Past linguistics major, future librarian. Past, present, forever map geek. Cyclist, runner, transit user. Michigander in Pittsburgh; not from or of New York.
There are plenty of people who ride all winter in other cities, including Minneapolis and Finland. They aren't "hardcore". They just have governments that prioritise *people's* access to streets over cars'.
The Telegraph (UK), 2012: "If someone tells you singular 'they' is wrong, please do tell them to get stuffed." http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tomchive…
"The backlash against it, it seems, is one of those things, like the war on split infinitives, sentence-ending prepositions and using "hopefully" to modify a sentence, that aroused the ire of some self-appointed 18th-century grammar guardians who didn't really know what they were talking about, and their ill-informed pettiness has poisoned the well for the rest of us."
I find the fact that we even have candidates trying to out-yinzer each other, and generally touting the fact that having spent their entire lives in the City, ridiculous.
Aside from the idea that the diversity of experience and knowledge gained by having lived in other places just might be a good thing, does anybody else think perhaps attracting and retaining new residents just might be helped by, y'know, not actively trying to make them feel unwelcome?
Link works for me. And if we had more Loraxes, perhaps the world would be A Better Place...
Slightly sad... I thought from the twitter post that that was going to be a onesie *for* a turkey...
Funny, I thought the reduced drink-tax amount was 7%. Maybe that's part of the problem.
$3M may not be a very large proportion of the overall RAD budget, but it's a hell of a lot to arts groups whose budgets are measured in the hundreds of thousands.
(Why is RAD spending $14M+ a year on the stadiums? Maybe *that*'s the money that should be given to the buses--bet more people ride the bus than go to football games in a year, too.)
"Port Authority participates in several audits each year and also audits itself on a regular basis." Five years of independent annual audits, along with copious other documentation, are available on the website at [http://www.portauthority.org/paac/CompanyI…]. Go to town.
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