Brooklyn Half Marathon 2013 Playlist

(Past Race Playlists: Brooklyn Half 2012, NYC 2010)

No Sleep Till Brooklyn, Beastie Boys
Brooklyn’s Finest, Jay-Z
Ready to Start, Arcade Fire
The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
Neighborhood #1, Arcade Fire
Rebellion (Lies), Arcade Fire
Keep The Car Running, Arcade Fire
We Used To Wait, Arcade Fire
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains), Arcade Fire
Wake Up, Arcade Fire
Public Service Announcement (Interlude), Jay-Z

The complete First Set of Pearl Jam @ The Spectrum, 10/30/09
Gonna See My Friends
The Fixer
In My Tree
Given To Fly
Tremor Christ
Untitled
MFC
Hold On
Unthought Known
In Hiding
Deep
Habit
Cropduster
Off He Goes
Force of Nature
Present Tense
Got Some
Do The Evolution

The Best of The 718

Sure Shot, Beastie Boys
Check The Rhime, A Tribe Called Quest
No Church in the Wild, Jay-Z/Kanye
Get It Together, Beastie Boys
Award Tour, A Tribe Called Quest
Who Gon Stop Me, Jay-Z/Kanye
Rhymin & Stealin, Beastie Boys

From Mile 12, Final Encore of Pearl Jam in Toronto, 9/11/11 
Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns, Pearl Jam (Mother Love Bone)
Alive, Pearl Jam
Rockin’ In The Free World, Pearl Jam (Neil Young)

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99 
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be
it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
than my own meandering experience…I will dispense this advice now. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you imagine. Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing everyday that scares you Sing Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself. Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements. Stretch Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone. Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky
chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your
choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body,
use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people
think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.. Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room. Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them. Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly. Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you
should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you
knew when you were young. Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live
in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will
philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize
that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were
noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one
might run out. Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you’re 40, it will look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth. But trust me on the sunscreen…
Bad Lurhmann
nycgov

Wireless Service at 30 Additional Underground Subway Stations

nycgov:

Thirty additional subway stations now have wireless service allowing New Yorkers to make calls, send text messages and access Wi-Fi underground. In addition, wireless service brings a new level security with the ability to dial 911 in an emergency.image

In addition to the current 36 stations, it is expected that the remaining 241 underground stations will have wireless service within 4 years.

Stations that are now currently connected include:

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For more visit http://bit.ly/15RmqrK.

FREE INTERNET FOR YOUR 3-7 MINUTES ON THE PLATFORM… AFTER A 30 SECOND AD AND 15 SECONDS TO CONNECT, THAT IS…

johnzanussi
amandalynferri:

rickyv:

Don’t Overpay for Shippingby Ricky Cheap Van Veen 
I learned this as a kid shipping packages from my dad’s lock shop. Passing it along because I still see people pay for overnight and two day shipping when they don’t need to.
Here’s a map of UPS Ground delivery times for packages sent from New York City. Any delivery destination in yellow will get there overnight by simply getting the basic ground service. Anything in orange will be a 2 day delivery, again while still just paying for basic ground shipping.
Before you pay for expedited shipping, just check their ground map system to see if it’s necessary.
YOU’RE WELCOME!!!!!!!!111

This is super helpful yet boring knowledge that I learned while working at BustedTees. Everyone should memorize this map (should I be embarrassed that I have it memorized?) not just for the money issues, but for the small amount of comfort you will feel knowing your package will arrive in time. 

amandalynferri:

rickyv:

Don’t Overpay for Shipping
by Ricky Cheap Van Veen 

I learned this as a kid shipping packages from my dad’s lock shop. Passing it along because I still see people pay for overnight and two day shipping when they don’t need to.

Here’s a map of UPS Ground delivery times for packages sent from New York City. Any delivery destination in yellow will get there overnight by simply getting the basic ground service. Anything in orange will be a 2 day delivery, again while still just paying for basic ground shipping.

Before you pay for expedited shipping, just check their ground map system to see if it’s necessary.

YOU’RE WELCOME!!!!!!!!111

This is super helpful yet boring knowledge that I learned while working at BustedTees. Everyone should memorize this map (should I be embarrassed that I have it memorized?) not just for the money issues, but for the small amount of comfort you will feel knowing your package will arrive in time.