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Re: HUGE GAS LINE COMING? Companies look to run natural gas pipeline through Jersey City
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A friend of mine just posted this on FB:

just got a call from the mayor's office stating that they will be filing for formal intervener status with FERC by the end of the month. Hopefully something good will come of this tragedy in San Bruno.


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BrightMoment wrote:

Jersey City must Demand the Mayor Intervene at FERC!

No matter how many natural gas explosions, how many people killed and injured, homes destroyed, lives ruined, only intervening allows Jersey City to have legal standing in Federal Courts to overturn a FERC ruling. If you want to stop this Spectra Energy natural gas pipeline from coming through Jersey City, here's what you must do:

City Council Meeting - Demand the Mayor Intervene @ FERC


Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 6:00pm


In order for the city to have any legal standing against the pipeline the Mayor must seek intervenor status -- we must demand that the Mayor intervene at FERC.

Location: City Council Chambers, City Hall, 280 Grove Street, 2nd Floor.

We need people to address the City Council during the public comment section of the meeting.

Please call the City Clerk's office at 201-547-5150. Ask to be put on the public speaker's list for the meeting on September 15.

Can't come?

Call the Mayor and ALL City Council persons, tell them that we Demand the Mayor Intervene @ FERC. Call Mayor Jeremiah Healy's office at 201-547-5200.

» City Council phone numbers and other actions

Posted on: 2010/9/10 21:46
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Re: Atomic Wings
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Quote:

HobokenRefugee wrote:
Sweet Jesus Nebraska! No more trips to Lemoine Ave to get my soy garlic fix.


+1

Happy happy joy joy!

Posted on: 2010/9/10 21:44
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Re: Census 2010 7th time
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I filled out our Census form upon receipt, and walked it to the post office and mailed it the following Saturday. Yet we STILL had one of those Census takers ring our doorbell and ask for our information two months later because he claims they never received our form. Although we subscribe to CreditWatch and haven't seen any suspicious activities, I'm worried about where our information went.

Posted on: 2010/8/12 3:27
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Re: Opportunity for Mcnair to Receive half a million dollars
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I am an Academic alum and a Facebook member, but I'm conflicted about voting because I take issue with this:

Kohl's Cares is requesting permission to do the following:
* Access my basic information
Includes name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, and any other information I've shared with everyone.
* Access my profile information
Likes, Music, TV, Movies, Books, Quotes and Education History



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Binky wrote:
I don't belong to Facebook, but have considered joining, and I might right now just to vote for McNair.
I am also a cynic who doesn't believe in free lunches.
So tell me: What is it that Kohl's and Facebook are getting out of this that is worth more to them than the $500,000.
What am I giving up, if anything, for the privilege of belonging to Facebook?

Posted on: 2010/8/11 3:59
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Re: JC Post Office - Be Very Afraid
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Quote:

Showtime wrote:
I heard the Post Office has been employing part-time new-hires to do some Saturday routes.


Ahhhh, so this is the "new breed of mail carriers" that Carlos briefly mentioned this morning! There's no excuse, though. We have lost mail, and someone needs to be made accountable for it!

Posted on: 2010/8/10 15:15
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Re: JC Post Office - Be Very Afraid
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For the past couple of Saturdays, the mail carrier has left our unsorted bundle of mail (there are 4 units in our building) outside on our stoop.

We knew without even speaking to our regular mail carrier, Carlos, that this is not his work. We have come to know him well over the past few years that we've lived in VPP, and find him to be a diligent, conscientious worker who takes pride in his work. I've always felt lucky that he works our route because I've heard/read many horror stories (on this site and in real life) about other people's mail.

I just spoke with him this morning to inquire who has been working on Saturdays, as our mail has been left outside on the ground on a few occasions, and that we have already lost mail (that's a whole other post). Carlos informed me that a) he has not been working on the weekend for over a month, b) he is aware of this issue as other customers have complained to him, and c) he has informed his supervisor, who hasn't done anything to reprimand the mail carriers who have been relieving Carlos on weekends and correct the situation.

