Friday, May 8, 2009

Articles 05.08.09

Not all neighborhoods in the city are affected in the the same ways by the current economic conditions. The article "Four Neighborhoods Roll with Punches" describes how businesses in the four outer boroughs (yes, there is life outside of Manhattan) are dealing with current market conditions.

Has taxpayer bailout funds lessened the impact of Wall Street's demise on the city's economy? The author of "Something Slowing Plunge" seems to think so.

"Not that Bad" -- I don't know, is this supposed to be good news?

OK, baseball season is boring, football season is many months away, and your teenage kids won't even acknowledge your existence. Rather than sitting around and watching reruns of "Seinfeld" go explore some of New York's more interesting blocks. The article "New Yorkiest Blocks" describes certain blocks in the city that are worth exploring. Any time I get fed up with the city all I need to do is go out and explore a new neighborhood and I am reminded why after over 50 years I still love living here. There is always something new and exciting to experience.

For those of you who love to eat -- and who doesn't -- check out "Eat Out Awards."

My Kindle: usually I don't use this blog to promote products or services, but I recently purchased the new version of the Kindle digital reader from Amazon and must recommend this to anybody who likes to is easy, convenient and for those of us whose eyesight is not as good as it used to be, the feature that allows you to adjust the Font size really eases the burden of reading tiny print. I use it to read all my newspapers and magazines (my New York Times and Wall Street Journal are downloaded automatically every morning) and when I travel I don't need to pack 10 pounds of books.

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