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I love a good sale and clearance,
but what's going on at Marshalls?


Getting lots of inquiries of late from interested buyers
for e05.com, mostly from China (and in Chinese.)
Looks like I've found out why.
TLD Investors has published a story on 3 character domain sales. Here
Sorry, guys. Domain is in use.

Bitcoin, anyone?
From the pages of the NY Post:
Welcome to 21st Century Ponzi Scheme, Bitcoin

Natural is In (To Each His Own)
"Below the Bikini Line, a Growing Trend"
Verrrry interesting article in NY Times. Read now

Does Armani know how to put on a show, or what?
$8 Million Giorgio Armani Fashion Show

Bloomberg Administration and the Future of East Midtown
The city defines East Midtown as the area between
Second and Fifth avenues and 39th street and 57th street.
Every inch of it is prime real estate. Read more.

"A Family of Brands You Trust" SOLD
Chinese Company Buys Smithfield Foods
Smithfield, the world's largest pork processor. The
Virginia based Smithfield owns such well known packaged
meat brands as Armour, John Morrell, and Gwaltney. Read more

Diversify your portfolio, WITH TAXI MEDALLIONS?
So, maybe there is something to this taxi
medallion business I mentioned a while back.
Looks like taxi medallions out paced the market in
2012 according to MarketDailyNews.com. Read story

$1 Billion in Revenues Since Opening in 2011
Qns NY: Aqueduct Racino

Mom in Shower Shocked by Stray Electricity
Gets $4 Million. Read story


Mayor Michael Bloomberg gives (another) $350 million
to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. Read more


Creating more jobs in the States.
Good to see stuff like this on products.
"Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in USA"


Packaged Meats
Category Killer
Niche Market


DOMAINS, DOMAINS, DOMAINS
Thinking about buying that already registered domain?
It maybe too late. That ship is about to sail.
Domain King is making people think twice
before parting with their most prized assets.
"This GREAT Domain Name
May be Available for
Joint Ventures or Lease.
Click here to inquire."
Read more.

New this Fall
The First Family
Storyline:
An African-American family in the White House.
Guess what, producer Byron Allen
made it a sit-com.
A SIT-COM!
Read more

UPDATE - All Things Being Equal
New from NBC, 1600 PENN


From the Looks Department > Beauty comes in all sizes . . .
Overweight News Anchor Takes Fat-Shaming Bully to Task on Air

Political campaigns and domains

Politics and the next four years Read more

Brown Paper Bags Make Fashion Statement

NY Times Discovers Great Neighborhood in Brooklyn
Living In: Gerritsen Beach



Many cab drivers reside in
Brighton Beach, so this ad
to lease a taxi medallion
is well placed by the
elevated subway line.
When they sell for $800,000+
I guess $3,000 a month is
a pretty good deal.
FYI: Did you know that
one man owns nearly 200 taxi medallions?

Laundry day is now
better and cheaper.
The wash no longer comes
out dirtier than when
it went in.
Cleanest machines can be
found here. Let's keep it
that way.(Find it yourself.)


Murder on 86th Street in Bensonhurst
Isaac Kadare, 59, was found sprawled out on the floor
inside his 99-Cents store .. Read more

Around the Majors
Recent visitors to the
Fan Cave on lower Broadway

Met 2nd baseman Daniel Murphy


Twins catcher Joe Mauer
Fun Fact:
You know there's not one McDonald's on
McDonald Avenue in Brooklyn.
However, many church's on Church Avenue.

I'm not lovin' it.

On the Waterfront: NY Daily News reports ...
Queens Waterfront to Get Pedestrian & Cycle Path

Sunday New York Times
April 1, 2012, Page RE6 (NY print edition)
One of my favorite neighborhoods.
Living In: The Flatiron District

Interesting piece.
It's called "backbranding."
Are You Missing the Domain Boat

To Get the Joke, Gotta Pay
It worked with downloading music,
why not laughs?
Internet Empowers Comedians

NFL Pop-Up Shop Coming to Manhattan
April 2nd, for one month only.
Located across the street from Bryant Park
between 41st street and 42nd street.


Lower Broadway is booming.
It's NYCís third most profitable retail district
fetching over $600 per square foot...




Lord and Taylor Names $10,000 Winner in
Student Stylist Competition


The New York Times does a nice
block by block feature on West 58th Street
in the Sunday real estate section.

NYT February 21, 2012
"...the value of simple, easily understood brand names has escalated in the Internet era because consumers are more likely to find such products while doing searches on the Web."


Having trouble locating your favorite food truck?
Starting Monday February 6th,
Food Trucks Come to North End Avenue


The man who redifined Lord and Taylor passes from the scene, Joseph Brooks. "[Brooks] told The NY Times in 1976 that he viewed Lord and Taylor as a store [for] people with good taste and understated elegance who like to buy
investment clothes. .........
investment clothes, [meaning] expensive things that would last
and could be worn for special occasions year after year."

Had this trade paper for over a year
and just got around to thumbing thru it.

Several photos here of some domains
in action, and they're not dotCOMs.
Where were these pictures taken?
How about midtown Manhattan.
"If you can make it here,
you can make it anywhere."

(As the old song goes.)
Yes, there is a world beyond the COM.







Who's Buying Up the City?
Last month it was WaterStreet.com. (see below)
Then in December FirstAvenue.com sold for $25,000 at Afternic.


Forget about Wall Street, How about Water Street?
According to the information posted on his web site,
Frank Schilling sold waterstreet.com on November 7th, 2011
for a price tag north of $50,000.

The Salvation Army Rocks!
These guys put on a great show
by Penn Plaza outside the Garden.
DONATE, It feels good.


Seeing several people with a dog and sign.
Legit, or fraud game?
Well, he hid the dogs face & flipped sign
when he realized I was taking pictures.
Let's see if he's got the same pooch next time.


Elevator Accidents
They're more common then you think.

Woman enters elevator at 285 Madison Avenue
and her life ends.
From the pages of the NYPost:
Elevator kills 41 year old ad woman.

From the pages of the NYT:
...a Future Rises on the Far West Side

You can sell almost anything to the
American public, well some of them.
Looks like one ad man figured that out.
The Branding of the Occupy Movement

From the pages of the NYDailyNews:
QnsNY: Part Race Track, Part Casino
Aqueduct Racino Opens in Queens

Here's a reminder that schools will be opening soon.

UPS no longer just brown bagging it - now in White :)


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