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  1. New York City Has anyone been to a birthday party at Dave and Buster's? What did you think? 11-25-2014 11:29am (10 replies)
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    • chaotic but kids enjoyed- better than Chuckie Cheese for the slightly older dc 11-25-2014 11:30am
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    • would it kind of be like Chuck E Cheese, with less screaming and running around? 11-25-2014 11:30am
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      • I've never been to chuck e cheese, although as a kid I would watch those commercials and beg my mom to take me. 11-25-2014 11:31am
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        • omg, it's such a nightmare for an adult like me. i swear the noise, chaos is so overwhelming. i misplaces a target bag full of stuff I needed, never found it, but my head was...(more) 11-25-2014 11:32am
          spinning. i cant do that place.
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      • yes and more adults and more adult games. 11-25-2014 11:32am
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    • Cheesy. 11-25-2014 11:31am
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    • i agree that it's chaotic but, for older kids especially (say 7+) better than ChuckeCheese. If you do it, book it for right when the place opens because you'll probably have it...(more) 11-25-2014 11:32am
      mostly to yourselves for the first half hour and by the time your party is over, it'll be crowded. It is not, IMO, a good drop off option unless your kids is extremely dependable or mature--it's open to the public, there's a bar, it's spread out and the kids just run around from machine to machine like maniacs.
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      • Yes, i was planning on saying it was NOT a drop-off party and doing it right at open. 11-25-2014 11:33am
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        • good plan. 11-25-2014 11:36am
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          • OK, thank you! 11-25-2014 11:40am
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  2. New York City Good agency for part-time nannies? 11-24-2014 4:52pm (3 replies)
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    • Craigslist 11-24-2014 4:53pm
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    • sitter city. 11-24-2014 4:53pm
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    • Your local neighborhood online parents' group on Yahoo or whatever. 11-24-2014 4:56pm
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  3. New York City I know you'll say take it to UB but hate their interface. What is Trinity like? Parents? 11-24-2014 4:32pm (8 replies)
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    • It's good. Like Wagner but $42k more. 11-24-2014 4:33pm
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    • the family I know there is v. nice. 11-24-2014 4:33pm
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      • Are you talking about the Quinn's? 11-24-2014 4:34pm
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    • my kid is in public but I know some Trinity families who I think are pretty central to the place and they are very down to earth, very liberal sort of elitest in that reverse snob...(more) 11-24-2014 4:34pm
      sort of way
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      • That is exactly how I'd describe the one family I know. The other is a 2 dad family. Diversity. :) 11-24-2014 4:35pm
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        • I love two dad families!! I would fit right in at Trinity 11-24-2014 4:36pm
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        • op: this is good to know. Got a really nice feeling there when I toured it. 11-24-2014 4:38pm
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  4. New York City WHICH COMPANY BOUGHT VNSNY? 11-19-2014 7:16pm (3 replies)
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  5. New York City Any ideas about where I can find white tab-top curtain panels? we need 7 in a slightly odd size. 11-18-2014 10:19pm (7 replies)
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    • pottery barn 11-18-2014 10:19pm
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    • Walmart 11-18-2014 10:19pm
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    • amazon? 11-18-2014 10:20pm
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    • odd how? 11-18-2014 10:20pm
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    • ikea? 11-18-2014 10:21pm
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    • for single casement windows, so will likely have to hem them, which I don't mind. ideally: 35 x 58 each panel. 11-19-2014 11:42am
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      • have tried target, ikea, country curtains, pbteen, pottery barn. 11-19-2014 11:45am
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  6. New York City Do you know anyone who reconciled after separating to get a divorce (not a trial separation--it's pit stop before filing). 11-16-2014 2:12pm (8 replies)
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    • Yes, DF did, she is very happy now 11-16-2014 2:13pm
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      • Interesting. What happened/what changed? Who left? Who wanted to reconcile? Sorry so many Qs. 11-16-2014 2:15pm
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    • We never officially separated but I said I wanted a divorce and it was bad for 2 wks. (I mean besides being bad for 12-14 mo prior). We are pretty good now 11-16-2014 2:15pm
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      • Did either of you move out? 11-16-2014 2:15pm
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        • No , too broke but I wish (at the time) he had moved in with friends or his brother. Who knows though maybe we would be divorced if that happened 11-16-2014 2:16pm
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          • Im hoping DH will realize in time apart that he wants to try again. Sigh. Rough few years for him work wise and for me with breast cancer. 11-16-2014 2:19pm
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            • Well that's what happened to my Dh. I wish you the best 11-16-2014 2:20pm
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    • I asked dh to move out in september. He has been trying really hard to reconcile, went to therapy and I realised i don't want to divorce him. We are getting back together for xmas 11-16-2014 2:21pm
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  7. New York City Hunter moms! Can you share what they are looking for in round 2? It's so shrouded in secrecy that I can't find any info online about it. What do you think it was that made your...(more) 11-9-2014 11:03am (0 replies)
    DC "make the cut"? TIA!!
