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Commissioner Is Removed From Landmarks Panel

November 3, 2010 Leave a comment

I wonder if this could in some way impact the ongoing efforts to have the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium declared an historic landmark?

From The Times:

N.Y. / Region
By ROBIN POGREBIN
Published: November 3, 2010
Roberta Brandes Gratz, known for taking a hard line on protecting historic buildings, has been removed from the Landmarks Preservation Commission after seven years.
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Free Eggs !

November 3, 2010 3 comments

Well, almost. Our newest natural food store, Greenline Organic, on Austin St., is giving away a box of eggs with any purchase of $12 or more. One of the employees told me this promotion will last another month or so, as long as supplies last. So if you’re into eggs, and haven’t paid a visit to this attractive new organic store, now is the perfect time!

Chic No More

November 3, 2010 1 comment

Sadly, the cute little purveyor of make-your-own salads, tasty soups and supposedly free wi-fi, Chic & Green, near the corner of Queens Blvd. and 72nd Road, has called it quits. A visit to the place this afternoon revealed quite a sad and lonely little empty storefront where all that healthy fare used to be doled out of. This is disappointing, as Forest Hills most desperately needs a make-your-own salad place! We are like one of the only neighborhoods in New York City without one now. What is so hard about this? Chic’s biggest problem no doubt was its location. 72nd Road is not the most well-traversed part of our shopping district and a salad and soup place needs heavy foot traffic for its food to stay fresh. It would be nice if Chic reopened somewhere else in town.

My Take On The Elections

November 3, 2010 1 comment
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Seems to me like some of the most intolerant candidates, both near and far, lost big-time last night. (Unfortunately, we’re still going to have to contend with that big-time freakazoid Rand Paul.) But overall, it’s great to know that American voters were repulsed by the idiocy and hate spewed by the likes of Sharon Angle and the astounding amount of hate and stupidity from Carl Paladino. Unfortunately, all signs now point to even worse gridlock in Washington.

Now Albany should be very interesting to watch. Let’s see how Andy delivers for the city. Let’s just pray he doesn’t have any surprises in store for us like Spitzer did.

But overall, I am left thinking this morning that the system is working as it should. American democracy is alive and kicking and doing what it should be doing. The American people are unsure how to get out of the mess we are in, and that is reflected in these schizophrenic elections we have been having.

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