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Isabel Draves
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So cute! via +Seb Paquet 
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Here's a lovely piece, racing along at breakneck speed and the slowing to tender thoughtfulness: thanks +WQXR

I just used Shazam to discover Pièces De Clavecin Avec Une Méthode Sur La Mécanique Des Doigts : III. 1.Er Double Des Niais ('Suite' In E) by Jill Crossland.
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Anton Perich's solo show at Postmasters Gallery, Tribeca NYC
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I am pleased to announce Beaker Notebook v1.0 is ready for download!

http://BeakerNotebook.com

The team and I have been working on this open source web-app for data analysis and visualization for about 18 months now, and I couldn't be happier with the result.

Beaker allows you to work in the languages you already know and love: Python, R, Julia, Javascript, Groovy, all in the same notebook, and communicating seamlessly.

You can download it for Mac, Linux, or Windows, plus we have a Docker container you can run.

Check it out and please spread the word.

Thank you for your attention.
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Why is this happening to Zoe?  Google is forcing her into certain all-or-nothing terms.  Could making this front page news in the New York Times change Google's approach?  Nothing like PR to make companies more user-friendly.  So please share.
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Here's an album that includes many photos of LISA artists' work, hosted by galleries at Art Silicon Valley/Art San Francisco in San Mateo this past weekend.
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An all- time fave. There is so much story in this music. A little mystery at the end. And played so perfectly. Love!

