Benjamin Rippey, provided by Published 9:55 am CST, Friday, November 16, 2018 Charles Knowles/Shutterstock Believe it or not, Idaho's population grew faster than any other state in the country last year. Here, author Benjamin Rippey details why he and his wife decided to move from an apartment in Hoboken, New Jersey, to a home in Boise, Idaho. Boise is cheaper, cleaner, and less crowded than New York City. And gun culture is prevalent. Boise, Idaho. I could scarcely have placed it on a map a year ago. Now I live here. I'm a lifelong East Coaster. Having spent much of that in Northern Jersey, I speak quickly and in short sentences. I am mostly always in a hurry. I'm cranky and jaded and unimpressed. How then, as a mid-career, family-planning 30-something did I find myself in Idaho? I'm still processing that myself. For my wife and I, living just outside of Manhattan suited us for a long time. Indeed, I can't say I ever seriously considered anything else. Life … [Read more...] about From ‘Joisey’ to Boise: Why I left the New York City metro area for Idaho, the fastest-growing state in the US
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New York City may be home of the Pizza Rat and one of the stinkiest waste infrastructure problems in the country, but it’s also one of only five major U.S. cities with water that’s drinkable straight from the tap, and clean enough to forgo additional filtration. It’s a rare urban asset, one that inspired architect Tei Carpenter and designer Chris Woebken to reimagine the everyday fire hydrant as something that could be used more broadly. Through a series of playful, bright blue fixtures and simple, easily attached extensions, the duo transform the fire hydrant into public drinking fountains and sprinklers that they hope to have installed around the city. In one of three variants of the concept, the hydrant is retrofitted to be a water fountain for all, with taps for humans, pets, and even birds; in another, it serves as a fill station for water bottles, addressing the mounting plastic waste crisis. In the third, the designers cleverly attach a sprinkler head to the … [Read more...] about A brilliant hack for New York City’s water hydrants
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper New York | Can New York City’s Mayor Be an Amazon Booster and Still Be Progressive? Supported by ByJ. David Goodman and William Neuman Nov. 16, 2018 [What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox ] For parts of his tenure, Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized for straying from his progressive roots, with some of his loyal supporters accusing him of failing to deliver on promises to help the homeless, or advance criminal justice reforms. Those grumblings turned into a full-throated roar this week, with the mayor’s enthusiastic backing of a billion-dollar incentive deal to bring Amazon to Long Island City, Queens. How could the liberal mayor of New York City who vowed to end the “tale of two cities” — one rich, the other poor — support this sort … [Read more...] about Can New York City’s Mayor Be an Amazon Booster and Still Be Progressive?
Associated Press Published 11:46 PM EST Nov 15, 2018 The Fighting Irish were regular visitors to the New York area during the first half of the 20th century, when their wanderlust turned Notre Dame football into America’s team. Notre Dame’s famous Four Horsemen rode through upper Manhattan in 1924 at the Polo Grounds. When Knute Rockne implored the Fighting Irish to “Win one for the Gipper” in 1928, it was at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The Fighting Irish played mighty Army every season from 1923-46, all but once in New York City and 21 times at Yankee Stadium, cultivating a huge following of so-called Subway Alumni — like Delaney. The third-ranked Irish return to their East Coast stronghold Saturday to face No. 12 Syracuse (8-2, No. 12 CFP) in the highest-stakes college football game played at Yankee Stadium since the 1946 Game of the Century between No. 1 Army and No. 2 Notre Dame. These Fighting Irish (10-0, No. 3 CFP) also bring national … [Read more...] about Thursday’s football: Notre Dame Fighting Irish revisit New York City legacy
By Ralph D. Russo Published 3:44 pm PST, Thursday, November 15, 2018 Notre Dame’s Emil Sitko intercepts a pass in front of Army’s Bill West as Irish quarterback John Lujack (32) looks for a possible lateral on Nov. 9, 1946, at Yankee Stadium. Notre Dame’s Emil Sitko intercepts a pass in front of Army’s Bill West as Irish quarterback John Lujack (32) looks for a possible lateral on Nov. 9, 1946, at Yankee Stadium. Photo: Harry Harris / Associated Press Photo: Harry Harris / Associated Press Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Notre Dame’s Emil Sitko intercepts a pass in front of Army’s Bill West as Irish quarterback John Lujack (32) looks for a possible lateral on Nov. 9, 1946, at Yankee Stadium. Notre Dame’s Emil Sitko intercepts … [Read more...] about Subway alums on board for Notre Dame return to New York City