Life in the UK, news and headlines

Much Ado About The Obvious

Hey, did you know that people who make major donations to political parties get invites to special VIP gatherings? Of course you did. You have eyes, ears and can read. You haven’t been living under a rock since the beginning of time. But for some reason this revelation – that major donors to the Conservative Party (UK) have been dining…

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Gotham News Peruse: Feb 16

Signs of thaw. I can come out of my self-imposed “It’s Spring Indoors” exile and look about me once again. And what to my wondering eyes did appear but the following news! Lots happened while I was refusing to acknowledge winter! Gothamist tells us that the DOT is now using Tumblr To tell us about progress in tackling potholes. I…

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Snowed Under

Make. It. Stop. I like snow. I even love snow. I don’t love this much snow over this long a period of time. There is a reason I don’t live in Syracuse. Well, to be honest – there are a lot of reasons I don’t live in Syracuse but high on the list is their annual snowfall (over 110/year). Since…

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Gotham News Peruse

Straphangers Outraged By MTA’s $600M Overtime Bill: and not without good reason. I’d be outraged myself if I wasn’t already at full outrage capacity over their massive slash and burn tactics that defy logic, common sense and failure to take into account the actual users of the system they are mismanaging so badly. LaGuardia has made the list! Well, let’s…

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Weekend Gotham News Peruse

Though a total non-fashionista, Gotham Girl loves street style & checks out the sartorial streets of London & NYC. Last year, New York beat London hands down on the street food front – this time around, London gets a bit of it’s own back. Today marks the first Friday of the season on Governors Island, as well as the return…

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Two-Wheelin’ In NYC

Two items of interest this morning (well, of interest to me and anyone else searching for a sign of sanity and intelligence amidst NYC traffic and transportation news). I was reading The Villager (which you’ve likely never heard of unless you live in the East Side and honestly, even then . . . ). But never mind that now. I…

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In Defense of My Doormen

My doormen are fabulous and I don’t care who knows it. Will their going on strike be an inconvenience to me? Maybe but not a big one and certainly not enough of one for me to begrudge them their due as hard-working and valuable parts of my life.

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NYU Expansion Plan Horror!

Well, NYU has launched a website containing its expansion plans.   Now I know that plans change all the time and there’s nothing to say any of this is carved in stone (though honestly some of it might look better in stone) but if this is the direction they are going, the place all their discussions led them – dear god,…

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