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Apr 9th 2013 7:27AM Welcome to NY! I hope you love our city as much as we do!
Oct 20th 2012 7:42PM I agree with MOMO501. I have a friend who owns a restaurant and he was told the same thing by Yelp. They said if he didn't pay them for advertising, they couldn't guarantee that the reviews of his restaurant wouldn't be filtered. So now, as far as I'm concerned, Yelp has no credibility anymore, and I make sure that everyone who mentions them knows this.
Jun 15th 2012 6:57PM This is ridiculous. So much greed.
Dec 19th 2011 7:17PM I actually bought the retro handset for my mother and mother-in-law a couple of years ago. It was supposed to be a gag, but they both (being in their 70s) actually preferred to use it with their cell phones and a bunch of their friends ended up buying them also. They said it's easier to hold and easier for them to hear than the cell phones are. Go figure...
Aug 22nd 2011 8:08PM I've never used a leash for my kids, but I did have to use a baby harness for my daughter when she was in her stroller for a while. She used to squirm out of the belt and try to stand up in the stroller all the time. After she took a header one time, I clipped her into the harness and she was able to stand up whenever she wanted to and I didn't have to worry about her flipping out of the stroller. I suppose they are useful for toddlers who tend to dash out into the street. Not all children want to be carried, not all children are good in strollers, some children like to go running off. I'm not going to pass judgment on someone for using them when I don't know what their situation is. I think they look silly, but then again, I'm not the parent of that particular child.
Aug 6th 2011 11:10AM Listen, anyone can understand your situation. That's not what I meant. What irks me is when it becomes a regular thing, or when the blogger spends most of the post referencing other bloggers with whom they have "friendships." I'm starting to see that more and more with bloggers. When it happens too often or for no good reason, then I lose interest. It's as simple as that. You obviously have a loyal group of readers who appreciate your writing, and your guest posters. Clearly, one person's opinion isn't going to make or break your blog, and you shouldn't be sorry if I find you irksome. If I do, then I'm obviously not your target audience.
Jul 29th 2011 10:22AM I agree on all counts. Very well written. Lately, I've been losing interest in the blogs that seem to have become very clique-y and spend half of the post name-dropping other blogs that they're "friends" with, and the whole guest post phenomenon just irks me to no end. When it starts feeling like high school and the bloggers are acting like the "popular kids," it's time to drop them.
Jun 29th 2011 10:30PM After seeing Sue's comment, I need to add that the Staten Island Ferry is free also. You can't beat free!
Jun 29th 2011 10:25PM Well, I haven't been to Plymouth Rock or Old Faithful, but I have been to the Statue of Liberty many times. I have taken a lot of out-of-town relatives and foreign guests to see it and almost every one of them has been a bit awestruck by it and many have had lumps in their throats or shed a tear. Yeah, sure, it's on the list of things to check off in NY, but the statue represents so much more to so many people, especially those who had family members pass through there, and if you have ever seen it lit up at night it would take your breath away. The park is beautiful, and the views are outstanding. Please don't cheapen the experience for others. One person's junk is another person's treasure.
Apr 13th 2011 9:59PM "I would expect this sort of posturing from the American South, but clothing oppression along the Champs-Élysées seems a bit misplaced."
Wow. That was ignorant and offensive.