Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    What? Can't be true. Bloomberg would never have allowed such a thing. Surely De Blasio is responsible.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    the library systems are non-profits and not controlled by the mayor. he appoints some board seats but that's it.
     
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    Come on, Manton. Can't you just let me have my joke without fact-checking me? :)
     
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    Chelsea Markets on a non-December weeknight is actually quite nice. Plowed through a bunch of $2 oysters before browsing through that Italian market.
     
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    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.
     
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    +1000

    Timberlands may not be popular or sexy, but for me, I haven't taken them off since December.
     
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    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.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    you have no issues with the salt stains? especially with the shell ?
     
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    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.

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    Solution=Bean Boots.
     
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    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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