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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Parking in wonderful Jackson Heights
« Last post by CaptainFlannel on Today at 11:17:18 AM »
Rice, I just wanted to take the time to say thank you for the advice no one asked you for. I'll make sure to throw away my car and start taking black cars to our house upstate.

Black cars are also super useful for shopping runs to BJ's, Ikea, Stop n Shop, halving the time it takes on public transit to visit family upstate or out of the immediate tri-state area, and getting to parts of NYC that aren't well served by mass transit or require a trip to Manhattan first to get to another borough.
Restaurants & Food / Re: Turkey for one
« Last post by Garsleat on Yesterday at 10:17:24 PM »
Maybe give them a call and see if they could accommodate an extra plate. :)
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Parking in wonderful Jackson Heights
« Last post by dssjh on Yesterday at 07:49:06 PM »
that is a great idea. and i would live to see it tried here.

Montreal also has a fantastic recycling program. the public receptacles are larger than ours -- though not huge -- and are divided into four sections, one for paper, one for glass, one for metal and one for refuse. people there seem to understand how to do it.
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Parking in wonderful Jackson Heights
« Last post by itsit on Yesterday at 07:32:04 PM »
 I love this and would gladly pay some kind of fee for this service. We are near the subway and
bus stops and see people from other neighborhoods and counties using our streets as free parking
lots. We also need to accommodate the teachers and other staffers who come and need street
parking. Two newish schools here in JH had zero parking added.
  The permitting process looks great to me.
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Parking in wonderful Jackson Heights
« Last post by theplanesland on Yesterday at 07:15:01 PM »
I was recently in Montreal and they have a great system here. Half the spots on each block are open, half are restricted to people with resident permit stickers. The resident permit areas each appear to be quite small, so people only have stickers for the area close to their homes. You can also buy a daily resident permit sticker for $6/day at a bodega. It's a lovely balance between free parking, paid parking and resident parking. There is also a network of municipal paid lots which appear to be near shopping areas, like if we had a municipal lot right off Roosevelt (WHICH WE SHOULD.)

They also have alternate side parking for street cleaning like we do, btw.

In the downtown they have marked spaces like jo3boxer says and Montrealers have the same range of car sizes that New Yorkers do, nobody seems to have a problem.

I have never been able to understand why NYC doesn't have resident only parking at least in some locations. What's the argument -against- resident permits?
Restaurants & Food / Re: Turkey for one
« Last post by ljr on November 24, 2020, 10:24:38 PM »
The flyer shows that the deadline was this past Sunday to order the Thanksgiving meal from Donovan's.
Restaurants & Food / Re: Turkey for one
« Last post by Garsleat on November 24, 2020, 09:20:01 PM »
November 16th Donovan's posted on their Facebook page about Thanksgiving meals for $14.95.

Turkey, turkey stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, choice of mashed potatoes or turnips, choice of string beans or corn.

I have not seen any place that is cheaper.

Thanks! Will check that post.
Restaurants & Food / Re: Okawa Japanese restaurant
« Last post by Garsleat on November 24, 2020, 09:17:44 PM »
Thanks for the reminder, ordering from Okawa right now.  ;D
PS - if you order directly from their site you get 15% off.

Glad to spread the love. :) This will be a regular lunch special place for me. :)
Restaurants & Food / Re: Stand Alone Cheese Shop
« Last post by Ms. Jackson on November 24, 2020, 08:57:45 PM »
I order at least 2x a month! Once quarantine started, I made sure to buy grocery items from them that I would normally purchase at Foodtown or another grocery store.
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