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[ - ] Why does Hillary keep Huma? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:39 PM Flag
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Why does Huma keep Anthony? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:40 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:40 PM Flag
[ - ] I didn't watch the VMAs but am reading the post-mortem articles and red carpet pictures. I have no idea who 90% of the people are anymore, and am appalled at all the crazy stuff they are wearing, including all the women with no tops on underneath their jackets. Is it just me getting old? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:35 PM Flag
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yup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:42 PM Flag
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No, I'm with you. I scrolled through some pictures on Gothamist and can count on one hand the people I recognize. I'm all for over the top fashion statements and all, but most of it just looks lazy and sloppy and unappealing. Nicki Minaj I recognized and she was wearing a blue gown and looked beautiful, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Can someone explain why the architects we hired insisted on all sorts of stupid and unpractical and expensive things? Item 1 of many- insisting we buy huge heavy doors for every room, with closet doors that open in a row with no normal door handles. Now I am left with doors through out my house that do not lock. I would love to VRBO my overpriced apartment but it's logistically almost impossible. I wish I hadn't listened to their ideas. The best was when they told me a microwave would ruin the lines of my kitchen. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:13 PM Flag
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Architects are ridiculous. I had so many arguments with ours, sample comment "the architecture demands that the refrigerator is on this wall". I was like, yea, but your client doesn't demands it goes where she wants it. So frustrating! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:18 PM Flag
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^^ need coffee - you know what I'm saying? I don't care what you want or what you think will look good. I want my house, my bathroom, my kitchen to work for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:18 PM Flag
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I get it. At least you stood up for yourself. I did not and now I have not a single interior door that closes and locks in my apartment, and I paid ridiculous amounts for every door. Special order doors that weigh a ton with zero practical value. They tried to do the same thing with moldings- insisted we have handcrafted ones done rather than by them by the piece at Home Depot, but thankfully I put my foot down for that one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:24 PM Flag
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BUy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:24 PM Flag
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Yep. Mine were overpriced and didn't contribute much. I had hoped they would at least project manage the contractors well and I'm finding even that didn't happen. Electrical in my place was not done properly and I've had to redo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:20 PM Flag
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Well, you didn't tell them your closets had to lock. Sorry, but most people's closets don't lock unless designed that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:26 PM Flag
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this - did op not look at her plans or have meetings with architect and construction people? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:27 PM Flag
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Of course I did. But they strongly pushed for their designs and I assumed they were the experts and had good reasons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:28 PM Flag
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They did. Aesthetics. But if you had a specific need you should have voiced it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:30 PM Flag
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Architects are supposed to contrubute more than just aesthetics. An interior designer can handle pure aesthetics. An architect is being paid to contribute functionality as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:32 PM Flag
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Did they know that you wanted to be able to rent out the apartment to atangers and leave all of your surf inside? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:34 PM Flag
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See my answer below. But to play devil's advocate, even if I had not said that, what is the value of heavy expensive doors that do not close all the way? I don't see how that contributed anything to the design or functionality, and they were very expensive. Why suggest that in the first place? Why suggest hand made moldings at 10 times the cost of pre cut ones that look just as nice from Home Depot? Where's the value add for the client? I see none. A waste. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:41 PM Flag
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Not locking is one thing but what do you mean don't close? Can you post an example from a desig website or the like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:42 PM Flag
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Hard to explain but there is a row of closet doors that connect and they open up together or separately so they don't even close all the way really. And no locking or clocking mechanism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:48 PM Flag
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If you didn't want to rent out your apartment and just wanted to live there, would it be a problem that closet doors didn't lock? Did you tell them that you wanted to make a rental thst you would also still live in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:32 PM Flag
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Did I tell them at the time? Unlikely. But we did have a conversation about other doors locking so they might have thought of it. Again, the point is they are being paid to think through the issues. If I have to do it for them, then there's no point. I could have hired an interior designer at lower cost to help make things look pretty. No need for a lawyer of architects to contribute only impractical and expensive ideas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:34 PM Flag
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General Topics 08.29.16, 12:35 PM Flag
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Absolutely nobody would assume a high-end renovation was being made in a NYC apt that was then going to be turned into a VBRO rental. Cersinky sometimes they will get carried away with design on someone else's budget but closet doors that are made of solid wood and don't lock isn't an example of this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:40 PM Flag
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Who said it was high end? Moderately priced apartment. And you would be surprised at how many people VRBO their places. Not just for poor people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:43 PM Flag
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Architects and designers do not equal moderately priced in the real world. Sorry, they just don't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:45 PM Flag
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I now agree. Waste of money that we didn't have. A friend convinced us it was necessary and would help us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:47 PM Flag
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And yes, that's exactly it. They got carried away on design on our moderately priced budget and it was a disservice to us. They could have proposed cheaper more practical options but at every turn it was the priciest and most impractical thing suggested. And it was not a high end renovation at all. We wanted to do a nice job but didn't want to extend ourselves. All in all, they provided crappy service. Maybe some don't, but I've heard many horror stories of unhelpful architects. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:46 PM Flag
