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, apparently

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[Т]he developer has allegedly installed a loud fan (for the sole purpose of making an irritating din) and a security camera outside his door, stripped the floor of all fire safety signs, and hired workers to yell and spit at him when he exits and enters the building, all for the sole purpose of making Ozsu’s life at 215 W. 84th St. unbearable.

*today’s Post*

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The building was intended as a happy place: literally.

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I was under a misapprehension that proof of pseudo-vaccination is required for employment at companies with more than 100 workers.

Apparently, in NYC that magic number is not a 100.

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It was a dark and stormy night…actually, a day – but so gloomy there wasn’t much difference.

We came out of the plane with its familiar interior and artificial comfort – and got a reality shock. Customs officers looked at us with suspicious disdain, American English turned out to be incomprehensible, and the geography of the airport – almost impenetrable. Consequent cab trip to Brooklyn revealed the city unlike I’ve ever seen – and certainly not the New York of the movies: dried-blood brick buildings of 2 stories, block after a sad block, low cloudy gray of the skies, cracked pavement and dark-dressed , hurrying people looking strictly under their feet, leaning into the wind.

O Lord, what have we done?!

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…Also the 2022 trend of rich gents’ new habit of renting — NOT marrying — their young females. Like if Amazon’s delivery slows and the boss’ delivery also slows — the guarantee is her future’s taken care of. No prenup, no lawyers, no hassles over who grabs which painting. This way each gets what they need. The only ass to marry his ass is the former HRH Harry. Why? Because he’s an ass.

HA! read the whole thing

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I have a pleasure to hand over the tribune of this blog to my friend, Gerard P, in his capacity of a guest blogger.

A photoing blogger, that is, as the late Brian Mcklethwait used to say. Gerard is much more mobile than I, and takes pictures in his walks around the city. Photos in this post are grouped around Elizabeth Street garden (here’s official website, rather needy); I think they area reminder what it is left of the world when civilization is no more…or something to that effect.

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Collusion works!

It’s hilarious on so many levels.

Piquant details galore: look at her pseudo-modest posture. The red dress. The wing armchair. The Russian bear the hero has mastered. The toga. The bull. The painting style of a country-fair matryoshkas.  And the cries of foul by the enraged socialists. I love it.

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Just The News:

All diplomats attending the UN general assembly in New York next week will have to provide proof of vaccination, prompting outrage from Russia.

гыыы

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NYPost

The proof of vaccine to enter requirement, dubbed the Key to NYC, will apply to indoor restaurants, bars, museums and movie theaters, but not to places such as office buildings, community and senior centers as well as outdoor dining areas.

On Sept. 13, the city will begin issuing fines — $1,000 for a first offense and $2,000 for a second — to indoor businesses that fail to ensure their venues are off limits to those who remain unvaccinated.

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is  immeasurably inadequate. Think about this:

Last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo enacted “Matilda’s (after his mother) Law,” a protective order for all New York state citizens over the age of 70, who are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus.

[…] She (Maria Cuomo, sister) was the executive producer of 2012’s The Invisible War, a documentary about sexual assault in the US military that won a Peabody, an Emmy, and was nominated for an Oscar.

[…]The governor of New York was married to Kerry Kennedy, the seventh child of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, for 15 years, from 1990 to 2005 (the tabloids dubbed the union “Cuomolot”) [And now we know why it took so long to get rid of him]

[…]Cara’s twin sister, Mariah (2 of his 3 daughters), attended Brown University where she majored in history and wrote for the college newspaper. She is an associate at Teneo, a global communications and advisory firm.[Where did I hear the name of this firm, fairly recently? Ah!The boss of PR firm Teneo has today resigned as chairman and chief executive after claims of drunken misconduct at a star-studded fundraising concert.[…]The Financial Times reported that Kelly behaved inappropriately at a party linked to the concert. This behaviour is said to have included the non-consensual touching of women.”] Make of it what you will...

Quotes from a sycophantic (of course) article at Town&Country. However they try to spin it, it’s over for Cuomo.

At least for now.

PS.

Perspective.

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see previous here

[из коммента elsewhere]

когда у меня был дом*, задний двор и терраса над ним, то я таки обычно сушила бельё на этой террасе.
сушилкой пользовалась только в дождливую погоду.
не потому, чтоб сэкономить, а просто на воздухе высушенное бельё пахнет так…так пахнет.. хорошо пахнет, короче.

кондо и коопы в нй, к глубочайшему сожалению, не внемлют опасностям глобалворминга. запрешшшают членам и жителям верёвочки вешать. сушите, говорят, искл-но в моцных коммерческих сушилках, что мы для вашего же блага накупили.

что не мешает тем же кооп-бордз поминать тот же глобалворминг как причину требования разделять бытовой мусор на 3 ведра…парадокс!

* ну вот, опять она завела старую песню*

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Here’s your Sunday entertainment. Here’s your “moral elites”, your “betters”, your “noble progressives“.

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WTF?

Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Offer Assistance in Investigation of Jewish Man Assaulted by Protesters in Times Square.

“I unequivocally condemn these brutal attacks on visibly Jewish New Yorkers and we will not tolerate anti-Semitic violent gang harassment and intimidation.{…}

Visibly? Visibly?

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Jews are attacked by an arab mob in midtown Manhattan:

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At the bottom of Central Park

Waiting for the bus home after a doctor’s visit.

Noticed something?  Who’re the masters of universe? Hint: an orange shopping bag is by Hermes…

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Дикие!

Странные люди проживают в этом городе, ух какие странные. В прошлом, напр., меня радовал сосед, мальчик Логан.

Да и он ли один, за столько-то лет. Даже сейчас, в изоляции, каждый мой выход в свет – за продуктами или по набережной прогуляться – приносит новые впечатления.

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QotD

Cindy Adams at NY Post, today:

Gin may be the perfect tonic to watch the Oscars — about whom who cares? — which will broadcast from “multiple locations.” Means whoever has the largest bookcase to pose in front of plus the smallest nostrils for a Zoom to stick up in will get to announce films nobody went to any theater to see. It will be late April — in time for Fauci’s next announcement.

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And that’s how they operate. Alien mentality. Healthy, normal person could never imagine this thought process. if that’s what it is.

Need I say that as of this moment 600 (six. hundred.)  have bought tickets for this “tour”?

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лет назад мы приземлились в JFK.

 

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Last post of 2020

Go away. Hit the road, Jack. Скатертью дорожка.

That’s what I want to say to the rapidly-diminishing 2020.

I have seen enough inertia, ostrich-like indifference, inept mumbling, downright treason and duplicity from people I considered friends and political allies to last me another 5yrs – and very little, but by rarity even more shining examples of support, open-heart generosity,  kindness. I will always remember your help – Adam, Cat, Stuart, Jessie, Tony (actually, three Tonies), “Fiona”, Lucie and Julien. Thank you. You made that awful year a bit more bearable.

Here’s to a new and improved 2021! Don’t want to place too much hope in things getting better – in fact, I’ve seen commenters wonder: were people at New Year Eve of 1914 believed, aloud, in a better 1915? They might be right. Still, the future is uncertain, and there is still a small probability of a better tomorrow.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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Sparkle, sparkle

From the walk on Friday night: my irrepressible neighbors and their shining hope for a new year

 

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