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  1. mrnyc

    Off Topic

    so what are the odds potential young voters will bother to look up from their phones and self involved new life experiences and actually go out and vote this november? https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2018/09/22/mississippi-youth-voting-stamps-register-midterms-november-column/1356563002/
  2. well...ok then! https://nypost.com/2018/10/19/new-yorkers-unfazed-as-man-lugs-palm-tree-off-subway/
  3. good news for a change --- moynihan train hall / farley post office reconstruction is on the fast track: https://rew-online.com/skanska-reports-moynihan-train-hall-project-on-fast-track/
  4. here is something unusual, the world’s tallest modular hotel opened on the bowery/les — citizen m hotel: https://newyorkyimby.com/2018/10/construction-wraps-for-worlds-tallest-modular-hotel-at-185-bowery-on-the-lower-east-side.html i made an insta of it this summer — i had no idea what it was:
  5. mrnyc

    Cleveland Browns Discussion

    what a waste, but kind of sad about coleman: https://nypost.com/2018/10/18/giants-take-a-chance-on-browns-wide-receiver-bust/
  6. i caught cleveland's own pere ubu aka crocus behemoth aka david thomas:
  7. mrnyc

    up in michigan

    ^ what don't you understand?
  8. mrnyc

    up in michigan

    totally agree. even inbetween the towns, another thing that reinforced that otherness up in the mitt were all the creepy highway billboards. about 10-20% were typical billboards for businesses. literally all the rest were jarring anti-choice abortion images or for militia meet-ups.
  9. an awesome shot of the fast changing manhattan skyline as seen from the bronx
  10. mrnyc

    up in michigan

    up in michigan *** late august in the mitt -- dunes, lakes, vacationland, hemingway country, etc.-- enjoy! *** ann arbor (pop. 121,477) frankenmuth (pop. 5,131) lake leelanau narrows (pop. 253) traverse city (pop. 15,479) peterson park leland (township pop. 2,033) petoskey (pop. 5,749) horton bay (pop. 512) charlevoix (pop. 2,514) glen haven (the last resident, carolyn bumgardner, was evicted through eminent domain in nov 2007 after a long battle to keep her property) empire bluff trail (empire pop. 325) sleeping bear dunes (1,280,932 visitors in 2010) suttons bay (pop. 620) lighthouse point / grand traverse lighthouse northport (pop. 525) *** i hope you enjoyed a late summer look around up in the mitt of michigan ***
  11. super job -- i like the angles
  12. major amtrak food services layoffs: https://www.amny.com/transit/amtrak-layoffs-1.21733947
  13. ^ my spouse says they have some sort of amazing sound baffling system so that the rooftop concert sounds dont travel into the seaport or over into brooklyn. *** now here is a cool shot from a construction worker's insta -- the topping off at long last of 53W53rd aka the moma tower verre: 53W53 reaches new heights. Last month, we placed the final piece of steel on the building, completing 53W53's topping out. here is another view:
  14. nice. who doesnt love tostadas? they are a big thing in mexico city.
  15. florida brightline has funding locked in and construction bids finalized for its route to orlando: https://www.thenextmiami.com/done-deal-brightline-finalizes-construction-bids-for-miami-to-orlando-route-financing-in-place/ i believe some of florida's fed money for this originally came from the 3C ohio rail plan money that kasich gave back.