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[ - ] We are visiting my family in CA and my dds are spending tons of time outside, which is great. We have been here 3 days and although I've slathered them with sunscreen they are both now incredibly tan. They are blonde and one had green eyes (the other has brown), but they haven't been sunburnt. It's ok right? I've never seen them get this brown before, even after half the summer outside in NYC. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:09 AM Flag
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hate even thinking this, much less saying it but, my derm always says - "there's no such thing as a safe tan" - sigh. think I got burned every summer growing up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:13 AM Flag
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Then what are we supposed to do with our kids? It's also not good to keep them inside all day! They've been wearing serious sunscreen that I reapply at least 3-4 times a day! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:16 AM Flag
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Does their skin normally tan easily? Even if they're blonde with light eyes, they could have darker skin. Depends on the ethnicity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:18 AM Flag
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Yes they do tan, but not to this degree. Ethnicity is entirely northern European mutt but includes a little dash of Latin American about 4 generations back so I guess that's where the tan comes from! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:20 AM Flag
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np: All sunscreens are not created equal. It's more than just SPF that matters. What are you using? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:23 AM Flag
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The fancy and expensive kid-safe kind - babyganics, honest co, california baby etc. All zinc and titanium dioxide. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:24 AM Flag
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Honest Co was recently in the news for sunscreen that does not work at all! All kinds of photos of burned children and babies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:25 AM Flag
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Interesting. It seems to be working for them - actually was using that in NYC before we came, now using the other two and also badger (my mom went s little crazy and ordered 15 tubes of sunscreen) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:29 AM Flag
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Well, ditch the Honest Company sunscreen. Apparently, it is complete and utter garbage. Google it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:37 AM Flag
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I just did - seems there are some people who claim it doesn't work but others say it does. I have about half a tube left. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 03:30 AM Flag
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Me too! And I wear sunscreen now but still have tan lines around rings, sandals etc now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:22 AM Flag
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It's fine. It's normal and healthy. Ignore the UB hysteria. Next it will be the EWG troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:25 AM Flag
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that skin cancer study was done forty years ago and used farmers who were had spent decades in he sun without any sort of protection. As long as they're not burned, they'll be fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:31 AM Flag
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Um, no. People who spend decades in the sun without protection get leathery and blotchy skin whether they had burns or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:36 AM Flag
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um yes. as long as you use some sort of protection such as sunblock getting a tan would be fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:43 AM Flag
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Not at all true. Who are you ignorant people? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:44 AM Flag
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You're insane. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 03:15 AM Flag
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We lived in SoFL for over 20 years. My job required me to be outside in sun. Couldn't avoid it no matter how much lotion, hats etc. This won't hurt them if no burn. You can't avoid the sun totally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:45 AM Flag
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Reapply every 45mins/hour. 3 or 4 times a day is not nearly enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:51 AM Flag
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They aren't outside continually. I reapply it about every hour they are outside and again before they go out. It ends up being about 4 times a day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 03:18 AM Flag
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Again, ignore these crazy women. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you think senior executives in large banks or corporations are dangerous, like they can have people killed etc? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I don't know about senior executives, but people making deals with other entities certainly may use illegal tactics. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^I'd say that it depends on who they're dealing with, and how desperate they are. [ Reply | More ]
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not generally unless they are in colombia or maybe mexico [ Reply | More ]
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Nah. [ Reply | More ]
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no, but they cause employees to commit suicides oftentimes by jumping out of the window. very common on wall street. [ Reply | More ]
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^+1. [ Reply | More ]
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I do actually. Watch the video about the downfall of Eliot Spitzer. It was the banks that took.him.down. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Where to buy high-quality, sophisticated office/desk supplies online? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Define high quality? [ Reply | More ]
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Levenger. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] China moms, what do you think of using the china/crystal setting in your dishwasher? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I would never, but mostly because the putting in/taking out is likely to chip them. [ Reply | More ]
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No way. How lazy are you that you can't hand wash china? [ Reply | More ]
