Josh Mack blogging at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts, and occasionally on; bicycles, politics, Brooklyn, parenting, crafts, and good reading. Currently helping to build a new NYC neighborhood news site - nearsay.com, that celebrates the voices that make our city. Subscribe to the daily newsletter it gives you what you need to know.
Parking is tight in Park Slope. What at first seemed like a great thing, a dream really of not having to move cars at all, is turning out to be more of a burden. There seem to be no spots on days when there usually are which makes me think people have driven up from other areas of Brooklyn and are parking their cars. Anecdotally there were two members of my COOP squad were very late
last night because they had been circling around for over half an hour
looking for a spot.The lack of movement also leads to sloppy parking with odd sized gaps forming people have no incentive to tighten up. The streets are dirtier. The high winds last week kicked up big clouds of dust and paper. Overall it makes me even more of an advocate for permit parking which I was hoping would come in with the congestion pricing proposal that the Mayor tried to put forward. Permit parking would open up spots, it would make all of the people with out-of-town plates register their cars and pay NY insurance which in turn could cause lower rates. All in all it would be more fair. So as the weekend looms it is a real question in my mind whether to take the care out of its spot.
Coop bans plastic bags. by a vote of 250 to 4. "One woman showed off her collection of European reusable bags (“They’re cotton!”). Another held up a multi-use freezer bag that keeps ice cream rock sold for hours (“Sometimes you want it to melt, b
Nope no agreeable people around here, why don't you ask your #$##$%#$%$# question somewhere else you $@#$#$^%^&. . A map of personality types. the NE is a tough place. Talk about psygeography. (via gawker.com)
Jon Stewart interviewed Douglas Feith and the it wasn't funny. Stewart said this really well "...just because your intentions are good and noble and you believe it to be the right move for the country doesn't make dishonesty. you remove the ability for the american public to make an informed decision. ( applause ) once you have removed that, then you no longer have, i think, the authority because what you've done is you've told us what part of the argument you think is appropriate for us to know about."
Aren't we all fat cyclists? At any rate these great jersey's go towards helping the bloggers wife's medical bills and I know I'll be buying one. My friend Alex and I had thought of getting Phat Jewz jerseys made but this will do for now.
Had a great time last night meeting many of the fantastic and varied members of the Brooklyn Blogosphere. Our team was there in spanking new t-shirts and several of us gathered for a photo. I'm the old man on the right.
while I have a kid in a stroller now I don't completely disagree with him. I also wonder where all the puggles went. Are they on giant farm somewhere upstate? Linked to from the outside.in newsletter via brownstoner.