Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.
OMFG, spoke too soon ... drenchingly humid!
Forget overhaul - I can't believe we finally have those nice 6-style trains on the C line now! Sure, we sometimes get power outages (I missed being on that train by about 20 minutes), but at least we have the fancy trains now.
I think this mostly relates to the cultural differences in liability and tort.
They guy who sold me my place was an agent on HH.
my recollection is that after eric Clapton's son fell out of a high floor window in NYC and died, it became a local law here. I don't know if it is on the books anywhere else.
This was the second floor of a house. I don't remember bars on the windows of any house I grew up on. We used to use the second floor windows as a point of exit.
This had more to do with US helicopter parents than anything else. Similar to another couple looking at an aga stove in a English country house.
US mom, "but what if the children touch it?"
English agent, "they tend to only do that once."
Half the point of the show is to make fun of americans.
On another note, I want all your rat stories please. Either here or PM.
so that's where they went. fuck.
rat as in rodent? I don't really have any stories as I keep a pretty clean apartment (not that it always matters). They do tend to get into the trash outside of my building, and it drives the dog fucking nuts. Every time she steps out of the front door, her ears are straight up as the hunt is ON.
Yes, this kind:
Subways, parks, restaurants; let's hear them. And you're right, it doesn't matter if you keep a clean apt. They say that no matter where you are in NYC you're never more than 30' away from a rat.
I've seen many--some very, very large--in the subways over the years. Thank God none in my own place (when I lived in the city).
Oh yeah, here's a good one, and relevant.
When I worked for the city (Rudy), the mayor had a radio show and someone called to complain about rats one day, saying they were out of control. And Rudy said, "Here's what I'm going to do, I'm going to name a deputy mayor for rats, and it's going to be Joe Lhota."
And so Lhota was dubbed "the rat czar." Then he made a sign for his door designating his office the "Supreme Headquarters, Army of Rat Extermination (SHARE), aka, the Rat Czar."
He was a fun guy to work with.
just this year: I exited the L train at the Lorimer stop. Jogged up the stairs. Was flanked by two rats climbing the stairs with me on each side. Didn't really know that to do so kept jogging up the stairs with my new friends until the top... at the street level exit they then ran off together like they had an appointment.
yeah i've seen them in the subways. Never on a platform, always in the tracks. I've also never seen them in the cars.
that doesn't mean they're never in the cars:
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