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  8. New York City Having party. Need white and red. Casual. Pasta chicken salad specific. I am at a loss! 11-7-2014 9:56pm (0 replies)
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  9. New York City Have you identified any key holiday gifts that you will be buying? Looking for ideas for husband, kids, sisters etc.. 11-3-2014 2:27pm (0 replies)
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  10. New York City FT wohm's who commute, do you feel like it's worth it to have the house (vs an apt)? I crave a house and would love dc's to have a yard,but our schedule is so reliant on...(more) 11-2-2014 11:01pm (11 replies)
    being in the city and near everything. I walk kids to school every morning, walk to work and pick them up after activities a few days a week. I crave a house though. Their rooms are tiny, and we're a block from Central Park but no outdoor space. How to decide? They're also approaching middle school so maybe old to move, though we have to get thru middle and high. So far school has been ok.
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    • I assume you can afford private school 11-2-2014 11:02pm
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      • Why? 11-2-2014 11:05pm
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        • Because middle school is hell otherwise 11-2-2014 11:06pm
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          • We could swing it, for one maybe. In D3, so public middle school could be ok for DC that is easier academically. 11-2-2014 11:10pm
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    • commutes are soul crushing. 11-2-2014 11:04pm
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    • I think commuting is brutal and I won't do it with young kids. Once they're in high school, maybe. I live in Brooklyn though... Yard, walkable, park, whole thing 11-2-2014 11:05pm
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      • ^ and I have commuted. I have had a house. It's work. You'll not see it much. Commuting is really hard. Standing out there in the cold. Walking to the train in the dark in the...(more) 11-2-2014 11:06pm
        morning. It's always screwed up in storms.
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        • Yuck, that doesn't sound good. You deal w elements all the time living in nyc, but you generally don't wait outside anywhere (unless you take the bus which no one I know does for...(more) 11-2-2014 11:12pm
          work.
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          • There is a lot if waiting when you commute. A regional train is just such a different mode of transport than a subway that comes every ten minutes. You have to get to the train...(more) 11-2-2014 11:16pm
            early to be ready, often it is late. You either walk there or fight for parking then walk. It's really not a nice way to start your day . Half the time if get to work and be so confused by the outfit if assembled at 6am. Then getting home is the same problem. Unless you leave at the exact sane time every day, you find yourself rushing to catch the train. Standing in a huge crowd for 40 minutes for the next one. And then you're still 45 minutes from the station in town, then another walk...
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    • We're staying. We'll have so much less time together if we go. 11-2-2014 11:11pm
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      • this. plus no desire to rake leaves or shovel snow or have to drive everywhere 11-3-2014 12:10pm
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  11. New York City We've had issues with our neighbors which has made it to the board minutes. It just notes our units. We will be...(more) 11-2-2014 12:29am (2 replies)
    selling soon. Is this likely to be a problem when buyers' lawyer reviews the minutes? It just says our unit numbers without explanation, but they could ask.
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    • a good buyers lawyer will pick up on it. 11-2-2014 12:33am
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    • Does the board ave to give more detail if asked? 11-2-2014 12:35am
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  12. New York City Can you hear your upstairs neighbors? If so, what type of building? 11-2-2014 12:23am (3 replies)
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    • only in bathroon nrar vent. post war doorman elevator man coop 11-2-2014 12:26am
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    • we live in a cottage. i hear squirrels on the rof 11-2-2014 12:31am
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    • yes, condo....if she wears shoes, it sounds like she's hammering the floor. Bummer...no insulation at all. 11-3-2014 5:02pm
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  13. New York City Why as you offended by foul language bit not a policy that will result in thousands of inn 10-30-2014 9:00am (1 reply)
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  14. New York City Forgive if wrong board but help please! DH's and my marriage has been difficult for years but now he has left and he's being nasty. Says it's all my fault marriage failed etc. His...(more) 10-28-2014 8:23pm (14 replies)
    Doctor called me to tell me I 'might want to' look into research on bipolar 2 and borderline personality. I did, and bingo! But why do I still feel the brunt of his verbal abuse of years past? It's been a decade of awful verbal abuse. but the diagnosis hasn't madd me feel better. If anything I feel sickened. Anyone have any experience to share? Thank you...
