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New York Wine Expo

DRINK. WINE. YES!Being an Olympic-level alcoholic, I become excited whenever I learn of an event that celebrates and extolls the virtues of the good ol’ vino. That’s why I’m overcome with joy that the New York Wine Expo will begin on February 27.

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The MTA is Going To Fuck Us All Over Again

nopants8_00First, let me say this. I lurve NYC public transportation. No, no, I’m serious. I fucking lurve it. It offers a convenience and reliability that you just won’t find anywhere in the good ol’ US of A. People who’ve lived here all their lives curse the MTA non-stop, but try living in Miami or Memphis and relying on public transpo.

Yeah, fool. That’s what I thought.

When the price of the Unlimited MetroCard was raised by $5 last year to $81, I heard plenty of folks cry foul. Umm, $81 for a system that runs 24 hours a day and takes you virtually anywhere in the city is a bargain, people. You’ll pay the same amount for a Metropass in Miami, which will give you access to a rail system that goes nowhere and buses that run with the frequency of a blue moon. I don’t see what the problem is. The city’s wonderful transit system is one of the reasons I wanted to become a New Yorker.

However, now the New York Daily News reports on proposed MTA budget cuts for 2009, and I can see how some of these changes may affect my fellow New Yorkers. Check out the highlights of the budget cuts after the jump:

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The City So Nice, They Named It Twice

At times, I forget that I’m also supposed to be chronicling my adventures in New York City on this blog. So, I promise to make more of an effort to do so. Meanwhile, enjoy the gorgeous pics of Gotham, obvs taken from some mode of aerial transpo. I stole them from a friend of mine on the new Facebook. Second pic after the jump. Continue reading

I’ve Got To Do More Things

The eras are ending, and I’m getting old.

So I read on Eater that Amy Sacco, one of my favorite Amazon women, has closed her restaurant Bette. Having been a fan of Amy due to her role in bringing prominence to New York nightlife, one of the things I’d wanted to do upon moving to the City was hit up her establishments, Bette and Bungalow 8. I had an opportunity to go to Bungalow a few weeks ago for a friend’s birthday, but I allowed minor issues prevent me from doing so. And now, with the closing of Bette, I’ve let another opportunity slip by. Continue reading