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mine goes in the dishwasher with no issue [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Pros/cons of a nanny share? Seriously considering this 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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This can work really well. Just be sure that the days are agreed upon upfront. I did have a problem once where the other mom had hired the nanny first and considered her "their" nanny, with us as the secondary family. She decided she could tell the nanny that she needed her on my day. I ended the arrangement after that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:49 AM Flag
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The nanny shares i know of have worked really well [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:58 AM Flag
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Basically, two families that live in the same doorman building jointly hire a nany and the nanny watches all the kids at the same time. They pay above market money to the na nny [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:00 AM Flag
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This works. The first ORs scenario where each family wants the nanny separately on "their" days is much harder. What are you looking at OP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:03 AM Flag
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I agree. The idea of half of each day is silly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:04 AM Flag
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OP: we were thinking about having nanny watch our 1 kid and friends 1 kid at her apartment. We would pay $850/week. Gives flexibility of nanny and wouldn't have her around my DH who WAH. Not worried about cheating as much as disturbing him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:34 AM Flag
[ - ] Really struggling with nanny v daycare. Nanny would be much more convenient but also much more risky. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:44 AM Flag
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We went day care! Love it! Taught them colors, shapes, alphabet all before age 2, and much more! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:47 AM Flag
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My nanny did this too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:11 AM Flag
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What's your work schedule like? SOs work schedule? Commutes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:48 AM Flag
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Nanny not that risky. I have known dozens and dozens of kids cared for by nannies. All are fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:48 AM Flag
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If you have a lot of anxiety, don't do a nanny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:54 AM Flag
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A good nanny will help with household chores, too. They do laundry, prepare dinner, at least for the kids, and do light cleaning. They run errands and may be flexible with hours and babysit for you at night! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:55 AM Flag
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I feel the same way. Also struggling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:58 AM Flag
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Our son has been in daycare since 3 months. It works better with our schedules, we like the socialization aspect and it's reliable. He's also learning a lot. Sometimes I think it would be nice to have a nanny so we don't have to rush him out the door in the morning. [ Reply | More ]
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I loved daycare so much more than nanny. In daycare there is lots of socialization, there is oversight of caregivers, community for caregivers. Its much more reliable than a nanny. My kids were happy and are now older and well adjusted. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 08.02.15, 02:53 AM Flag
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all of the anwers above apply. We had a nanny but also did lots of classes and started preschool at almost 3. If you have a difficult schedule a nanny is better. If you don't have a difficult schedule but can't afford extras like classes and eventually preschool, a daycare might be better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:09 AM Flag
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I've seen tons of daycares and nannies in the park. Good ones and bad ones. Neither are any guarantee. Pick what works for your schedule + comfort level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:11 AM Flag
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Your kids will be sick from time to time. What then? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:46 AM Flag
[ - ] We are planning on buying a vacation place in Europe - can spend $2M. Can't decide between a beach house and a city apartment. Does anyone have a vacation home in Europe? Where? What do you like about it? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:42 AM Flag
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Shut up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:44 AM Flag
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There is some place you can go, maybe in Ireland or England and avoid taxes, there was just a write up in the times or WSJ. Can't remember the name [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:54 AM Flag
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Greek island (Aegean side). Fabulous and no regrets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:21 AM Flag
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vba [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:32 AM Flag
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You know you are a loser when you can't figure out how to spend your money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:40 AM Flag
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+1. So true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:52 AM Flag
[ - ] UWS, Gramercy, TriBeCa or West Village? We can afford a 5 million dollar apt. 108 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:38 AM Flag
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4 totally different worlds. What are you looking for? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:40 AM Flag
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I have no idea. Want a friendly community with a nice park and good schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:45 AM Flag
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Battery Park City also would fit. TriBeCa is adjacent to BPC so I would choose that from the options you list. BPC has free programs for kids year round and it is a great community. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:51 AM Flag
