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According to a new survey (PDF doc) sponsored by the nation’s leading curmudgeons, young people smoked weed less between 2013 and 2014 regardless of its raging popularity — or as the folks at the Marijuana Policy Project put it, “a period marked by heightened national debate regarding marijuana policy and implementation of the nation’s first […]

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An annual survey by a magazine that no one pays attention to otherwise, ranked New York as the “rudest” city in the United States. Travel + Leisure based the results on 40,000 reader responses. Compare that number to the 50,000,000 tourists who visited the city in 2011 and its irrelevance becomes exponentially apparent. […]

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The problem with having too many chain stores in New York City is that they tend to kill off a neighborhood’s charm with their heavily branded awnings saturating storefronts and turning whole streets into clusters of uniformity. But according to a group who tracks these type of things, that spread of homogenous structures appear to […]

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The MTA did a customer survey and astoundingly, 89% of the people-drones who ride the LIRR are “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their commuter trains reports Newsday. The number was slightly higher for Metro-North at around 93%, although riders of both railroads admit the bathrooms are dirty-dirty. Comparatively, they were not “satisfied” with subway service. […]

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French tourists are the world’s worst, scoring style points but seen as cheap, impolite, arrogant and linguistically challenged, according to a survey of 4,500 international hoteliers. While Americans are mediocre at absorbing local languages, and generous with their money, the survey also characterized them as whiny and loud. |Reuters| […]

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