info 02.15.13

By the Numbers
the skint

THE MORNING LINE Woodstock, NY: Can a Small Community Throw a Monkey Wrench Into The Global Fracking Machine?

miles of bike lanes installed by the city between 2007-2011

Direct visitor spending:
$532 million per year

Total economic impact:
$865 million per year

Four Seasons restaurant crabcakes with mustard sauce entree
[Four Seasons (PDF)]

Projected MTA debt outstanding by 2015:

In case of a crash, speeds over 20 mph exponentially increase
the likelihood of fatality.

Hit someone at 40 mph, there is a 70% chance they will die

Hit someone at 30 mph, there is an 80% chance they will live

Hit someone at 20 mph, there is a 98% chance they will live


[NYC Future]

Between November and December 2012, the number of employed city residents rose by 10,600, and the number of unemployed city residents fell by 2,200.

The city's media industry employs more than 300,000 people, nearly 10% of the city's private workforce, and accounts for $30 billion in annual revenue.

Next pair of non-premium mezzanine seats available to Book of Mormon:
June 12, 2013 matinee
Cost: $336.75

Pairs of non-premium orchestra seats available in the next year: 0
[The Book of Mormon website]

Percentage of acceptably clean streets:
1980: 53%
2010: 95.3%
[Mayor's Office of Operations]

Mice or Rats outside the Building–Citywide, 2010
Number of adults reporting: 1,653,000
[Environmental Public Health Tracking]

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 6-9pm: explore the history of nyc via city reliquary's new exhibition, 'greetings from the city of new york', made up of postcards from the personal collection of brooklyn flea vendor and bad postcards tumblr lon black. opening reception tonight. brooklyn beer available for donation. free (donations appreciated).

fri 7:30pm: the all-female, all-accordion main squeeze orchestra perform songs of love and anti-love at their annual v-day show. lpr, $15.

sat 7, 9pm: stephen tobolowsky (californication, 'the tobolowsky files' podcast) discusses his latest book, the dangerous animals club, and sticks around for a 20th anniversary screening of groundhog day at 92ytribeca. $12 each.

sun 12:30-5:30pm: mooshoes hosts the whalentine's vegan bake sale in support of the sea shepherd conservation society

sat-sun: women's sword dance team half moon sword presents the 28th annual new york sword dance festival. 12 teams from across the country and canada give free performances in public spaces around the city (except museums, where normal admission is charged).

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