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On Doorways, a Jewish Custom Inherited by Gentiles

On Doorways, a Jewish Custom Inherited by Gentiles: My current NYC apartment has a mezuza left behind by a previous occupant, but Jeff has never wanted to put one up.

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It’s Hip to Be Round

It’s Hip to Be Round: Apparently I’m ahead of the fashion trend as I’ve been rocking a Ralph Kramden for a couple of years.

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In search of sports at America’s worst sports college [ESPN]

In search of sports at America’s worst sports college [ESPN]: And of course, it’s the New School.

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You got a problem with that?

You got a problem with that?: Why do New Yorkers seem rude? Joan Acocella has a few ideas (Smithsonian Magazine).

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NYC MetroCard Bonus Calculator

NYC MetroCard Bonus Calculator: I’ve had an extra 15 cents on my Metrocard since the fare changes and I’ve finally figured out how to bring it up to a $2 amount.

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The Urban Etiquette Handbook (New York Magazine)

The Urban Etiquette Handbook (New York Magazine): New rules for getting along in an endlessly wired, ruthlessly crowded, sexually libertarian city.

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W. Eighth St. finds itself behind the eight ball

W. Eighth St. finds itself behind the eight ball: Half the stores on my street are closed / for rent.

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How to Find Your Way When Leaving the Subway

How to Find Your Way When Leaving the Subway: a thread on Gothamist about orientating yourself when resurfacing from a subway stop.

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WTC Before & After

WTC Before & After: Because I never saw the WTC towers before they fell, these photos finally put my old neighborhood (Below Fulton St) into context. It’s still hard to imagine how big those buildings actually were.

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Make your own Subway sign

Make your own Subway sign: Uses the MTA sign template.

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