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    • HIS doctor told you this? You should reconcile with dh and sue dr's ass for malpractice. 10-28-2014 8:24pm
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      • Np: her dh prob gave him permission to tell his dw 10-28-2014 8:25pm
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        • If it wasn't in writing, I'd still go after him. 10-28-2014 8:26pm
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          • I assume it was. Most Docs aren't that stupid. 10-28-2014 8:26pm
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      • Nnp: if you give written permission your family can gain access 10-28-2014 8:26pm
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      • He told me I an oblique way. He said he knew what I was going through and referred me to some reading materials 'hypothetically.' 10-28-2014 8:47pm
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    • I don't ,but taht sounds really rough for you. Probably because you love him? Anyway, good luck. 10-28-2014 8:25pm
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    • do you have dc together bec. if not make a clean break and free yourself 10-28-2014 8:38pm
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      • Yes we do. Two DCs 10-28-2014 8:45pm
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        • do you love him? 10-28-2014 8:47pm
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          • No. I no longer do after this. I did prior. 10-28-2014 8:58pm
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            • then keep your distance as much as possible and just deal with dh as much as needed for dc 10-28-2014 9:19pm
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    • BTW there isn't any real such diagnosis as borderline despite the dsm code. 10-28-2014 8:39pm
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      • I'm waiting for a dsm code for PITA. 10-28-2014 8:47pm
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  15. New York City We share bank accts we do..recently i opened my own checking and have dd from work to keep it fee-free; I transfer my check into our joint acct immediately. (WE NEED THE MONEY)...(more) 10-28-2014 5:06pm (2 replies)
    and then I decided to keep any OT I got in my acct and sort of treat it like a Vacation Fund. As a surprise I could say hey we can go there! I only get 100 OT each month so today I was paying some bills and DH is home and sees this acct and FREAKS OUT. Huge fight. Thing is I told him about it and he acts like I was dishonest. Was I???
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    • tell him it's his birthday present fund 10-28-2014 5:08pm
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      • 1,100 in it so far I mean really 10-28-2014 5:11pm
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  16. New York City What is the going rate for a bat mitzvah gift - just a luncheon but whole family 10-26-2014 8:47pm (2 replies)
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    • $200 10-26-2014 8:48pm
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    • there is no going rate. give what you would like to give 10-26-2014 8:48pm
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  17. New York City Is there something wrong with this board? seeing posts from days ago as if they are fresh? 10-26-2014 5:57pm (6 replies)
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    • You are on NYC board. Which is slow as shit 10-26-2014 5:57pm
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      • not that slow 10-26-2014 5:58pm
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        • Far slower than toddler 10-26-2014 5:58pm
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        • lol. are you insane? i haven't seen a post on NYC in weeks. SN pops up sometimes, but it is 99.9% toddler 10-26-2014 6:00pm
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      • All the action is toddler 10-26-2014 5:58pm
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    • why are you posting on nyc? 10-26-2014 5:58pm
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  18. New York City Do bogs (boots for kids) do double duty for rain and snow in nyc? (not out hiking in snow, just snowy days at school, etc) 10-26-2014 5:55pm (5 replies)
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    • No 10-26-2014 5:56pm
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      • Yes they do 10-26-2014 5:58pm
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    • Yes they are good for both even in places that aren't NYC 10-26-2014 5:57pm
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      • so they'll keep feet relatively warm in short trips? 10-26-2014 5:59pm
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        • Very warm. It's all my kids use and we are in Chicago 10-26-2014 6:00pm
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  19. New York City DH refuses to accept his doc's diagnosis of borderline personality. For our 10 year marriage I've take verbal abuse and terrible behavior bc he was so great our first two years of...(more) 10-26-2014 5:28pm (6 replies)
    marriage and thought we could get back to that. I wanted to leave but now that he's asked for a divorce (he's resolute on this) I'm a mess and don't want one. I don't understand how I can feel this way. Anyone experience anything similar?
