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[ - ] Best names starting with Mar? Boy/girl. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:35 PM Flag
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Marvin. Ready for a comeback. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Did no one rank BSI? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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Nobody did. It will close for lack of enrollment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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Hilarious...but truly curious. Ha, we listed, A's they had a huge turnout at the open house. [ Reply | More ]
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*and [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Recently moved to Brooklyn from Miami and need a new couch. Where is a good place in this area to look? TIA. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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streets of the UES, they throw out some fine stuff [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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Seriously! I've never actually trash picked, but I always see great stuff on the curb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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Really? Must go. Np. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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Room and board [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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Check out the dumpsters by the projects. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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If you want to stay in Brooklyn, there is West Elm in Dumbo that has some nice sofa options. BoConcept is also nearby if you have a more mod style. FIND Home furnishings in the Gowanus area is a lesser known spot but has some great pieces. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:35 PM Flag
[ - ] DH and I want to name our dd after at least one of our grandmothers so we're looking for names that begin with S or L. Which do you like the best - Sophie, Sophia, Sarah (or possibly Sara), Sadie, Sienna, Samantha, Lily, Lauren, Laura or Liana? I know it's a long list, but there are a lot of names we like or at least haven't ruled out. Open to other suggestions too. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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Not Sophia or Sophie. Way too many of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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Sadie/Sienna/Samantha/Lily: too trendy, will sound dated soon. Sarah and Laura are classics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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Like Lauren or Laura the best of those, maybe Sara(h). Sophie/a too OTT trendy, hate Sadie and Sienna as a rule, Samantha sounds slutty, Lily too popular, and Liana I never know how to pronounce (Liahhhna vs. Liaaana). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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agree with all of this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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Np. Also agree but not even sold on Laura/Lauren. Very late 70s to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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Am I missing something? If you're naming DD after your grandmother, aren't you just using your grandmother's name? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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op: I just want to use her first initial. Jews often do that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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What's the point of that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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It's a Jewish thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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To honor the relative. His/her first name might be dated though or one might not care for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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this. [ Reply | More ]
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OR: Got it. Prefer Lauren or Sarah. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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Sienna and Liana [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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Sarah. Love it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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Sarah and Lauren. The Sophie names are all done to death. Sadie and Sienna too. Lily is also overdone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:35 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you believe in leashes for DC? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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Not in general, but some kids need them. My brother really needed one for a period of about 6 months, it was like there was a magnet drawing him to a busy street and he was fast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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No, but I probably should have done that for my little bolter in some situations, like the airport. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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Better a leash than a child in traffic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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Not as a general thing, but there are some kids for whom it's just safer. My friend's son is autistic and will bolt without notice. They used to just always carry him or have him buckled in, but he's getting too heavy for that now/knows how to undo the restraints. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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Didn't use one, but don't think there is anything wrong for a kid who prefers a little freedom but needs to be kept safe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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Ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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We use one (UWS) - I don't trust the drivers up here. All taking turns way too fast and on their phones. Could not react in time if DC ran into the street. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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I used in airport [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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I would never judge. I think for some kids they're (literally) life savers. I don't understand ppl who think that a stroller is better b/c it's somehow less "humiliating". I'd rather have my kid walking if that's what they prefer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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Sure, if needed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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I used it at airports for 2 and 4 yo. They would bolt in opposite directions. Especially the 2 yo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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IME, restraints are uncomfortable and degrading, but I'll be the first to admit that this is the parents' call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:35 PM Flag
[ - ] Haven't been on UB in about 6 months- what have I missed? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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SAHM vs. WOHM, suburb vs. city, school dramas, name polls, csv (cool scandinavian vibe), racism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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IN other words, same old same old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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That would be correct. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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We've given up cheap ugly shots at those who disagree with us and focus entirely on identifying solutions for those who come to this site. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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I love you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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the wife bonus [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
[ - ] If you have a dc at a citywide and dc's younger sib qualified for g&t this year, did you hear by now, or will you hear at the same time as everyone else whether dc got in? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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as long as DC got 97 or better DC will get in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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I know, I'm just curious how the process works. Does the school let you know, or do you wait with the general pool? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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wait to hear like everyone else. nothing is guaranteed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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TY. Does the school at least reach out to you to verify sib info, so you know they are doing something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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So if a child got into Hunter-- the parents would not release that spot until AFTER this week upon hearing difinitively that the sib is in at Nest or Anderson? (if there were someone with this scenario and wish, of course) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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np: so when Anderson says "we have 7 siblings and therefore 43 available seats"-- arent's they talking about sibs that have gotten a 97 or above? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Fashion Moms: What do you think of this shoe? Looking for an interesting shoe to wear daily. My work wardrobe is skinny suit pants with mid calf long sleeveless vests of varying dark colors. http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/jeffrey-campbell-sheldon-leather-oxford-women/3926617?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Natural+Nubuck&resultback=7476 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.26.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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Will be buying in black, not nude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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it is interesting, but I would vote no. (though I don't qualify as a fashion mom). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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Oh yuck. I think you HAVE to wear a stupid pork pie hat if you buy these. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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Can't picture what you are wearing. Mid calf long vests? Like they are dresses under which you wear pants? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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That's not mid calf. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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Sorry. Wrong length, but you get the idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:35 PM Flag
