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Restaurants & Food / Re: Freshly grated parmesan in the hood?
« Last post by francis on Today at 06:45:56 PM »
Try Despana on Northern Blvd off 86th street.
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Verizon is coming to hook up FIOS. Eight years ago, I would have been pretty excited, but we cut the cable cord a while back and haven't missed a thing — so, *shrug*. They say it will be faster, but I haven't noticed speed issues in the current set up.

My #1 concern is for my WALLS. Does anyone already have FIOS? If so, how intrusive is the wiring and the equipment? After renovating, it would pain me to add any mess running along the baseboards.

#2 Apparently we need to replace our landline with a wireless model. Has anyone done this? What model did you get, if you don't mind sharing? My only experience with cordless phones is from 2003 when I could hear my downstairs neighbor's every call. Has quality improved since then?
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Freshly grated parmesan in the hood?
« Last post by Crabby_Appleton on Today at 06:01:30 PM »
Buy a block of it the next time you're near a good cheese store and pick up one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/Microplane-40020-Classic-Zester-Grater/dp/B00004S7V8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1490392818&sr=8-3&keywords=micro+grater

Blocks keep for a while as long as you store it correctly and you always have it on hand.
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Restaurants & Food / Freshly grated parmesan in the hood?
« Last post by Ro on Today at 05:10:39 PM »
I used to buy parmesan cheese at Italian Farms. They would cut a small piece and grate it for me.  I've been looking for a new source in the neighborhood. Any suggestions?
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If you are interested in coming, please join the group and RSVP:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/JacksonHeightsResistance
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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/queens-democratic-party-urged-dump-sen-jose-peralta-article-1.3007259

A grassroots group is working on a longshot bid to kick state Sen. Jose Peralta out of the Queens Democratic Party, saying his membership in a group of renegade Dems called the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) is thwarting progressive goals.

Activists in Peralta’s district, centered in Jackson Heights, have been furious since he joined the IDC, which is allied to majority Republicans in the state Senate. They say the alliance is empowering Republicans to assist President Trump’s agenda on the state level, a charge they refute.

“We want everyone to see what’s happening,” said Jackson Heights resident Susan Kang, 36, who signed a March 1 letter urging the Democratic Organization of Queens County to eject the lawmaker.

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Neighborhood Chat / Re: March for Public Schools this Saturday
« Last post by honor_mosher on Today at 03:10:28 PM »
Rogue 1 -

You go beyond political debate to rudeness.  And to assume that I and others at the March are not also people who go out of state to canvass etc is erroneous.  You have no place in telling constituents that they should or should not care about how their representative is voting.  That is just lame.
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evidence....out of this random  tread  i started 3/11 people said they sometimes pass on these credit minimum stores, because they don't carry cash.  Forcing us not to support the local business.  I personally spend about $40 a week at starbucks,  i would much rather spend at the local spots if they accommodated me. i'm sure there are more like me.
   

None of that is evidence. The plural of anecdote is not data. Also, please, you aren't being forced to not support local business. You have a choice, and you choose not to support local businesses.

Businesses will cut the minimum purchases to accept a credit card if a large enough segment of their target market makes a fuss about it. Prices would going to go up a bit to cover processing fees. I think since many haven't, you can take that as evidence that you are in a pretty small minority for now.

Additionally, food related businesses are usually pretty small margin businesses, and unless there's evidence that customers are likely to spend more on an average purchase when they can use a card, I think there isn't much incentive there. For example, in restaurants, it was demonstrated that people who can use a credit card to pay for a meal are more likely to spend more for their meals than someone paying cash. So there's a pretty solid business case for why those businesses should have accepted cards and the associated fees (which pre-Square, included a transaction fee for every credit card swipe). All cash restaurants are still around, but they are far less common today than they were 20 years ago.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: March for Public Schools this Saturday
« Last post by Rogue1on82 on Today at 02:36:15 PM »
I fully understand the implications of the hostile amendment. Mainline Dems did this for symbolic reasons and guess what?  The IDC failed the symbolic test. 

You said you understood. Yet, if you understood, then you know it's the Democrats that are failing, because they're playing games to make IDC look bad. NOT Republicans. Democrats want NY to blame IDC for their own failings. This hostile amendment ... smh ... IDC actually knows how policy making works, Democrats don't which is why they keep losing. Just because Democrats know how to open a can of Chef Boyardee, doesn't make them chefs.

You should be ashamed that our Democratic party prefers to spend time playing political games hurting all New Yorkers, and not actually getting work done.

The March on Saturday, is to appease those who feel the need to do something, without actually investing time and money and traveling to areas where seats need to be flipped from Republican to Democrat.  To actually have a majority, not living on a prayer majority.
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evidence....out of this random  tread  i started 3/11 people said they sometimes pass on these credit minimum stores, because they don't carry cash.  Forcing us not to support the local business.  I personally spend about $40 a week at starbucks,  i would much rather spend at the local spots if they accommodated me. i'm sure there are more like me.   

this whole thing was just a suggestion, i think the local stores would do more business if they ditched the of model of card minimums.  others have, so they obviously are not losing money.
we aren't credit card  point hordering monsters, its just a convince thing.  Time is precious, i'm not going to waste my time going to an atm. 

A) i know cash only business still exist, i was only talking about places that take cards, but have minimum amount to use it.  You dont see the minimum stores model  in those hoods much anymore, because the customer has evolved into cashless.   
B) JH will change into something similar.  this was just an idea i really feel will help the local stores vs the giants. 
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