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    Street Fair

    Street Fair on Orchard Street – Lower East Side

    Street fairs are fairly common in New York City and even more common in lower east side. Today, there was a big street fair on Orchard street, between Houston and Delancy which is usually where the street fair occurs on a Sunday (when traffic isn’t allowed on this section of orchard street). It’s always good to see street fairs in lower east side, mainly because the neighborhood completely transforms itself at night with the crazy nightlife. Street fairs give a glimpse of the neighborhood that isn’t related to alcohol, so you’ll see plenty of ordinary neighborhood businesses, food stalls, etc. (This was also a nice summer street fashion scene of…

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    Sext me if you can at New Museum Begins: An Amusing Story

    The New Museum has a new show: Sext me if you can by Karen Finley from May 22 to May 26. Like most things at the New Museum, it is bold and amusing. For this performance, Karen Finley essentially paints inspired by sexts she receives from participants. If you don’t know her, she’s a New York based artist, and you guessed it, she’s bold and controversial! I checked out the people, who were naturally curious about all this. Also, Thursdays is free admission to the New Museum which makes it more crowded than other days. Here’s the New Museum that’s a little more crowded on a Thursday night than usual.…

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    Only in New York: Flirting on the Subway, Drunk, New York Style

    If you want to impress a couple of beautiful women, generally considered beyond your league: Step-1: Get drunk Step-2: Be naturally cool when you’re that drunk Step-3: Start a conversation, make the women laugh. Child’s play. You’re all set! Another amusing sighting on the Subway. The guy was incredibly genuine as a drunk, and the women seemed genuinely amused in his company. He carried forward his charm even after the women got off the subway, on other passengers. And once you have their attention, you weave your charm!

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    Graffiti by Cunning Linguist New York City

    Recently, I’ve been finding a lot of graffiti by someone who signs it off as ‘Cunning Linguist‘. Whether it is really very cunning, I leave it up to you to decide. I’ve spotted these around SoHo and Lower East. What do you think? 1. This was on Orchard Street around Stanton in Lower East. “the root of fear is hope” (or that’s what I think (s)he meant!) 2. “hope is the new currency” 3. This is on Rivington Street around Christie “Unlike life, hope never dies” 4. This was at a street-light on Rivington street between Ludlow and Orchard. This was probably the hardest one to spot on a cold…

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    Presidential Debate Free Shots New York

    Presidential Debate Free Shots in New York! Yes, what better way to participate in a drinking game than while deciding the fate of your country! I am sure plenty of bars have something planned, but Tammany Hall has this board outside their club – free shot every time someone says “healthcare”. If you are living under a cave, the presidential debate is today from 9 – 10;30pm. Don’t take this too literally though – you might just die of alcohol poisoning if the past is any indication. Tammany hall is a club/music venue in the lower east side on 152 Orchard Street.

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    Trash is a Problem: 57th Street

    Yes, don’t we all know that trash is a problem especially in New York? Here is a great solution to the problem – get rid of the trash cans! That seems to be what the ‘pilot study’ found. Don’t believe me? Check out this poster on the subway station on 57th street. This is what the poster reads: Trash is a problem. Be part of the solution. Trash attracts rodents. No trash cans means no food for rodents. We’re removing the trash cans at this station as part of a six month pilot study. Please take your trash with you. That’s smart and makes total sense. Drunken driving kills people,…

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    C Grade Restaurants in New York City

    Yes, C grade restaurants are usually rare in New York but there are some. Letter grades for restaurant cleanliness are now an integral part of the restaurant scene in New York, since being introduced in July of 2010. Restaurants that don’t meet the cleanliness standards are shut down (although some argue that the system is broken and needs to be reformed). Personally, I haven’t seen too many C grade restaurants in New York City but there are definitely a few. B is fairly common but most restaurants I visit seem to be an A anyway, not that B really deters me from checking out a great place to eat. The…

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    Interesting Posters

    Magnificent Cat Seeking New Humans to Love

    Saw this poster all around SoHo-East Village-Lower East area. Thought it was an interesting description. I wonder though – it seems that all the contacts available were taken by people. If you put up too many such posters, there is a good chance of that happening and you getting phone calls much beyond what you initially expected. Another pro-tip: Use the contact in your main ad as well because then anyone can contact you and not just the people who took the little contact information part of it.

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    Welcome to JustAnotherNewYorker

    Welcome to JustAnotherNewYorker! Here are random musings, pictures, videos and just about any material that I find about New York. I’ve lived in several countries on several continents and I can tell you, with certainty, that New York is unique in its experience and culture. It is a world of its own, a matrix if you will. It can be gentle, it can be tough but it certainly leaves a mark. I want to share as much of the city with you as possible. Hopefully, there will be contributions from your side as well! Photo Credit: Wikipedia