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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Jazz musician practicing
« Last post by Lilybell on Today at 04:04:31 PM »
homeowner, that is so awesome!

And Ed, I just checked out the link you supplied, and I am incredibly impressed. You are fantastic.  The bass is one of those instruments that often fades into the background but not when you play!

It's weird, I don't like playing jazz on my piano (my main instrument, and I only play classical) but I really like playing it on my trumpet.  Not sure why.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: What's up with Diversity Plaza/37th Road?
« Last post by wooden_soldier on Today at 03:43:35 PM »
I suspect we were blessed with those trash cans because of the Eid festivities--which, despite the traffic and noise, were awesome to see.  Even the two fights I witnessed couldn't dent the beauty and good vibes going on in the neighborhood.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: What's up with Diversity Plaza/37th Road?
« Last post by hagsrus on Today at 02:52:29 PM »
I did see three trash baskets along one side of the plaza yesterday, but adding (or moving) a couple to the entrances would probably be a good idea. The less conscientious might not bother to walk to the side baskets, but would have to pass them on the way out.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: another take on BID wars
« Last post by theplanesland on Today at 01:14:08 PM »
I spend a lot more time in the western part of the neighborhood, and would strongly like to see a BID for 74th Street and the surrounding area.  Based on my decade plus in the immediate neighborhood, I think that area badly needs it.  I don't know enough about the issues in the proposed JH-Corona BID to have a very informed opinion there.   But I'm very interested to see how the vote turns out.

Well, 73rd has a business development organization, the JBBA. http://www.jbbany.com/

And 74th has the JHMA. http://www.theindianpanorama.com/2013/04/06/jackson-heights-merchants-association-new-committee-members-announced/

The problems I have with those groups are more inter-communal - the JBBA seems to welcome unlicensed chaat carts on the sidewalk, whereas I want the chaat cart to get the *^$(*&$^ out of the way so I can get home. But I understand that's just my cultural angle.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Jackson Heights - Corona BID
« Last post by dssjh on Today at 11:22:01 AM »
i can't speak to Make the Road's position -- perhaps someone involved with the group would be willing to do so on this forum -- but Jenni_Squirrel's note that "A lot of the people who spoke kept making the point that there are always tons of people around Roosevelt, just not "the right" people." makes me think there might be some pretty deep opposition. After all, Make the Road doesn't always represent  what some consider to be "the right people."
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Missing Cat?
« Last post by paparinkochan on Today at 11:21:32 AM »
She's back again on 73rd street.
Yes, she is terribly skinny  :'(
I hope I or somebody catch her and take her to a vet for checking micro-chip.
Things are she is super friendly but she does not like be held by...
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Jackson Heights - Corona BID
« Last post by toddg on Today at 11:02:33 AM »
Here's some coverage of the meeting from DNAinfo:
Planned Business Improvement District Loses Support of Major Advocacy Group (July 25, 2014)

Make the Road's new opposition to the BID is big news.   I wonder if they're just using their leverage to win some specific changes to the proposal, or if they're really trying to halt the entire effort.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Jack Hammering at 1:30 am??
« Last post by dssjh on Today at 10:31:36 AM »
yes they would. and they'd skip things like training, so we'd have a lot more explosions, mass power outages and the like as well.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: What's up with Diversity Plaza/37th Road?
« Last post by wooden_soldier on Yesterday at 04:28:55 PM »
Good point. I called them loiterers cause the chairs and tables were packed up for the night and also as a way to express my distaste for groups of smoking and spitting men gathered by the subway so that there's no way to conveniently avoid them.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Jack Hammering at 1:30 am??
« Last post by hagsrus on Yesterday at 04:09:09 PM »
LOL - good thing they are unionized, then, or the folks in charge would probably hire cheap labor to jackhammer at all hours just for the heck of it!
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