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Anonymous
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Any one who has ever worked and lived in NYC gotta fell in love with this city. I know people who moved out of this city longed to come back here and when they enter the city you have to see their faces, filled with Pride and happiness. The culture, food, ethnicity such variety you will not find any where in the whole wide world. I am a happy new yorker, living next to beach and a ball park, world famous nathan's hot dog place (all with in a 3 minute walk), 30 minutes from Manhattan. whole summer you can see atleast 5 to 10 thousand tourists (hehe if you are not from New York you are a tourist ) walking around our neighborhood.
Varun Khanna
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Originally posted by <I Killed Kenny>:
[QB]hot dog place (all with in a 3 minute walk), QB]

OMG ....
a hot dog place .. that too within 3 minutes walk?
WOW ... i can't believe this is possible


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John Smith
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whole summer you can see atleast 5 to 10 thousand tourists (hehe if you are not from New York you are a tourist ) walking around our neighborhood.
I can see at most 2 people walking around my neighborhood, and that's what makes it a great neighborhood. To each his own, I guess.
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From the description, I guess IKK must live near Coney Island.
Yes, NYC is the greatest city in the world. And today is a very sad day in the life of the city. I was listening to the radio on the way in to work and they had a moment of silence at the time the first plane crashed into the tower. Now they are reading the names of everyone who died. It will take at least 3 hours to read through the list.


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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
From the description, I guess IKK must live near Coney Island.
Yes, NYC is the greatest city in the world. And today is a very sad day in the life of the city. I was listening to the radio on the way in to work and they had a moment of silence at the time the first plane crashed into the tower. Now they are reading the names of everyone who died. It will take at least 3 hours to read through the list.

The had the ceremonies on the television at the dealers where I was dropping my car off for service this morning. The surviving children of the victims are reading the list of names, including their own parents. I couldn't stand to watch it, and the other people in the waiting room were also having difficulty watching it. They won't be finished reading until noon or so. There will be similar ceremonies in DC and Shanksville today.
This is the third year in a row of this exact same weather on this date. You would think it just might do us a favor and rain for once.
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
They won't be finished reading until noon or so. There will be similar ceremonies in DC and Shanksville today.

The worst act of terror, indeed! Sad that the brains behind that are still walking free! I wish someone nails the b*stards soon! Nothing like that should never happen again, EVER!


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AOL has a poll today: "How will you mark the Sept. 11 anniversary?"
A rare case when I agree with majority of AOL users:
64% - Quietly reflect personally
Maybe I am becoming an American...


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I Still remember that day, used to work in Roseland, NJ. I had a problem with my work permit (INS Delayed my H1 very very long). My landlord referred me to his attorney who works in WTC 1 18th floor. So one fine day (i.e on 9/7 friday) i went to attorney and consulted him regarding my situation. He took 50 bucks and gave me some suggestions. Since i did not bring all of my documents with me attorney asked me to come back with more documentation. I said I can get them on monday (9/10) and he told me that he is going on a weekend vacation and taking a day off on Monday so he asked me to comeback on Tuesday (9/11) early in the morning and the office opens at 8.00 AM and gave me an appointment time for 9 AM. I said alright. As usual on 9/10 (Monday) evening since it was still summer me and my friends had a ton of beers and did some clubbing. My plan was to get up early in the morning catch a train at 8 AM and reach WTC by 8:45, finish the work with Attorney and catch a train come back to jersey by 10 and reach work by 10:30. But when u are so drunk u cannot wake up early in the morning and I woke up at 8:30 I called up attorney's office Immediately and said i wanted to reschedule it to tomorrow as I am running late to work. receptionist said Attorney did not come to work yet but she will communicate the message to him. I took off to work. Everyday i listen to howard stern but somehow on that awful day i was playing a CD. I reached work by 9:30. As soon as I entered work i have noticed none of my colleagues are at their desk, i opened my email box and started checking mails. at about 9:45 technical architect came around and said 'dude what are you doing' i said i am working. he some how guessed that i did not know the news yet and he broke the news to me. thats when/how i came to know what happened. Am I lucky, I dont know, Am I a survivor? definitely NOT cause I was not there physically. There were supposed to be close to 50000 people working in WTC and I am sure every one of the survivors will have a story to tell but thats my story.
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the latest "best city to live" poll shows the top five cities are:
New York
San Francisco
Los Angeles
San Diego
Las Vegas
John Smith
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the latest "best city to live" poll shows the top five cities are:
New York
San Francisco
Los Angeles
San Diego
Las Vegas

