You can go to any ticket booth to exchange a raggedy Metrocard for a new one. For free.
If you can find one of the remaining ticket booths that weren't ripped out in the cost-cutting rounds of the last decade.
Whatever! I'm attending a community board meeting. Civic duty y'all.
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I'm hoping I can settle for the second best roast chicken in NYC, as long as it's closer to $25. Which, I understand, is markup from the $8 that a decently-sourced free-range 4-lb chicken should cost wholesale.
Oh yeah, who eats a whole chicken all to themselves unless it's a midget? Do you really eat more than half a pound of meat at a single serving? So maybe this works as a group meal like one of those suckling pig roasts, just smaller.
Eh whatever I'm depressed.
Maybe The Awl ought to have a small-business vertical where we can write and discuss this stuff.
It's fun to kick this conversation off with a snipe toward Bloomberg (I agree, the "small business help" here helps with problems that are hardly relevant in comparison to the need for sufficient capital) but this is something where the web lacks a solid collection of resource documents for this specific thing. Most small business journalism is best filed under "entertainment" for practical purposes because it's almost always written by some career-writer with limited perspective on what it's like to run a business. This is more on-point than any of that stuff, but it would be disappointing to see this conversation merely end with, "and that's what's wrong with everything now."
@sigerson Because Ray Kelly has managed the NYPD to become complacent with depriving people of life, liberty and common justice while they play with their anti-aircraft rockets? Having a general stop-and-frisk policy that's a bit contentious among various liberals is one thing; making it a commonplace habit to have people arrested and detained without probable cause, and then the city taking it a step further by depriving people of their right to have a hearing before a judge within 24 hours (people routinely rot in central booking for hours or days longer), is beyond politics and extends to state-sanctioned terrorism illegal by both state AND federal law, and also exposes the city to massive numbers of civil rights claims (which come dollar-for-dollar out of the services you receive as a taxpayer). As far as I'm concerned he's among the worst of the current crop of potentials strictly from an administrative point of view - incompetent at best, inhumanly arrogant at worst.
That's why not Ray Kelly.
I'm not thrilled with the other candidates but if pandering is their worst sin, then the city can ride it out until 2017 when we can put Stringer back in the race. No one's going to get shit done in four years with the way they're going about things. They talk a good game, but if this is how they think they're going to get elected, they're going to find out the day after getting sworn in that they have no mandate at all.
@brianvan yeah, OOPS
Considering there's a Twitter troll right now who's continuously posting messages accusing me of being involved in specific instances of sexual assaults, I show you a few examples of "wrong" in Internet trolling.
OHHHHHH, you make money on trolling, Henry, THAT'S why you're defending it. I liked your stock tips better.
@petejayhawk Are you some kind of "EPA mileage truther"?
Two atheists in modest uniforms showed up at my door asking for money the other day. So, maybe!