Janet Yellen tapped to lead Fed
NBC News: President Obama nominated Janet Yellen on Wednesday to be the next head of the Federal Reserve. Yellen would be the first woman to be in charge of the central bank.
Yellen is currently vice chair of the Fed.
"She’s the kind of person who makes everyone around her better," President Obama said at the announcement.
Thanks, “Breaking News,” for posting this just now, since it was the first thing I heard on NPR at 6:50 this morning.
Absolutely, positively terrified of the possibly life-changing thing I just did.
Absolutely, positively excited about the possibly life-changing thing I just did.
Keeping Tabs: New York City’s Breweries in Planning
Other Half Brewing’s Sam Richardson cleans kegs in his soon-to-open space in Gowanus (photo via Instagram)
If the number of breweries that have already opened in New York in the past couple of years wasn’t argument enough that the city’s beer scene is booming, there’s a pretty long list of breweries in the hopper. Some are agonizingly close to opening, some are many, many months off, but we figured we’d run down some of the breweries in the planning or construction stages right now.
Lots of stuff to get excited about in here. Read on!
The best argument yet for dissolving Community Boards
[Community Board 10 member Allen] Bortnick — who once put out a plan for stifling the stink from the Owls Head Sewage Treatment Plant with tubs of chlorophyll — calls instead for the construction of a seven-foot-high pedestal dead center in the intersection. Atop the pedestal, the Bortnick Plan would mount a booth outfitted with windows looking out in all directions and a switch panel for operating the traffic and walking signals. A police officer would be at the controls at all hours.
The box would also come equipped with a microphone and speaker system, so the cop can yell at pedestrians endangering themselves by jaywalking.
“He can say, ‘hey, you, in the black overcoat, you’re jaywalking, get back,’ or tell people, ‘wait for the light, don’t cross against the light,’ ” said Bortnick, arguing that reprimands would stop illegal street-crossers in their tracks. “If somebody’s doing something wrong, and you point them out, everyone’s going to be looking at them and they’ll cut it out.”
Yes, this whack-job is actually serving on a Community Board.
Also, way to blame pedestrians for a project that was necessitated because drivers won’t observe the speed limit, moron.
By the way, now that I’ve booked my ticket… if you’re willing to fly out of Newark, there are some GREAT deals on Delta to Portland for October and November right now. Not the greatest time of year to be out there, but for $244 round trip, you’d be stupid not to brave the lousy weather.
Going to Portland November 1st through 4th!
Also, you know you’re a beer geek when your next three trips are to Denver, Portland, and San Diego.