info 01.14.11

By the Numbers
the skint

Number of summer 2010 visitors to Governors Island
443,000



Coldest temperature ever recorded in New York City
-15 on February 9, 1934



Number of 2nd Avenue Subway construction phases
4

Projected cost of first phase
$4.45 billion



Masa reservation cancellation charge
$200 per person

Marumi sushi for two
$38



Food stamp recipients, November 2010
1,797,430

Food stamp recipients, November 2000
856,070



Reservoir levels
Current: 84.5%
Normal: 79.4%



Top Service 311 Request for NYPD
Residential Noise - Loud Music/Party

Average Hours to Action
2



Fashion weeks economic impact, 2008
$787.6 million



Ground transportation at area airports, October, 2010
9,167,251 parked cars
7,408,079 taxis dispatched
7,082,929 JFK and EWR Air Train passengers


NYC Infant Mortality Rate per 1000 (2007)
5.4

Cyprus Infant Mortality Rate per 1000 (2009)
3



New York Lottery contribution to NY State education
$2.67 billion










Sources
Governors Island: Governors Island Alliance

Coldest Temperature: National Weather Service

2nd Avenue Subway: MTA

Masa: Restaurant Website
Marumi: MenuPages

Food Stamps Recipients: NYC Human Resources Administration

Reservoir: NYC Department of Environmental Protection

311 Service Requests: NYC Stat [PDF]

Fashion Weeks: NYC Economic Development Corp.

Ground Transportation: Port Authority [PDF]

NYC Infant Mortality: NYC Dept. of Health
Cyprus Infant Mortality: The World Bank

Lottery: NY State Lottery



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skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious


Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.



fri 10:30pm: you like to watch? enter to win or just watch competitors get it on at the 2nd annual air sex east coast regional world championship. mercury lounge, $15.


sat: the museum of the moving image reopens after a three-year, $120-million renovation and expansion with 6 weeks of screenings, exhibitions + events. $10 admission (free 1/17).


sat-sun: dozens of musicians play every single beatles song… on ukulele (!) at the 3rd annual beatles complete on ukulele festival. feat. nellie mckay, leah siegel, more. brooklyn bowl, $10 (bring a uke to play at show start, get in free).


2-for-1 tickets are currently available to broadway shows during broadway week performances 1/24-2/10 (addams family, american idiot, billy elliot, more).


mon 2-9pm: the ecstatic music festival at kaufman center is a bit out of our range at $25/show ($15 for students), but it kicks off with a free marathon with sets from buke and gass, missy mazzoli, so percussion, more.


Prospect Park, Sunrise

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