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Battery park seems disconnected to the city [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:54 AM Flag
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Only the northern part bc it is such a joke to the train and still 10 min walk to Tribeca. The southern part is great. Much closer to trains and you can't beat the middle school at 276 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:24 AM Flag
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ITD. Northern part is worlds better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:42 AM Flag
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How's that 15 minute walk to the 1? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:45 AM Flag
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Are you fat? It has never taken me 15 minutes to get to the Chambers entrance. Never. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:41 PM Flag
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^^^ Shoot, even google maps estimates walking time as 6-8 minutes depending on where in the northern BPC one lives. And that app always overestimates time to destination. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:44 PM Flag
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thanks to robert moses [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:38 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:08 PM Flag
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BPC is gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 02:35 AM Flag
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nice! I'm not from ny but even I know those are super great neighborhoods [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:41 AM Flag
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Thx! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:45 AM Flag
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Are U doing public schools or private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:43 AM Flag
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Public elementary [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:45 AM Flag
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TriBeCa might have best public of the 4 [ Reply | More ]
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TriBeCa is very finance now. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 05:33 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:08 PM Flag
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well, op's money isn't likely to have grown on pro bono trees. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 09:28 PM Flag
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41 is far better than 234 these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 02:35 AM Flag
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Why, if you can afford a $5mm apartment? not being snarky, curious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:49 AM Flag
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Don't care about private school. A good public is good enough. I know plenty of people who went to great colleges who also went to public schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:51 AM Flag
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You say that now... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:01 AM Flag
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Um, ok? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:03 AM Flag
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bad reasoning. you don't have those people as kids- you have your kids as set [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:02 AM Flag
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What's wrong with a great public school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:02 AM Flag
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Nothing. UB is obsessed with private school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:39 AM Flag
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most people here would say that a great private is better than a Gen Ed public. if you can afford a 5m apt and can get into a great private, why wouldn't you? there's an answer to that question (eg, personal philosophy; didn't get into a great private; don't care very much about primary education or don't think there's much difference between elementary schools). but it's not an obvious choice in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 09:27 PM Flag
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Gramercy. Dream neighborhood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:45 AM Flag
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Np I can't imagine Gramercy being a great community [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:48 AM Flag
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No park though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:49 AM Flag
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UWS then [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:51 AM Flag
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Too commercial, crowded [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Schools not so hot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:57 AM Flag
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Ok, where but with a decent park? [ Reply | More ]
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UES [ Reply | More ]
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Eewwwweeww [ Reply | More ]
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PS 40 is great [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 05:33 PM Flag
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so-so [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 02:39 AM Flag
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UWS not a community. People are horrible. I live there and raised my child there. [ Reply | More ]
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ITD I live on the UUWS and it's very much a community. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:38 AM Flag
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This is NYC, there is no 'community'! You wont be saying hi to friendly Mr Jenkins as he waters his flowers while Chip, the neighbors' son, delivers his paper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:51 AM Flag
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That's on you. You can make a community. [ Reply | More ]
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THIS! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 02:39 AM Flag
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True [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:52 AM Flag
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If you're on the park itself, then yes. And close to Madison SQ and Union Sq. [ Reply | More ]
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West Village. PS 41. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 05:33 PM Flag
