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Sunday, December 26, 2010

What's 3 things you must have if you were stuck at home in a blizzard? (inspired by me, stuck in a blizzard)

What's 3 things you must have if you were stuck at home in a blizzard? (inspired by me, stuck in a blizzard)

Answer here

Friday, June 4, 2010

A NY Road Sign the DOT Forgot About

A NY Road Sign the DOT Forgot About: "

I think this is quite possibly my favorite road sign in New York:


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You can find this decaying sign on Seagirt Boulevard just before you cross the bridge to Atlantic Beach in south Queens.


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But the real question is: what the heck does this sign mean? You’re already in the middle of New York when you pass it; that arrow could be pointing in any direction and still be accurate! And if it’s referring to Manhattan, it’s definitely pointing in the wrong direction.


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If it said Atlantic Beach or Long Beach or Nassau County or Long Island, it might make some sense…but as it stands, it’s just a simple wooden sign with an arrow pointing to “New York.” And when was the last time the DOT put up signs printed on wood??


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To be totally honest, this is actually my favorite road sign in New York. Forget the silly “How sweet it is!” and “Fuggedaboutit!” signs…


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“Welcome to Brooklyn: Home To Everyone From Everywhere!”


…that’s the absolute best description of Brooklyn I’ve ever heard.


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Terror in Taipei: Computex taxi drivers watch live TV, video chat while cruising

Terror in Taipei: Computex taxi drivers watch live TV, video chat while cruising: "

It's a Christmas miracle that Joanna and I survived the week in Taipei. Not because our brains nearly exploded from the wealth of non-functioning Windows 7 tablets we saw, but because most of our cab drivers found themselves -- um, preoccupied -- while on the job. Over here, deep within a WiMAX hotspot, it's not uncommon to see cabbies video chatting and watching live local TV over-the-air while driving, and since you'd never believe me sans pics, I've got a handful of those as proof. Call it culture shock, or call it reckless -- we're calling it 'America needs to get with the program and catch up to Asia.'

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Motorola brings hands-free driving campaign to cities

Motorola brings hands-free driving campaign to cities: "Residents of New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Minneapolis may be seeing Motorola-branded Smart ForTwo cars in their cities soon, as part of the mobile hardware company's National Safe Driving Month campaign.

Originally posted at The Social

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ooh la la via @austinhorse

Ooh la la on Twitpic

Spotted on the streets of Brooklyn. The Citroën H Van, Type H, H-Type or HY was a light truck (or delivery van) produced by the French car maker Citroën between 1947 and 1981. It was developed as a simple front wheel driven van after World War II. A total of 473,289 were produced in 34 years in factories in France and Belgium. Most of them were sold in France, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Manhattan (Opening)

Mention a city that Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is so closely associated with, you'd be right, - but it better be Manhattan. Grizzled streets with winsome tourists agape at skyscrapers. Long gone diners of meals gone by still offer the hungry and thirsty coffee. Broadway neon ooze the electricity powered by promise and opportunity. Say what you will, New York will always draw the young and vibrant.