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Welcome UN Delegates!

By Lainie, published on Sep 25, 2007

... year the event started off literally with a bang when on Friday night the UN had a fireworks display over the East River. I admit it was quite an unexpected and lovely sight to behold. My hypersensitive dog LC however thought otherwise. Sunday afternoon I got a small taste of the week to come traffic-wise when riding the bus to meet friends for brunch on 79th and 3rd, the bus was stopped on 59th and 3rd in order to allow a long motorcade of limousines to pass through. Well, I guess even leaders of the free world have to go tie shopping at Bloomingdales. Every year brings fond... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, police, traffic

The Grind

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Sep 22, 2007

No other way around it...The challenges will lay ahead of you when it comes to the traffic of this town. Nothing ruins your day while sitting in your car under the scorching sun. Even if you're fresh out of the shower eventually you'll be drenched in sweat. The stop and go takes its toll on my cool, and the frustration is at its infancy and slowly building to a full bloom rage. I grab a stress ball that's in the glove box. That rubber ball is my friend until I reach where I'm going. People ahead of me cut each other off just inching to get some lead way. It's 8:30am! Maybe I'm looking to... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music, traffic

Giving It Up At Dorothy's Surrender

By VeroniqueChevalier, published on Sep 22, 2007

...to the healthful benefits of the negative ions produced by the running water, the babbling liquid sounds help to muffle any gasps of disillusionment, resulting of yet another rendezvous of revulsion. So as I was whiling away my time, waiting for Mr. Not-Exactly-Punctual (but this is LA, and traffic delays are just another reality of dating life), I discovered that Dorothy carries some really amazingly useful (little purse-sized sewing and tool kits), as well as, aesthetically pleasing items, demure and lovely enough to tickle even your most prim and proper maiden aunts (hand made,... (more)

Tags: disney, myspace, gay, restaurant, traffic, santa monica

El Segundian Hot Rod Sub-culture

By VeroniqueChevalier, published on Sep 20, 2007

Los Angeles' Glen Anderson 105 Freeway (AKA as the updated stretch of Imperial Highway between the 405 Freeway and State Highway 1), is an impressive example the traffic civil engineer's craft, with an array of majestic overpasses and sleek tunnels, each designed to work in concert, to efficiently relieve congestion to neighboring LAX. It serves as a working monument to late 20th century transportation technology. As I exited from that sleek thoroughfare, and turned onto Main Street, El Segundo, I was a bit disoriented to find myself transported back to Small Town USA. In a scene that could... (more)

Tags: los angeles, shooting, traffic

Google Street View now in Los Angeles

By Ariel, published on Sep 9, 2007

...check out the video below in which a Google guy will enthusiastically take you through the service dressed in a sexy orange spandex:

Want to give it a try now? How about you start on 3rd Street Promenade , get on Wilshire and cruise to Westwood in 5 minutes? (Yes, with StreetView, traffic is also a thing of the past). The interface is really intuitive and you can actually use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate through the streets of our city. Pick your starting point and off you go! The Street View service was launched on May 25th of this year by Google as an added... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, san francisco, atlanta, miami, movie, hollywood, traffic

Valet? Or Not To Valet?

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Sep 9, 2007

...a friendly valet trying to make a mark in the world or a mark on your car. Here are some remarks that people have said about valet parkers. Enjoy! "I've had money and even a pair of walkie talkies stolen from my car, but three years ago, the inevitable happened...the valet pulled out into traffic and got my BMW sideswiped. Insurance company screwed me. Car never did run properly again." "Nothing ruins your meal quite like the sight of a valet guy sheepishly walking around the corner towards you - without your car!" "why is it that valet people feel it is necessary to move your seat ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, san francisco, hollywood, traffic, fashion

A Master of His Craft

By Geddy, published on Aug 17, 2007

...play different times with his hands than his feet. One critic described it as "The most spectacular display of independent limb movement he'd ever seen". I can not disagree. The fact that this gem of a man still plays today is also a miracle to me. Ten years ago his only daughter died in a traffic accident on the way to her first day of college. That alone would have destroyed me. Ten months later his wife died of cancer, though Neil is certain it was a broken heart. The double tragedy within a years time sent the man in search of a way to cope with the losses. He climbed aboard his BMW ... (more)

Tags: movie, music, traffic

A Simple Night

By Glenn T, published on Aug 15, 2007

...be the hallmark of this place, and my current station in life. And lo and behold, I had my first "simple night" in as long as I can recall. I walked comfortably close to her, my arm around her shoulder, and hers around my waist. The street was mostly quiet, devoid of much, if any, vehicle traffic. The night was warm, but just cool enough to make her proximity inviting, if not wholly necessary. The street and window lights were positively suburban, and smell of trees and grass was wistfully carried on the slightest of summer breezes; just enough to keep the air fresh. There was not... (more)

Tags: paris hilton, music, restaurant, education, traffic

The Commute Dispute

By cherry-eyed, published on Aug 7, 2007

The average American commutes slightly over 50 minutes to work each day. Then 50 more minutes back home, pending the virulence of rush hour traffic and delays many will encounter (esp. here in the Tri-State area). Simple arithmetic yields that more than 17 full days of your life this year will be subsumed for the often arduous task of transporting yourself from place of residence to place of employment. Juxtaposition that with the dismal, if not repugnant, fact that the average American takes a measly two weeks of vacation a year, and you’ve got enough to compel almost anyone... (more)

Tags: traffic

Does "Made In China" mean "Hazardous to Your Health?"

By Steven Lane, published on Aug 6, 2007

... While, the current recall by Fisher-Price seems to be a voluntary one after the problem was detected by an internal probe, other recalls have resulted directly from orders from Federal safety officials. In June, Foreign Tire Sales Inc., of Union, New Jersey, was ordered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall as many as 450,000 tires it had bought from a Chinese manufacturer and sold to U.S. distributors. It seems that the tires were made without a strip that binds the belts of a tire together. Foreign Tire Sales Inc. responded that they do not have a warehouse. It... (more)

Tags: medicine, traffic, china

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