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Having sent two dcs there I can say it's highly overrated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 02:36 AM Flag
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Np- space? Parks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:52 AM Flag
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Wash Sq, Union Sq, Horatio, Bleecker playground [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 06:09 PM Flag
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Send DCs to grace church. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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The best parent body in all of NYC is at 234. Buy there [ Reply | More ]
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Why is this? Super nice? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:03 AM Flag
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I love this apartment: http://streeteasy.com/building/33-riverside-drive-new_york/9a - DF lives in the building. It's great. Steps from Riverside park and views! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:07 AM Flag
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This has been on the market for awhile. Wonder why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:11 AM Flag
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High maintenance? Looks like a combo unit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:16 AM Flag
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6k per month for maintenance? Goodness [ Reply | More ]
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I'd buy a $4 million apartment and send my kids to private school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:13 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm a public school parent and I think NYC public schools are crap. Even the "good" ones and the G&Ts. [ Reply | More ]
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Which school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:21 AM Flag
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Sought-after district G&T. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:43 AM Flag
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Come on. Most people think this about their G&T. I suspect you are worried about harming the schools reputation if you post. Or is it that you really think you will be outed? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't want to start an argument about this particular school (many select the GT over the top gen eds in the district). This is simply my opinion, and applies to all DOE schools. I think the curriculum sucks, the focus on testing sucks, the good schools are all packed to the gills, and there's no way to get rid of crappy dead wood teachers. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 08.02.15, 05:34 PM Flag
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And what if her kids don't get into private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:22 AM Flag
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Having gone through the process with 3 dcs - as long as OP is somewhat normal and applies broadly, her kids will get into *some* private school. [ Reply | More ]
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Some private may be much inferior to good public if you care about academics [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 05:33 PM Flag
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probably not anymore [ Reply | More ]
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? [ Reply | More ]
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I prefer UWS near park. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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I'm gonna saya $5M apartment is not a good real estate investment. For it to appreciate, you will have to sell it to Chinese, and their economy is in the shitter. [ Reply | More ]
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np: I think if you are planning to live in it as a home you have to look at it as more than a real estate investment. we'd have to buy around $5mm and it actually doesn't get you a whole lot. The chinese and russians are parking their money in much higher priced apartments-- and often buying multiple dwellings. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah well they are royally screwed - 40M apartments and such. But I just don't think the market for high end apartments is particularly solid, period. And I am not a 'the bubble is about to burst' person either. [ Reply | More ]
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5 million is not high end. [ Reply | More ]
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That's part of the problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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I think it's high end, not the highest but you can get a beautiful and well located, large apartment for that. There will be compromise -- not on a high floor, not much light, or smaller rooms or something -- a $5 million apartment isn't the living end, but it's pretty nice! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 02:53 AM Flag
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Robber baron. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:48 PM Flag
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If your jobs are downtown I would look in Brooklyn. Much more accessible parks, more community, great public schools, and you can get a fabulous apt for 5M [ Reply | More ]
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^ not anymore [ Reply | More ]
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that is simply not true [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 02:54 AM Flag
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Most people on here are ignorant and I can almost guarantee that OP is fake as if he/she were buying at that budget, they would have their people scouting for them. I'll play along anyway. OP - I live on the UWS and I'm a native. My neighborhood bar none has the best family feel. You have all types here - if you want to be fancy and do the social circuit, live near Central Park. If you are wealthy and low key, get a sprawler near Riverside Park. There are tons of convenient child friendly amenities in this neighborhood, and you are close to all the private schools in Riverdale, on the East Side, and on the West Side. If you want a country place in Litchfield county or in the Catskills/Berkshires, this location is the best for that / easy access out. My second choice would be Tribeca because of the available size of the apts. you could get. The West Village is wonderful, but inventory is smaller for the price and there really is no great green space nearby. I feel like all rich people who work in the arts without kids live there. I used to live near kips bay/gramercy - skip it. Far inferior for families. Gramercy is 10 square blocks and Union Square is riff raff - great for dinner and shopping, but nothing much else. I would expand my search to Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Dumbo if you are coming from out of state. You can probably get better inventory/larger spaces. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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op: Awesome help! And no, I'm not fake. I'd figure I would ask here first because you all live the family life in NYC. Why would I ask some young, wet behind the ears, kid, to scout for us? StreetEasy and Trulia are great. We are the low key wealthy family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 08:23 PM Flag
