Oh the NBA off season, when trade speculation, salary cap discussions, and jersey numbers are considered breaking news. Continue reading “Lebron James and Michael Jordan are sharing jersey #23… again”
Lyft was my service of choice in San Francisco, so I was happy to read that we’ll be finally seeing Lyft cars in New York, specifically starting out in Brooklyn and Queens (though not without the expected barriers from the taxi commission). Continue reading “Lyft to start in New York (and why I don’t use Uber)”
A sad, heart-wrenching note was posted on Facebook a couple days ago in the aftermath of Wen Hui Ruan’s from two months ago. Continue reading “A Murderer Destroyed a Family (And We Go On With Our Lives)”
When I first arrived on Valencia and McCoppin St. in 2005, the area wasn’t as developed as it is now. In the last decade plus, the Mission district has been booming and continues pushing north into the area Continue reading “Valmar convenience store wants 2AM liquor license”
… not really, but this is cool. One of the many projects coming from the nerdfaces at M.I.T. Media Lab is developing a“Room-in-a-Box” — way to expand and extend your home without actually expanding the physical space. Continue reading “NY, SF: Turn your junior studio into a 3 bedroom penthouse…”
If you’re in the market to buy real estate, then you know that in order to get a sense of what’s a reasonable price for real estate in the area you’re considering, you have to pull the prices for similar homes in or near that area. Continue reading “How to find price per square foot in New York City by neighborhood”
If you need anymore proof that racism (intentional or not) still exists, look no further than this 2003 that a recent BBC article around baby names cited
In a study from 2003, called Are Emily And Greg More Employable Than Lakisha and Jamal? Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan sent nearly 5,000 CVs in response to job advertisements in Chicago and Boston newspapers. The CVs were the same, but half were given fake names that sounded like they belonged to white people, like Emily Walsh or Greg Baker, and the other half were given names that sounded African American, like Lakisha Washington or Jamal Jones. The call-back rate from employers was 50% higher on the “white” names then the “black” names.
Here I go with my bags again. Don’t underestimate a backpack that looks feminine online, that thing might scream easy, breezy, beautiful COVERGIRL in real-time. Case in point, my new M.A.R.S.E.A. backpack. Continue reading “Urban Casual Spirit”
This is an up-close and personal photo of the super colorful, super delicious seafood pancake at Cho Dang Gol in Midtown Manhattan Continue reading “Haemul Pajeon (Korean Seafood Pancake)”
> I’ve never taken to taking #selfies, nor compelled to put them on social media. Or at least, not taking #selfies and posting them publicly. Today, I took three selfies and posted them to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. And then all three to WordPress… Continue reading “#Selfie”
Here’s an image showing the corner of northeast corner of Market St. and Gough St. in my neighborhood. The first image is from 1889, the second one is present day/recent.
> NS;LX: Traditionally, the phrase not surprised; low expectations (abbreviated ns;lx) has been used as a concise manner to express how one is no longer amazed or shocked by behavior due to the historically predictable actions. Continue reading “Not Surprised; Low Expectations”
Who will mourn a Rite Aid when its time comes? Who will shed a tear? This is the neighborhood Rite Aid that was open when I arrived 5 months ago. I rolled by it today and the entire facade had been stripped.
Despite Rite Aid being a chain store, it’s still sad to see to it go. A lot of the locals relied on it and 14th street between A and B isn’t necessarily a thriving block, so it’s another empty storefront.
I watched “Rumble in the Jungle” – the documentary around the 1974 Muhammad Ali – George Foreman fight in Zaire. Afterwards. I was inspired to look up videos of Muhammad Ali. Ran across his one and it brought a smile to my face.
…murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick…