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Thursday, February 6th, 2014
3:23 pm
210 W 50th St New York 10019 - Hairstyles NY: 212-307-1840
Originally posted by kremlinpr at 210 W 50th St New York 10019 - Hairstyles NY: 212-307-1840
Zelda Fitzgerald&apos;s Bob

The classic bob has been modernized by many generations of women, most recently by Vogue ice queen Anna Wintour, but it dates back to the Roaring '20s and one of the original American flappers, Zelda Fitzgerald. The wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda didn't let her tempestuous marriage stop her from becoming an in-demand socialite and an icon of the jazz age. Wearing her soft curls in a short, chin-length style, she epitomized a life of glamour and rebellion. And the bob, which had been a practical style during World War I, became a hallmark of women's independence in the flapper era.

Read more: Zelda Fitzgerald's Bob - Iconic Hairstyles: The Zelda. The Elvis. The Rachel - TIME http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2116825_2116824_2116816,00.html #ixzz2sZipauRa

Saturday, July 7th, 2012
9:15 pm
X-COUNTRY MOVING/STREET SALE: Furniture, kitchen items, electronics, & more!
I am leaving New York for the west coast soon and am trying to sell all of my stuff and bringing only what I can fit into my car. Therefore, everything is OBO and I'm having a street sale tomorrow.

When: Sunday, July 8, 2012 @ 11 AM until at least the mid-afternoon

Where: N7 and Bedford in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, usually across from the subway (may change, so please check the CL ad for updates)

What: I'm selling everything from furniture (coffee table, couch, table and chairs, queen-size memory foam mattress with bed frame, bookcases, desk...) to electronics (computer, TV, VHS/DVD player, microwave...) to clothes (shirts, pants, jackets...) and more (area rug, art, fondue set, postcard rack...).

For a full list of things for sale, please check my CL ad, which is updated regularly as things sell or I find more that needs to go: http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/for/3116523247.html

If you see something you want, I'll also have e-mail access during the sale, so feel free to get in touch. I will cut you a  deal if you buy multiple items.

[x-posted to a few NYC communities]
Friday, August 26th, 2011
10:45 pm
Do I need to evacuate?
The Hurricane Evacuation Zone Map, courtesy of the New York Times.

x-posted to several NYC-area communities
Sunday, June 26th, 2011
11:56 am
Hey guys, so I'm working on a thesis project for my final year in school, and I decided to make it around food and peoples' experiences. If you have the time, please email me (at the bottom) anything about food (stories, experiences, etc.). Thanks so much. (:

What does food mean to you?

What does food mean to your family?

Or your culture?

Or your friends?

Do you think that is food is awesome, and you're constantly experimenting with it and looking forward the next dish you've never had?

Or is eating a constant battle, and you struggle to make yourself eat or avoid it so you don't get ridiculed?

Are you the type of person that could eat anything?

Or are you picky about what you eat?

What do you love about food?

What you hate about food?

Tell me your stories, anecdotes, opinions, poems, essays, rants, experiences, or anything about food.

Email to: foodisawesomeproject@gmail.com

Saturday, October 9th, 2010
2:49 am
Brooklyn College-area hotels
Hi all. My Mom is coming for a visit at the end of the month and I'm trying to help her find a hotel. I'm living near Brooklyn College and she was hoping to stay somewhere closeby. I've googled, but the closest thing I came up with was the HoJo's on Utica, which doesn't strike me as a great place to stay.

Does anyone have any experience with any of the hotels in the area? A friend said he thought there were B&Bs nearby, but didn't have any specific info (he also suggested there were Kosher hotels in Borough Park, but Mom is arriving on a Saturday, so I'm thinking that won't work).

Ideas? Recommendations?
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
7:25 pm
Kennels / Cat Sitters.
Hi guys. I won't bore you with all the details, but the long and the short is that I need to be out of my current (Bed-Stuy) apartment by October 1. I've put in an application for an apartment (Midwood), but I won't find out for sure if I have the place until Monday or Tuesday, and I want to prepare for the worst in the event that this place falls through (I've already had one apartment get sniped out from under me).

I have four cats. I have an offer of a couch for me, but the cats would have to go elsewhere.

Can folks recommend either a cat sitter who can house cats at their place, or else a good kennel? Ideally in Brooklyn, but I'm open to other boroughs, depending on the situation.

I'm also open to any other brilliant suggestions folks might have. :)

x-posted to the usual suspects
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
7:41 pm
unbelevable! there was a TORNADO (or a microburst or something) in Brooklyn!!!
Tornado Warning For Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island The Office of Emergency Management issued alerts for this crazy weather, "Alert issued 9/16/10 at 5:35 PM. The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning until 6:00 PM in Staten Island and Brooklyn. Immediately go indoors and/or to the lowest floor of your building for shelter. Stay away from windows," and "Tornado Warning issued for Queens until 6 PM. Take shelter on lower floors. Stay away from windows."

But I never got to see if that Emergency Management System on the TV they are always testing worked, since as the sky darkened, the wind pick up, lightening flashed and the thunder roared the power starting blinking on and off.

Current Mood: surprised
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
9:32 pm
Apartment Hunting For Dummies, Part II.
Is there somewhere I should be looking other than Craigslist? Because it seems like every day it's the same apartments listed sixteen times by the same rental companies ("apts by owner," my ass). Are there better websites that I just don't know about?

I'm looking in Brooklyn. Crown Heights, Bed Stuy, or Midwood/Kensington/Ditmas Park.

x-posted to all the usual suspects
Monday, September 6th, 2010
3:49 pm
Apartment Brokers.
I'm apartment hunting in Brooklyn and could really use a referral to a good broker.

Also, I wasn't sure: Do brokers generally only deal in one area/borough, or are they city-wide? Meaning, if my friend used a Manhattan broker that she thought did a really good job, would it be pointless to contact them if I'm only looking for housing in Brooklyn?

Also, any tips for dealing with brokers would be greatly appreciated.

x-posted to brooklyn_usa and newyorkers
Thursday, July 29th, 2010
3:28 pm
Hi, I just joined. My name's Krystal, and I moved here about two agos for school (SVA for animation) and I currently reside in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (:

I'm in a bit of a rut right now - the girl subletting my roommate's room has left very unexpectedly, and my plans B and C fell through as well. I am looking for someone to occupy the room for the month of August. My boyfriend and I are the only two people living there at the moment with our fatty cat, Biscuits. It's only $400 for the month, and we're a 20-30 minute commute to the city by use of the L train.

My email is kdowns@sva.edu. If you or someone you know may be interested, please email me and I can give you more details and pictures of the room. Thanks! (:
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
11:23 am
The search for a veterinarian, Part II.
Hey all. A few days ago I posted here searching for a veterinarian. Long story short: We just moved, which means the cats are still stressed out, plus their regular vet is like 300 miles away.

In the comments, someone suggested finding a vet who does house calls, which I thought was an awesome idea. Unfortunately, I'm having a little trouble finding one. I've tried yelp, but under "veterinarians house calls" I'm only finding two house call practices, neither of which anyone has rated yet.

Does anyone here have any experience with a veterinary house call practice? Good? Bad? Other?

Also, how does that even work? Are they like movers -- do they charge extra for stairs and stuff like that? (I'm in Bed-Stuy in a walkup). I'm sure house calls cost more than office visits, but does anyone know a ballpark figure?

I should clarify: The post-move stress is not the reason I need a vet, it's just the reason I'm hesitant to try to stuff my guys into a carrier again (i.e. why I'm looking for someone who does house calls). The reason I need a vet is an ooky-looking thing on my cat's gums. :(

x-posting to newyorkers, nyc_pets and brooklyn_usa
Sunday, July 25th, 2010
7:10 pm
Veterinarian Recommendations.
Hi all. I need a vet for my cat(s).

I'm in Brooklyn (Bed-Stuy). I have a car, but would still like to stay in Brooklyn if at all possible. Being able to park nearby would probably rank higher than proximity to Bed-Stuy.

We recently moved to the area, and in our old city we had a vet who would treat my guys like they were her own. Ideally, I'd love to find that level of caring and compassion in their new vet.

And speaking of the recent move, my guys are NOT going to be happy about being stuffed into carriers again, so a patient bedside manner would be AWESOME.

Thanks so much!

x-posting to nyc_pets, newyorkers and brooklyn_usa
Monday, July 19th, 2010
8:00 pm
Where do I live?
Hey guys. I was wondering if you could help me figure out where I live.

No, really.

I live in Bed-Stuy. I just moved here a few weeks ago. And as I was walking around, I noticed some street signs near where I live, which distinguished a part of the neighborhood as Stuyvesant Heights. Curious, I googled. I found out that Bed-Stuy is made up of four smaller neighborhoods: Bedford, Stuyvesant Heights, Ocean Hill and Weeksville.