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Moved in the last 6 months to a townhouse in Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens for $3-4M. Couldn't be happier. Lots of young families, parks, restaurants, etc. Definitely give it a look. [ Reply | More ]
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Nice to hear! Have you made a few friends? Was it a tough adjustment? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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Super easy. Lots of folks like us. Why get an apartment when you can have a townhouse in one of the best brownstone neighborhoods? That was our thinking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:43 AM Flag
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True. What is your kind of folk? [ Reply | More ]
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I live in WV, don't work in the arts and have two dcs. [ Reply | More ]
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^And UWS feels like a mall to me. I don't get the appeal. Other than proximity to CP. And D3 schools are not as good as D2. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 02:37 AM Flag
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or: I looked in the WV because I work there - how big is your apt? Price per square foot is much higher and it's really hard to find family sized apts there + anyone coming into the city from anywhere else would balk at the extreme lack of green space in your neighborhood. I work in the WV too. [ Reply | More ]
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Everything's a trade-off. No, there's nothing like CP in the WV but I run along the river, ds plays baseball on the pier and went to Bleecker Park as a db and Horatio still now that he's older. I like the scale of the buildings in the WV and price per square foot may be higher but my apartment has soared in value. I bet more than yours. WV is a very, very hot market. So there's that. I don't love UWS and don't love D3 schools. But to each her own. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: if it soared in value more than other areas it likely isn't a good thing for OP newly entering the market but to each her own [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 12:24 PM Flag
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Skip Dumbo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 02:41 AM Flag
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how long would your commute be in each case? [ Reply | More ]
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Pick the one with the best school system. Everything else is extra [ Reply | More ]
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West Village for sure. Can't beat the culture there [ Reply | More ]
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I live in Gramercy. Can't imagine living anywhere else. [ Reply | More ]
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You have a very poor imagination then. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] So as best I can tell from reading UB for a while pretty much everyone who works in finance is guaranteed to make $300k so long as they make it until age 40. True, or not? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:37 AM Flag
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I make 250K but I'm underpaid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:41 AM Flag
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And cheats on their wives! [ Reply | More ]
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No, don't be ridiculous. That is a myth. Worry about cop and firefighter DH's [ Reply | More ]
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Most of us drop out of the race before 40, it could be true but I wouldn't know for sure. [ Reply | More ]
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Not true. Plenty of men in their 40s work in finance and make under 200k [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:03 AM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Huh? My dh is in big law and made 300k before 35 as an associate (he's now a partner). He always complains that he should have gone into finance to make "real $$". [ Reply | More ]
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"finance" means working for a bank in any capacity. Your DH means deal maker. Truth is, most lawyers simply weren't cut out for it or they too would have switched at 28-30. Instead, they were too risk adverse and stuck with law. [ Reply | More ]
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True. He's comparing himself to hedge fund managers/owners I think. He does very well, and is an extremely good lawyer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 03:31 AM Flag
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Equity partner? [ Reply | More ]
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Not at all true. [ Reply | More ]
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"finance" covers everyone from the admins to the rainmakers, which is a range as wide as the sargasso sea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:46 AM Flag
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False. So false. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is it crazy to sign the kids up for ice skating camp in summer? FL mom here and it actually sounds more appealing than tennis camp to me. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Not at all. I signed my child up for two weeks of ice skating at Chelsea Piers. Great time and stayed away from the heat. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it's a great idea! Gives me something to consider for my DCs (I'm in NC) [ Reply | More ]
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OP. Added benefit is that it only costs $170 per week. It also includes dance classes. [ Reply | More ]
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get snow pants if they're ;earning [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I realize this is not typical for UB, but my family and I moved into the city 2 years ago from the suburbs to be closer to his job. We hate it. And I mean hate it. We are living in a 1 bedroom apartment. It is so cramped. I hate having to go the the grocery store 3-4 times a week and my daughter's public school is "well regarded" in the city, but imo as a teacher, it's shitty. But, everyone says how great the city is. Do we just need to give it more time? 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What specifically do you hate about it? [ Reply | More ]
