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Neighborhood Chat / Re: If service people are making $15 an hour why do we still tip?
« Last post by Shelby2 on September 17, 2019, 03:46:28 PM »
This recent NY Times article by Seth Kugel talks about tipping for counter service. People are very opinionated about the matter and the article has over 1,000 comments.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/15/travel/ipad-tipping-gratuity.html

Counter Service Tipping: Who Gives?
Those customer-facing, touch-screen payment systems in restaurants are confounding customers in the U.S. and beyond.
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Restaurants & Food / Re: El Patio (81st & Northern Blvd)
« Last post by Neighbor8 on September 17, 2019, 03:30:32 PM »
I spotted it last Sunday and was intrigued as well...  Believe it's an evenings & weekend place, which would make sense.
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Neighborhood Chat / Seeking house cleaner
« Last post by Suzaan on September 17, 2019, 03:27:52 PM »
Please recommend your house cleaner or another.  Need one approx every three weeks.  The last recommendation posted here was from November 2018.  Found one indirectly through this group a few months ago who was very good but unreliable re keeping appointments.  All suggestions welcome and appreciated. 
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Electric Car Charging Stations
« Last post by 80JHer on September 17, 2019, 02:10:03 PM »
Where are electric car batteries coming from?

Where is the elctricity coming from?   

Perhaps not so green after all....
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Electric Car Charging Stations
« Last post by carrefour_ny on September 17, 2019, 12:13:03 PM »
Good to hear this and nice to see Jackson Heights included.
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Neighborhood Chat / Electric Car Charging Stations
« Last post by JHMNY on September 17, 2019, 11:13:47 AM »
Jackson Heights Post:

DOT set to Install 100 Electric Car Charging Stations in New York Next Year

Sept. 17, 2019. By Shane O’Brien

The city is set to remove 100 parking spaces throughout New York City and replace them with charging stations for electric cars.

The DOT will install 50 public charging stations across the city next year as part of a four-year pilot program. Each station will be able to charge two electric cars and will result in the loss of two parking spaces.

The Department of Transportation has announced that it is planning to install 14 stations in Queens with a total of 28 charging spaces.

The DOT is looking to install four charging stations in Astoria; two stations in Jackson Heights; two stations in Elmhurst; two in Richmond Hill; and two in Springfield Gardens.




Follow above link for complete article.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Problems on Roosevelt Ave.
« Last post by abcdefghijk on September 17, 2019, 08:59:37 AM »
Males being approached for "massages" every single time they walk past places like that Spa...and around Roosevelt...gets old pretty quick. Very annoying.

And yes, DSSJH, you may well counter with an example where someone munching cucumber sandwiches was approached at the Plaza Hotel tearoom by a high class escort ... but TWO WRONGS NEVER MAKE A RIGHT.


i wish you'd learn to respect my boundaries  -- and refrain from putting words into my mouth.

I see that you have had a very wise teacher.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Problems on Roosevelt Ave.
« Last post by dssjh on September 17, 2019, 08:54:51 AM »
Males being approached for "massages" every single time they walk past places like that Spa...and around Roosevelt...gets old pretty quick. Very annoying.

And yes, DSSJH, you may well counter with an example where someone munching cucumber sandwiches was approached at the Plaza Hotel tearoom by a high class escort ... but TWO WRONGS NEVER MAKE A RIGHT.

i wish you'd learn to respect my boundaries  -- and refrain from putting words into my mouth.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Problems on Roosevelt Ave.
« Last post by abcdefghijk on September 17, 2019, 08:39:23 AM »
Another reason people might be avoiding it is that almost all day the women who work at the spa stand at that corner soliciting for business. I've noticed that activity has become more brazen than ever.

Alas. It has become IMPOSSIBLE to walk down Roosevelt without being harassed many times by the workers in these SPA places. 
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Problems on Roosevelt Ave.
« Last post by am315 on September 17, 2019, 08:34:47 AM »
Another reason people might be avoiding it is that almost all day the women who work at the spa stand at that corner soliciting for business. I've noticed that activity has become more brazen than ever.

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