New York City is getting busier as the holidays are getting closer: packed department stores, elbow bumping along Fifth Avenue towards Rockefeller Center and lines to get into restaurants. So when it was a beautiful and sunny Sunday afternoon, I decided to browse my favorite museums instead of my favorite stores. My go to? The Metropolitan Museum of Art..
At Monday’s Landmarks Commission meeting, Grampa’s Pizzeria has informed me and city staff they will be withdrawing their application for a certificate of appropriateness to construct an outdoor patio, they have also withdrawn their conditional use application at Plan Commission. Also on Monday, the Common Council Executive Committee is holding a special meeting to interview and select a person to replace District 13 Alder Sara Eskrich who is taking a new job out of town. Thirteen candidates applied and the winning candidate will be appointed at Tuesday’s Council meeting, along with the new District 19 alder Keith Furman.
Things went sour fast for San Diego fans. In the blink of an eye, the Chargers were packing equipment and loading moving vans for Los Angeles. For fans south of the City of Angels, 56 years of football memories went up in smoke. “Good laws are important, but we know from past efforts to curb drunk driving and promote seatbelts that enforcement is the key,” said Secretary LaHood. “Our pilot programs in Syracuse and Hartford are critical pieces of our overall effort to get people to realize distracted driving is dangerous and wrong. I want to commend the police in Hartford and Syracuse for their excellent work keeping our roads safe and serving as a model for other communities.”.
What of savings generally? Watches, jewellery and electrical goods offer the biggest savings. However, most goods sold on ships come tax and duty free around 20 per cent less than high street brands outside European waters, but apart from P and Saga, the cruise lines price many goods in dollars, so you could incur conversion charges. On European sailings, look out for daily promotional discounts or end of cruise sales often the best time to make savings on purchases and remember that shops only open when the ship is at sea, to comply with international regulations.