasters, museums, aquarium, miniature golf too!
May 5, 2015 3:04 PM - pepper
Face it Part, Dibs is special.
May 5, 2015 3:13 PM - rf
I would want a place that was QUIET. Not on your list.
May 5, 2015 3:15 PM - dibs
Like i said, i need almost none of those things.

You should look at surveys that are already out there from vacation renters. There are many. Rf can teach you how to google.

Those things would all get rated differently depending upon number of children and their ages as well.

And "nicely furnished with nice kitchen and baths" does not mean i will pay for "magazine-worthy interior"
May 5, 2015 3:16 PM - dibs
Yes. QUIET. No close neighbors or kids around.

Not on list.

May 5, 2015 3:18 PM - dibs
Part, treat is like a focus group and make note of the comments. Dont tie yourself to an inflexible, inappropriate ( for some) list.
May 5, 2015 3:20 PM - dibs
Also, i think you need to add "proximity to a cruisy area" like the Pines, for example
May 5, 2015 3:20 PM - Deleted
dibs would require access to asian rent boys and mediocre restaurants that serve schmucks tomatoes
Edited by Deleted at May 5, 2015 3:20 PM
May 5, 2015 3:23 PM - Partridge
You too, with my 'incomplete' list? (rf is special too, Pepper.)

For the sake of more important options, the following is to be assumed. All properties are quiet, safe and clean.

Take the survey, please.
May 5, 2015 3:26 PM - Partridge
Survey, please, DH.
May 5, 2015 3:29 PM - rf
6 Great views from the house.
3 Walk or bike to beach.
8 Magazine-worthy interior. = Nicely furnished with nice baths!
4 Great, fully equipped kitchen. = really nice kitchen!
10 Play area for children.
1 Swimming Pool.
9 No car needed. Walk from train or bus stop.
2 Rural environment.
5 Town environment. = restaurants, bars, cafes.
7 Close to attractions. = lighthouses, windmills, historic home tours, roller-coasters, museums, aquarium, miniature golf too!

May 5, 2015 3:29 PM - dibs
Though I own a house near the shore, i would never go to a location like that to rent one so the list is moot. Most of those locations are way overpriced anyway and any of them near NYC are full of unattractive New Yorkers and, even worse, people from NJ.

If you were paying attention to my travels over the last few years, they included Venice, Florence, rome, Sicily, Deerfield, Hong Kong and Bangkok.


Edited by dibs at May 5, 2015 3:32 PM
May 5, 2015 3:31 PM - dibs
I dont do roller coasters. The last place in the world I would ever visit would be any sort of theme parks

May 5, 2015 3:32 PM - Partridge
thank you, rf.
May 5, 2015 3:33 PM - Deleted
the last place OIN THE WORLD?
May 5, 2015 3:33 PM - Partridge
well, then you would give "Close to attractions." a score of 10 (least important) Do you understand how this works yet?
May 5, 2015 3:34 PM - dibs
Yes. after Bushwick.
May 5, 2015 3:36 PM - dibs
Yet, i may want to visit some museums, so again, the questions and the supplied answers are poorly worded and, AGAIN, inappropriate.
May 5, 2015 3:37 PM - dibs
I wish Cobble were here to give us her choices but I suspect they would have to be immediately deleted.
May 5, 2015 3:37 PM - rf
There are a lot of reasons a house would or wouldn't be quiet--on a main road, for instance. That's why I rated rural as very important. The rest of the year I live on a main road.

If I still had a kid living at home, my priorities would have been very different and would have changed every few years.
May 5, 2015 3:39 PM - Deleted
did cobble ever come back? or bnh? i hate to say it but i kinda forgot about them, they made such a silent exit.
May 5, 2015 3:41 PM - dibs
Bnh has been.
May 5, 2015 3:42 PM - Deleted
well i hope you are happy with yourself dibs. how many have you chased away now???
May 5, 2015 3:43 PM - dibs
You just chased m4l away with your asinine brownstoner comments. No one else who is gone has left because of me.
May 5, 2015 3:46 PM - rf
Cobble is taking a break. Whether it will be permanent remains to be seen.
May 5, 2015 3:47 PM - Partridge
Yep, sure.

