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this is how journalistic research is done -- by asking questions.

and i don't think ms. norris, who founded the group 70 years ago, would be endangered by people finding out if she had children.

Over the internet? I'm not so sure.

you've clearly never worked in journalism.

Nope, I'm a software developer. I guess we are trained to take security and privacy very seriously.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Last post by ljr on Today at 07:54:49 AM »
I didn't actually walk inside, I just peeked inside. You should keep the shed up to prevent vandalism for sure--I think it's pretty common unfortunately.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: JH Historic District Fire Safety
« Last post by carrefour_ny on Today at 07:38:38 AM »
Redge, if you're concerned about fire safety rules in your building, the right course of action is to bring it up with your board. That's more constructive than fuming on this forum.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: JH Historic District Fire Safety
« Last post by redge on Yesterday at 11:05:35 PM »
As far as I can tell, the only thing the Fillmore is not doing is redistributing the fire safety plan during fire prevention week. Most fire safety guidelines are apartment-based, not building based (as seen above).

Yes, let's endorse the idea that boards have no responsibility beyond the minimum required by law. Indeed, in your world, the public owner of the building in the London fire has no responsibility whatever for the death of what is known to be 79 people and likely to be over 100.

Here's another view. Maybe Fillmore Hall and the rest of the buildings in historic Jackson Heights should get a grip on the fire hazard and deal with it proactively, instead of dumping the issue on individual apartment owners and effectively telling them to fend for themselves, so that lots of people, when there is a fire in one of these buildings, don't wind up burning alive.
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Community Groups, Activities & Events / Tai Chi class in Travers Park
« Last post by ptevoo on Yesterday at 10:28:08 PM »
Sunday morning 8-9 a.m. Tai Chi class in Travers Park, starting from the basics.  All levels welcome.  $15 per class, first class free.  Please contact me on this post in advance if you would like to join. 

Tai Chi is considered to be an internal martial art.  Dedicated practice helps one cultivate awareness at a deeper level which has many health benefits.  Tai Chi has been documented to reduce stress, decrease chronic and arthritic pain, and improve balance and fitness.  When practiced extensively it also has martial applications. 

Tai Chi is meant to be experienced, not imitated.  Imitation only scratches the surface of what is possible.  My teaching approach draws on my 25 years in the martial arts and movement awareness methods. I will teach the basics that build the foundation for lifelong practice and deeper understanding of the art.  These basics include frame, weight shifting, walking patterns, and qigong/movement awareness/connective tissue stretching patterns for warm-up.  As students develop a foundation, I will teach the Beijing Yang 24 form. 

“T’ai Chi means ‘the ultimate.’  It means improving, and progressing toward the unlimited; it means the immense existence and the great eternal.”   -  Waysun Liao, Tai Chi Classics   
 
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Last post by Stew on Yesterday at 10:25:23 PM »
Hi amsci,

I just realised that based on the history of our dealings with the local building inspector, I need to scotch my last post. It is entirely possible that he will slam us with another stop work order because, for example, you are on the property while our crew are doing what they are doing at the moment, which is painting and applying wallpaper.

I would be delighted to show you around if you contact me by personal message.

Stew



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Restaurants & Food / Re: Bagel Cafe renovation - 86th/37th
« Last post by Stew on Yesterday at 09:46:31 PM »
Looking forward to this. At one point they talked about going Italian, but looks now like they will go Greek.

Maybe I'm misremembering this, but if I recall there was also talk about sidewalk tables, which would be great.

As suggested earlier, fundamental to keep up the breakfast bagel tradition :)
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: personal information in annual financials
« Last post by jh35 on Yesterday at 09:40:00 PM »
the sponsor, who is no longer represented on the board, having fallen under the 10 percent threshold of held shares designated in the by-laws as guaranteeing a spot, pays maintenance. i have no idea why the management company - and the three management companies prior to this one - presents the financials as it does. with one exception, our management companies have largely been responsive to discussion with board members only.

In my opinion, the information given is personal information of the renters and could be construed as harassment by the co-op. I am assuming that the renters are stabilized tenants and not sub-lessees. Can you imagine the lawsuit when the renters start getting looks and comments from the co-op owners about how they are not paying their "fair share"?

This info is private business information of the Sponsors and not pertinent to the financials of the co-op.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Bagel Cafe renovation - 86th/37th
« Last post by Bel84 on Yesterday at 09:36:15 PM »
I talked to the owners on many occasions. They are planning a Greek restaurant that t somehow keep bagels an breakfast going.
 They did have to wait an awfully long time to get all their permits, but they hung in there. I hope they do well.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: personal information in annual financials
« Last post by dssjh on Yesterday at 09:18:48 PM »
the sponsor, who is no longer represented on the board, having fallen under the 10 percent threshold of held shares designated in the by-laws as guaranteeing a spot, pays maintenance. i have no idea why the management company - and the three management companies prior to this one - presents the financials as it does. with one exception, our management companies have largely been responsive to discussion with board members only.
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