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post #5626 of 8225
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/queens-library-president-390g-shedding-130-jobs-article-1.1592194

This is even better than the principal story.
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For a classic study of the “Tale of Two Cities,” Mayor de Blasio should visit the Queens Central Library.

Patrons of that dilapidated two-story building on Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica have faced years of unending construction and diminished services.

But that didn’t stop library President Thomas Galante from spending $140,000 last year to renovate his offices on the building’s second floor. Galante managed this after eliminating nearly 130 library jobs through layoffs and attrition over the past five years.
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And that’s on top of Galante’s eye-popping salary last year of $391,594 — an increase of $12,000 from the previous year.

Some might ask: Why is the director of a borough library system, one that’s always menaced by budget cuts, paid more than the mayor ($225,000), the schools chancellor ($220,000) or the MTA chairman ($350,000)?
post #5627 of 8225
What? Can't be true. Bloomberg would never have allowed such a thing. Surely De Blasio is responsible.
post #5628 of 8225
Thread Starter 
the library systems are non-profits and not controlled by the mayor. he appoints some board seats but that's it.
post #5629 of 8225
Come on, Manton. Can't you just let me have my joke without fact-checking me? smile.gif
post #5630 of 8225
Chelsea Markets on a non-December weeknight is actually quite nice. Plowed through a bunch of $2 oysters before browsing through that Italian market.
post #5631 of 8225
I live in Queens and while some of the libraries are decent -- anything on the eastern side of Queens is stuck in the 90's. That's a ridiculous salary for someone in that position, IMO.
post #5632 of 8225
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

I feel like New York is killing my aspirations to dress well. It's increasingly not worth any effort. Last week I got my favorite flannel trousers splashed with dirty curb water while waiting to cross the street by some fuckhead Porsche driver who sped through the intersection to beat a red light. Tonight I sat on something gooey on the subway and had to spot clean my pant seat in a restaurant bathroom. My leather boots are all getting invincible salt stains. I've lost my two favorite sweaters to snags and holes on the sleeves while walking down the street and bumping into shit like telephone poles. And dealing with collar and cuff stains is a 9 month of the year nightmare, as it's nearly impossible to stave off momentarily high body temperatures and sweat while riding the subway or walking more than a block. All in all, my nicest stuff takes a beating, and I can't afford to lose it in the line of duty. Ew.

+1000

Timberlands may not be popular or sexy, but for me, I haven't taken them off since December.
post #5633 of 8225
Timely. I said fuck it and bought some L.L. Bean boots this weekend. I hope they arrive today. I'm gonna wear the shit out of them.
post #5634 of 8225
Thread Starter 
you guys are unusually unlucky, I get by fine through the winter with out messing up my clothes. I have four pairs of boots, two EG calf and two in shell (one Vass, one Carmina) and they get me around just fine and don't get messed up.

Then again, I spend zero time in the outer Outer Boroughs.
post #5635 of 8225
my clothes stay fine throughout the winter. If there's some serious mess on the ground, my pent cuffs might get wet/dirty, but a quick trip to the cleaners solves that.
post #5636 of 8225
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

you guys are unusually unlucky, I get by fine through the winter with out messing up my clothes. I have four pairs of boots, two EG calf and two in shell (one Vass, one Carmina) and they get me around just fine and don't get messed up.

Then again, I spend zero time in the outer Outer Boroughs.

you have no issues with the salt stains? especially with the shell ?
post #5637 of 8225
BTW, what is the best thing to do about salt stains? So far, this has been my most successful remedy, but I still have faint traces of those lines caused by the salt, and the leather comes out slightly darker.

post #5638 of 8225
Solution=Bean Boots.
post #5639 of 8225
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

BTW, what is the best thing to do about salt stains? So far, this has been my most successful remedy, but I still have faint traces of those lines caused by the salt, and the leather comes out slightly darker.

http://www.hangerproject.com/saphir-hiver-winter-salt-snow-stain-remover.html
post #5640 of 8225
These salt removal products are strange. Doesn't plain water work for you? It does for me. Just wipe the salt stand away with a paper towel.
Something odd I noticed - my suede shoes don't seem to get the salt stains at all. This might be because I haven't worn them that often in the snow - The only time in heavy snow was last Tuesday, the day the current snap started. And a couple of times since in the minor residual slush. But no salt stains.
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