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The smell, the dirt, I feel claustrophobic in our tiny apartment. The schools, the obnoxious men cat calling me, the smell on the subway. Etc... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:28 AM Flag
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Get out! NYC is very difficult when you are poor and struggling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:37 AM Flag
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The city is great if you have money ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:20 AM Flag
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How much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:22 AM Flag
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Serious money [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:23 AM Flag
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NYCer here. Move. Why do poor people live in NYC?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:35 AM Flag
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Because if poor people didn't live in NYC, it would just be another suburb. [ Reply | More ]
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$50 plus would be great! We have $300 k but it works cause we bought our 2 bedroom apt for under $1m 10 years ago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:36 AM Flag
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Oops, $500k + [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:37 AM Flag
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$50 plus would be great! We have $300 k but it works cause we bought our 2 bedroom apt for under $1m 10 years ago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:36 AM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
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Three people in a one bedroom?! Is that even legal?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:23 AM Flag
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You must be new on here. 5 in a one bedroom is the norm. Tournament,etc. [ Reply | More ]
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You must be new on here. 5 in a one bedroom is the norm. Tournament,etc. [ Reply | More ]
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Gross! Move into a bigger home! Are you on food stamps?!? [ Reply | More ]
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FU, bubble girl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:30 AM Flag
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Haha. No kidding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:32 AM Flag
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A one bedroom in NYC can cost about $3500 a month. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:31 AM Flag
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Kinda cheap in my book...but I live in a rainbow bubble. You live in the projects. [ Reply | More ]
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Np: are you really like this? Or being snarky? [ Reply | More ]
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Real. So what if I live in a bubble? It is called my happy place. And poor people are for ringing up purchases, driving me or cleaning up after me. [ Reply | More ]
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Haha, funny. [ Reply | More ]
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okay, Lady Alter Ego. [ Reply | More ]
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Right. Posting from your studio in Queens, most likely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:51 AM Flag
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couldn't wait to get outta there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:27 AM Flag
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I was in your shoes. I hated it but you get used to it. New Yorkers are rude, racists, and nasty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:28 AM Flag
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In her shoes? So, drug store flip flops? [ Reply | More ]
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are you seriously crazy? a Real Housewife? Or do you live in Dallas? [ Reply | More ]
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NYC but I always forget things when I travel, so I have purchased said flip flops at hotel gift shops! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:34 AM Flag
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Move into a bigger apartment. We have one extra bedroom for guests and moved to TriBeCa because the schools are good too! It is a great area!! [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, we can't afford to. [ Reply | More ]
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Is Brooklyn a good option for your family? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:33 AM Flag
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Do you qualify for section 8? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:36 AM Flag
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Not if they had a job worth moving for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:47 AM Flag
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This. They only rented a 1 bed be they thought it was all they could afford based on income. They haven't adjusted to the sticker shock and the outsized portion of income NYers out towards housing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:13 AM Flag
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Have you always been poor? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:43 AM Flag
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Shopping that often sounds most annoying. If your food storage is that limited, and you need stuff that often, Fresh direct deliverypass might be worth it. Can you move between neighborhoods or make other tradeoffs, like did you end up in an elevator bldg and wish you had an extra bedroom in a walkup instead? Without more detail it sounds hypothetical to me. Related: without more detail we can't help. [ Reply | More ]
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Where do you live and how much do you pay in rent? If you're spending $3K on a 1 BR and that's your limit, you could obviously get a better deal in a different neighborhood. [ Reply | More ]
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If your husband hates it too, there's your answer. Go. Go to NJ or quicker commute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 05:09 AM Flag
[ - ] Is there an anonymous board where victims can give the name of their rapist, to warn other potential victims? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You can say anything about anyone as long as it is true. Start here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:12 AM Flag
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Your local newspaper? The website of your local newspaper? Jezebel? You could anonymously comment anywhere really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:13 AM Flag
