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Category Archive for 'Life in the Big City'

I live two blocks east of I-95, I never know which way it’ll go. Snow? It was 71 here yesterday: Roads north and west of I-95 will likely be blanketed by snow Wednesday night, and the National Weather Service says the New York area could see 6-10 inches of snow. Travelers should expect clogged roads […]

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In my neighborhood today. How about yours?

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My neighborhood

“What happened to you, you look awful!” The young woman was speaking to a guy who probably wasn’t more than 50, but he had some real hard miles on him. He was thin and stooped over, and walked in obvious pain with a cane. “I dunno, the doctor put some kinda shots in my back. […]

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Out of gas

The plan to sell off our public utility is dead: PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia City Council members are effectively killing the proposed sale of the city’s gas utility to a Connecticut firm. The deal required City Council approval. But Council President Darrell Clarke says there was “no appetite” for the proposed $1.86 billion sale of […]

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I have some neighbors like this. There are a couple of churches who bus kids into our neighborhood BECAUSE THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD ISN’T SAFE. They can’t even play outside, let alone trick or treat. So I love Prudie’s response: Dear Prudence, I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, but on one of […]

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God, transit cops are even worse than the regular ones. Why the hell did he feel it was incumbent on him to go after this guy? Musicians have rallied around a fellow subway performer who was arrested for playing at a Brooklyn subway stop – after the cop recited the law saying he WAS allowed […]

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I’m just too angry to write about it. Read Will Bunch. Don’t skip the comments. And once again, let me remind you this is merely a plan to bust the union and bring in newbie teachers who will work cheap. Here in Philly, they even built subsidized housing to underwrite their shitty salaries!

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I see this in my own part of the city. Where are all those people going when they’re making less money than ever? As America has transitioned from a manufacturing economy to a knowledge- and service-based economy, entire neighborhoods and cities have been restructured, according to a recent study by the Martin Prosperity Institute. American […]

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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy OMG AN ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD IS WALKING AROUND THE PARK BY HIMSELF!!!!! [Via Free-Range Kids.]

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So they’re all over the neighborhood, signing people up for FIOS. One nice young lady banged on my door yesterday and said, “My manager sent me out here yesterday to find out why you don’t want to sign up.” “You want to know? Fine, I’ll tell you,” I said. “Because Verizon handed over everyone’s personal […]

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