Tag Archive: New York City

When I went to the New York City Comic-Con late last year, I found the subway somewhat difficult to use. The voice overhead was muffled, the stations were not clearly marked, and it was tough to find someone working for the system to answer questions. Interestingly enough, people who rode the subway were very helpful, which went against the stereotype of folks you find in NYC.

Well, I was intrigued when I came across the following story from the AP:

>>Four men have died in New York’s subway in less than 24 hours.

Police say the mishaps — all on Saturday — are unrelated.

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It seems that some folks in New York City are watching when residents put out their trash very carefully!

I know times are tight, but ticketing people for putting their trash out a whole half hour early?

Here’s the story from the Fox affiliate in NYC:

>>MYFOXNY.COM – A Queens man is very upset after trying to put his trash out for collection and ending up with a ticket.

He, and others, are getting snared in an enforcement of a law that few people even know exists.

The scrooge award goes to the New York City Sanitation Department for the $100 tickets.

Raymond Janson says he received the $100 fine for putting his garbage cans at the curb 30 minutes early.

“I can’t say how incensed I am over this,” Janson says. “Not only at the excessive amount, but the nature of the summons.”

The Failure to Store Receptacle summons from the agent stated: “I did observe three 30 gallon plastic can(s) placed out on the public sidewalk on a non-collection day.”

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“If I only had the time … .”

That’s what I’ve been telling myself the last several months whenever I remembered how much I’ve enjoyed expressing myself on this blog. But life is busy these days, and I simply couldn’t get to it.

What have I been up to?

Well, what really put me behind was the San Diego Comic-Con back in July. Then I attended other comic-cons, including one in Baltimore, then another one in New York City. They all take time, but they are a valuable resource for someone who creates a weekly podcast.

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A few weeks back when New York City was buried (again!) with snow, I came across the following news article that still haunts me.

Here it is, from the New York Daily News:

>>The body of a Long Island man who shot himself to death was found entombed in a snow-covered car on a residential block in Queens Tuesday, police said.

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Happy Fourth of July!  Today is the big day, so be sure to have an extra hot dog or pretzel for me when you gather your friends and family together!

I thought I’d share some interesting facts about the Independence Day holiday from Wikipedia that intrigued me.  Here goes:

Families often celebrate Independence Day by hosting or attending a picnic or barbecue and take advantage of the day off and, in some years, long weekend to gather with relatives. Decorations (e.g., streamers, balloons, and clothing) are generally colored red, white, and blue, the colors of the American flag. Parades often are in the morning, while fireworks displays occur in the evening at such places as parks, fairgrounds, or town squares.

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