Final Boss Form

Heard a voice come over the loudspeaker just as this train came into the station asking “Conductor! What are your call letters? WHAT TRAIN ARE YOU?” which got me thinking, has there ever been a case of railfans taking over an in-service subway train in order to operate it?

Subway billboards that haven’t been switched out since the summer.

Outdoor advertising churn as small indicator of how well the economy is doing. Do advertisers care enough to buy ad inventory in a neighborhood?

dapperasf:

a podcast recorded with a $60 dollar mic in a harlem apartment about an openly queer radio host with a poc love interest as literally the most normal part of the show made it to be the number one most dowloaded podcast in all of america and if you don’t think that’s the tightest shit you can get out of my face

(Source: eldritchnightmarecuties, via professor-queerman)

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There are those who say, ‘Monica: why don’t you just shut up? Why don’t you just go away?’ They never shut up. The problem is that I believe in the power of story … to inspire, comfort, educate, and change things for the better. … I believe my story can help to do something to change the culture of humiliation we inhabit and that inhabits us.

To mock at a soul in pain is a dreadful thing.

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Monica Lewinsky breaks 13-year silence to fight cyber bullying 

She’s quoting Oscar Wilde at the end there.

(via micdotcom)

"The VC world is really small. While there are thousands of startups around at any point in time, there are only a few hundred active VC firms, which typically only have a handful of General Partners. People come in and out of the industry all the time, VC firms rise and fall, but for the most part, the core remains the same and many people are around for years (or decades). And it’s a pretty tight knit world: there’s all sort of ways for VCs to meet (panels, industry conferences), socialize (informal small group dinners) and work together (sitting on boards together, switching firms, occasionally personally investing in each other’s funds, etc.). As a result, the industry is characterized by a deep connective tissue, full of history, institutional memory, cliques and alliances. There’s this interesting “coopetition” dynamic where people sometimes compete, sometimes collaborate, but overall everyone tends to know each other well. As a result, information often travels easily and quickly, although not necessarily reliably. Facts can be checked, and reputations matter immensely. For entrepreneurs and VCs alike, there are some real benefits in handling difficult situations elegantly, fairly and transparently, as it’s all a long term game in a small echo chamber."

A Few Non-Obvious Things I Learned as a New VC – matt turck

Not exactly a recipe for diversity.

(via buzz)

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990000:

Uh oh. A big ass J Crew just opened on Wythe. There goes the neighborhood (again).

As someone who used to go to underground parties in the depths of abandoned commercial space on the waterfront, this is MIND BOGGLING.