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love Bagel House, and glad that so many other places sell their bagels. but having another place much closer will be a plus.
My own guess is that due to the pandemic, urban living (which is what we have here in Jackson Heights) will be out of fashion for a while.
Bagel House on Northern and 89th has very good bagels that I believe are kettle boiled, but another much closer addition to the neighborhood is great.
I'm pretty sure I heard this last night (Apr 19) between about 10pm and midnight. The guy kept coming around every 15 minutes or so.

The other day, I heard a loud noises coming from a motorcycle and I looked out the window. I saw a dark scooter making a loud noise as if it had no muffler. As I saw it speed away on 35th Ave. at 74th St. the rider stood up and put his foot on the seat and then sat on his foot.

Today, I saw a yellow Harley Davidson being towed away from 74th St. near 35th Ave.  Reason unknown. 
I'm pretty sure I heard this last night (Apr 19) between about 10pm and midnight. The guy kept coming around every 15 minutes or so.
Neighborhood Chat / Driving Schools?
« Last post by giuliapines on Today at 12:39:03 PM »
I'm an adult who doesn't know how to drive. There, I said it.

But since learning is one of my pandemic (or post-pandemic) goals, and I'm sure there are a lot of local parents whose kids had to learn at one time or another, I'm wondering if you can chime in.

What are the best local driving schools and do you have specific teachers to recommend at them?

Thanks in advance!
Neighborhood Chat / Re: children in masks NYC
« Last post by DijoninJH on Today at 10:33:27 AM »
This posting just makes me think of this Simpsons episode:
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Latest on Airtrain
« Last post by theplanesland on Today at 07:18:46 AM »
it's like a group of people who oppose disease. and communist takeover of public land.

I think Communists are just fine with public land. That's the entire base point of Communism, that land should be publicly held and not privately held.

I'm against the dumb corrupt cronyist AirTrain too, but don't bring the Communists into it. They have enough problems.
Neighborhood Chat / Re: children in masks NYC
« Last post by JHResident on Yesterday at 11:11:53 PM »
If anyone wants medical data on children and COVID-19, the American Academy of Pediatrics has cumulative totals from 43 states, NYC and Guam in a PDF printout of a presentation at

NYS doesn't provide age statistics for COVID to the data aggregators, but NYC totals are included.  279 Between 5 and 10 children have died from COVID-19 in the reporting states and territories.

The WHO's recommendations for children to wear masks are as follows:
Children aged 5 years and under should not be required to wear masks. This is based on the safety and overall interest of the child and the capacity to appropriately use a mask with minimal assistance.

WHO and UNICEF advise that the decision to use masks for children aged 6-11 should be based on the following factors:
  • Whether there is widespread transmission in the area where the child resides
  • The ability of the child to safely and appropriately use a mask
  • Access to masks, as well as laundering and replacement of masks in certain settings (such as schools and childcare services)
  • Adequate adult supervision and instructions to the child on how to put on, take off and safely wear masks
  • Potential impact of wearing a mask on learning and psychosocial development, in consultation with teachers, parents/caregivers and/or medical providers
  • Specific settings and interactions the child has with other people who are at high risk of developing serious illness, such as the elderly and those with other underlying health conditions
WHO and UNICEF advise that children aged 12 and over should wear a mask under the same conditions as adults, in particular when they cannot guarantee at least a 1-metre distance from others and there is widespread transmission in the area.
Neighborhood Chat / Re: children in masks NYC
« Last post by palomita on Yesterday at 07:21:40 PM »
Oh, I had not realized the science around face masks was settled, the website says they are safe, got it!

Ever read James Nestor, Breathe?  The nose is for breathing the mouth is for eating.  The problem is masks make you mouth breath, mouth breathing is devastating to your health.   So these children K-2nd grade go 30 hours a week with a 20 minute lunch break.  Then they are usually good for about another 10 hours during  the week at the park.   So 40 plus hours in a mask.  how many hours do you put in?  How many breaks do you get?  We are asking these children to take on a serious burden, they do it because they are obedient.   I strongly disagree with you both above, the long term affect of these could be catastrophic.  Recently released from Stanford .....

“ Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize prosper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health.”

This is not a response to 80JHer, whose mind is made up, but to anyone else casually reading this thread. Please note (as Bill already has), the article cited is from a journal called Medical HYPOTHESES and the article is called "Facemasks in the COVID-19 era: A health HYPOTHESIS."  It is written by an exercise physiologist at the Palo Alto VA, the article is not "from Stanford."

When you go to medical school (as I have), you receive formal training on how to evaluate a published study to see if it is rigorous and if the data matches the conclusions.  The publication cited above is at best described as an editorial, I sincerely hope no one reads 80JHer's excerpt and misunderstands it as science.  The author sets up his argument by saying that hypoxemia during cardiac arrest causes brain death.  No serious person can compare the physiologic effects of wearing a mask to the effects of cardiac arrest.  Literally anything becomes detrimental in excess, including water and oxygen.
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