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    • move on 10-26-2014 5:28pm
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    • He's a badly broken person, and cannot be fixed. The good times were an anomaly, it will never be like that again. 10-26-2014 5:30pm
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    • nortoriously difficult to treat 10-26-2014 5:30pm
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    • They are untreatable and get worse, not better. 10-26-2014 5:31pm
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    • chart out your marriage on a graph, which way is it trending? 10-26-2014 5:33pm
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    • I can't read any replies so thank you to whomever replied 10-26-2014 5:51pm
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  20. New York City I knew all things Ebola had gone too quiet too quickly. 10-23-2014 10:20pm (1 reply)
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  21. New York City Private or Public in Suburbs...(more) 10-23-2014 12:12am (3 replies)
    RCDS/Hackley/Brunswick or Top 5 Westchester suburban public? assume cost not a key consideration. Any advice?
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    • Depends on the kid. A good student will do very well in a good suburban public....(more) 10-23-2014 2:08am
      Advantage is community -mine walk to school, all friends in neighborhood, all activities nearby. One went to one of those schools on your list, liked it academically but missed being part of the action in our town. Third in private due to dyslexia - best choice for him.
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    • Most of the kids at Riverdale live in Manhattan. My DD went there for a few years but trying to get into town for playdates, etc. was too hard (DH and I both work). High school...(more) 10-23-2014 2:10am
      would have been fine. If you live near Hackley, Brunswick, etc. they are all good schools.
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    • Which towns? What are DCs challenges? What age? 10-23-2014 5:09pm
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  22. New York City Manhattan: Where can I find a tutor for my ds for high school chemistry? 10-20-2014 6:32pm (10 replies)
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    • CUNY or NYU students? columbia students? 10-20-2014 6:33pm
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      • Yeah, try Columbia...lol 10-20-2014 6:34pm
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    • browstone. youre welcome. 10-20-2014 6:33pm
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      • ^huh? 10-20-2014 6:35pm
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        • brownstone tutors. 10-20-2014 6:36pm
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          • op:Thank You! 10-20-2014 6:39pm
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      • Not welcoming you yet as googling that term doesn't work 10-20-2014 6:37pm
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        • brownstone tutors came up for me. 10-20-2014 6:38pm
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      • I googled - nothing comes up 10-20-2014 6:37pm
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      • is this just a plug for brownstone tutors, or are they really special? 10-20-2014 6:40pm
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  23. New York City How much $ to give as a bday gift to 17 year old? 10-20-2014 10:57am (1 reply)
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    • Who's kid? 10-20-2014 11:01am
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  24. New York City Can anyone provide feedback on Tower 67 on the UWS? We have school aged dc's, and it would be for a year or so. How are elevators and noise? Tia. 10-19-2014 11:24pm (1 reply)
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    • Never heard of it 10-19-2014 11:25pm
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  25. New York City Houseguest...(more) 10-17-2014 4:51pm (6 replies)
    Am I being selfish? We have a house and a vacation home in desirable locations. We thought we were hosting BIL & SIL for a few days/weeks since they just moved from a different state, but it seems like they have moved in (~1.5 mo now). We never got a firm date on how long they were going to stay because BIL was looking for a job (seems like he has pursued one lead only); SIL has job right now that pays $45k. They "freelance", so they are omnipresent at either our regular home or vacation home. I feel like we are footing the bill for a lifestyle that they don't seem to be working for. I am expecting DB soon, and I want them to find a place of their own, but it seems they are trying to save money. DH suggested we let them stay at our vacation place, but then we essentially relinquish our ability to stay there. WDYT?
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    • They are taking advantage imo - give them a date at which they have to find their own place 10-17-2014 4:53pm
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    • give them a date to be out 10-17-2014 4:55pm
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    • Tell them that you have to fix up nursery/get ready for the baby. Do they think they can be gone in another 2-3 weeks? 10-17-2014 4:55pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 10-17-2014 4:57pm
        Not sure; that's my plan though...
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    • when are you due 10-17-2014 4:56pm
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      • About 6 weeks from now 10-17-2014 4:59pm
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