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Yay or nay to the shoe? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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You wear these every day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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Are you Elaine Benes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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That comparison is not good. I gather your vote is no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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Thank you for your input ladies. I'll be going with something less "out there". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Huge Lightning fan and DH is legitimately angry with me because the Rangers lost on Sunday night. I hope we kick the Rangers' ass tonight. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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Me, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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^^^ Sorry, meant that I, too, hope the Lightning win. Not a Lightning fan, though; just hate the Rangers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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OP: I never really hated them before, but man they have acted like such babies this series. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it possible to find a rent stabilized apartment? How? I see all of the lower income housing alerts but we make too much for those places. Aren't there middle income initiatives? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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LOL rent stablized is never publicized. Everyone wants it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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How do you find it then? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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Psychic mom are you on? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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Yes, it's possible but getting much, much more difficult. The housing policies and laws have not kept up with the times, and LLs are doing everything they can to remove apartments from the rent stabilization program. Keep looking, as there ARE occasionally middle-income opportunities. Are you on a Mitchell Lama list? Sure they are slow moving, but it's still a good program. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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Which Mitchell Lama building is worth looking into? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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Cool - never heard of that [ Reply | More ]
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"This Page is Not Available" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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Any of them! Honestly, in the middle brackets in NYC, we need to take what we get. Also, look into HDFC coops: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/realestate/affordable-new-york-apartments-with-a-catch.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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Yes, I would also like to find out how to find a rent stablized apt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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Broker here: can you buy? HDC middle income in Harlem you can make a shade over $200K. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Why do I feel a twinge of regret not listing Anderson? We made it appoint to list only schools that were realistic for commuting, but can't help feel like we should have at least tried given the small number of 99ers. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:16 PM Flag
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Ditto. We did LL only bc of commute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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we did LL over N because of commute. i wonder if this was the right decision the last few days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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Newsflash - they're all the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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Thanks. I ultimately know, but still. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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Poster above. Agree but not worrying about middle school would be great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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not really all the same. come on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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snowflake didn't score well enough? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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Its ok, your dc will end up at the school dc was meant to be. Small commute is big for little kids. Friend's dc is on the bus 10 hours a week to get to N. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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No way. The commute really, really matters. No single school is some magic bullet -- there are good places all over the city. It's the tyranny of choice... kind of always feeling bad if you didn't maximized EVERYTHING, which ignores the fact that you CAN'T maximize everything. Life is a package deal. A long commute is not a good thing. There are better ways to spend your childhood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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Agree but what do you think of commute from E 80s to Andersen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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It's how it fits in with the rest of your family life, honestly. I'm not making any one-size-fits-all prescriptions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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Great perspective! If DC makes Nest it will still be a commute, but not as long as Anderson. You're right, maxing out is purely theoretical. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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Did you guys get the email yet? I didn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:34 PM Flag
[ - ] If you had to choose, which celebrities life would you replace your own life with? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Streep [ Reply | More ]
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samantha power [ Reply | More ]
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her daughters [ Reply | More ]
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zadie smith [ Reply | More ]
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Rita Wilson [ Reply | More ]
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You want breast cancer? [ Reply | More ]
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or to have chet haze for a kid [ Reply | More ]
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Literally no one's. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Has family money so could do whatever she wanted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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I'm not really understanding the concept of replacing my life with someone else's. Would I no longer exist, but would live as that person, with their husband and kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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Richard Simmons [ Reply | More ]
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Lol why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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because its fabulous. why not?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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Naomi Watts, she seems to have a nice work/family balance and seems down to earth [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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None, I don't like attention or lack of privacy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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Can't think of one. Really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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^ Wouldn't mind looking more like one, or having their money, but it comes with A LOT of baggage. [ Reply | More ]
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None. I would like to be more good looking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone use a home cleaning service in NYC that they would recommend? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.26.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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I found a great cleaning person through the Si Se Puede coop. Not sure if that's what you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:15 PM Flag
[ - ] Has this been discussed? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3097225/Inside-bizarre-life-Upper-East-housewife-Moms-serve-wine-11am-playdates-hire-food-trainers-fussy-children-make-sure-pregnant-time.html 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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She sounds like a real gem. What I don't get is that she's criticizing the very world in which she lives. Didn't she know the rule -- don't shit where you eat? What an idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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ITA. I also don't get it- if the WV was so artsy and boho and cool, and the UES is so mis, why not move back downtown? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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She exited the UES wisely enough before publishing this book. She had the outsider (hence more sane) point of view to describe these crazy b*tches from the UES to the rest of us in a fun way. She's living in the UWS now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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Even worse. Didn't have the guts to face up to the people she was criticizing. Did she publish her anthropology in any peer-reviewed journals? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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yeah, right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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So what you're saying is her kids DIDN'T get into any of the UES private schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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She was quoted in the post saying something like, "On the west side women let their hair go gray and don't care if they get chubby. I much prefer the UES" She said that she moved to the UWS b/c her son got into school here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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Well, that is an astute observation. And they carry cloth tote bags as purses. But the 76th St Equinox IS better than the east side ones, so there's that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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Being a hypocrite and/or unlikeable doesn't render her an inaccurate reporter. She has some very valid points that are being overshadowed by criticisms of the anecdata that has been extracted and exaggerated to sell the book and make for juicy articles. There is no more professional way to "study" the population she was studying. Some of the wealthiest women I know live in "gilded cages" so to speak, and while they may be happy there I think her points are well taken. Whether she herself is an example of the women she talks about is sort of besides the point imo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:33 PM Flag
[ - ] need a good adult scooter to keep up with kid on the bike. He's 4, so I don't want to bike myself with him, but am too lazy to keep running. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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Razor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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Are you fat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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You sound dumb if this is the best response you can come up with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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This sounds so odd. You just run after your dc while he rides his bike? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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NP. Sounds like you are suburban mom. A city mom knows exactly what OP is talking about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.26.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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