New Yorkers, did you vote this morning? Congressional Primaries are today, June 26. Check out WNYC’s guide to see if you live in a contested (and likely newly drawn, following the 2010 census) district. The New York Times lists their endorsements here, if checking their opinion is your thing.

New Yorkers, did you vote this morning? Congressional Primaries are today, June 26. Check out WNYC’s guide to see if you live in a contested (and likely newly drawn, following the 2010 census) district. The New York Times lists their endorsements here, if checking their opinion is your thing.

Nope, I’m calling it Atlantic/Pacific until I die. Keep writing $200,000 yearly checks. It won’t change my mind. (Related: remember the Irving Plaza nonsense?)

Nope, I’m calling it Atlantic/Pacific until I die. Keep writing $200,000 yearly checks. It won’t change my mind. (Related: remember the Irving Plaza nonsense?)

Irritation, Embarrassment, and Then a Little Grace.

It’s been awhile since I’ve fallen on the train. In fact, entire years have passed, to the point I can’t remember a previous fall, but I’m sure there were some.

This morning, when the driver of the D whipped us around a tight curve in Brooklyn, I lost my balance despite a grip on the pole and flat boots on my feet. I toppled onto not one but three seated passengers, and my knees hit the ground. I was so pissed with that driver that I wished he were in earshot so I could let him know. I briefly calculated where the conductor car was going to be on the platform, wondering if I could succinctly, effectively relay a message during my transfer.

But the anger passed. Instead, I found myself issuing apologies and thank-yous. The three women who cushioned my fall were concerned instead of perturbed. The man standing next to me immediately helped me recover to my feet. Quiet quickly returned to our morning ride, and inside I thankfully smiled at the no-fuss character of New Yorkers.

City Freezes Hiring, Demands Across-The-Board Cuts

capitalnewyork:

joshsternberg:

Some fuel for fire:

The Bloomberg administration has put city agencies on alert that they must slash another two percent from their budgets this year, and a whopping six percent in 2013, to cope with a “dire financial situation.”

Agencies including the NYPD, FDNY and the Department of Education have two weeks to submit their suggestions to the city’s budget office, according to a letter sent to city agencies on Tuesday.

The agencies that help the city’s poorest residents got their warning from the Bloomberg administration last week: there’s no more money.

When it comes to bad economic news, there’s no end in sight.