Most of the lot sizes out there (in my price range at least) are rather small. All under an acre, some under a 1/4 acre. It is very possible that one would see and hear a neighbor.

From what I have learned thus far, homes for rent during the summer are abundant but only the overpriced and hideous remain empty. It's a big business out there as very few hotels exist.
May 5, 2015 3:49 PM - Deleted
didn't dibs bring up brownstoner?
May 5, 2015 3:49 PM - Deleted
hey i gave the panda a hug to try to get him back. what have you done to get anyone back (buttfucking mrs m does not count, you would have done that regardless).
May 5, 2015 3:51 PM - dibs
Are there management companies that you would hire to do the cleaning when renters turn over? That would be very high on my list if I owned one of those if you didnt live wihin a short drive and are not available during the entire season.
Edited by dibs at May 5, 2015 3:53 PM
May 5, 2015 3:51 PM - rf
Reminder: Hollow Nickel gathering of losers this evening.

Say welcome home to Pepper and belated Happy Birthday to Partridge.

I will be there early and leave early because I will be on the road tomorrow starting at 7 a.m.
May 5, 2015 3:54 PM - Partridge
Yay, party!
May 5, 2015 3:55 PM - Deleted
i will NOT be there tonight. derp.
May 5, 2015 4:01 PM - Partridge
Yes, Dave. The East End economy runs on servicing the needs of the vacationers. Cleaning people, landscapers, contractors, pool people. Shopping services, deliveries, 'light building management services', ex. "open the house and let the guy come by to hang the mirror in the den" people. Its shocking.

Most rentals impose surcharges covering the cleaning costs. Some charge for utilities too. All impose a security deposit and some a damage insurance.
May 5, 2015 4:03 PM - dibs
I would go if I were in NYC
May 5, 2015 4:08 PM - Partridge
Why don't you ever join us and why are you always the first to post that you will NOT attend, R'andi? Don't you like us? :)
May 5, 2015 4:10 PM - dibs
I think randi is socially awkward
May 5, 2015 4:15 PM - rf
I think Randi is the parent of a toddler.
May 5, 2015 4:16 PM - Deleted
not sure why i am the first to point out i am not coming. i am usually the first one to overshare here.

i haven't been out at night in like 2 months. i never go out, its complicated and involves a babysitter or some sort of negotiations w the wife and i am generally too tired anyway and i have nothing to talk about other than work or brandi and really more than anything i would like to just sit at a bar alone and not talk to anyone.
May 5, 2015 4:16 PM - Deleted
May 5, 2015 4:18 PM - dibs
Sounds far worse than retirement.
May 5, 2015 4:21 PM - rf
Just like Wendy, Michael and John in Peter Pan.

Oh wait--that's fiction!

Randi, it gets better. And pretty soon you will be obsessed about your construction project.
May 5, 2015 4:23 PM - Partridge
This is how I personally would rank them:

8. Great views from the house.
3. Walk or bike to beach.
2. Magazine-worthy interior.
5. Great, fully equipped kitchen.
6. Play area for children.
1. Swimming Pool.
10. No car needed. Walk from train or bus stop.
7. Rural environment.
4. Town environment.
9. Close to attractions.

Thanks. Your participation is greatly appreciated! I'll copy your responses and put them in my East End research file. Across the board, you all want to be able to walk or bike to the beach but you are split on a pool requirement. I'm surprised by that. Needless to say, I place a higher priority on the Magazine-worthy Interior than the rest of you do, which leads me to think that other, potential renters would feel more as you all do than as I.
May 5, 2015 4:25 PM - Deleted
i will not be there - but i will be making my triumphant return to OT events soon
May 5, 2015 4:27 PM - pepper
Good! I haven't seen you in like 2 years!
May 5, 2015 4:29 PM - Deleted
i spent so much time and money through my 20s and first half of 30s going out like every night that i really don't mind this new life.....but i would like to go out to nice dinners a little more often