His suggestion is to escalate this issue by filing a written complaint to the Postmaster:

Virginia Falcon
POSTMASTER
USPS Main Office
69 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302-3800

If any of you have issues with the USPS, I recommend you do the same.

Posted on: 2010/8/10 14:55
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Re: Tommy Two Scoops - New cafe on York
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Mr. JCI and I went there last Sunday, after they had their BBQ. I asked for only one scoop but actually ended up with a lot of gelato on my sugar cone. Sadly, Mr. JCI was complained repeatedly about his really skimpy portion while we were sitting in the backyard patio. I figured at the time that the inconsistency was due to opening kinks (and decided not to mention it here or on wiredjc.com), but it seems that other people have been getting skimped on.

I'll mention this (particularly the other comments here) to Tommy next time we go there, and hopefully he'll respond positively. He seemed genuinely interested in getting customer feedback, so I wouldn't write him and Tommy Two Scoops off too quickly.


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newinph wrote:
When did you guys go? The first time I went was last week, and the single scoop portion was totally reasonable. Small, but worth it. When I went today it was so tiny it seemed like a joke.
There was a girl behind us who asked for two scoops.. and when the server went to hand her the cup, the customer said that she wanted two scoops, not one. The server then filled more so the cup was almost full. I'm not sure if they did it because they customer looked at them like they were crazy when they tried to pass off a half filled small cup as 'two scoops', or if they genuinely didn't hear her.

Sorry for all the info... I just really want to love this place!! I hope it was just a mishap today and this isn't the standard going forward.

Posted on: 2010/7/11 5:28
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Re: Red Bull Air Race coming to Jersey City waterfront
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Quote:

Azul_the_Cat wrote:
anyone know what he schedule is? are they racing both days?


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Posted on: 2010/6/20 0:18
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Re: Where can I find a great portobella panini sandwich?
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Don't know of any JC places serving portobello paninis, but you know what's just as good (if not better)? The smoked portobello sandwich from BBQ at Legal Beans:
Smoke portobello with roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions on a brioche roll

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Posted on: 2010/5/24 3:05
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Re: Survey about a Jersey City bakery concept!
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Funny. When we drove past the old Bagua space over the weekend, I asked my husband what he would open there if he had the resources. His answer: a bakery.

Anyway, I filled out the survey, too. Best of luck!

Posted on: 2010/5/18 15:46
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Re: Teppan Bar and Grill
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Mr JCI and I finally tried Teppan last week.

Prices were reasonable, service was very attentive (never saw my glass of water half full, nor any garbage from sugar packets, etc on our table -- there was always someone swooping in to take care of those things) and polite (they screwed up my spider roll and three people came by to apologize). Unfortunately, the food was mediocre at best. We'll stick to Honshu for sushi in JC, and Wild Fusion for green tea ice cream (we prefer ours dark, gritty and a touch bitter), though we may go back to Teppan to try their hibachi.

PS: Didn't notice if they rounded up our bill, but since we tend to tip generously anyway, this wouldn't have bothered us

Posted on: 2010/5/4 16:49
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Re: Loud Bang/momentary power loss tonight
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This also happened at the intersection of Grove and Montgomery one night in 2006. My husband was sitting with my brother and a friend at Merchant, and witnessed the actual explosion. I was on my way to meet them and saw the flames come up from the manholes (yes, plural). Fortunately there were no cars above the manhole at the time of the explosion, but it's very disturbing to think that this has happened twice (maybe more?) over the past 4 years.

EDIT: It looks like it happened in 2007 and 2008, too!

WTF is going on? Is the city going to do anything about this?

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KeyboardJockey wrote:
An underground transformer exploded at Portofino -- a small yet bright fireball came up the grating in the driveway. Power flickered for a second or two.

A low deep sounding explosion followed by everything being lit bright orange. It was quite scary considering I was in my bedroom with the blinds drawn yet the room light up like it was noon!

