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  •  No tears from this New Yorker for Weiner (21+ / 0-)

    going down in flames. The apologia has really taken hold, even though by his own admission he didn't know how many online "relationships" were "inappropriate." What apologists of "a pols private sex life..." fail to acknowledge is that any of those anonymous online flings he was pursuing could have been with an underage girl, or an online cop. Would you want your teen corresponding with someone like him, unknowingly? He's a sexual predator and con man.

    But his horrible judgment and lying are not the only reasons he should get out of the race.

    Weiner deliberately and deviously exploited racial fear/tension right after Crown Heights riots.

    To understand why Weiner is a long term scumbag, please watch Steve Kornaki's segment detailing how Weiner won his first NYC council seat in a 3 way race, by only 159 votes.

    As Weiner considers a run for New York City mayor, Steve Kornacki took time on Sunday’s Up with Steve Kornacki to examine an ugly incident from Weiner’s 1991 City Council campaign that should give New York voters pause.

    http://tv.msnbc.com/...

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 06:41:33 PM PDT

    •  He may be an "asshole" but I'd like to know (6+ / 0-)

      if he'd rehabilitate Manhattan. That we don't know. As Emily Nussbaum just wrote in The New Yorker, Manhattan is "A gated community for wealthy White people".

      I'd like to know if he'd let people out of Flushing on a midnight train.

      I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

      by commonmass on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 06:54:31 PM PDT

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      •  If you're serious about that watch to see if (7+ / 0-)

        he joins the community board where he lives, which I'm told is now the Upper East side.

        "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

        by LilithGardener on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 07:12:42 PM PDT

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      •  You know the NY subway runs all night, right? (8+ / 0-)

        There are plenty of times it is crowded at midnight or 1 am, and sometimes even at 2 AM. But transit in New York is one of the bargains. An unlimited NYC metro pass costs less than $1400 a year, far less than a car.

        While there are gated communities within New York's 5 boroughs, and every high rise with a doorman might be considered a gated community, especially if they have any kind of amenities, a lot of people live in New York because they like to mingle. We like having options within reach.

        The isolation of gated communities has a number of risks, as we saw very clearly last fall, when an entire neighborhood , more than 100 homes, burned to the ground, after Seagate's 3 volunteer firehouses were flooded out by Sandy's storm surge.

        http://wirednewyork.com/...

        In my experienced people across the whole spectrum live in New York because they want to mingle, are willing to be crowded together with others, all dependent on public services. New Yorker's don't want isolation. New Yorkers like choice. And except for the extremes, most New Yorkers get to mingle every day if they want to.

        At dinner recently, a friend said she wanted to celebrate her birthday in a Karaoke bar, so without any advance planning, a little search on the old' iphone, and we walked from dinner to a bar. Turns out some theater folks were celebrating their friend's birthday that night, and we enjoyed a couple hours of professional level singing/performing, up close and personal, all for the price of $5. That's what New Yorker's love about New York.

        One the summer solstice, and event was organized by Make Music New York - there were 1000 concerts, all across the city, in parks, on street corners, in community centers, all free. That's what New Yorker's love about New York.

        On any given day, on any ordinary route from A to B in New York you are likely to encounter something that surprises you, and it's mostly not criminal.

        "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

        by LilithGardener on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 08:04:24 PM PDT

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