DH on the other hand is a punk assed bitch and has no excuse.
May 5, 2015 4:30 PM - dibs
He probably needs to get to his "Summer" figure.
May 5, 2015 4:33 PM - Partridge
We miss you guys. Always merrier with more (and I believe Benson is still out of town).
May 5, 2015 4:34 PM - petebklyn
always nice when people don't come because then we can talk about them
May 5, 2015 4:35 PM - rf
Not soon enough!
May 5, 2015 4:36 PM - petebklyn
Mr. Softee just drove by. maybe he is on his way down to someone's shop
May 5, 2015 4:37 PM - rf
May 5, 2015 4:40 PM - petebklyn
I dunno why folks get so stressed by some folks or topics of convo.. Can always ignore and throw in whatever you want.
For example can skip right by/downarrow by punfests or politics or people from NewJersey.
May 5, 2015 4:44 PM - dibs
High Maintenance combined with Delicate Flowers, Pete
May 5, 2015 4:45 PM - Montrose Morris
Magazine-worthy interiors, from an owner's standpoint, would cost too much. Too many people don't respect other people's stuff.

Plus tastes differ. There's a big difference between Better Homes and Garden's interiors and Elle Decor's. In general, the more expensive it is, and the more designer names are strewn about, the less I like it.
May 5, 2015 4:46 PM - rf
Because I owe you a drink?
May 5, 2015 4:50 PM - Deleted
DFB is going to be 40 soon lolzz
May 5, 2015 4:50 PM - dibs
Magazine worthy interiors only needed for some markets...Hamptons, Chatham, Kennebunkport where you are renting for $5,000/week or more.

May 5, 2015 4:51 PM - dibs
40 is the new 20
May 5, 2015 4:52 PM - Deleted
no its not
May 5, 2015 4:58 PM - Deleted
lol randi got lectured on the ROTD thread like a child
May 5, 2015 5:06 PM - rf
I think that magazine-worthy interiors are important for truly high-end places. Maybe not so much for those with a finite budget, whether buying or renting.

That said, I think Partridge is uniquely qualified to decorate her place so it looks magazine-worthy.
May 5, 2015 5:08 PM - dibs
Since he cant or wont pay $13,000 a month to rent he cant understand why anyone else would. I think he also once said he cant understand buying a $99,000 car.
May 5, 2015 5:12 PM - pepper
I can't understand why anyone would pay $13,000 a month to rent something either.
May 5, 2015 5:15 PM - dibs
Because they can and maybe they dont want to stay in the place more than a year or two. There is also the corporate market which I am sure is quite large in NYC.
May 5, 2015 5:57 PM - Deleted
I also can't understand trolling Craigslist for dudes to rim, but dibs seems to understand this well.
May 5, 2015 6:01 PM - dibs
I hope you had a nice Cinco de Mayo, randi.
May 5, 2015 6:04 PM - Deleted
Haha dibs is over there preaching "civility" and then insults someone as uneducated.
May 5, 2015 6:28 PM - BirdnestHead
Saw some nice flowers today...
May 5, 2015 6:31 PM - dibs
Asiatic lilies, I think.

May 5, 2015 7:05 PM - rf
We're outside.
May 5, 2015 7:21 PM - Deleted
"Mrs. Clinton remains a polarizing figure — nearly the same percentage of Americans view her positively as negatively — but her favorability rating has improved by nine percentage points since the disclosure in late March that she did not use a government email account as secretary of state."

May 5, 2015 7:26 PM - BirdnestHead
What is "Crime and Punishment"?
May 5, 2015 7:26 PM - BirdnestHead
Nope, "Anna Karenina"
May 5, 2015 7:35 PM - dibs
Jeopardy here was pre-empted by a debate of the Democratic mayorlal candidates. More of the same old, same old tax and spend. None of them have a clue what needs to be done with the pensions.
Edited by dibs at May 5, 2015 7:37 PM
May 5, 2015 7:38 PM - Deleted
for someone who hates democrats you sure seem to gravitate towards liberal cities. Maybe you should retire somewhere a little further south
May 5, 2015 7:38 PM - Deleted
Dibs you should run for office. A gay socially liberal fiscal conservative. You'd do well. I'm serious.
May 5, 2015 7:44 PM - Deleted
Running for office would involve playing nice with people he thinks are morons. I don't think he could stomach it.