Posted on: 2010/4/30 3:55
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Re: Where to park in JC while on vacation
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I've used Keep Your Weekend's services and can vouch for Tara. She charges $10 per move, and if you park your car on a side street, you will only need to have your car moved twice in one week. So this is a much cheaper alternative than parking your car in a lot.


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ianmac47 wrote:
Keep Your Weekend

I have never used them nor know anything about them other than that this is a local business serving local people.

Posted on: 2010/4/7 6:17
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Re: Flooding in Jersey City
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Anyone else getting flooded from water coming in from the floor, underneath the walls, and backed up sump pumps today?

Posted on: 2010/3/30 15:46
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Re: Gesture of Kindness & Concern
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Joe (Deacon Del Monte) was a close family friend, definitely an unsung hero in Jersey City and beyond. My mom did ministry work with him and the Secular Franciscan Order at the old St. Francis hospital, and I remember Matthew as a (younger) kid. Glad to see he has continued the family tradition.

Thanks for posting this article, heights. I'm gonna forward this to my Mom, who I'm sure will be happy to hear that Deacon Joe's legacy lives on.

Posted on: 2009/12/29 4:49
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Re: chocolate covered strawberries in JC?
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Any recs for local shop that sells good chocolate for dipping? Or a good brand? Thinking of getting a fondue or chocolate fountain for my sister (whose house is where we usually have our family holiday get-togethers anyway).

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CommanderKeen wrote:
just make them yourself it's really easy.

Posted on: 2009/12/23 22:53
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Re: My coffee maker broke!
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+1

We grind beans and use our Bialetti moka express. We bought ours in Rome about 6 years ago, but you can get them just about anywhere these days, even at Target or Century 21 for about $10-$15 (depending on size).

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alanwright wrote:
Get a burr grinder and a Bialetti.

Posted on: 2009/12/22 5:40
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Re: Pushed around by local law, Jersey City vendors push back - food trucks keep serving the hungry
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Quote:

corybraiterman wrote:
So wait, nothing in the article aside from the title states that the trucks and carts are still out there, in violation of this admittedly stupid law. Are they "fighting this" or what? What happened Wednesday where this lady told City Council members she couldn't move in 20 minutes?


Lucinda, Krave and Louisiana Spice are still at Columbus & Grove as of last Thurday. Hopefully they'll still be there this week, what with the enforcement of this silly law and the snow on the ground.

Posted on: 2009/12/21 6:52
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Re: The Krave Truck?
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I finally had the chance to try the Krave Truck and Lucinda with the BFF tonight. Tried the kalbi and the spicy pork tacos from Krave, and the grilled skirt steak taco from Lucinda.

The Korean tacos were very good, and I can't wait to try their other menu items. I'll definitely be back.

Lucinda's steak taco, however, was a letdown. Meat was dry and a little bland. Mind you, I ate this one first since I had a feeling the Korean tacos were going to be much more flavorful. For Mexican tacos, I'll stick with Downtown Taqueria on Grove. I just hope they won't learn of tonight's infidelity.

Posted on: 2009/10/28 4:41
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Re: Low flying Jet spotted over Jersey City confirmed as Air Force One
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Give WHAT a rest, exactly? For all we know, it could've been a news chopper hovering over the VVP area reporting on an incident, or a police chopper looking for a criminal. I have no clue what it was. Which is why I asked. Sure, I was annoyed that I was woken up at 6:30 AM, but I just wanted to know what was causing all that noise (sounded more like a chopper actually) and why.



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JC_DowntownRegular wrote:
Oh give it a rest. If you are not used to the traffic helicopters (or any other air traffic for that matter) by this point, get some ear plugs.

Let's put this thread to rest.

Posted on: 2009/10/27 14:49
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Re: Where do you get plants in this town?
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Customer service is horrible in the 440 Lowe's and 440 Home Depot. We go to the 12th St Home Depot right outside the Holland Tunnel. Employees there actually know where their inventory is, and usually walk with you to find specific items rather than send you on a wild goose chase all over the (BIG box) store as the employees have done many, many times to me on 440.