The source that I like shows something else (criterias include cost of living, crime rate, education, home prices and weather):
1. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
2. Denver, CO
3. San Diego, CA
4. Punta Gorda, FL
5. Tucson, AZ
6. Nassau-Suffolk, NY
7. Madison, WI
8. Danbury, CT
9. Columbia, MO
10. Providence, RI
Here is a description for the winner:
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill has the warmth and charm of a small southern town, while still being large enough to provide all the amenities of big-city living. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill's scores are above average in nearly every category. The city has the second-best health score in the nation, thanks to great air quality and affordable health care. The citizens of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill are a smart bunch´┐Ż91% of its 312,000 residents have graduated from high school, and nearly 19% have a four-year college degree. A healthy economy and a low cost of living cement Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill's ranking as America's Best Place to Live.
There is also a customized search where you can find the best place based on 150 different categories to which you assign the importance.
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Tony Collins
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My fav's
Kathmandu (as a tourist)
Bratislava
Liverpool
Chamonix
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Our good friends and allies at Le Monde chose to honor the 9/11 anniversary:
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i am surprised Seattle is not on the list anywhere. because it is so beautiful. when airplane descents to Sea-Tac airport, you can see so many small islands scattered. and the weather is also perfect, at least better than San Francisco...
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i am surprised Seattle is not on the list anywhere. ... and the weather is also perfect
Well, except for the 360 days a year when it is raining.
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Originally posted by Eugene Kononov:
i am surprised Seattle is not on the list anywhere. ... and the weather is also perfect
Well, except for the 360 days a year when it is raining.

if you say 367 days a year, then i know you are serious.
seriously, seattle's weather is the same type as SF, but cooler, during summer, it is hot during the day, cool during at night. hot nut not humid.
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Seattle was bright and sunny the two times I've been there. Personally I think they rain is a myth they tell everyone to limit the number of people who move there.
The first list of cities is suspect because it lists Los Angeles and Las Vegas so high. What, I'm supposed to trust their judgement after that? :roll: Never been to NYC, but listing San Francisco and San Diego makes sense to me, so maybe they're not completely crazy. The second list - I dunno. I'm in Tucson now, and while I like it, it seems like there are probably more than four places in the US I'd like better.
The fact that San Diego made both lists (which are otherwise very different) is worth noting. That city does seem to have something going for it.


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Well, here is some Seattle folklore:
A newcomer to Seattle arrives on a rainy day. He gets up the next day and it's raining. It also rains the day after that, and the day after that. He goes out to lunch and sees a young kid and asks out of despair, "Hey kid, does it ever stop raining around here?" The kid says, "How do I know? I'm only 6."
I'll check on the actual rain data, though, and post it here.
John Smith
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Ok, here is the stats comparing the climate in San Francisco and Seattle with the national averages:

As can be seen, although Seattle is not more rainy than the average (as Jim implied), the number of sunny days in San Francisco is almost as twice as many in Seattle.
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Oops, the *code* tag didn't seem to work, sorry.
Looks OK now. Except in Mozilla, ofr me at least, but that's normal. The UBB software actually generates some improperly-nested font tags in certain situations. Different browsers interpret this differently, and for Mozilla in particular it sometimes results in proportional-width fonts where monospace was intended. As far as I can tell, it's not Mozilla's fault, but UBB's. However most other browsers seem to interpret the invalid HTML the same way, using monospace, which is probably why UBB developers failed to note the problem. I've tried sorting it out in the UBB code, but it's a mess to analyze, and this particular problem is pretty low-order IMO. Hope that helps...
 
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