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Right but most people can easily convert to locked doors. My closets- very pricey ones as I mentioned- would essentially have to be ruined to make them lock. As an architect getting paid thousands to help your clients have a design that will function for years to come, is it your job to think through these issues? I think most people would say yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:29 PM Flag
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Because they work on percentage and are in league with their "preferred" contractors. Its not their money - what do they care? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:27 PM Flag
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Exactly. This is why I'll never bother to hire again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:30 PM Flag
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I think your argument about architects recommending beautiful, expensive and impractical solutions is very much separate from your VRBO locking issue. Don't blame them for not realizing you'd need to rent out your place to make a buck. That's not a situation they "should have anticipated" when designing your home, and something that does not affect the quality of their work when it was completed for you. Would you also complain that the car dealership didn't recommend a car big enough for your family after having a 3rd kid by your own accord? This is nonsense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Can anyone suggest fall activities (October ) in the Hamptons for tween kids. Thx 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:59 AM Flag
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pumpkin throw, hayrides, look at East Hampton star, tappi ng maple syrup (in Vermont), rake leaves [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:47 PM Flag
[ - ] has anyone taken a train ride out to Rockaway Beach since Sandy? The area down by 92nd Street is hopping. the new Boardwalk is up and very nice lots of fun food and I'm going there today! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:40 AM Flag
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NOKD [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:44 AM Flag
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Speak for your self. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:47 AM Flag
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That's fine . More cilantro fries for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:49 AM Flag
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You're very wrong. It's a true New Yorkers kind of place. Classic but new again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:28 PM Flag
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Sounds fun. Heard great things too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:47 AM Flag
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we drove out there and had a heck of a time finding any parking. I guess it's the subway out there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:19 PM Flag
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It's awesome. I take the ferry and bring my bike. Those restaurants right on the beach are great - music, fun drinks. I agree with you - it's a fun time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Another Emergency Dept RN checking in to say that I agree with the other ED RN about pit bulls. Very high percentage (almost all) dog bite visits where caused by pir bulls. Sometimes just on the street when the dog was off the lease. I feel pity for the. But I am very wary of them 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:35 AM Flag
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I feel pity for the pit bulls^^^ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:38 AM Flag
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Thank you for this. My pit bull is 10 years old, but I finally agree we just cannot take the risk anymore. I am going to have him put down today. You may have saved my children's lives today. God bless you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:39 AM Flag
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*with sarcasm so thick you can cut it with a knife * [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:43 AM Flag
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You're a complete moron. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:45 AM Flag
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And you are still in your cups,aren't you? Get some sleep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:48 AM Flag
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No cups here. Well rested. Just sick of your disgusting pit bull 'they are so loving and misundrstood' garbage. You are scum. Pit bull owners should be charged with attempted murder if their dogs bite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:53 AM Flag
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So because YOUR pit bull is a safe dog (says every pit bull owner ever) then you must be right. Oops sorry pit bulls are not dangerous at all, and just as safe as a fluffy little Maltese. My mistake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:57 AM Flag
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I don't think they should be outlawed but perhaps owners should be made to pay a special tax or have liability insurance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:46 AM Flag
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My dog was attacked by one and fortunately we got her away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:48 AM Flag
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But you will never convince pit bull owners. They love the power they feel when the walk down the street with their very own lethal weapon. Absolute sign of underclass mindset [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:53 AM Flag
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I wish we'd send these dirt bags to jail more. Treat it like firing a gun at someone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:54 AM Flag
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I think it's a breed that should not be continued, but there's no control over it. Glad for everyone who enjoys their gentle ones but we certainly don't need more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:54 AM Flag
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There is no control over it because we haven't implemented the right laws. Pit bulls and all dangerous breed dogs should be banned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:55 AM Flag
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The horrible thing is that DNA ia destiny. Certain breeds have DNA that makes them in to potential killers. And certain other breeds have DNA that makes them docile and unlikely to kill you. Behavior is genetic in origin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:06 PM Flag
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:( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:06 PM Flag
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"My dog is such a big mush", says every pit bull owner. They're all gentle... until they bite someone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 12:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Good morning ,Ladies. Have a splendid day. You too, Dads who look in here 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:29 AM Flag
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You too. I'm at the local park waiting for 8am when the tai chi group begins. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:30 AM Flag
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Jesus. How fucking old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:31 AM Flag
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Old enough not to be a complete asshole. Maybe there's hope for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:34 AM Flag
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Hope you have some affection and fun today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:36 AM Flag
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STFU. So sick of this. Leave troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:51 AM Flag
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Thanks, you too! It's going to be hot today. Stay cool! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:52 AM Flag
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