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Bike Seat Becomes Bike Lock

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 1.28.35 PMAwkwardly named, but brilliantly designed, the SeatyLock is a revolutionary design that solves two common bicycle problems.

1. Bicycle locks are always awkward in shape and weight.

2. Bicycle seats often get stolen.

The SeatyLock creates a functional hybrid solution by creating a comfortable bicycle seat that expands into a durable lock. Two problems, one elegant solution.

 

The Fulton Center Oculus Opens Monday (Nov 10th)

After years of delays the Fulton Center Station, the major downtown transit hub that links numerous trains together as they pass from Manhattan to Brooklyn, is set to finally unveil the final components of its massive restoration project.

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Pathways have been realigned, commercial space has been integrated, efficiency has hopefully been increased, and to top it all off there is now a giant glittering oculus that opens the station up to the air above. Will we New Yorkers embrace an opening to the sky, or will we miss the fetid embrace of the previous claustrophobic tunnels? Let’s find out on Monday at 5pm!

Citi Bike Expansion

Despite continued financial concerns, the Citi Bike program has announced plans for further expansion. Pushing deeper into Brooklyn and further up into Harlem, the Citi Bike program will soon cover a lot more ground and hopefully provide even more people with an alternate transportation method… whether commuting, or just enjoying a ride through Central Park or anywhere else along the hundreds of miles of bike paths in our city. New pricing plans are also being discussed, which should bring about a sustainable profitability. As always, bike safely and respectfully.

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Dine In Brooklyn… It Ain’t Over Yet

Dine In Brooklyn… a great chance to try new restaurants with wonderfully priced and arranged Lunch and Dinner Prix Fixe Menus.

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The first week just ended… the second week is about to begin. Make your reservations now!

Home Security: Meet “HomeBoy”

Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 2.05.05 PMSecurity is a feeling that many of us strive to achieve… no matter that the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics predicts that this is ultimately a fool’s errand… but nonetheless, or perhaps because we instinctively know this, we constantly search for ways to feel more in control and more secure.

Hoping to help us in this goal is a new product, called HomeBoy. A new security camera system, vaguely reminiscent of Wall-E’s love interest EVE, that boasts ease of use and multiple functions beyond just a simple security camera.

My only question is if you have an apartment full of wooden furniture and drywall, how exactly do you use the magnetic mounting feature?

 

Millionaire’s Matchstick – 432 Park Avenue

432 Park AvenueStabbing shockingly high into the midtown skyline, and having just reached its full height of 1396 feet just this past Friday, is 432 Park Avenue.

Is this a stunning new architectural addition to our constantly changing city, or a new reminder of how far the gap has grown between the majority of New Yorkers and the very few super-rich who can afford to live in this new building? But if the latter option feels true, isn’t that how NYC has always evolved, pushing itself forward with new money and new heights, and then ultimately recalibrating itself after time? What do you think?