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#22441 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 11:52 PM

I do know that generally speaking transit advocates would point to the proximity of NYC bus stops being a barrier to broader uptake.

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#22442 Wilfrid

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 12:11 AM

I’ve been a NIMBY about this. I was upset about proposed changes to M8 when I had the arthritic hip, but I guess my hip wasn’t the only factor for the MTA. And the changes didn’t happen.

#22443 AaronS

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 12:29 PM

the ones in brooklyn are openly talked about as ways of reducing congestion by reducing capacity. the one by my old apartment was incredibly fast, getting to brennan and carr (and south williamsburg to a lesser extent) was very quick.

#22444 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 12:44 PM

Shouldn't reducing congestion increase capacity?

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 03:28 PM

I think the idea is that streets just fill to capacity no matter what so improving congestion isn’t a long term solution, and reducing capacity will decrease the total number of cars on the road and increase public transit use in south brooklyn. I don’t know if the same argument applies in manhattan.

#22446 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 03:52 PM

Do you mean the bus lanes?

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 05:15 PM

yes, I think the point of the SBS lines in brooklyn is that they remove a full lane of traffic from major thoroughfares.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 01:51 AM

They desperately need SBS on 96th it's awful at both Broadway and CPW where there are transfers to the subway.


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#22449 Orik

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 04:21 PM

I got to use luft gesheft in the context of a questionable nyc air rights transaction.


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#22450 Rich

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 04:51 PM

I like hot-air balloons!!!



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Posted 30 April 2019 - 07:03 PM

I got to use luft gesheft in the context of a questionable nyc air rights transaction.

I wonder how many times that phrase was used during the discussions to sell our coops' air rights to a developer looking to build big on the Bialystoker Home's 3 lots on E Broadway?

 

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#22452 StephanieL

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 06:29 PM

Looking forward to seeing Ed Levine talk at The Commonwealth Club next month.


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#22453 Evelyn

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 04:52 AM

Finally getting around to tagging the rest of the wines I transported in wooden cases when I moved (14 years ago  :o) that have been stacked in my cellar. Opened what I thought was just a crate of one of my favorite CA wines. Turned there was a very nice bonus of a couple of bottles each of Chateau Margaux and Petrus too  :)  :)



#22454 Rich

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:16 AM

Since Margaux and Petrus are not natural, no one drinks them anymore. So if you don't want them, I'll happily take them off your hands.

 

Certainly don't want you to be embarrassed in front of your friends. Let me know and I'll send you my address.

 

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#22455 splinky

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 01:00 PM

it took 15 years but i completed my discontinued german made mid century china set.


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