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Fashion Week Ruins Everything According to Wealthy Neighborhood

In dishonor of New York Fashion Week (Feb 9th-16th) I am going to be sharing some fashion related thoughts with all of you throughout the week. As a note, I have a degree in Fashion Design and spent some time working for various fashion companies. It was the worst. I continue to have opinions about fashion, the main one being: Seriously, what the fuck are you wearing? So for the next week don your best headband and enjoy the ride.

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Yesterday the New York Times ran an article about Fashion Week taking over Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center and annoying the neighborhood’s inhabitants.

The park is occupied (not by dirty hippies, like that other park) ten months out of the year due to Fall and Spring Fashion weeks, The Big Apple Circus from October to January, and private parties also under ritzy tents during the spring.

“Residents and some members of Community Board 7 said that in the past they had not looked forward to the four-month takeover of the park by the Big Apple Circus, but that they had grown used to it. Their frustration mounted, however, when Fashion Week arrived.

“It was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back,” said Susan Levy, a resident of the Alfred.”

And my personal favorite:

“‘It’s an assault on the neighborhood,’ said Michael Graff, a lawyer who lives in the nearby Alfred condominium tower.”

Forgive me if I can’t seem to find my sympathy for Mr. Graff, who likely paid a million dollars for the condo he currently lives in. Hey, guess what Michael, my neighborhood is loud 24/7 and I don’t have the luxury of being 38-stories above the noise. I sleep with earplugs because the woman above me clomps around like a Clydesdale. I think you’ll survive.

“City officials brushed aside the criticism, saying that Damrosch Park was a hard-surface plaza with few visitors in winter. They argued that residents had ample access to nearby parkland, including Central Park, and said that many thousands of New Yorkers were able to enjoy the circus and the fashion shows.

“Fashion Week generates $865 million in economic activity each year and helps create jobs in one of our city’s most important industries,” said Julie Wood, a spokeswoman for Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.”

There seems to be a lot of confusion about where some of those funds are being put and the NYC Park Advocates naturally think that the money Fashion Week pays Lincoln Center to use the park space should be put back into the city general fund instead of being used to finance fancy parties for rich people.

If Fashion Week gets kicked out Lincoln Center, where else can it go? Have the residents of the Lincoln Center area ever stopped for a second to think about that? There are literally no parks left for them to destroy if they live Damrosch! Bryant Park has already said, “Hell to the No” about fashion week! Central Park is all like, “Dahling, Fashion Week is for people who don’t know any better.” And Union Square is like, “PICK ME, PICK ME!” And no one likes desperation.

Next year I think it should be, “Honda Fashion Week at Flushing Meadows Park.” Just to wad everyone’s panties while they figure out how to get there.

Could it be?!

When I got back from Boston and checked my mail, there were three Netflix envelopes waiting for me! How could this be? They found me out the last time and reverted me back to my two-at-a-time plan, the bastards.

I think this has something to do with the fact that Alien was next in my queue, but apparently it wasn’t in their warehouse at the time. They said it would be about 3-5 days and would send me the next movie in my queue to tide me over. The way these things work out sometimes is amazing.

HOWEVER. The Alien dvd they sent me was broken! I mean, who do they have working over there?! Sending out three dvds at a time, when it’s supposed to be two, sending broken dvds, not putting Deep Space Nine on Instant. It’s getting out of control over there. Someone needs to start screening for jackalery in the hiring process.

I’m hoping that since I reported the dvd as damaged and plan on sending it back tomorrow, I can keep this three dvd scenario going for a least another week and a half. I need movies to watch while I sort through and throw away memories while I pack up my apartment. I’m sure I’ll come up with some gems to share with you all in the next few days.

Also, you are guaranteed a post on Saturday about an OkCupid date. This can either end two ways, awful or with him being a merman and me giving up my life on land and traveling down to his underwater metropolis.

Sorry, I just got done watching Splash. It could happen though. If it did, I’m pretty sure that the federal government wouldn’t be able to find me to make me payback my student loans. ::crosses fingers::

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