Debussy: Suite Bergamasque-4. Passepied by Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
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Isabel Walcott Draves is an Internet startup consultant and an expert in strategic Internet marketing, social media, user-generated content, and online communities. Her current focus is working with artists and arts organizations, including as founder of Leaders in Software and Art and as business manager for her husband, software artist Scott Draves. Ms. Draves started the first online community written by teenage girls for teenage girls, SmartGirl, where she was CEO from 1996 until its acquisition in 2001 by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan. Ms. Draves has a masters in Communications, Computing and Technology from Columbia University and a bachelors degree with honors in Literature from Harvard College. 
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I stopped in here after a visit to the opthalmologist at the recommendation of the receptionist. this is not my neighborhood but I might just come back to this place. four or five different kinds of Jamaican style patties - the one I tried was fabulous. No meat or dairy in the place so it's tasty and healthy too. I also had a pint of excellent homemade vegetable soup piping hot. I am full, so no room for any of the perhaps 100 different fresh smoothies and juices. Counterman a cool guy too. even a table to sit and enjoy. What's not to like?
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Public - in the last week
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I drive from Sunset Park to swim in this lap pool. There is $5 parking next door and it's worth it. They have a play pool for classes and kids, and a lap pool for lap swimming which is almost always open, so I often get the whole lane (or even the whole pool!) to myself. The other swimmers are very slow compared to most New York pools (no offense to them, it's just not a triathlete paradise), so I am usually the fastest swimmer, and I swim very slowly myself - I was almost the slowest person on my old NYC master's team and I swim in the slow medium late at the Prospect Y. I have not had trouble splitting the lane or getting my own lane, and only had to circle swim once for about five minutes in the past year and a half. The gym area itself is large, sunlit, clean and uncrowded; a nice place to work out. There are beautiful rooms with mirrors and wood floors for yoga and classes. It seems most of the people there are either young up and coming Coney Island natives in glamorous new neon sneakers, or old grannies who speak to each other in their mother tongue (mostly Chinese or Russian languages, to my ears), but there are some middle aged Brooklynites there like myself. Everyone seems nice, you don't catch attitude there from your co-members. I hear there are children on the weekends. As far as the facilities and staff are concerned, they are very new and friendly, however, they are still getting the kinks worked out so you will often encounter problems such as, no shelves in the shower, no female janitor so floors not mopped in women's locker room today, zumba teacher is late to class, pool not heated today, lifeguards don't know how to manage swim lane fights, etc. No Towels. Compared to the prospect YMCA this place is an emerald palace of calm, and the beach is just a block away. Enjoy!
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
My husband and I had a memorable evening at this new restaurant. It's much more elegant than the street surroundings might indicate. Everything is completely renovated, the banquettes are super comfortable red plush, the bar is set aside in the back room with a cozy vibe. Our waiter was so polite to us we felt like royalty. The manager's spouse has worked for decades with one of the world's most famous chefs (can't remember who - Jean Georges Vong maybe) and is running this place at several notches above what it might appear to be from the outside. The dishes are reminiscent of haute cuisine in the way they are dressed and arranged on the plate, but portions are large (I had an enormous piece of perfectly rare salmon) and the prices are almost startlingly cheap. My husband's fish looked good too, but he did not offer to share ;-) Our wine was delicious, but the dessert was so fancy I thought I died and went to Le Bernadin. A crisp meringue spiral with leaves of basil, ovals of ice cream, and I can't remember what all else was on there but it looked and tasted great. This is a budget dining experience with the date-night atmosphere, beautifully professional service and delicious food of a high-priced establishment. You get the feeling the staff will remember you and treat you with even more attentiveness over time, so we plan to return soon and often. Seems like a perfect place for Valentine's day - one couple was so inspired the night we dined there, they started making out even before their check arrived!
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
They were nice folks, and it seemed like a decent place to get a brow tint. But I am blonde with colorless brows- so we discussed doing some very natural looking, very light color. She repeated it back, understood. Nothing extreme. Then proceeded to dye my eyebrows jet black. I was so shocked when I opened my eyes. I trusted her to choose the color figuring she was a professional. But in retrospect the fact that she didn't offer me color choices makes me realize they only have one color eyebrow tint there: black. So only go if you want black brows. Another problem was that only half of my left eyebrow had been colored when she thought she was finished. And my right brow was waxed to one hair's width exactly what I asked her not to do ( the left brow was properly waxed). This was the experienced older woman at the place by the way, not some newbie... So I had her even it out. She said it was just the shock of suddenly having brows, but no... It was the shock of having black not light brown brows that blew me away. Tonight I have been layering on the peroxide and I plan to DIY at home with a box of men's blond facial hair color from Duane Reade. After spending $33 for custom brows? Boo.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
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We live around the corner from Big John's and have been going here for over two years. The amount of work that gets done in their kitchen in beyond belief. These take-out guys have the operations of an entire diner hidden behind a small corner storefront with casual seating for maybe 12. Cinnamon rolls? Check. Waffles and scrambled eggs? Check. Caesar salad? Check. Linguini? Check. Lasagna? Check. Not to mention of course any sandwich you can imagine, burgers, fries, soup, chips, candy bars, a zillion different juices and sodas -- you name it, they have it here and the folks behind the counter are just about the nicest people you have ever met and will never shortchange you like in some delis. Everyone goes here. You will see hipsters, families, construction teams, taxi drivers you name it. They also do delivery and are finally open nights - I am about to call them right now!
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
My husband and I liked the atmosphere in this popular neighborhood spot. My spaghetti and meatballs were fine, probably designed for kids and less adventurous eaters. The very high temperature of the noodles and sauce warmed me to the bone on a cold night and seemed to last and last throughout the meal, I wish I could replicate that at home. The homemade sausage in my husband's sausage and kale dish was phenomenal. Our baby spinach salad was huge and delicious, as were the excellent crab cakes that had no bready filler in sight, just crab meat, and a really good tartar sauce. The place got crowded by 7:30, I'd say average age is 35-40, guys in plaid shirts and sweaters. There was one table with well-behaved school-age children. The bar seems comfortable as a place to hang out, the lighting is well done. We had a couple nice glasses of wine. We'll go back.
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Public - a month ago
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Decent place to take the kids for lunch on a weekend after a trip to the zoo. Service was excellent, portions huge, small town atmosphere, passable food, and the eclectically tacky decor, while unsophisticated, was much more interesting than a generic restaurant and quaintly enjoyable. This isn't a "fine dining experience" by any stretch (for example, I think the guacamole might have come out of a squeeze pouch) but the food is at the "diner" level and does the job A- OK. Most importantly we felt that our kids were welcome and the timing was impeccable on all fronts. The bar looked great, like I would like to return after dark. Potato chips were a highlight of the lunch!
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago