Monthly Archives: September 2010

Watch Your Step

I got to thinking about how many times I have had similar close encounters on the streets of New York. Living in Brighton Beach/Coney Island for the past several years (unofficially, the litter capitol of the city from June to September), I have developed an expertise in the strange things people leave behind. Continue reading

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Standardized Tests: Necessary Evils…or Just Evils?

We want to know what you think about standardized tests: pernicious pests or useful tools? Continue reading

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Expensive Living In NYC: What Exactly Are We Paying For?

A friend of mine said that living in New York City is in and of itself a luxury item. Considering how much I’m shelling out in rent I would say it’s at least a Mercedes Benz. Continue reading

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Lousy Language

When you work with language as a professional tool, there is nothing more infuriating than picking up on those little habitual words that people repeat annoyingly… “you know”…  “like”…. “whatever.” But to some having an individual language is key to … Continue reading

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A homeless person is not a pest

Homeless people are still thought and talked about as if they were pests. With hate crimes against the homeless on the rise, exterminating this pest discourse is even more important. Continue reading

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Edible Pests

Crawling, buzzing and swarming aren’t qualities most of us associate with gastronomic pleasure. But as bed bugs and roaches continue to bite through New York City’s attractions there is a nutritional way of dealing with the cities pests. Continue reading

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Who Needs A Zoo?

When I think about pesky animals in NYC, rats, pigeons and squirrels come to mind. Lately though, our city has hosted a much wilder crowd. In August, a 2 foot crocodile was found huddling beneath a Datsun in Astoria, Queens, leaving many people wondering “who still drives a Datsun? The origins of the reptile are a mystery, but his appearance has reinvigorated a classic urban legend. Continue reading

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The price of going out: NYC’s biggest pest

New York City is known as the “city that never sleeps.” So, what is everyone doing if they’re not sleeping? Exploring the nightlife! Continue reading

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Pests of the Subway

A list of the kinds of subway riders that can make you seriously consider paying for parking in Manhattan. Continue reading

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