Testimony From God: Urgent Warning of a Soon Coming NYC Nuclear Tsunami by thelight in NYC

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh, great. THat means more of them will be moving here.

179 NYPD officers filed for retirement in 1 week over increase in crime and tensions with NYC mayor by christnmusicreleases in NYC

[–]StaresBlankly 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Thank God they have that BLACK LIVES MATTER "mural" on 5th Avenue to offset this tragic turn of events.

NYC shuts down 5th Avenue ahead of BLM painting in front of Trump Tower by christnmusicreleases in NYC

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Trump was quite literally the favorite son of New York City just 5 years ago.

Support the Beloved NYC Strand Bookstore! Threatened by Developer-Friendly Landmarking ~ Daily Clout with Naomi Wolf - [I love the Strand and used to shop there often. A few times I lived or worked near it which didn't help my wallet.] by JasonCarswell in NYC

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Show notes:

" Nancy Bass Wyden's family has owned the Strand Bookstore, a beloved NYC cultural landmark, for 91 years. Recently the NYC Landmarks Commission -- an opaque group appointed by the Mayor of NYC, which has vast unscrutinized power over what happens to the city -- threatened to landmark this icon. That seems great superficially,, but landmarking imposes financial burdens on non-corporate business owners that are tough to bear -- and bookselling in the Age of Amazon is a razor-thin-margin business for independent bookstores. A highly funded tech center opened for business nearby, and it's possible that this landmarking is a way for developers to run smaller businesses out of the area, grab the beautiful real estate in which the Strand is housed, and turn it into profitable condos for the wealthy and high end retail. The hearing is Feb 19 at 9:30 am at 1 Center St. Be there! "

Support the Beloved NYC Strand Bookstore! Threatened by Developer-Friendly Landmarking ~ Daily Clout with Naomi Wolf - [I love the Strand and used to shop there often. A few times I lived or worked near it which didn't help my wallet.] by [deleted] in NYC

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Show notes:

" Nancy Bass Wyden's family has owned the Strand Bookstore, a beloved NYC cultural landmark, for 91 years. Recently the NYC Landmarks Commission -- an opaque group appointed by the Mayor of NYC, which has vast unscrutinized power over what happens to the city -- threatened to landmark this icon. That seems great superficially,, but landmarking imposes financial burdens on non-corporate business owners that are tough to bear -- and bookselling in the Age of Amazon is a razor-thin-margin business for independent bookstores. A highly funded tech center opened for business nearby, and it's possible that this landmarking is a way for developers to run smaller businesses out of the area, grab the beautiful real estate in which the Strand is housed, and turn it into profitable condos for the wealthy and high end retail. The hearing is Feb 19 at 9:30 am at 1 Center St. Be there! "