Also, when you purchase plants at HD (any location should you decide to go to 440 anyway), keep your receipt for a refund if/when you kill your plants.

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bodhipooh wrote:
+1 for the 440 Lowe's!

Great customer service, and great selection of seasonal plants and gardening supplies (soil, mulch, etc.) We buy our plants there and have never been disappointed in terms of plant health/price/selection.

Posted on: 2009/10/27 10:43
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Re: Low flying Jet spotted over Jersey City confirmed as Air Force One
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Holy jet noise, batman! Anyone else woken up by the noise of plane(s) and/or chopper(s) this morning? Are they having another photo shoot for Air Force One?

Posted on: 2009/10/27 10:26
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Re: JC-based relief efforts for Typhoon Ondoy/Ketsana victims in the Philippines
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Thanks! I'll try to stop by Thursday. If not, can I pick them up on Friday?

Quick update:

Due to shipping restrictions on used shoes/clothing to the Philippines, international donors are encouraged to give money, meds, food.

Here's the list of priority relief goods from the Philippine National Red Cross:

Food items: Rice, noodles, canned goods (there are those that have a lever to open etc) sugar, iodized salt, cooking oil, monggo beans, and bottled water

Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, aspirin, analgesic, oral rehydration salts, multivitamins and medications to treat diarrheal diseases

Non-food items: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, water containers, water purification tablets, plastic sheetings, and laundry soap

Used goods WILL eventually get through, but will be delayed due to inspections (can't risk importation of foreign diseases through used goods, etc) and payment of customs duty.

If you must, please donate used goods anyway, but separate them from meds, food and NEW shoes & clothing. this way some of the boxes will go through more quickly.

We are also looking for folks to "adopt a box" who will essentially pay for the cost of shipping a box to the Philippines at a reduced rate. Will post more info as soon as possible.

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flying_the_flannel wrote:
Hey if you need boxes, swing by the Lamp Post Thursday, that's the night we normally put out all the empty beer cases, and since it's my job to get rid of them, I am willing to take it upon myself to hand them over to you.

Just look for the beardo either in the kitchen or sitting at the bar looking half-awake and wearing an apron.

Posted on: 2009/9/29 5:09
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JC-based relief efforts for Typhoon Ondoy/Ketsana victims in the Philippines
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Hi everyone,

In case you haven't already heard (or seen the countless messages on FB, Twitter, etc), typhoon Ondoy (internationally known as Ketsana) dumped six months' worth of rain in Metro Manila, Philippines in about six hours, resulting in the loss of hundreds of lives, displacement of 450,000+ families, and over P1.5billion worth of damages. My own hometown of Marikina was one of the worst-hit cities in Metro Manila, with floodwaters that rose up to the roofs of two-story homes and buildings.

Global relief efforts for Typhoon Ondoy/Ketsana in the Philippines are ongoing. [url]http://www.ondoyrelief.org[/url] has very useful information.

I am helping some friends and local organizations collect cash and in-kind donations for shipment to Metro Manila on October 3 and 15, respectively.

Much-needed donations are as follows:
- Monetary
- Medicine (over-the-counter meds such as aspirin, Tylenol, and other fever reducers)
- Blankets
- Pasteurized Milk (no initial refrigeration needed)
- Powdered formula milk for babies
- Food in foil packs, ie tuna, etc (most flood victims will not have access to can-openers)
- Clothing (adults, children and baby sizes)
- Blankets

Drop-off points:
- Sinugba Cafe - 561 Westside Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07304
- Casa Victoria - 691 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306-2803

If you do not have a car, you may drop off your donations to our home on Grove Street. PM me for the address. (Also, if anyone has boxes, I would appreciate them, as I have already collected quite a bit over the weekend.)

