And even longer, if you live further from Providence.
This is absolutely disgusting. Talk about disenfranchising voters. Do you think the voters without a photo ID have easy access to a car? Do you think they have four hours between 8:30am and 4pm that they can take out of their day to get this ID? Do you think the old and frail have the energy to endure a four-hour trip to Providence (and a 1/3-mile walk from the bus stop to the Secretary of State’s office) to get a voter ID?
This amounts to nothing more than a flat-out assault on democracy. The question is not whether anyone will be kept from voting because of these laws; it’s how many people will be kept from voting. And one person kept from exercising one of their most fundamental votes as a citizen is one too many.
If you can stomach the price tag, the best cans available nearby with any regularity might be those from Minnesota’s Surly Brewing, which are often sold for about $6 per 16 ounces at Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor in Dupont Circle. Of course, if you’re into craft beer, you’ve probably paid about twice as much for big bottles that weren’t twice as large.
Surly doesn’t distribute or sell their beer outside of the state of Minnesota. So if someone’s selling it in DC, they got it via the black market. Way to incriminate a beer store, WaPo.
Beer Bars are opening everywhere in NYC. We had no idea over 15 years ago that we were on the cutting edge of something that has gone wild. We now dub ourselves the Craft Beer Pioneers. Pound for pound, I don’t really think there are much better beer bars in town. We need to open up a spot in Midtown. Anyone want to bankroll our expansion?
- The Facebook page of a bar with a mediocre beer program
Holy shit. Full of yourselves much? You know who were “the Craft Beer Pioneers?” The owners of Mugs Alehouse, Brewsky’s (Standings), Burp Castle, d.b.a., Waterfront Ale House, Chelsea Brewing Company, Heartland Brewery, and plenty more places that opened long before yours and still seem to have a clue about craft beer.
And they’re a hell of a lot more humble about it, too.
I just paid $38 - plus a $1.50 credit card surcharge - to take a car service from Red Hook to Bushwick. The same ride under the new outer borough taxi program - and in any yellow cab willing to take me - would cost $16.30.
I know, he finally signed it, but the sheer fact that he sat on this bill, nearly vetoed it, and only “brokered a deal” when every single newspaper in town came down on him for having the taxi lobby line his pockets, shows how completely out-of-touch this asshole is with the average New Yorker.
And by home, I mean New York. The seven days spent away from here were the longest amount of time I’ve spent outside New York in six years. It actually felt kind of weird - and comforting - to come back.