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Neighborhood Chat / Re: car horns at night
« Last post by Shelby2 on Today at 02:50:49 PM »
Moving one block over (73rd to 74th) has made a huge difference in my quality of life. Now it's just "normal" levels of city noise -
 sure I hear honking but it's not nearly as bad now.

European and BEB, I highly recommend sleeping with some sort of sound/white noise machine.  It saved my sanity when I lived on 73rd. On two separate occasions I resorted to throwing eggs out my window at the offenders and it worked both times.

There is a really amazingly loud and effective white noise machine made by Lectro Fan. The Marpac is the old standby and has a slightly more pleasant sound, but the Lectro Fan is super powerful. I know it sounds strange that I know so much about white noise machines when I said traffic noise doesn't bother me due to a garden-facing unit, but I can get woken by pretty much anything, including rain drops on an a/c, so I do use the white noise machines.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Day Trips
« Last post by Shelby2 on Today at 02:48:17 PM »
Greenport/orient - New England feel, cycling, winery, food, beach
Phonecia - Catskill hip town, camp, bed and b, hiking, cycle, tubing
Cold springs/fahnestock park - cute town,  winter cross country ski and snowshoe
Hyde park - history Vanderbilt and Roosevelt mansion/gardens, light hiking
Delaware water gap - canoe or tubing, beautiful water and nature. Can overnight with canoe
Fire island - ferry, no cars. True ocean beach

Regarding the Fire Island suggestion, is it really advisable for a one-day only trip? A friend of mine just did this and she said it was great because the trip itself was very relaxing, but I thought I would just double check with others who have done this. I've lived here a long time and never made it to Fire Island so it's definitely on my radar!
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Day Trips
« Last post by Lilybell on Today at 02:44:26 PM »
great suggestions mango!
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: car horns at night
« Last post by Lilybell on Today at 02:43:32 PM »
Moving one block over (73rd to 74th) has made a huge difference in my quality of life. Now it's just "normal" levels of city noise -
 sure I hear honking but it's not nearly as bad now.

European and BEB, I highly recommend sleeping with some sort of sound/white noise machine.  It saved my sanity when I lived on 73rd. On two separate occasions I resorted to throwing eggs out my window at the offenders and it worked both times. 
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Real Estate & Home Improvement / Re: Handyman for all
« Last post by Handyman on Today at 11:02:18 AM »
Now is the best time to get those repairs done. On call and in the area with the best prices  in town.

James
917.804.8427
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Hello I have over 10 years experience and i offer top quality work with very affordable prucing.
I am in the area and i can provide free esrimates and advice. I can give you my past work examples and references as well.

James
917.804.8427
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Yoga tonight at the Community United Methodist Church. All are welcome!

Community United Methodist Church, 2nd floor (81st st and 35th ave)
7-8pm
$15
Bring your own mat and a small towel
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Call Bob O'Connor at Elmwood plumbing. He will know of it's possible to salvage..

Bob O'Connor called me back within minutes from his vacation! Wow, what a difference speaking with a knowledgeable, caring professional versus the overall inept and frustratingly slow employees and others that I have been dealing with for weeks now on this project.

Thanks Petegard.

O'Connor had a few suggestions, but without doing further research toward the rehabilitation of my old sink, it would seem my Super was right to discourage me in going that route.

Now, will my new HD sink fit, did it arrive damaged, how long will it last before it has problems, becomes ratty; the saga continues....
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: The Eclipse in JH
« Last post by Shelby2 on Today at 09:57:09 AM »
I loved seeing the crowds of people on the street. The best was seeing people carrying what reminded me of my elementary school science projects (crafty items made of cereal boxes).

If anyone has eclipse glasses they are wondering what to do with, you can donate them to needy people in other countries for the 2019 eclipse who might not be able to access or afford their own.

http://gizmodo.com/you-can-actually-do-something-good-with-those-eclipse-g-1798289914

“This is an opportunity for schools to have a first-hand science experience that they might not otherwise have” Astronomers Without Borders President Mike Simmons told Gizmodo. “Many schools in developing countries don’t have resources for science education and this is a rare opportunity that inspires students and teachers and shows them that science is something they can do. It can be a ray of hope for young people who don’t otherwise see a path to a career like this.”
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Day Trips
« Last post by mango on Today at 09:10:05 AM »
Greenport/orient - New England feel, cycling, winery, food, beach
Phonecia - Catskill hip town, camp, bed and b, hiking, cycle, tubing
Cold springs/fahnestock park - cute town,  winter cross country ski and snowshoe
Hyde park - history Vanderbilt and Roosevelt mansion/gardens, light hiking
Delaware water gap - canoe or tubing, beautiful water and nature. Can overnight with canoe
Fire island - ferry, no cars. True ocean beach
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