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Restaurants & Food / Re: FRESH Spi'L't Milk
« Last post by CaptainFlannel on Today at 11:24:42 AM »
I object to being called pedantic -- and needlessly pedantic -- when we're having a discussion about entrepreneurship and being a small business owner. That's being needlessly rude.

Additionally, the CEO of Panera Bread is not an entrepreneur. Or rather, his role at Panera Bread is not as an entrepreneur, having joined the company in 2010 (Panera Bread goes back to the 1980s at least).
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: New Roosevelt no standing zone causing uproar
« Last post by 80JHer on Today at 10:53:23 AM »
Drove down Roosevelt again today @915am.  What a difference, The new parking ban is amazing!
Business owners can schedule delivery times like every other business on a busy street in nyc. Hopefully it stays and would love to see it also enforced on weekends
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Community Groups, Activities & Events / Re: 2018 Parade Schedule
« Last post by JHMNY on Today at 10:13:22 AM »
Attached is a 2018 Parade Schedule I received from Community Board 3.  It's in PDF format.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: FRESH Spi'L't Milk
« Last post by dssjh on Today at 09:34:14 AM »
i apologize if i came across as pedantic. it's just that i don't see any difference between the person who sinks his or her life into a 99 cent store and the person who sinks his or her life into an upmarket candle or skin care shop. same thing, different product.  certainly didn't intend to make it seem like a personal assault.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: FRESH Spi'L't Milk
« Last post by jadasie on Today at 08:58:15 AM »
You guys are being needlessly pedantic. Sure, the CEO of Panera Bread is an entrepreneur, as is every bodega proprietor, pharmacy owner, and kid hawking candy on the subway. But I think it's pretty obvious I was referring to the owners or would-be owners of more upmarket locally-owned shops and restaurants. That's what's I keep reading is missing from the neighborhood. I'll be more careful with my words in the future.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: FRESH Spi'L't Milk
« Last post by CaptainFlannel on Today at 08:22:07 AM »
Entrepreneur and small business owner are largely synonymous. However, within the business world, the term entrepreneur often carries more meaning: someone whose goal is continued business growth or an exit strategy for the founder through acquisition. Someone with an entrepreneurial bent is someone likely to have multiple business ventures, so they are less likely to be destroyed when things change (i.e.  3-hour photo mat, video rentals, etc.), who relies on others with expertise to run their businesses, and are pleased as punch when a bigger company wants to buy them out so they can focus on launching their next venture.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Bike Lanes on Roosevelt Avenue
« Last post by specanha on Yesterday at 10:31:10 PM »
hi, taylj052
I encourage you to look into our problem of park access. There are not enough parks in Jackson Heights/East Elmhurst areas. Maybe you can find creative solutions to improve and increase green urban space.

As for bike lanes, Roosevelt Ave. is a complicated issue and I think it's highly unlikely that either the DOT would propose or the community board would approve a bike lane there. I second Miss Marty's alternatives, if proposing bike lanes is an issue that's close to your heart.

NYC DOT has come up with the following bike lanes projects, in part as a response to the community's request to improve park access:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/31st-ave-cb3-bike-lane-jun2016.pdf

They are a small improvement, but not enough.

One interesting problem would be to somehow create a protected bike lane on 31st avenue. But it's not easy, the street is not wide enough to accommodate current protected bike lane standards and removing too many parking spaces would kill the bike lane in the community board. So, good luck with that. But, hey, this the kind of problem you're signing up for.

Another interesting problem to solve is how to improve awareness and access to Flushing Bay Promenade. It is a decent, yet neglected, 1. 3 promenade by Flushing Bay, near LGA. It is not well known and not used often enough by the community, because access to it is difficult.

On the link that I shared above, the DOT outlined a clear bike route that takes people to the promenade. The problem is that none of those bike lanes are protected and some are shared lanes. Many unexperienced riders could get confused by the pavement markings or would be afraid of riding in shared lanes (even though these routes are mostly along fairly calm streets).

Finally, I would suggest that you consider working on a cheap wayfinding solution that can help people get oriented within these routes. Ideally something that could be stenciled on the pavement.

Good luck.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Best Mexican Restaurants and Eateries
« Last post by JA on Yesterday at 07:43:53 PM »
La Espiga is incredible, especially on weekends when they do specials like barbacoa or these crazy parrilladas de cabeza. El Rico Tinto has the best mole at that price range in the area. But also do not neglect the carts. The one on 83 and Roosevelt in front of the Santander makes remarkable $2 tacos. 3 of these and a beer at Terraza make an incredible dinner-and-show for under $15.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Travers Park Update
« Last post by petegart on Yesterday at 07:22:23 PM »
The playground renovation that was done on 34th Ave and Junction Blvd seemed to be completed very quickly.  Every week when driving by -we would see people actively working and the final results look great.  I am optimistic that this will be finished on-time and create a park that will be used by more people.  (Fingers crossed)
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Travers Park Update
« Last post by dssjh on Yesterday at 07:05:29 PM »
i'm using the same body of evidence as the person i am debating. you look at it and decide which of us is closer to being accurate.

see also: Swim Two Birds, The Queensboro.
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