I'm still curious how he managed to schmooze with clients during his hedge hog days.
May 5, 2015 7:45 PM - Deleted
Small hands might be a problem but we can photoshop pictures. Also might need to pay of silverdaddies to delete your profile.
May 5, 2015 7:48 PM - Deleted
"I'm still curious how he managed to schmooze with clients during his hedge hog days. "

May 5, 2015 7:49 PM - dibs
I could never stomach the bullshit. At least with clients, we all were focused on a common goal...making money. Very clear, very simple. And, for the most part, with most of them, I could dazzle them with my knowledge of Asia. I did run into, on very rare occasions, very xenophobic clients.
May 5, 2015 7:50 PM - dibs
I dont like the weather down south.
May 5, 2015 8:01 PM - Deleted
I hate schmoozing too - I'm happy being back office. Big reason why I haven't tried to go to business school is that I've heard it's really 95% schmoozing and networking which is not my forte
May 5, 2015 9:27 PM - rf
Nice evening at Hollow Nickel.

BedStuyMaven was there!
May 5, 2015 9:46 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
what kind of tree was in that backyard? my eyes are still burning and, once i went to put on my jammies, i realized i'm covered in hives. my back, chest, arms, tummy and face have erupted.


i want my momma.
May 5, 2015 10:57 PM - Deleted

Did M4L really blogicide over a reference to brownstoner?????????? Really???????????????
May 5, 2015 11:13 PM - Partridge
No idea, Snaps. But even without allergies I could feel the tree dust in my eyes tonight. Carlo's windshield needed a spraying to drive home.

Welcome back, Benson. Yeah, it would seen so.
May 5, 2015 11:21 PM - pepper
Welcome home!

I'm hoping M4L was just making a joke :o/
May 5, 2015 11:21 PM - pepper
I enjoyed meeting BSM.
May 5, 2015 11:30 PM - Deleted
Thanks. Had a great time at mini-reunion of fellow Cooper friends, who now live in Chapel Hill, Tuscon and Fairfax, Virginia. Like old times again, except in Chapel Hill rather than East Village.

Friend in Chapel Hill has a gorgeous home, complete with swimming pool. Still, it was not for me, as there is not a soul on the street.
May 5, 2015 11:34 PM - DeLepp
benson, odd times since you left for vacation.
May 5, 2015 11:36 PM - pepper
How did the solo drive home go?
May 5, 2015 11:38 PM - Deleted
Exhausting. Too much for me.

The drive down was no picnic either. My friend offered to relieve me, but after 1.5 hours, he said that he was tired and gave it back to me.
May 5, 2015 11:39 PM - Partridge
I had a HS reunion with BSM tonight. Apologies to the rest of the gang.
May 5, 2015 11:39 PM - DeLepp
A lot of Cadillac in this months Car and Driver though the ATS-V coupe looks sexy.
May 5, 2015 11:40 PM - pepper
Nice friend. I guess you should consider flying next time, if there is one.
May 5, 2015 11:41 PM - DeLepp
A lot of unfortunate man buns/man flip tops tonight at hollow nickel.
May 5, 2015 11:42 PM - pepper
Do you have a pic, DeLepp?
May 5, 2015 11:43 PM - DeLepp
Rory Mcllroy on cover of Men's Health... Andy will be happy.
May 5, 2015 11:44 PM - Partridge
If only you could have taken pictures for Dave.
May 5, 2015 11:45 PM - Deleted
One thing that I was amazed to learn there was that North Carolina law requires that all new developments by organized as a HOA. Wow. In areas like Chapel Hill, it tends to make everything look over-manicured.
May 5, 2015 11:46 PM - DeLepp
Not sure if the offence is visible.
May 5, 2015 11:49 PM - pepper
Yes, yes it is. It's a great pic, actually. Although the bun was much more egregious in person.
May 6, 2015 6:00 AM - dibs
Man buns are about the worst imaginable accesorizing