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Restaurants & Food / Re: City Coffee: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner?
« Last post by petster on Today at 07:28:41 PM »
I see they have been working in the now defunct City coffee.  Wonder if they'll keep the name or do something totally different with this place.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: FRESH Spi'L't Milk
« Last post by dssjh on Today at 05:15:07 PM »
granted, it could be nicer. but have any of you folks ever traveled? outside the US? or even to non-tourist parts of the south, midwest or southwest? when looking for good food, you don't consider the windows.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: FRESH Spi'L't Milk
« Last post by hum@njukebox1 on Today at 04:57:24 PM »
Some light colored art work (to break up the green walls) and flowers on the tables (nice $10 fake bunches can be had in the flower district) would go a long way to spruce up the place and make for a much more inviting environment. 
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Restaurants & Food / Re: FRESH Spi'L't Milk
« Last post by ljr on Today at 11:21:23 AM »
The soup is good, and the grilled chicken salad and salmon sandwich I had was also good. I agree that the appearance of the store is a negative in terms of attracting customers. It does look sketchy from the outside, and inside there is zero attempt to make the place look inviting. There are big, bulky tables and heavy chairs that are hard to manipulate, detracting from comfort, and the food is all served in takeout containers, so they don't seem to want to encourage eat-in customers.

It seems set up to be takeout and delivery primarily. Which is too bad, because the offerings are good and different from other neighborhood places. It could become a nice little health-food cafe, a nice hangout with coffee drinks and a much broader menu than E77 has. But not as it currently stands.

Also, I think the appeal of the acai-based offerings is more limited than they seem to think. They stress their acai bowls in what little promotion they do--but I'd never order those. I'm interested in the soups and salads and sandwiches. I'm not sure who gets excited about acai bowls, and you'd think that's basically what they offer the way they promote them. All criticism aside, I hope they succeed because the food really is good!
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: LaGuardia Weekend Closures
« Last post by Shelby2 on Today at 10:45:11 AM »
1/20/18

From webtrak:

Runway 13/31 will be closed from 1/20/18 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for runway maintenance work.

A different runway will be closed tomorrow, 1/21/18, but the one that's closed today 1/20/18 is the reason we're getting the noise.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: FRESH Spi'L't Milk
« Last post by francis on Today at 09:49:14 AM »
I've been in here twice now for soup.  Black bean soup  had more veggies than anything else, but  okay nonetheless.   I haven't had the chance to try anything else so I can't really comment on the quality of the food and or coffee.  I couldn't  agree more about the outside appearance.  It looks dirty and is a turnoff for me. Beside the windows being dirty there is white paint smeared at the bottom of the entrance window with their name. The blank putrid green walls on the interior don't seem to help much either.  If an owner cant take care of the exterior, then it does make you wonder about the back of the  house.             
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Restaurants & Food / Re: FRESH Spi'L't Milk
« Last post by ente on Today at 04:51:06 AM »
I am turned off by the condition of their windows, just like the restaurant to their left, dirty.  A few stores up is a shop that keeps sparkling clean windows.  The first thing I notice when looking through a storefront is their windows.  If you can't maintain your storefront, I wonder about conditions in the back of the house.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Cost of Living in Jackson Heights
« Last post by CaptainFlannel on Yesterday at 07:18:53 PM »
It's also worth posing to your friend's son what his long term financial goals are. Something young people can overlook is just how much it costs year after year to pay the extra expense of living alone, not just in rent but in paying for 100% of high speed internet, cable, utilities, etc. Is that worth forking out an extra $7K a year that could be used to pay down student loans and/or save up money for a decent rainy day fund, and eventually the money needed for a down-payment if home ownership might be a goal?

Living alone is nice, but it's worth asking himself if he likes talking to people about his day, having roommates he might like to grab a drink with, etc. Roommates can come with their own set of challenges, but as long as he's careful about who he moves in with (or lets move in with him) and uses some common sense, most roommates are fine even if they aren't necessarily going to be your best buddy.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Last post by JackM on Yesterday at 05:34:42 PM »
Actually, I'd like to see Amazon move to a Red State like GA (Atlanta) or IN or even OH.  They would change the demographics and move the state towards blue. We need to turn some of these red states around and changing the demographics would be a start.  It's young techies and managers would probably be mostly educated liberals and progressives and would not be a bad thing.  Just my thought.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Last post by homeowner on Yesterday at 04:51:10 PM »
I see the article from today's Times was posted here already.  Can anyone tell me how to delete a post vs. modifying one?
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