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message his facebook friends and family [ Reply | More ]
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I doubt it, unless the board owner is just dying to be sued. How would you prevent false claims & defamation? [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Let's say you don't want to hurt his parents, wife and kids, you have no hard evidence. Also, it could be that he is dangerous you don't want to have him guess who outed him, as he deals in shady investments in Asia. [ Reply | More ]
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you're playing with fire. either do this in a legit way and go to the police, or don't and leave it alone. trying to damage someone without hard evidence and who has resources to go after isp addresses, etc., is just stupid. [ Reply | More ]
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It's been reported, and the goal isn't to damage him in any way -- it's to protect other potential victims. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:50 AM Flag
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he won't see it that way. reported isn't the same as convicted. [ Reply | More ]
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Very true. What kills me is that if I look at his social media page (we are no longer connected) I see him trying to connect with these other women, just like he did to me. [ Reply | More ]
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if he's the person you say he is, he will get his comeuppance eventually. you have to trust the system to work. i'm not sure why he can't get convicted now, unless there's insufficient evidence, in which case you really need to step back from doing something regrettable. [ Reply | More ]
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As I learned was typical, I made the report 2 years after the fact. There were medical records as I sought prompt attention, but that's still circumstantial evidence. There wasn't much they could do, and I just wanted the report to be on file in case someone else came forward and I could help. [ Reply | More ]
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Then you've done all you can do at this stage. You'd be foolish to try and do "more". Your only option was to report sooner. [ Reply | More ]
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This. 2 years wtf? Wasn't a big priority I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 03:23 AM Flag
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Google this and you'll learn about why most victims wait to report. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sure they have reasons but it's still not helpful in terms of pursuing prosecution. [ Reply | More ]
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dontdatehimgirl.com [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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yeah the police…can't do it in jail! So sorry this happened :( [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. I've already reported him. But nothing will happen until someone else comes forward, if they ever do. [ Reply | More ]
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There ahould be but it would get taken down. I believe there is an informal network of college women who out bad guys. [ Reply | More ]
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Is he very wealthy and powerful? [ Reply | More ]
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Relatively wealthy, not powerful but works for powerful people. He's not famous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:03 AM Flag
[ - ] DH's birthday is coming up. Which would be a better gift, a new lap top or a Palm Pilot? He wil be turning 48 (ie, it is not a "big" birthday). 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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did you just say "Palm Pilot"? [ Reply | More ]
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Palm Pilots still exist? [ Reply | More ]
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Are they out of lava lamps? [ Reply | More ]
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SONY Walkman [ Reply | More ]
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Lol! [ Reply | More ]
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OMG the totally cool yellow one…it is soooo amazing [ Reply | More ]
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Upgrade him to a Blackberry. Hear they are the newest tech toy for the guys in the know. [ Reply | More ]
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A franklin Covey!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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How about Atari? intelivision? Texas Instruments? [ Reply | More ]
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Amish? [ Reply | More ]
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Joke right? I remember Palm Pilots from 1999 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] which club med would you recommend with dc ages 10 and 8? tia. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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None. Take them somewhere fun. [ Reply | More ]
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where would you recommend? [ Reply | More ]
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i disagree. As much as I would love to take my kids on some grand sightseeing vacation, Club med is the only place I've taken my kids where I get to relax. The other grownups are interesting to talk to. I liked it. [ Reply | More ]
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which location? thanks. [ Reply | More ]
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we went to sandpiper because my son loves tennis and I do too. the tennis instruction was A+. but it was a bit of a bummer not to have a beach. We are going to Dominican Republic this month. Supposed to be much nicer and on the beach. Don't know about the tennis though. [ Reply | More ]
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We have gone to the one in Florida! Coming from UES the food is actually really good and the macaroons are tt! Kids like the csmp and I sit by pool, but lots activities available all day for adults too. Have not tried the other club meds since have had an infant at some point with 3 dc's and did not want to leave country . Really like it [ Reply | More ]
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One in Florida has a big tennis, flying trapeze and trampoline program, golf and many other things included in price. [ Reply | More ]
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we loved the Punta Cana one [ Reply | More ]
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What did you like about it? Going there March [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] S/o: I hate the phrase "eating clean". What does that even mean? That and "locavore" - both such pretentious ways of describing your diet. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I eat feces. [ Reply | More ]
