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  2. 🌷☺️#spring

     
  3. oldnewyork:

    Growing up in the Lower East Side in the 1950s

    "Walking to school each day, I passed the Italian butcher shop, carcasses hanging in the window, and the fish monger, the dead bodies of fish, heads and tails intact staring up at me from their bed of ice … The Italian grocer on the corner, narrow and dark, redolent of those smells only an Italian grocery has: Parmesan cheese, olives, prosciutto and more …"

    " … the bodega where the Puerto Rican owner spoke no English and I stood with a nickel or dime in my grimy hand working hard to choose penny-candy from the glass case … Dots (those pastel half-circles of sugar pasted on a long strip of white paper), Smarties, miniature wax Coke bottles filled with dark syrup, red wax lips, candy cigarettes, Necco Wafers …"

    "The Italian ice place next-door [sold] lemon ices, smooth and tart, … served in a pleated paper cup. You’d squish it to get the ices to come up where they could be licked…"

    Dammit, Billie Frank, you have my childhood and I want it back.

    Love this. And that outfit is fab 👌

     
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  5. micropolisnyc:

    Neil deGrasse Tyson on being profiled as a kid…

    In response to a question, about whether genetic differences might explain why there are fewer women than men in science, he recounted this episode from his childhood:

    “I walked out of a store one time, and the alarm went off, and so they came running to me. I walked through the gate at the same time a white male walked through the gate. And that guy just walked off with the stolen goods, KNOWING they would’ve stopped me and not him. That’s an interesting sort of exploitation – what a scam that was.”

    “So my life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks in the sciences, you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today. So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity. Then we can have that conversation.

    Scroll to an hour and two minutes into the video.

     
  6. fuckyeah1990s:

    These used to be an all time number one seller. Anyone want one? They’re like $20 or something. I need donations to my horror film. 

    I feel like…I need this

     
  7. weheartastoria:

    We heard that a Vietnamese spot has opened up in Astoria, Saigon Cafe. From what we can tell, it’s both a place to eat and surf the net, and they even have a couple of iPads to use. That’s cool in and of itself, but the food has gotten mostly good reviews. 

    More: Vietnamese Food Alert! Saigon Cafe Opens in Astoria

    Finally!!

     
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  10. brashycouture:

    April 13, 2014 at 05:23PM

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