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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Loud motor/dirt bike in the middle of the night on 80th/37th
« Last post by pipman on April 16, 2021, 08:16:34 PM »
Clocked in around 3:30 am two nights last week on 35th in the 80s.  Also saw him earlier one evening.   Hope this can be stopped, the amount of excess noise seems to have increased from cars honking and alarms, noisy Fresh Direct delivery trucks, loud people, and now this jerk on his motor bike--thankfully airplane noise is not as much an issue for now, but that will likely change as travel picks up.   
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: children in masks NYC
« Last post by JHResident on April 16, 2021, 08:13:08 PM »
Masks are in no way harmful to children except possibly the strings getting caught on playground equipment and causing an injury. If you would like to learn more, you can check what Healthy Children says at https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Mask-Mythbusters.aspx
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: 5-Alarm Fire in daHood
« Last post by dssjh on April 16, 2021, 05:06:48 PM »
we have a self closing door. almost all the places i lived before this did not, but that may be because most of them were in 2-4 family houses.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Cause of Massive Fire Revealed
« Last post by Shelby2 on April 16, 2021, 04:24:05 PM »
an overloaded power strip. exacerbated by the fact that people panicked -- as we all might -- and ran out of their burning apartment without closing the door.

I googled "self closing door NYC fire code" and found this:

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Self-closing doors are required in all buildings with three or more apartments. Smoke alarms must be provided and installed by the landlord. A fire escape plan must be posted on the inside of every apartment door, common area, and distributed to each dwelling, new tenants, and annually during fire prevention week.
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/services-and-information/fire-safety.page#:~:text=Self%2Dclosing%20doors%20are%20required,annually%20during%20fire%20prevention%20week.

I'm assuming self closing doors are required because people do panic in fires, and sometimes they simply don't know that the should close the door to prevent fire spread.

I'm curious -  did this building not have self closing doors as required by NYC fire code? Anyone know?

My building has self-closing doors, and if I'm not careful, the apartment doors slams behind me with a huge bang if I ever forget to guide it slowly closed with my free hand.
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Neighborhood Chat / Cause of Massive Fire Revealed
« Last post by dssjh on April 16, 2021, 04:06:54 PM »
an overloaded power strip. exacerbated by the fact that people panicked -- as we all might -- and ran out of their burning apartment without closing the door.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: children in masks NYC
« Last post by lindsey on April 16, 2021, 02:01:40 PM »
Might I humbly suggest that many kids still want to wear masks, their parents support them wearing masks, and we could do without the “poor kids” framing on something that doesn’t harm you and in fact is probably helping to keep you safe.
We’ve gotten used to it but Covid is still spreading at very high levels in NYC and these new variants are no joke.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: spanakopita (filo spinach pie)
« Last post by BennyB on April 16, 2021, 01:01:16 PM »
Titan supermarket in Astoria
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Yes we’re at 83rd and 35th Ave and noticed him or her too  - they seem to be riding a loop around the area. Very loud and fast. Dangerous.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Mural on Northern Blvd
« Last post by Bel84 on April 15, 2021, 05:12:08 PM »
I've noticed it too and hope its a harbinger of things to come. I think when I looked on the posted work notice though it didn't seem like it was becoming a restaurant. I noticed that cause I thought it was weird to have that mural with a regular retail store. Hope it is a restaurant or a nice prepared foods place. Middle Eastern anyone?

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