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Posted in awesome, i like this, New York City, servicey with tags , , , , , on April 21, 2009 by melsanie


As someone who is trying to find a new apartment, this new website is going to become my new best friend, except it’s lucky because it didn’t have to go through a grueling reality show and suffer through horrendous amounts of the color pink and general humiliation.  Triptrop NYC has just created the ultimate way to determine how long it will take you to travel to anywhere in New York and the five boroughs based on your location.  The red area means that it will take you 10 minutes or under to get there while purple means that you should bring a book or dvd since you’re going to be riding the subway for up to two hours–heck you might as well get a donkey because that might be faster.  Anyway, I can use this swell tool to figure out a place to live convenient to where I work.  Also, I can realistically see how long it will take me to get somewhere because right now I’m living by the “everything is 30 minutes away” line that Cher’s dad gave to her in Clueless which is meant for LA but I have, for some odd and logistically incorrect reason, adopted it to my travel times in New York.  If you need any more convincing that this is awesome, the map is in pretty colors.  Ooooo.

[ Triptop via Gothamist]

Welcome to New York, Father Timmy D!

Posted in New York City with tags , , , , , , on April 15, 2009 by melsanie

Wisconsin Pride in New York? I dig it.

I wouldn’t say I’m the most devout Catholic.  I did actually give up chocolate for Lent this year but, I mean, I haven’t even been to church since I was confirmed in high school.  However, with the arrival of Archbishop Timothy Dolan from Milwaukee as the new leader and high priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, I might go to mass, especially if he keeps up the funny, as reported by the New York Times:

“Go away, Lord! I’m not your man,” he said in recounting an inner dialogue with God. “My Spanish is lousy and my English not much better. I’m still angry at New York for taking Favre and Sabathia from us in Wisconsin. The Yankees and Mets over the Cardinals and Brewers? Forget it!” he said. It was the first homily at St. Patrick’s in recent memory that was punctuated with exclamation marks in the official transcript.

Ohh Dolan, you slay me.  You’re just what the Catholic Church needs.  May the Lord be with you (and also with you).

A Grand Entrance at St. Patrick’s Cathedral [NY Times]