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  • Old Christmas ads so sexist that it’s seriously kind of hard to laugh at them even now. (Visual News)
  • This piece comparing and contrasting the dog culture in New York and LA is just silly good fun. (The Awl)
  • Huh. (Time)
  • It’s so for real now: Letterman officially ends May 20. Colbert, meanwhile, won’t start until late August or early September. (A.V. Club)
  • Turns out it’s not an urban legend that UPS drivers aren’t allowed to turn left.  (Mental Floss)
Posted on December 12th, 2014 7 Comments

7 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    No joke, I’ve been raving about Queens for a few years. We moved to Connecticuk from LA about 2.5 years ago. My husband works at the US Open. The first year we stayed at the Waldorf and I took my then almost 4 year old to Central Park and all that. It was ok. The following year we stayed in Queens at the Marriott by the airport. We had a great view of the airport and a bit of Manhattan. My almost five year old loved it. It reminded us of Richard Scarry’s Busytown Airport.

    It was easy for us to drive in and park at the hotel. I was able to drive to Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the parking was plentiful and free. The parks were amazing. There was a little zoo, petting zoo, carnival, Mr. Softee truck, families playing soccer and grilling, and clean bathrooms.

    In the evenings we were able to walk to some great restaurants and a grocery store. A cab back to the hotel was cheap and easy.

    I would love to go back again. We weren’t able to make it this summer and my husband didn’t have to work at the Open. Manhattan is great, but
    Queens was awesome for a family with small kids on a budget. The lack of huge crowds was nice and my son has special needs. It was nice to be surrounded by other families and kids. I want to eat in some of the Korean restaurants and spend more time in FMCP.

    It’s not the destination for everyone. I have no idea what the nightlife scene is like or the shopping.

    • y.k. says:

      well that’s amazing. as a korean american & former ny’er i’m intimately familiar w/ flushing – foodwise, it really is unbeatable. i too can’t speak to the nightlife/shopping.

  2. michelleski says:

    You always have the best links!

  3. laura jean says:

    I can’t even imagine how quickly I would kill anyone who gave me a scale for Christmas.

  4. Jeanne says:

    As a Queens resident, I completely agree! Queens is where it’s at!

  5. c.w. says:

    I actually had to teach one of my husbands that an appliance was NOT an ok gift. Fortunately none of them would have even remotely considered a gun.

  6. Anne says:

    I am practically rolling on the floor laughing at the Christmas ads….. It’s really a wonder that so many men actually lived through Christmas back then. 🙂