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IMO, real food. As least processed as possible. [ Reply | More ]
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As least processed as possible? Is that English? [ Reply | More ]
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Much as "eating clean" is English. [ Reply | More ]
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never heard this term. What does it mean? [ Reply | More ]
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Ok. Don't know locavore, but "eating clean" to me means foods that are not processed, as close to their natural state as possible. [ Reply | More ]
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Omg me too! There's some crazy woman on Facebook always talking about clean cheats" and hashtagging. Ugh! [ Reply | More ]
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Think of eating clean as eating foods that offer the best nutrition for the lowest amount of calories. That includes chicken, fish, veggies, fruits, nuts, legumes, and eggs. Don't eat meat, pork, processed foods, bread, pasta, rice, white potatoes, corn, sugar, salt or butter. No alcohol. No cola of any kind. I eat eggs and fish for breakfast, chicken and veggies for lunch, and berries with a few nut for dinner. Protein load in the morning which eliminates cravings at night. Tea with honey is good. Splurges for me are a small amount of 60+ cocoa chocolate, and 4 oz. of wine. Portion control is also important. I eat off a butter plate for breakfast, and a salad plate at lunch. Use small plates to reduce your portions while filling your plate. [ Reply | More ]
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This is an eating disorder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:43 PM Flag
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Chicken is absolutely filthy. You're way better off with some lean beef or pork if you're interested in "clean" eating. [ Reply | More ]
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Wow, I bet you are a blast to go out to dinner with [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Okay, did that guy just walk by with a boom box? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I feel the same way when I see a person with a discman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:48 AM Flag
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No boom boxers in Ann Arbor. Just peace and quiet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 02:19 AM Flag
[ - ] Ugh. I want some chicken and dumplings so bad. Made a big batch for the family at DD's request but I'm doing low carb to try to lose weight. 5'7" - 188, up from 135 pre-baby. Tell me I'm a pig so I pass up the C&Ds. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You have a lot of will power. I could not cook something for family and not eat. What else did you have today. I'd say 4 for dinner not bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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Oops sorry. I was picturing Asian dumplings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:42 AM Flag
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Almost no carbs -- i had to work today, so no time for breakfast or lunch -- pork skins as a snack, couple of slices of cheese, some chicken, few glasses of wine. [ Reply | More ]
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How old is the baby? Give yourself some time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:43 AM Flag
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Yes, give some time. Eat a few dumplings but not too many. Don't starve or deprive yourself. It never really works in the long term. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. eat the chicken and 1-2 dumplings [ Reply | More ]
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2-1/2, so no quarter there. I've actually gotten down to 155 since he was born but gained back. I just weaned him, though, so hoping that will help. [ Reply | More ]
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Yuck! Chicken and dumplings are Southern kid food. Save your calories for some delicious chocolate and glass of fine red wine. [ Reply | More ]
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Chicken and dumplings are better than chocolate and wine IMO. They fill you up and keep you from eating. With the chocolate and wine, she'll be drunk-eating within an hour. [ Reply | More ]
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Plus it's all sugar calories. Will wind up with low blood sugar and cranky. [ Reply | More ]
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Well, I'm southern and so is DD, so maybe you're right, but still hard to resist. [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds good! Nashville mom here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:35 AM Flag
[ - ] I inherited some silver from a family friend, probably 100 years old, a few pieces are Tiffany. Can't say how many pieces, but weighs about 10 lbs when I pick it all up. What is the best way to sell it and get the best price? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:41 AM Flag
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Ebay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 12:43 AM Flag
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IDK, I read that on ebay silver fetches less than the melt value. Try it though. Probably you'll get more than you would from resellers such as Silver Queen or Replacements. You can get an estimate from them, though. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. Do you happen to know if what I have is worth anything? I know I can go on eBay and look. I am a horribly impatient ebayer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:09 AM Flag
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Absolutely. The question is whether you can get a motivated buyer who is collecting that pattern or age of silver. I am a very casual collector of estate silver. I do know that Tiffany fetches the highest prices, and old silver is often highly valued. Even on ebay, and especially if there are no monograms. I've had prompt responses from Replacements when I've wanted to sell. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^what are the pieces you have? A Tiffany serving piece can go for a few hundred dollars. A fork or spoon can go from 40-100. If you don't want to deal with listing them separately, sell them as a lot on ebay. I'd be very hesitant to sell it for scrap -- there are collectors out there who will give you more for Tiffany. [ Reply | More ]
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If just selling for weight, I've gotten the advice to walk to a few places in the diamond district and take the best offer. Don't know if you can learn the dat's rate by phone but that would obviously be 10x better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.02.15, 01:18 AM Flag
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Go to replacements.com for value, and eBay to sell. [ Reply | More ]
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