More info on local Ondoy relief efforts here:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/ev ... p?eid=135029832503&ref=mf

Monetary donations may also be made directly here:

Philippine National Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org.ph/Site/PNRC/Default.aspx?S=48&SS=972

Philippine Aid
http://www.philippineaid.com/

World Food Programme
https://www.wfp.org/donate/ondoy

Ayala Foundation USA
http://www.af-usa.org/donate_now.asp

WE International Philippines
http://www.weinternational.org.ph/donate/

Thank you.

Posted on: 2009/9/28 21:43
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Re: Priciest zip code, priciest neighbourhood in the United States is in Northern New Jersey
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Quote:

pooper wrote:
"[My only three black neighbors are] Mary J. Blige, one of the greatest singers of all time, Denzel Washington, one of the greatest actors of all time, and Jay-Z, one of the greatest rappers of all time." His white neighbor? "A dentist. And he isn't like the greatest dentist in history either. I had to host the Oscars to get that house — a black dentist in my neighborhood would have to invent teeth."
- Chris Rock on living in Alpine


Haha! I was just thinking about that Chris Rock spiel as I was reading that article!

Posted on: 2009/9/1 3:25
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Re: Flooding advice?
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Quote:

eec229 wrote:
I'm considering renting a ground level apartment on Grove near Grand. It looked like a great space, but reading through these message forums I've become seriously concerned about flooding. How often does that area flood?


Grove Street and Grand is known for flooding issues. Run a search for "grove grand flood" and you will see many posts about it.

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eec229 wrote:
Is it pretty much crazy to rent a ground level apt in JC? Thanks!


Yep.

Posted on: 2009/9/1 3:22
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Re: The Krave Truck?
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The truck is actually parked in that lot on Grove & Montgomery, across the street from City Hall. I wish they'd just open their windows and stay there for a half hour or so before heading down to Newport. Do they not think they have potential customers on this side of Marin?

Posted on: 2009/8/21 1:38
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Re: The Krave Truck?
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Oooooh sounds good! I've always said that we need a good Korean BBQ restaurant or a Bon Chon in downtown JC.

I hope the Krave truck comes to Groooove Street!

Posted on: 2009/8/18 21:29
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Re: You're Bob Dylan? Jersey Shore Cops Want to See Some ID
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Totally agree. It's awesome that Bob didn't pull the "don't you know who I am?" act. Major cool points for the old man. Too bad I still can't listen to him sing, though.

In other news, did you guys hear about the Bollywood VIP who was detained for 2 hours in EWR the other night and made a big stink about it? The story made it to the NY Times. Your thoughts?

EDIT: Whoops, the story was on the Lede, the NY Times News Blog (if that makes a difference to some)

Here's the link:
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009 ... bollywood-vip-named-khan/

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GeorgeWBush wrote:
I find the entire story kinda charming & think it speaks well of both the cop & Bob Dylan.

The cop got a call about a man standing on someone's property. She finds a guy walking down the street dressed rather shabbily in the pouring rain. He says he's Bob Dylan but has no ID. Instead of giving him a hard time, cuffing & stuffing, she just takes him to where he says he needs to go, and what do you know, it's THE Bob Dylan. No harm, she did her job.

What can you say about Dylan except that he's pretty clearly not a guy who buys his own hype. Wandering around in the rain, because he wants to see the houses of contemporaries he admires, completely unassumingly & anonymously, not a "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM" in sight...it only adds to his reputation. Of COURSE Bob Dylan doesn't chew out local cops like a prima donna!

I do think it's news worthy because....well, it's Bob Dylan wandering around in the rain & not being recognized by a young cop. There's a fistful of angles for a story here, everywhere from humorous to wistful.

"Angry" or "outraged" really aren't among them.

Posted on: 2009/8/17 19:15
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Re: Rolon's Bar is Underrated
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Quote:

nasal_avenger wrote:
Has anyone been to Rolon\'s Bar at 242 Bay Street? I searched and didn\'t find any topics.


Run a search for "Keyhole" and you'll see that it's been discussed here.

Posted on: 2009/8/12 0:46
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