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Pets and Animals / Re: Unleashed dogs: Did I overreact?
« Last post by Lilybell on Yesterday at 12:38:36 PM »
I see them often and it makes me so nervous that the little dog will get hit by a car. Totally irresponsible.
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It's a soft opening and there are going to be glitches, especially considering they are probably more crowded than they expected. I've been three times and they made a mistake twice (they left something out of my order both times but I wasn't charged for the items they forgot). They'll get it together.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Farine Baking Company - soon to open in Jackson Heights
« Last post by am315 on Yesterday at 12:25:11 PM »
I think that poster Spooky is trying to say is that they are completely working out the kinks in the soft opening and there are bound to be issues like this. I was there on Saturday and only after looking at the receipt when I got home did I realize they charged me for three croissants when I only bought two. The counter people and the register people are all new and the place is pretty crowded and I would bet the cashier who told you the prices had risen was wrong. So I too would give them another chance. If you really are steamed I suggest you ask the owner about the prices. He is often behind the counter.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Last post by Shelby2 on Yesterday at 12:08:31 PM »
The policy apparently only applies to people who have signed up for a timed ticket to enter the Vessel.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-18/after-public-outcry-a-re-written-photo-policy-for-hudson-yards-vessel

So the Amazon package delivery example doesn’t apply.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Last post by abcdefghijk on Yesterday at 11:36:51 AM »
From what I gather by reading the legalese HUDSON YARDS gets to use any photos etc you take of the Vessel.

But that doesn't appear to mean that a photographer can't also use the photos for whatever purpose.

The legalese appears to grant non exclusive use by Hudson Yards. Right?

Thus if AMAZON wants to shoot someone receiving an AMAZON parcel in the Vessel, I guess both AMAZON and Hudson Yards can use that material. Something that AMAZON might be happy about...

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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Last post by Shelby2 on Yesterday at 11:28:06 AM »
That’s really obnoxious. I wonder if it will stand up in court when someone challenges it. Otherwise it’s a slippery slope and takes income away from photographers who shoot in iconic locations. What if every monument, public artwork, etc. starts having this clause?
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Farine Baking Company - soon to open in Jackson Heights
« Last post by dssjh on Yesterday at 11:18:16 AM »
if that was the posted price, you are absolutely right. they're handwritten and easy to change.

that said, all the counterpeople did say, on numerous occasions, that these were soft opening prices, the owner had yet to figure out final pricing on anything.
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this place isn't even officially open for business. they started the soft open about a week ago and you're complaining about a .50 cent increase in price. some people just live to complain. take it down a notch.

It is not about the money, it is about customer service. Price stated 2.50 and that is how it should be.
Otherwise, quality is great and I am sure they will have a lot of success. That's it.
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They just lost me, and I thank them for that because I was really eating more pastries that I was suppose to.

They increased the prices, chocolate twist was $2.75, today $3.50
Cheese danish was $2.50 and I bought few today, she charged me  $3.00 each. I asked why, when price is $2.5. She told me she will change it now, this is the old price and again charged me $3.00

Customer service is everything.


this place isn't even officially open for business. they started the soft open about a week ago and you're complaining about a .50 cent increase in price. some people just live to complain. take it down a notch.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Last post by jh35 on Yesterday at 09:24:46 AM »
I visited. what I did like about it was that I felt I wasn't in NYC, there is a feeling of Singapore or Hong Kong about it....

https://gizmodo.com/nycs-new-tourist-trap-claims-the-rights-to-every-photo-1833387084

New York City’s newest luxury neighborhood, Hudson Yards, officially opened on Friday and visitors are already scrambling to photograph or mock its gilded pinecone landmark structure dubbed the Vessel.

But, as Gothamist points out, Hudson Yards seemingly claims rights to all such photos of the $200-million giant honeycomb floating above an active train yard, so long as they’re taken in and around the Vessel.

The Gothamist highlights two clauses in the Hudson Yards Terms & Conditions, which state that Hudson Yards has the right and license to use any content related to the structure:

MY NAME AND LIKENESS. If I appear in, create, upload, post, or send any photographs, audio recordings, or video footage depicting or relating to the Vessel, I grant to Company the unrestricted, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual right and license (with the right to transfer or sublicense) to use my name, likeness, voice, and all other aspects of my persona for the purpose of operating, developing, providing, promoting, advertising, and improving the Vessel or any other products or services provided by Company or its sublicensees (in either case, now known or later developed)....

MY CONTENT. If I create, upload, post or send any photographs, audio recordings, or video footage depicting or relating to the Vessel, I grant to Company and its affiliates the irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable right and license to use, display, reproduce, perform, modify, transmit, publish, and distribute such photographs, audio recordings, or video footage for any purpose whatsoever in any and all media...


According to the terms and conditions, visitors agree to these clauses when they enter the Vessel.

Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association told Gothamist that these terms and conditions don’t mean that Hudson Yards owns visitors’ content, but the organization is allowed “broad license” to use the content how it would like without visitors’ consent. And it means visitors can’t use their Vessel content commercially, according to Osterreicher’s reading.
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