But Jenny Carroll of Sunnyside, Queens, said the changes [to make Union Square...– Someone far less excited to see Union Square finally become the pedestrian haven it always should have been. Damn those green people!
Marco.org: Job transition →
marco: After four years of my serving as Tumblr’s lead developer, Tumblr’s technical management needs have evolved to require types of experience that I don’t have, and my independent career has offered a lot of opportunities that I haven’t had the time to take full advantage of. It’s been more than an honor to work with the legendary Marco Arment, whose depth and breadth of expertise...
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver isn’t the only Albany leader with a...– GOPer Dean Skelos has stake in companies that do business with state - just like Sheldon Silver (via noneck) NY politics are a slushy mess. Vote today. Please, please, vote.
Citizens Union 2010 Voter Guide →
Primaries (better known as the only elections for local/state rep offices in this very-Democratic city) are tomorrow. It’s not too late to get informed.
Section XII, Prohibiting the Throwing of Fruit Skins etc on Walks: Any person...– An 1897 ordinance, under which the ol’ banana peel stunt could earn you ten days in jail
I just don’t accept turning science into a new religion until it can show...– Ron Rosenbaum’s “An Agnostic Manifesto”
W.W. Norton on Tumblr: yes.
wwnorton: Our social clock had gone berserk but those groovy Eames and collectible lamps licensed us to practice a kind of savage civility. Our vice wasn’t noble or the avalanche of cocktails with serene names suggestive of spy movies or the imprudent idea of going further in snow. We secretly wished for living rooms with such large cushions. We might have survived it all, especially the...
Gratifying sightings from the Q train this morning
The new Forest City Ratner (grr) tower/mega-rentalplex designed by Frank Gehry (meh) has a basically complete façade, and it looks pretty damn good. Shaggy-haired, trucker-hatted hipster dude casually holding a miniature poodle close with the aid of his checkerboard suspenders. A dead ringer for Ted Kennedy (bad pun — miss you, Ted!)