The Daily Show Hits U.E.S. Pollsite

I just voted at P.S. 169 on 88th Street between Park and Lex.

John Oliver, The Daily Show Correspondent, is outside interviewing voters. I won’t give away the bit since I’m sure it will be on tonight but it’s really funny. I assume the show is trying this poll site because it’s one of the more wealthy and therefore more Republican neighborhoods in the city. However, according to one of the production staff they are having trouble finding any McCain supporters. Except for this guy being interviewed here…
John Oliver from The Daily Show

By the way, I did not wait online behind anyone!

My voter registration card

Voting Information

Please vote in the November 4, 2008 Presidential election!
For the same reason you drink Smart Water, in case it works.

NYC Voting Hours:
Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 6am – 9pm

Where to Vote:
To find out where you are supposed to vote visit the
NYC Board of Elections Pollsite Locator

Are You Registered?
To find out if you are registered to vote call the NYC Board of Elections phone bank, 9am – 5pm.
1 866 VOTE NYC (1 866 868 3692)
Outside of New York City: 212 VOTE NYC


You may have noticed The Upper East Side has become infested with rats. Not those rats (although they live here too)- I mean large balloon rats.

On April 19, a giant inflatable rat stood anchored next to the awning of 1040 Fifth Avenue at 85th Street. Two workmen stood nearby in front of a parked van, facing the building. I asked one of them where one goes to get one of these rats for such an occasion. He said, “We own it, we own five rats, every union has them.” He pointed out a small label on the back of the balloon which read bigskyballoons. He told me they also sell balloons for kids’ parties and other occasions.
Continue reading “Rats”

Exploring Local Politics

I went to two supposedly top private schools, Spence and Dalton, for middle school and high school, respectively, and for all the pep talks they give you about how you can make a difference in the world, they never tell you specifically how easy it is to go to these local meetings, which are open to the public, and voice your opinion.

Tonight, the discussion was to narrow down possible locations for a green market on The Upper East Side. At the March meeting there will be a deciding vote- I’m not sure if I can vote yet- I think I need to register first as a public member of the committee or board first.

Unfortunately, since it was my first time at one of these meetings I was a little camera-shy (like gunshy- as in shy to TAKE pictures, not be in them) but I did manage to take two.

Left to right: Glenn McAnanama (moderator of Upper Green Side on, City Councilmember Jessica Lappin.

I only got up the nerve to take a picture with no flash after the meeting ended. Obviously I asked permission to take the previous photograph. Continue reading “Exploring Local Politics”

Event- Discussion: Greenmarkets for the Upper East Side – Community Board 8 Street Fairs Committe, February 23, 2006, 7:30pm @ NY Blood Center.

Sent to me from Glenn McAnanama

Discussion: Greenmarkets for the Upper East Side
Community Board 8 Street Fairs Committee
February 23, 2006, 7:30pm
NY Blood Center
310 East 67th St. (Bet. 1st/2nd Ave.)
Conference Room #1
Help bring a green market to your neighborhood.

Green markets bring fresh, locally grown food directly from the farmers without middlemen.

Why Support Local Food?
1. Locally grown food tastes better and is better for you because they use less preservatives.
2. Local food preserves genetic diversity and is usually free of genetic modification.
3. Local food supports local farm families and preserves open space.
4. Less distance = Less Fossil Fuels = Less Dependence on Foreign Oil.