The Stuyvesant Heights street signs are brown, and the sign on my street is green. The brown street signs end two blocks south of me, so I'm guessing that's the Stuyvesant Heights border. Weeksville seems to also be farther south, so that's out. I'm guessing I probably live in Bedford, but I'm basing that mostly on the fact that it's the Wikipedia page with the least info (and thus the hardest to disprove).

Can anyone direct me to a better link? Or does anyone just know off the top of their head what the neighborhood directly north of Stuyvesant Heights is?

x-posted to brooklyn_usa


This has been answered over at brooklyn_usa. The long story short: Historic District ≠ entire neighborhood. In other words, just because my street doesn't have a brown sign doesn't mean that it's not Stuyvesant Heights -- it just means that it's not the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District.
Friday, July 9th, 2010
12:41 pm
Another person looking for a job and an apartment
I saw a recent post in brooklyn_usa looking for a job and an apartment, so I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring as well.

The apartment: I'm subletting in Bed-Stuy, but will need a place of my own starting in either September or October. Ballpark price range $1,200 - $1,400. Ideally somewhere Jewish (Crown Heights, Midwood, Kensington, Williamsburg, etc.). And, after experiencing this recent heat wave, I'm gonna say third floor or below preferred (unless there's central air, in which case, no problem!)

The job: I've just moved here a week ago from Pittsburgh, PA. In Pittsburgh I spent the last five years at The East End Food Co-op, doing both customer service and purchasing. Before that, I did freelance film and TV production work for a number of years. I'm open to either retail or production work, or, well, anything else someone thinks I might be well-suited for.

Resume gladly furnished upon request. Thanks guys. :)

x-posted to newyorkers and brooklyn_usa
Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
9:27 am
Fourth of July, n00b-style
Hey guys. I'm a n00b New Yorker -- I've lived here for less than a week now.

I'd kind of like to check out some fireworks, but I'm not really feeling ready to get out there and battle the crowds. So I'm wondering if anyone could suggest a place to watch fireworks that's OK, but not the greatest spot ever (i.e. there will be other people, just not, like, throngs).

I'm coming from Brooklyn (Bed-Stuy). Public transportation is OK, though ideally, nothing overly complicated (taking a subway and walking a bit is great; needing a page and a half of written directions is probably a bit over my head for right now).

I figure I might be trying to jerk off the impossible, but I also figured it was worth an ask.

Bonus Question: Are street cleaning parking rules going to be enforced this coming Monday, or is that a free day because of the Fourth?. Thanks to the person who suggested I call 311. FYI: Parking rules are being enforced today (Saturday), but are suspended on Sunday and Monday.

x-posted to newyorkers and brooklyn_usa
Sunday, June 13th, 2010
10:22 pm
Kremlin PR
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Saturday, June 12th, 2010
10:37 am
10:16 am
Квартира на Манхеттен Бич
Квартира на Манхеттен Бич
Description Хозяин сдает квартиру - 1 бедрум - в частном доме на Манхеттен Бич, Бруклин. Биллы включены.
Kremlin PR
Monday, May 10th, 2010
6:51 pm
Moving Help.
Hello newyorkers. I need help.

In a few short weeks, I am going to be moving to New York (Brooklyn specifically) from out of state (Pittsburgh specifically). Long story short: I will subletting for a few months while I hunt for more permanent digs, and will need to do something with my stuff in the inbetween.

The rough plan is to get rid of what I can and shove the rest into a storage locker (there's furniture inherited from Grandma, so I'm not willing to ditch it all), then have movers pick it up in PA, haul it to NY, and (ideally) carry it up the stairs for me.

A friend had suggested I try PODS, which sounded like a great idea until I found out that PODS and PODS-type things are illegal in New York.

Which is when I realized that I'd do best to ask you guys for advice.

Who here moved from out of state? Any advice? Any movers and/or storage options that you'd recommend? What about places/companies I should avoid like the plague?

I posted myself on a movers-place-bids-on-you type site, but without references, I have no idea if these guys are great or if my move will end up being a cautionary tale on Dateline NBC.

Any help would be so super appreciated.

x-posted to brooklyn_usa & newyorkers
Thursday, February 18th, 2010
5:26 pm
Heating law
Hello everyone...

I've been having problems with the heating in my apartment. The NYC law states:

Between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit; and,

Between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM, if the temperature outside falls below 40 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

So my question is, what if it is midnight and 41 degrees out? What temperature is required to be maintained? Is there no temperature that needs to be met in that case?


Current Mood: cold
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